CJTF-HOA participates in Foreign Legion’s annual Grand Bara 15k race to strengthen partnerships

U.S. Navy Capt. Thomas S. Wall, chief of staff for Combined Joint Task Force -Horn of Africa post with his deputy, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Mansfield and secretary, U.S. Army Capt. Shannon Hernandez before participating in the annual Grand Bara race. Nearly 200 members of CJTF-HOA ran alongside 2,500 Djiboutian, Chinese, and coalition service members and civilians during the 15k (9.3 mile) race across a stretch of Djibouti’s Grand Bara Desert, Dec. 13. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Olivia Cobiskey)
U.S. Navy Capt. Thomas S. Wall, chief of staff for Combined Joint Task Force -Horn of Africa post with his deputy, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Mansfield and secretary, U.S. Army Capt. Shannon Hernandez before participating in the annual Grand Bara race. Nearly 200 members of CJTF-HOA ran alongside 2,500 Djiboutian, Chinese, and coalition service members and civilians during the 15k (9.3 mile) race across a stretch of Djibouti’s Grand Bara Desert, Dec. 13. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Olivia Cobiskey)
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