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La Force Armee de Djibouti (FAD) soldiers detain a U.S. Army Soldier after finding a simulated explosive device in his vehicle during an entry control point exercise (ECP) at FAD Poste de Loyada, near the Somalia border April 11, 2013. Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard's 2-138th Forward Support Company assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa spent two weeks with FAD soldiers sharing best ECP practices to help strengthen Djiboutian border security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Caleb Pierce)
La Force Armee de Djibouti (FAD) soldiers detain a U.S. Army Soldier after finding a simulated explosive device in his vehicle during an entry control point exercise (ECP) at FAD Poste de Loyada, near the Somalia border April 11, 2013. Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard's 2-138th Forward Support Company assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa spent two weeks with FAD soldiers sharing best ECP practices to help strengthen Djiboutian border security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Caleb Pierce)
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