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

Hosted by the French Armed Forces 5th Combined Overseas Marine Battalion the Grand Bara race honors the long history of the French relationship with Djibouti. Participants in the race follow a 15-kilometer line of rocks in the Grand Bara desert, which the Foreign Legion used to make its Soldiers paint as punishment. 

Nearly 200 members of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa 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)
Hosted by the French Armed Forces 5th Combined Overseas Marine Battalion the Grand Bara race honors the long history of the French relationship with Djibouti. Participants in the race follow a 15-kilometer line of rocks in the Grand Bara desert, which the Foreign Legion used to make its Soldiers paint as punishment. Nearly 200 members of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa 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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