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Djiboutian navy and U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa participate in a demonstration of the newly received Metal Shark 28 Defiant boats during a ceremony at Djibouti Navy Headquarters, April 4, 2013. The occasion marked Djiboutian sailors' completion of training to operate two U.S.-sponsored speedboats that will enhance the navy's maritime security capabilities to protect its borders, fight piracy and combat terrorism. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Caleb Pierce)
Djiboutian navy and U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa participate in a demonstration of the newly received Metal Shark 28 Defiant boats during a ceremony at Djibouti Navy Headquarters, April 4, 2013. The occasion marked Djiboutian sailors' completion of training to operate two U.S.-sponsored speedboats that will enhance the navy's maritime security capabilities to protect its borders, fight piracy and combat terrorism. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Caleb Pierce)
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