A U.S. Air Force pararescueman, assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron (ERQS), deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), performs a backwards roll entry into the ocean during dive training in Djibouti, Africa, May 29, 2020. The 82nd ERQS is responsible for conducting personnel recovery operations in the CJTF-HOA area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ruano)
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82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron performs dive training

A U.S. Air Force pararescueman, assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron (ERQS), deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), performs a backwards roll entry into the ocean during dive training in Djibouti, Africa, May 29, 2020. The 82nd ERQS is responsible for conducting personnel recovery operations in the CJTF-HOA area of responsibility. (U.S. [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen, 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron (ERQS), deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), execute a High Altitude Low Open (HALO) jump over Djibouti, Africa, May 24, 2020. The 82nd ERQS is responsible for conducting personnel recovery operations in the CJTF-HOA area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ruano)
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82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron performs HALO jump

U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen, 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron (ERQS), deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), execute a High Altitude Low Open (HALO) jump over Djibouti, Africa, May 24, 2020. The 82nd ERQS is responsible for conducting personnel recovery operations in the CJTF-HOA area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher [Read More …]

MARYAM TRAINING AREA, Djibouti – Gunners Mate 1st Class Caleb Strother, Coastal Riverine Squadron TEN FORWARD, participates in a weapons sustainment training at a shooting range near Djibouti, Africa on February 20, 2020. Combined Task Group 68.6/CRS-TEN FORWARD is responsible for the planning and execution of expeditionary missions in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Engineman 3rd Class Cyrille Fru)
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CRS-TEN WEAPONS SUSTAINMENT EXERCISE

MARYAM TRAINING AREA, Djibouti – Gunners Mate 1st Class Caleb Strother, Coastal Riverine Squadron TEN FORWARD, participates in a weapons sustainment training at a shooting range near Djibouti, Africa on February 20, 2020. Combined Task Group 68.6/CRS-TEN FORWARD is responsible for the planning and execution of expeditionary missions in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by [Read More …]

A Senegalese Soldier secures an enemy combatant while under the cover of smoke during a simulated raid, conducted after gathering intelligence in pursuit of malign actors as part of the Flintlock 20 scenario, near Atar, Mauritania on Feb. 26, 2020. Flintlock is an annual, integrated military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner-nation forces throughout North and West Africa since 2005. Flintlock is U.S. Africa Command’s premier and largest annual Special Operations Forces exercise. (U.S. Army Sgt. Conner Douglas)
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African forces build on intelligence, conduct simulated raid at Flintlock 20

A Senegalese Soldier secures an enemy combatant while under the cover of smoke during a simulated raid, conducted after gathering intelligence in pursuit of malign actors as part of the Flintlock 20 scenario, near Atar, Mauritania on Feb. 26, 2020. Flintlock is an annual, integrated military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner-nation forces throughout North and West [Read More …]

African partners celebrate the conclusion of Flintlock 20, after two weeks of intense training with U.S. and international forces, near Thies, Senegal on Feb. 28, 2020. Flintlock is an annual, integrated military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner-nation forces throughout North and West Africa since 2005. Flintlock is U.S. Africa Command’s premier and largest annual Special Operations Forces exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Miguel Pena)
U.S. Army

Color and pomp to close out Flintlock 20

African partners celebrate the conclusion of Flintlock 20, after two weeks of intense training with U.S. and international forces, near Thies, Senegal on Feb. 28, 2020. Flintlock is an annual, integrated military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner-nation forces throughout North and West Africa since 2005. Flintlock is U.S. Africa Command’s premier and largest annual Special Operations [Read More …]

A Mauritanian Soldier pulls security during a simulated raid, building off intelligence gathered in pursuit of malign actors as part of the Flintlock 20 scenario, near Nouakchott, Mauritania on Feb. 23, 2020. Flintlock is an annual, integrated military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner-nation forces throughout North and West Africa since 2005. Flintlock is U.S. Africa Command’s premier and largest annual Special Operations Forces exercise. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Sidney Sale)
U.S. Army

African forces build on intelligence, conduct simulated raid at Flintlock 20

A Mauritanian Soldier pulls security during a simulated raid, building off intelligence gathered in pursuit of malign actors as part of the Flintlock 20 scenario, near Nouakchott, Mauritania on Feb. 23, 2020. Flintlock is an annual, integrated military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner-nation forces throughout North and West Africa since 2005. Flintlock is U.S. Africa Command’s [Read More …]

Senegalese and Mauritanian soldiers wait for the end of a vehicle interdiction drill, building off intelligence gathered in pursuit of malign actors as part of the Flintlock 20 scenario, near Atar, Mauritania, Feb. 26, 2020. Flintlock is an annual integrated military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner-nation forces throughout North and West Africa since 2005. Flintlock is U.S. Africa Command's premier and largest annual Special Operations Forces exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Clara Soria-Hernandez)
U.S. Army

African forces train on vehicle intercept at Flintlock 20

Senegalese and Mauritanian soldiers wait for the end of a vehicle interdiction drill, building off intelligence gathered in pursuit of malign actors as part of the Flintlock 20 scenario, near Atar, Mauritania, Feb. 26, 2020. Flintlock is an annual integrated military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner-nation forces throughout North and West Africa since 2005. Flintlock is [Read More …]

U.S. Civil Affairs Sgt. Jordan Banks, left, Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Howlett, middle, and Marcus Hall, assigned to 91st Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), prepare a drop zone in order to receive a humanitarian assistance air drop full of medical supplies during Flintlock 20 near Nouakchott, Mauritania, Feb. 23, 2020. Flintlock is an annual, integrated military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner-nation forces throughout North and West Africa since 2005. Flintlock is U.S. Africa Command’s premier and largest annual Special Operations Forces exercise. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Sidney Sale)
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U.S. and Mauritanian Civil Affairs coordinate humanitarian assistance during Flintlock 20

U.S. Civil Affairs Sgt. Jordan Banks, left, Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Howlett, middle, and Marcus Hall, assigned to 91st Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), prepare a drop zone in order to receive a humanitarian assistance air drop full of medical supplies during Flintlock 20 near Nouakchott, Mauritania, Feb. 23, 2020. Flintlock is an annual, integrated military and law enforcement exercise that [Read More …]