U.S., Japanese forces talk tactics for evacuation operations

The table-top exercise focused on supporting Japanese military forces in the event of a necessary evacuation of Americans or Japanese citizens from a hostile location in Africa. During the multi-day exercise, both forces discussed route planning, logistics, equipment maintenance, how military personnel would be involved, medical support and use of air and ground transportation for evacuees. The plans also examined their strengths and weaknesses and reassessed the movement of evacuees to safety.

By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of AfricaPublic Affairs Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti Aug 30, 2016
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Photo 1 of 4: U.S. Navy Capt. Randy Gallagher, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa CJ3-5-7 director, left, and Lt. j.g. Corey Shore, CJTF-HOA intelligence analyst, talk during a tabletop exercise, Aug. 28, 2016, at the Japanese base in Djibouti. The exercise focused on supporting Japanese military forces in the event of a necessary evacuation of Americans or Japanese citizens from a hostile location in Africa. During the multi-day exercise, both forces discussed route planning, logistics, equipment maintenance, how military personnel would be involved, medical support and use of air and ground transportation for evacuees. The plans also examined their strengths and weaknesses and reassessed the movement of evacuees to safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton/Released)
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Photo 2 of 4: U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brian Rusler, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa joint logistics operations center director, speaks with Japanese service members during an exercise to discuss how they can support each other in an event involving the evacuation of Americans or Japanese from a hostile location in Africa, Aug. 28, 2016 at the Japanese base in Djibouti. During the exercise, both forces discussed route planning, logistics, equipment maintenance, how military personnel would be involved, medical support and use of air and ground transportation for evacuees. The plans also examined their strengths and weaknesses and reassessed the movement of evacuees to safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton/Released)
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Photo 3 of 4: Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Deputy Commander Rear Adm. William Wheeler talks with Lt. Gen. Shigeru Kobayashi, Commander of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s Central Readiness Force at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Aug. 27, 2016. Japanese and CJTF-HOA service members met for a tabletop exercise to discuss how they can support each other in an event involving the evacuation of Americans or Japanese citizens from a hostile location in Africa. During the exercise, both forces discussed route planning, logistics, equipment maintenance, how military personnel would be involved, medical support and use of air and ground transportation for evacuees. The plans also examined for their strengths and weaknesses and reassessed the movement of evacuees to safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton/Released)
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Photo 4 of 4: Japanese and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa service members meet for a tabletop exercise to discuss how they can support each other in an event involving the evacuation of Americans or Japanese from a hostile location in Africa, Aug. 27-28, 2016 at the Japanese base in Djibouti. During the exercise, both forces discussed route planning, logistics, equipment maintenance, how military personnel would be involved, medical support and use of air and ground transportation for evacuees. The plans also examined their strengths and weaknesses and reassessed the movement of evacuees to safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton/Released)
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