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

A French Air Force member assigned to the Transport Squadron ET 88 assists with hoisting another French Air Force member and a U.S. Air Force pararescueman from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, into a French Air Force Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma helicopter during a bilateral water operations exercise in the Gulf of Tadjoura, July 3, 2017. This exercise marked the first bilateral rotary wing water operations exercise between the 82 ERQS and French forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Prince)
A French Air Force member assigned to the Transport Squadron ET 88 assists with hoisting another French Air Force member and a U.S. Air Force pararescueman from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, into a French Air Force Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma helicopter during a bilateral water operations exercise in the Gulf of Tadjoura, July 3, 2017. This exercise marked the first bilateral rotary wing water operations exercise between the 82 ERQS and French forces. (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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