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Members of the East African Response Force board a U.S. Air Force C-130J Hercules during an EARF validation exercise May 27, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The exercise scenario tested Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s ability to rapidly stage and deploy the EARF during a crisis in the East Africa region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
Members of the East African Response Force board a U.S. Air Force C-130J Hercules during an EARF validation exercise May 27, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The exercise scenario tested Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s ability to rapidly stage and deploy the EARF during a crisis in the East Africa region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
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