French, Djiboutian, US Service Members Survive the Desert

DJIBOUTI, Africa (Oct. 6, 2011) - Service members from the French, Djiboutian and United States militaries are instructed how to cook food in the field using only eco-available ingredients in Djibouti during a desert combat training course September 14. The 5th French Marine Regiment instructed 100 French, 15 Djiboutian and 40 U.S. service members in the basic fundamentals of field tactics and survival techniques used in a desert environment during the 10-day course. (U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Mark Jackson) CJTF-HOA Photo DJIBOUTI, Africa (Oct. 6, 2011) - Service members from the French, Djiboutian and United States militaries are instructed how to cook food in the field using only eco-available ingredients in Djibouti during a desert combat training course September 14. The 5th French Marine Regiment instructed 100 French, 15 Djiboutian and 40 U.S. service members in the basic fundamentals of field tactics and survival techniques used in a desert environment during the 10-day course. (U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Mark Jackson)
DJIBOUTI, Africa (Oct. 6, 2011) - More than 150 service members from the French, Djiboutian and United States militaries walk across the Djibouti desert during a 5th French Marine Regiment-sponsored desert combat training course September 13. The service members navigated 50 miles of Djiboutian desert by foot during the 10-day course. Forty members of the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and Camp  Lemonnier, Djibouti, participated in the training. (U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Mark Jackson) CJTF-HOA Photo DJIBOUTI, Africa (Oct. 6, 2011) - More than 150 service members from the French, Djiboutian and United States militaries walk across the Djibouti desert during a 5th French Marine Regiment-sponsored desert combat training course September 13. The service members navigated 50 miles of Djiboutian desert by foot during the 10-day course. Forty members of the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, participated in the training. (U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Mark Jackson)
DJIBOUTI, Africa (Oct. 6, 2011) - Service members from the French, Djiboutian and United States militaries walk to a U.S. Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during a 5th French Marine Regiment-sponsored desert combat training course in Djibouti September 21. The French Marines provided instruction throughout the 10 days to enable 100 French, 15 Djiboutian and 40 U.S. service members to learn survival techniques necessary to live in a harsh, desert environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Mark Jackson) CJTF-HOA Photo DJIBOUTI, Africa (Oct. 6, 2011) - Service members from the French, Djiboutian and United States militaries walk to a U.S. Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during a 5th French Marine Regiment-sponsored desert combat training course in Djibouti September 21. The French Marines provided instruction throughout the 10 days to enable 100 French, 15 Djiboutian and 40 U.S. service members to learn survival techniques necessary to live in a harsh, desert environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Mark Jackson)
DJIBOUTI, Africa (Oct. 6, 2011) - Two U.S. Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters land in the Djibouti desert to pick up service members from the French, Djiboutian and United States militaries during a 10-day desert combat training course September 21. The aerial extraction was part of the 5th French Marine Regiment's desert survival training for 100 French, 15 Djiboutian and 40 U.S. service members. The course taught  basic survival techniques and field tactics in a desert environment.  (U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Mark Jackson) CJTF-HOA Photo DJIBOUTI, Africa (Oct. 6, 2011) - Two U.S. Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters land in the Djibouti desert to pick up service members from the French, Djiboutian and United States militaries during a 10-day desert combat training course September 21. The aerial extraction was part of the 5th French Marine Regiment's desert survival training for 100 French, 15 Djiboutian and 40 U.S. service members. The course taught basic survival techniques and field tactics in a desert environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Mark Jackson)
DJIBOUTI, Africa (Oct. 6, 2011) - Service members from the French, Djiboutian and United States militaries walk across the desert in Djibouti during a desert combat training course September 21. The service members navigated across 50 miles of desert during the 10-day course. Forty members of the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, participated in the training to learn how to survive in desert conditions.  (U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Mark Jackson) CJTF-HOA Photo DJIBOUTI, Africa (Oct. 6, 2011) - Service members from the French, Djiboutian and United States militaries walk across the desert in Djibouti during a desert combat training course September 21. The service members navigated across 50 miles of desert during the 10-day course. Forty members of the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, participated in the training to learn how to survive in desert conditions. (U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Mark Jackson)

A Photo Essay by U.S. Navy Lieutenant Mark Jackson.

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