CJTF-HOA service members complete French Desert Commando Course

U.S. Army Sgt. Able Ballejo (right), assigned to 3rd Battalion, 144th Infantry Regiment, Texas Army National Guard, explains why the U.S. flag appears backwards on a traded patch to a French marine after the graduation ceremony of a French Desert Commando Course near Ali Sabieh, Djibouti, Dec. 7, 2017. U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa participated in the 12-day course, in which they learned the fundamentals of desert combat, survival, and troop movements while also bridging language and cultural barriers between French and American troops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)
U.S. Army Sgt. Able Ballejo (right), assigned to 3rd Battalion, 144th Infantry Regiment, Texas Army National Guard, explains why the U.S. flag appears backwards on a traded patch to a French marine after the graduation ceremony of a French Desert Commando Course near Ali Sabieh, Djibouti, Dec. 7, 2017. U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa participated in the 12-day course, in which they learned the fundamentals of desert combat, survival, and troop movements while also bridging language and cultural barriers between French and American troops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)
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