First time French Puma Transport on U.S. C-17

150822-N-DJ346-001 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 22, 2015) French and U.S. service members prepare to transport the first of 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donald W. Randall/Released)
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image 150822-N-DJ346-001 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 22, 2015) French and U.S. service members prepare to transport the first of 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donald W. Randall/Released)
150822-N-DJ346-016 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 22, 2015) French and U.S. service members prepare to transport the first of 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donald W. Randall/Released)
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image 150822-N-DJ346-016 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 22, 2015) French and U.S. service members prepare to transport the first of 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donald W. Randall/Released)
150823-N-DJ346-006 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 23, 2015) French Army crew members unload Puma helicopter rotor for transport. French and U.S. service members prepare to 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donald W. Randall/Released)
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image 150823-N-DJ346-006 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 23, 2015) French Army crew members unload Puma helicopter rotor for transport. French and U.S. service members prepare to 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donald W. Randall/Released)
150822-N-DJ346-023 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 22, 2015) Air Force Capt. Laura Jones, Liaison Officer to French Forces in Djibouti, is interviewed by French Forces Public Affairs. 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donald W. Randall/Released)
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image 150822-N-DJ346-023 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 22, 2015) Air Force Capt. Laura Jones, Liaison Officer to French Forces in Djibouti, is interviewed by French Forces Public Affairs. 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donald W. Randall/Released)
150822-N-DJ346-010 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 22, 2015) French and U.S. service members prepare to transport the first of 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donald W. Randall/Released)

Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image 150822-N-DJ346-010 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 22, 2015) French and U.S. service members prepare to transport the first of 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donald W. Randall/Released)
150823-N-DJ346-003 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 23, 2015) French and U.S. service members prepare to 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donald W. Randall/Released)
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image 150823-N-DJ346-003 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 23, 2015) French and U.S. service members prepare to 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donald W. Randall/Released)
150823-N-DJ346-014 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 23, 2015) General Mon Tocchio, Commanding Officer, French Forces Djibouti and U.S. Navy Captain Matthew O'Keefe, Commanding Officer, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, discuss loading operations. French and U.S. service members prepare to 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donald W. Randall/Released)
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image 150823-N-DJ346-014 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 23, 2015) General Mon Tocchio, Commanding Officer, French Forces Djibouti and U.S. Navy Captain Matthew O'Keefe, Commanding Officer, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, discuss loading operations. French and U.S. service members prepare to 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donald W. Randall/Released)
150823-N-DJ346-019 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 23, 2015) SSgt. Eric Hachey, an 816 Expeditionary Airlift Squadron Loadmaster, secures final cargo before flight. French and U.S. service members prepare to 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donald W. Randall/Released)
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image 150823-N-DJ346-019 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 23, 2015) SSgt. Eric Hachey, an 816 Expeditionary Airlift Squadron Loadmaster, secures final cargo before flight. French and U.S. service members prepare to 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donald W. Randall/Released)
150823-N-DJ346-008 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 23, 2015) French Army crew member  makes wheel adjustments. French and U.S. service members prepare to 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donald W. Randall/Released)
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image 150823-N-DJ346-008 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 23, 2015) French Army crew member makes wheel adjustments. French and U.S. service members prepare to 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donald W. Randall/Released)
150823-N-DJ346-011 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 23, 2015) French Army crew members load Puma helicopter for transport. French and U.S. service members prepare to 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donald W. Randall/Released)
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image 150823-N-DJ346-011 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (August 23, 2015) French Army crew members load Puma helicopter for transport. French and U.S. service members prepare to 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donald W. Randall/Released)

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.

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