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CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Sept. 25, 2012) - U.S. Navy Lt. Walter Dehner, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, or CJTF-HOA, Joint Operations Center, or JOC, senior watch officer, takes an exercise emergency phone call from someone in the Grand Bara Desert, as U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bemario Thomas, JOC watch officer, gathers information, during the French and U.S. coalition Mass Casualty Exercise 12-1, Sept. 25, 2012. The exercise followed a fictitious storyline, but called for the employment of real-world assets. While French and U.S. forces conduct frequent combined training events, this was the first exercise of this type between the two nations in Djibouti. The U.S. forces involved are assigned to CJTF-HOA. CJTF-HOA works with coalition partners, such as the French, and with countries in East Africa to promote regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. R.J. Biermann)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Sept. 25, 2012) - U.S. Navy Lt. Walter Dehner, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, or CJTF-HOA, Joint Operations Center, or JOC, senior watch officer, takes an exercise emergency phone call from someone in the Grand Bara Desert, as U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bemario Thomas, JOC watch officer, gathers information, during the French and U.S. coalition Mass Casualty Exercise 12-1, Sept. 25, 2012. The exercise followed a fictitious storyline, but called for the employment of real-world assets. While French and U.S. forces conduct frequent combined training events, this was the first exercise of this type between the two nations in Djibouti. The U.S. forces involved are assigned to CJTF-HOA. CJTF-HOA works with coalition partners, such as the French, and with countries in East Africa to promote regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. R.J. Biermann)
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