CJTF-HOA Soldier trains with French Army Sgt. during Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Derek Smith Master at Arms dog handler, trains with French Army Sgt. Petit Arnaud, firefighter, during Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Sept. 30, 2014, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Derek Smith Master at Arms dog handler, trains with French Army Sgt. Petit Arnaud, firefighter, during Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Sept. 30, 2014, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.  Smith and Arnaud both plan on competing in upcoming competitions and have been using their time here to train. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Leslie Keopka)

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