First time French Puma Transport on U.S. C-17
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa
French and U.S. service members transport two French Puma Helicopters and associated Passengers & Cargo to N'Djamena aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster. The helicopters support French operations at the intersecting borders of Libya, Chad and Niger deterring weapons and drug smuggling, and jihadist regularly crossing between nations. This is the first time France has received support from U.S. Forces in Djibouti for any mission outside of East Africa.