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Seychelles (Dec. 07, 2012) - U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Owens, an 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape specialist, instructs members of the Seychelles Air Force and Seychelles Coast Guard on the care and use of survival items contained in an emergency life raft kit during a recent engagement to share best practices in search and rescue operations. By conducting coalition operations exercises with East African militaries, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa service members help to enhance mission effectiveness aimed at defeating violent extremism throughout the region. (Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Horton)
Seychelles (Dec. 07, 2012) - U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Owens, an 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape specialist, instructs members of the Seychelles Air Force and Seychelles Coast Guard on the care and use of survival items contained in an emergency life raft kit during a recent engagement to share best practices in search and rescue operations. By conducting coalition operations exercises with East African militaries, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa service members help to enhance mission effectiveness aimed at defeating violent extremism throughout the region. (Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Horton)
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