Instructors pin French Desert Commando Badges on Members of CJTF-HOA

Instructors pin French desert commando badges on members of Combined Joint Task Force -- Horn of Africa and congratulate them on successfully completing 10 days of combat scenarios and physical and mental endurance exercises while surviving in an inhospitable environment.

Instructors pin French desert commando badges on members of Combined Joint Task Force -- Horn of Africa and congratulate them on successfully completing 10 days of combat scenarios and physical and mental endurance exercises while surviving in an inhospitable environment. The training strengthened relationships with French teammates and helped to ensure CJTF-HOA members are continually ready to support military operations in East Africa to defeat violent extremist organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dillon White)

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