Coalition Personnel Tour USNS Carl Brashear in Djibouti

PORT OF DJIBOUTI, Djibouti (May 9, 2012) - USNS Carl Brashear docks at port here May 9. U.S. military personnel provided a tour of the ship to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa multinational coalition officers to help them get a better understanding of U.S. Navy operations. Brashear is a Lewis and Clark-class auxiliary dry cargo ship named in honor of U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Carl M. Brashear, the first African-American master diver and first U.S. Navy diver to be restored to full active-duty service as an amputee. CJTF-HOA coalition officers work alongside their U.S. counterparts at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to foster relations with their international partners and East African nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens/RELEASED) CJTF-HOA Photo PORT OF DJIBOUTI, Djibouti (May 9, 2012) - USNS Carl Brashear docks at port here May 9. U.S. military personnel provided a tour of the ship to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa multinational coalition officers to help them get a better understanding of U.S. Navy operations. Brashear is a Lewis and Clark-class auxiliary dry cargo ship named in honor of U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Carl M. Brashear, the first African-American master diver and first U.S. Navy diver to be restored to full active-duty service as an amputee. CJTF-HOA coalition officers work alongside their U.S. counterparts at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to foster relations with their international partners and East African nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens/RELEASED)
PORT OF DJIBOUTI, Djibouti (May 9, 2012) - Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa multinational coalition officers from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, watch USNS Carl Brashear dock here May 9. U.S. military personnel provided a tour of the ship to the group to deepen their understanding of U.S. Navy operations. Brashear is a Lewis and Clark-class auxiliary dry cargo ship named in honor of U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Carl M. Brashear, the first African-American master diver and first U.S. Navy diver to be restored to full active-duty service as an amputee. CJTF-HOA coalition officers work alongside their U.S. counterparts at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to foster relations with their international partners and East African nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens/RELEASED) CJTF-HOA Photo PORT OF DJIBOUTI, Djibouti (May 9, 2012) - Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa multinational coalition officers from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, watch USNS Carl Brashear dock here May 9. U.S. military personnel provided a tour of the ship to the group to deepen their understanding of U.S. Navy operations. Brashear is a Lewis and Clark-class auxiliary dry cargo ship named in honor of U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Carl M. Brashear, the first African-American master diver and first U.S. Navy diver to be restored to full active-duty service as an amputee. CJTF-HOA coalition officers work alongside their U.S. counterparts at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to foster relations with their international partners and East African nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens/RELEASED)
PORT OF DJIBOUTI, Djibouti (May 9, 2012) - Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa multinational coalition officers from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, watch USNS Carl Brashear dock here May 9. Brashear is a Lewis and Clark-class auxiliary dry cargo ship named in honor of U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Carl M. Brashear, the first African-American master diver and first U.S. Navy diver to be restored to full active-duty service as an amputee. CJTF-HOA coalition officers work alongside their U.S. counterparts at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to foster relations with their international partners and East African nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens/RELEASED) CJTF-HOA Photo PORT OF DJIBOUTI, Djibouti (May 9, 2012) - Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa multinational coalition officers from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, watch USNS Carl Brashear dock here May 9. Brashear is a Lewis and Clark-class auxiliary dry cargo ship named in honor of U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Carl M. Brashear, the first African-American master diver and first U.S. Navy diver to be restored to full active-duty service as an amputee. CJTF-HOA coalition officers work alongside their U.S. counterparts at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to foster relations with their international partners and East African nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens/RELEASED)
PORT OF DJIBOUTI, Djibouti (May 9, 2012) - U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Dustin Smiley, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa's maritime coordination officer and liaison officer to the Djiboutian Navy, briefs multinational coalition officers before a tour of USNS Carl Brashear here May 9. Brashear is a Lewis and Clark-class auxiliary dry cargo ship named in honor of U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Carl M. Brashear, the first African-American master diver and first U.S. Navy diver to be restored to full active-duty service as an amputee. CJTF-HOA coalition officers work alongside their U.S. counterparts at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to foster relations with their international partners and East African nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens/RELEASED) CJTF-HOA Photo PORT OF DJIBOUTI, Djibouti (May 9, 2012) - U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Dustin Smiley, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa's maritime coordination officer and liaison officer to the Djiboutian Navy, briefs multinational coalition officers before a tour of USNS Carl Brashear here May 9. Brashear is a Lewis and Clark-class auxiliary dry cargo ship named in honor of U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Carl M. Brashear, the first African-American master diver and first U.S. Navy diver to be restored to full active-duty service as an amputee. CJTF-HOA coalition officers work alongside their U.S. counterparts at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to foster relations with their international partners and East African nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens/RELEASED)

PORT OF DJIBOUTI, Djibouti (May 9, 2012) - While on the bridge of USNS Carl Brashear, Capt. Michael Grogan (left), civil service master, points out equipment on the ship's deck to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa personnel during a tour here May 9. Brashear is a Lewis and Clark-class auxiliary dry cargo ship named in honor of U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Carl M. Brashear, the first African-American master diver and first U.S. Navy diver to be restored to full active-duty service as an amputee. CJTF-HOA coalition officers work alongside their U.S. counterparts at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to foster relations with their international partners and East African nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens/RELEASED)
CJTF-HOA Photo PORT OF DJIBOUTI, Djibouti (May 9, 2012) - While on the bridge of USNS Carl Brashear, Capt. Michael Grogan (left), civil service master, points out equipment on the ship's deck to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa personnel during a tour here May 9. Brashear is a Lewis and Clark-class auxiliary dry cargo ship named in honor of U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Carl M. Brashear, the first African-American master diver and first U.S. Navy diver to be restored to full active-duty service as an amputee. CJTF-HOA coalition officers work alongside their U.S. counterparts at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to foster relations with their international partners and East African nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens/RELEASED)
PORT OF DJIBOUTI, Djibouti (May 9, 2012) - USNS Carl Brashear Civil Service Master Capt. Michael Grogan (left) gives a tour of the ship's bridge to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa personnel during a tour here May 9.  Brashear is a Lewis and Clark-class auxiliary dry cargo ship named in honor of U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Carl M. Brashear, the first African-American master diver and first U.S. Navy diver to be restored to full active-duty service as an amputee. CJTF-HOA coalition officers work alongside their U.S. counterparts at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to foster relations with their international partners and East African nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens/RELEASED) CJTF-HOA Photo PORT OF DJIBOUTI, Djibouti (May 9, 2012) - USNS Carl Brashear Civil Service Master Capt. Michael Grogan (left) gives a tour of the ship's bridge to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa personnel during a tour here May 9. Brashear is a Lewis and Clark-class auxiliary dry cargo ship named in honor of U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Carl M. Brashear, the first African-American master diver and first U.S. Navy diver to be restored to full active-duty service as an amputee. CJTF-HOA coalition officers work alongside their U.S. counterparts at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to foster relations with their international partners and East African nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens/RELEASED)
PORT OF DJIBOUTI, Djibouti (May 9, 2012) - USNS Carl Brashear Civil Service Master Capt. Michael Grogan (top right) gives a tour of the ship's hangar to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa personnel during a tour here May 9. Brashear is a Lewis and Clark-class auxiliary dry cargo ship named in honor of U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Carl M. Brashear, the first African-American master diver and first U.S. Navy diver to be restored to full active-duty service as an amputee. CJTF-HOA coalition officers work alongside their U.S. counterparts at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to foster relations with their international partners and East African nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens/RELEASED) CJTF-HOA Photo PORT OF DJIBOUTI, Djibouti (May 9, 2012) - USNS Carl Brashear Civil Service Master Capt. Michael Grogan (top right) gives a tour of the ship's hangar to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa personnel during a tour here May 9. Brashear is a Lewis and Clark-class auxiliary dry cargo ship named in honor of U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Carl M. Brashear, the first African-American master diver and first U.S. Navy diver to be restored to full active-duty service as an amputee. CJTF-HOA coalition officers work alongside their U.S. counterparts at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to foster relations with their international partners and East African nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens/RELEASED)

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