Incoming EARF completes validation, demonstrates crisis response capability

Soldiers from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, secure equipment to a pallet Feb. 13, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Members of the U.S. Army’s Bravo Company 3-15, from Fort Stewart, Georgia, completed a validation exercise displaying their ability to assume responsibility from Alpha Company 3-15, as the East Africa Response Force assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)
Soldiers from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, secure equipment to a pallet Feb. 13, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Members of the U.S. Army’s Bravo Company 3-15, from Fort Stewart, Georgia, completed a validation exercise displaying their ability to assume responsibility from Alpha Company 3-15, as the East Africa Response Force assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)
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Soldiers from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, board a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron Feb. 13, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Members of the U.S. Army’s Bravo Company 3-15, from Fort Stewart, Georgia, completed a validation exercise displaying their ability to assume responsibility from Alpha Company 3-15, as the East Africa Response Force assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)

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A U.S. Army Soldier from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, directs a forklift Feb. 13, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. After being recalled in the early hours of the morning to validate the East Africa Response Force’s rapid response ability, EARF members gathered and immediately began by prepping personal gear and equipment. Shortly after, teams began building pallets with all the necessities for self-sustainment and mission accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)

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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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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)

Image | 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. After being recalled in the early hours of the morning to validate the East Africa Response Force’s rapid response ability, EARF members gathered and immediately began by prepping personal gear and equipment. Shortly after, teams began building pallets with all the necessities for self-sustainment and mission accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)