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GRAND BARA DESERT, Djibouti (Sept. 25, 2012) - U.S. Air Force pararescuemen from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, rush an injured victim on a litter into a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during Mass Casualty Exercise 12-1, which started in the Grand Bara Desert, Djibouti, on Sept. 25, 2012. The exercise followed a fictitious storyline, but called for the employment of real-world assets. While French and U.S. forces conduct frequent combined training events, this was the first exercise of this type between the two nations in Djibouti. The U.S. forces involved are assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, or CJTF-HOA. CJTF-HOA works with coalition partners, such as the French, and with countries in East Africa to promote regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher Ruano)
GRAND BARA DESERT, Djibouti (Sept. 25, 2012) - U.S. Air Force pararescuemen from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, rush an injured victim on a litter into a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during Mass Casualty Exercise 12-1, which started in the Grand Bara Desert, Djibouti, on Sept. 25, 2012. The exercise followed a fictitious storyline, but called for the employment of real-world assets. While French and U.S. forces conduct frequent combined training events, this was the first exercise of this type between the two nations in Djibouti.  The U.S. forces involved are assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, or CJTF-HOA. CJTF-HOA works with coalition partners, such as the French, and with countries in East Africa to promote regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher Ruano)
GRAND BARA DESERT, Djibouti (Sept. 25, 2012) - U.S. Air Force pararescuemen from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, rush an injured victim on a litter into a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during Mass Casualty Exercise 12-1, which started in the Grand Bara Desert, Djibouti, on Sept. 25, 2012. The exercise followed a fictitious storyline, but called for the employment of real-world assets. While French and U.S. forces conduct frequent combined training events, this was the first exercise of this type between the two nations in Djibouti. The U.S. forces involved are assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, or CJTF-HOA. CJTF-HOA works with coalition partners, such as the French, and with countries in East Africa to promote regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Christopher Ruano)
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