CJTF-HOA Personnel learns Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques from U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt.

U.S. Army Sgt. Kristopher Miles, Camp Lemonnier Military Police Base Access Control Office NCO in-charge, learns Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques from U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Chris Easter, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa J2 senior enlisted leader, July 27, 2014, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.

U.S. Army Sgt. Kristopher Miles, Camp Lemonnier Military Police Base Access Control Office NCO in-charge, learns Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques from U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Chris Easter, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa J2 senior enlisted leader, July 27, 2014, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Easter is a jiu-jitsu black belt who has trained more than 200 joint and coalition service members and promoted four individuals to their next belt during his deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Leslie Keopka)

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