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A Burundi National Defense Force soldier and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Lincoln Saucier, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), attach a pulley to a tree which will be used to safely move unexploded ordnance during an exercise in Bujumbura, Burundi, Aug. 21, 2013. The CJTF-HOA and Burundian service members shared best practices during the exercise, held Aug. 5-23, to improve knowledge of unexploded ordnance disposal techniques. The exercise supports CJTF-HOAAâ€s mission to strengthen security in East Africa through military-to-military engagement with partner nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tom Ouellette)
A Burundi National Defense Force soldier and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Lincoln Saucier, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), attach a pulley to a tree which will be used to safely move unexploded ordnance during an exercise in Bujumbura, Burundi, Aug. 21, 2013. The CJTF-HOA and Burundian service members shared best practices during the exercise, held Aug. 5-23, to improve knowledge of unexploded ordnance disposal techniques. The exercise supports CJTF-HOAAâ€s mission to strengthen security in East Africa through military-to-military engagement with partner nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tom Ouellette)
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