Incoming EARF completes validation, demonstrates crisis response capability

Soldiers from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, load pallets with water and meals ready-to-eat Feb. 13, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Members of Bravo Company participated in a two-part validation exercise that consisted of a rapid mobilization scenario from the camp, which lead to the company convoying to and providing security for the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)
Soldiers from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, load pallets with water and meals ready-to-eat Feb. 13, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Members of Bravo Company participated in a two-part validation exercise that consisted of a rapid mobilization scenario from the camp, which lead to the company convoying to and providing security for the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti. (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.