Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa members participate in French mud run

Service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs compete in the swim portion of a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa members participate in French mud run Service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs compete in the swim portion of a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brighid Clark, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs, pulls herself to the top of a rope climb with assistance from her team during a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa members participate in French mud run U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brighid Clark, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs, pulls herself to the top of a rope climb with assistance from her team during a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Comoros Army Lt. Mouradi Ali, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs team, completes a low-crawl obstacle during a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa members participate in French mud run Comoros Army Lt. Mouradi Ali, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs team, completes a low-crawl obstacle during a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brighid Clark, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs, wades through the resistance pool obstacle during a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa members participate in French mud run U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brighid Clark, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs, wades through the resistance pool obstacle during a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs climb over obstacles during a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa members participate in French mud run Service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs climb over obstacles during a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Rodger Campbell, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs, jumps through a window obstacle during a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa members participate in French mud run U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Rodger Campbell, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs, jumps through a window obstacle during a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brighid Clark, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs, navigates a low-crawl obstacle during a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa members participate in French mud run U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brighid Clark, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs, navigates a low-crawl obstacle during a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs climb over an obstacle during a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa members participate in French mud run Service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs climb over an obstacle during a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Army Cpt. Ermes Natale, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs, rests his arms atop an obstacle during a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa members participate in French mud run U.S. Army Cpt. Ermes Natale, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs, rests his arms atop an obstacle during a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
Service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs complete the final stretch of the course during a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa members participate in French mud run Service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs complete the final stretch of the course during a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Martin Sierra, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs, and his team compete in the swim portion of a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa members participate in French mud run U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Martin Sierra, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs, and his team compete in the swim portion of a mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
U.S. Army Cpt. Ermes Natale, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs, watches the Japanese competitors climb a rope during an obstacle-filled mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy) Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa members participate in French mud run U.S. Army Cpt. Ermes Natale, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs, watches the Japanese competitors climb a rope during an obstacle-filled mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)

Service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs competed in an obstacle-filled mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place.

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