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A U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron jumps from a French SA-330 Puma helicopter into the Gulf of Tadjoura during air-to-water qualification training Oct. 17, 2013. The U.S. and French members conducted this operation to enhance communication and build a stronger relationship to ensure Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa members are continually ready to support military operations in East Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chad Thompson)
A U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron jumps from a French SA-330 Puma helicopter into the Gulf of Tadjoura during air-to-water qualification training Oct. 17, 2013. The U.S. and French members conducted this operation to enhance communication and build a stronger relationship to ensure Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa members are continually ready to support military operations in East Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chad Thompson)
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