Djibouti celebrates 38 years of independence

Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa service members attend a Djibouti Independence Day celebration June 27, 2015.  CJTF-HOA is a U.S. military headquarters that partners with Djibouti in order to neutralize violent extremist organizations.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman) Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa service members attend a Djibouti Independence Day celebration June 27, 2015. CJTF-HOA is a U.S. military headquarters that partners with Djibouti in order to neutralize violent extremist organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman)
Marching band members play music and dance during a Djibouti independence day celebration June 27, 2015, commemorating the 38th anniversary of Djibouti becoming a sovereign nation. Djibouti’s military, law enforcement and civil servants marched along the parade route, while the band played festive songs.  (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman)
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image Marching band members play music and dance during a Djibouti independence day celebration June 27, 2015, commemorating the 38th anniversary of Djibouti becoming a sovereign nation. Djibouti’s military, law enforcement and civil servants marched along the parade route, while the band played festive songs. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman)
A Djiboutian marching band plays festive music during a Djibouti independence day celebration June 27, 2015, marking 38 years since it became a sovereign nation.  The military parade included a marching band and troops showcasing its different military equipment.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman) Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image A Djiboutian marching band plays festive music during a Djibouti independence day celebration June 27, 2015, marking 38 years since it became a sovereign nation. The military parade included a marching band and troops showcasing its different military equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman)
Djiboutian citizens attend an independence day celebration June 27, 2015, commemorating the 38th anniversary of Djibouti declaring its emancipation from France.  The military parade included a marching band and troops showcasing its different military equipment.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman) Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image Djiboutian citizens attend an independence day celebration June 27, 2015, commemorating the 38th anniversary of Djibouti declaring its emancipation from France. The military parade included a marching band and troops showcasing its different military equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman)
Djibouti’s military, law enforcement and civil servants march along a parade route during a Djibouti Independence Day celebration June 27, 2015.  On that day, in 1977, Djibouti gained its independence from France.   (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman)
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image Djibouti’s military, law enforcement and civil servants march along a parade route during a Djibouti Independence Day celebration June 27, 2015. On that day, in 1977, Djibouti gained its independence from France. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman)
Djiboutian citizens attend an independence day celebration June 27, 2015, commemorating the 38th anniversary of Djibouti declaring its emancipation from France.  The military parade included a marching band and troops showcasing its different military equipment.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman) Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image Djiboutian citizens attend an independence day celebration June 27, 2015, commemorating the 38th anniversary of Djibouti declaring its emancipation from France. The military parade included a marching band and troops showcasing its different military equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman)
Djibouti’s military, law enforcement and civil servants march along a parade route during a Djibouti Independence Day celebration June 27, 2015.  On that day, in 1977, Djibouti gained its independence from France.   (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman)
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image Djibouti’s military, law enforcement and civil servants march along a parade route during a Djibouti Independence Day celebration June 27, 2015. On that day, in 1977, Djibouti gained its independence from France. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman)
Djibouti’s service members drive a military vehicle during a Djibouti Independence Day celebration June 27, 2015.  The military parade included a marching band and troops showcasing its different military equipment.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman) (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman)
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image Djibouti’s service members drive a military vehicle during a Djibouti Independence Day celebration June 27, 2015. The military parade included a marching band and troops showcasing its different military equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman) (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman)

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