Cutlass Express 2015 in Djibouti

Multi-national exercises help strengthen relations, enable regional and bilateral growth, and improve security amongst participating partner nations. Staff Sergeant Jessica Wolter takes us to Djibouti where U.S. and Djiboutian service members are improving skills and partnerships through Cutlass Express 2015.


Exercise Cutlass Express

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