Incoming EARF completes validation, demonstrates crisis response capability

Soldiers from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, walk to a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron Feb. 13, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Pallets built with mission essential equipment and dozens of infantrymen were loaded onto the aircraft, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, as part of the exercise. Within minutes of being fully loaded, the aircraft was preparing for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)
Soldiers from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, walk to a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron Feb. 13, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Pallets built with mission essential equipment and dozens of infantrymen were loaded onto the aircraft, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, as part of the exercise. Within minutes of being fully loaded, the aircraft was preparing for takeoff. (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.