CJTF-HOA Soldiers’ combatives craft warrior ethos of physical, mental strength

Members of the 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment deployed with the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa conducted a class for combatives instruction at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 26 - 30, 2017. The weeklong course will train approximately 30 Soldiers to be instructors for first-level hand-to-hand combat. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond)
Members of the 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment deployed with the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa conducted a class for combatives instruction at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 26 - 30, 2017. The weeklong course will train approximately 30 Soldiers to be instructors for first-level hand-to-hand combat. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond)
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