Infantry's First Females
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jennifer Niemann and Private First Class Ashley Ensminger, both assigned to the East Africa Response Force (EARF) for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, talk about their deployment to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti and their experience as the first females in Easy Company, 2-506 Infantry Battalion, 101st Infantry Division (Airborne), out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The EARF is a rapid deployment force with the ability to protect U.S. citizens and diplomatic facilities, non-combatant evacuation operations, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief operations, and other missions as directed. Both Niemann and Ensminger responded to the attack on Manda Bay, Kenya, on Jan. 5, 2020.
By Tech. Sgt. Ashley Taylor
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa
Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti
Apr 15, 2020