CJTF-HOA unit conducts first bilateral rotary wing water operations exercise with French troops

A French Air Force Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma helicopter hovers over the Gulf of Tadjoura during a bilateral water operations exercise, July 3, 2017. The results of the exercise will aid in the development of standard operating procedures between Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and the French Forces stationed in Djibouti for the U.S. and France’s mutual support of maritime rescue capabilities within the Horn of Africa region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Prince)
A French Air Force Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma helicopter hovers over the Gulf of Tadjoura during a bilateral water operations exercise, July 3, 2017. The results of the exercise will aid in the development of standard operating procedures between Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and the French Forces stationed in Djibouti for the U.S. and France’s mutual support of maritime rescue capabilities within the Horn of Africa region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Prince)
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CJTF-HOA unit conducts first bilateral rotary wing water operations exercise with French troops

U.S. Airmen from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, and the French Air Force’s Transport Squadron ET 88 participated in the first bilateral rotary wing water operations exercise in the Gulf of Tadjoura July 3.

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