Incoming EARF completes validation, demonstrates crisis response capability

Soldiers from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, listen for the order to pull while securing equipment to a pallet Feb. 13, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The East Africa Response Force serves as a part of U.S. Africa Command’s crisis response capability, and is tasked with responding to emergency situations at U.S. Embassies in the East African region or in countries around the CJTF-HOA area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)
Soldiers from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, listen for the order to pull while securing equipment to a pallet Feb. 13, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The East Africa Response Force serves as a part of U.S. Africa Command’s crisis response capability, and is tasked with responding to emergency situations at U.S. Embassies in the East African region or in countries around the CJTF-HOA area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)
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Incoming EARF completes validation, demonstrates crisis response capability

Within hours of being notified, CJTF-HOA’s East Africa Response Force prepared dozens of Soldiers and tons of supplies for takeoff during an emergency response exercise, validating the EARF’s rapid response capabilities.