Incoming EARF completes validation, demonstrates crisis response capability

A U.S. Army Soldier from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, verifies his laser is properly functioning 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)
A U.S. Army Soldier from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, verifies his laser is properly functioning 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

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