US Soldiers, French marines dive into French Commando Course prequalification assessment

U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 144th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bayonet, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, climb a rope during a French Desert Commando Course prequalification assessment at Montclair, Djibouti, Nov. 22, 2017. Along with French marines assigned to the 5th Overseas Interarms Regiment, Djibouti, 30 Task Force Bayonet Soldiers participated in the water assessment, a prerequisite in order to compete in the two-week French Desert Commando Course, which includes desert, water, and mountain portions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Allyson L. Manners)
U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 144th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bayonet, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, climb a rope during a French Desert Commando Course prequalification assessment at Montclair, Djibouti, Nov. 22, 2017. Along with French marines assigned to the 5th Overseas Interarms Regiment, Djibouti, 30 Task Force Bayonet Soldiers participated in the water assessment, a prerequisite in order to compete in the two-week French Desert Commando Course, which includes desert, water, and mountain portions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Allyson L. Manners)
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