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U.S. Army Spc. Kenneth Cook, of the East African Response Force, sits inside a U.S. Air Force C-130J Hercules while awaiting transport during an EARF validation exercise, May 27, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa planned and executed the validation after  1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, or Task Force Hurricane, from Miami, Fla., assumed responsibility of the EARF mission from 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, or Task Force Seminoles, who will return to Orlando, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
U.S. Army Spc. Kenneth Cook, of the East African Response Force, sits inside a U.S. Air Force C-130J Hercules while awaiting transport during an EARF validation exercise, May 27, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa planned and executed the validation after 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, or Task Force Hurricane, from Miami, Fla., assumed responsibility of the EARF mission from 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, or Task Force Seminoles, who will return to Orlando, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
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