Service members prepare for French Desert Commando Course

A U.S. service member completes a rope climb during a physical training test at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Aug. 5, 2017. The test was in preparation for an upcoming multi-day French Desert Commando Course that will challenge participants physically and mentally through land and water obstacles, combat scenarios and extreme endurance exercises while surviving in austere field conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Prince)
A U.S. service member completes a rope climb during a physical training test at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Aug. 5, 2017. The test was in preparation for an upcoming multi-day French Desert Commando Course that will challenge participants physically and mentally through land and water obstacles, combat scenarios and extreme endurance exercises while surviving in austere field conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Prince)
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