CJTF-HOA succeeds in proof-of-concept mission for more efficient airlift with European partners

Members of the Italian Army load cargo for an Air Transportation and Refueling Exchange of Service (ATARES) proof-of-concept mission out of Djibouti, Africa, June 6, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Italian Army member Gennaro de Gennaro)
Members of the Italian Army load cargo for an Air Transportation and Refueling Exchange of Service (ATARES) proof-of-concept mission out of Djibouti, Africa, June 6, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Italian Army member Gennaro de Gennaro)
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Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Joint Logistics Operations Center achieved its initial Air Transportation and Refueling Exchange of Service (ATARES) with the Italian military here, June 9. This year, the U.S. forces in Africa join 23 other nations participating in ATARES membership, decreasing administrative procedure and increasing multinational cooperation. This is accomplished by using one C-130 Hercules flying hour as currency.