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Douglas visits Vermont troops in Afghanistan

Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan - July 23, 2010

A third day in the Middle East for Gov. Jim Douglas.

Douglas and a delegation of four other governors visited Afghanistan Friday, where Douglas met with hundreds of troops from Vermont. The soldiers told him they are making progress securing some parts of the country.

"The streets are safer. I don't want to suggest that there isn't still a lot of work to do, but the Vermonters-- as they've done for centuries-- are doing an outstanding job defending our freedom and making a difference for the people of this country," said Douglas, R-Vermont.

The governor says morale among the Vermont troops is great and they are focused on their mission.

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