Multinational Collaboration on Mortar Systems

ALI OUNEY, Djibouti (Oct. 24, 2011) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bounma Chanthalangsy, center, collaborates with a Djiboutian Armed Forces mortar fire team to properly acquire an azimuth while setting up a mortar system in Ali Ouney, Djibouti, October 26, 2011. The Djiboutian soldiers partnered with members of the U.S. Army Guard's 1st Battalion 161st Field Artillery to review the 60m and 81mm mortar systems and practice skills such as placement of aiming poles, handling misfires and mounting the mortar. Chanthalangsy is currently deployed as part of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Renae Saylock) CJTF-HOA Photo ALI OUNEY, Djibouti (Oct. 24, 2011) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bounma Chanthalangsy, center, collaborates with a Djiboutian Armed Forces mortar fire team to properly acquire an azimuth while setting up a mortar system in Ali Ouney, Djibouti, October 26, 2011. The Djiboutian soldiers partnered with members of the U.S. Army Guard's 1st Battalion 161st Field Artillery to review the 60m and 81mm mortar systems and practice skills such as placement of aiming poles, handling misfires and mounting the mortar. Chanthalangsy is currently deployed as part of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Renae Saylock)
ALI OUNEY, Djibouti (Oct. 24, 2011) - Members of the Djiboutian Armed Forces  review entry control point procedures with U.S. Army Sergeant Raymond Greer  during a mechanized infantry course in Ali Ouney, Djibouti, October 25, 2011. During a two-week period, the Djiboutian soldiers and the U.S. Army partnered to review best practices on conducting vehicle inspections, staffing ECP points and exiting an armored vehicle after a rollover. Greer is attached to the 1st Battalion 161st Field Artillery Kansas Army National Guard as part of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Renae Saylock) CJTF-HOA Photo ALI OUNEY, Djibouti (Oct. 24, 2011) - Members of the Djiboutian Armed Forces review entry control point procedures with U.S. Army Sergeant Raymond Greer during a mechanized infantry course in Ali Ouney, Djibouti, October 25, 2011. During a two-week period, the Djiboutian soldiers and the U.S. Army partnered to review best practices on conducting vehicle inspections, staffing ECP points and exiting an armored vehicle after a rollover. Greer is attached to the 1st Battalion 161st Field Artillery Kansas Army National Guard as part of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Renae Saylock)
ALI OUNEY, Djibouti (Oct. 24, 2011) - Commanders from the Djiboutian Armed Forces review mortar specifics with their platoon during a two-week mortar course in Ali Ouney, Djibouti, October 27, 2011. The Djiboutian soldiers reviewed proper mortar techniques and use of the 60mm and 81mm systems to strengthen defense capabilities in the Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Renae Saylock) CJTF-HOA Photo ALI OUNEY, Djibouti (Oct. 24, 2011) - Commanders from the Djiboutian Armed Forces review mortar specifics with their platoon during a two-week mortar course in Ali Ouney, Djibouti, October 27, 2011. The Djiboutian soldiers reviewed proper mortar techniques and use of the 60mm and 81mm systems to strengthen defense capabilities in the Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Renae Saylock)
ALI OUNEY, Djibouti (Oct. 24, 2011) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bounma Chanthalangsy (center) discusses mortar operations with Djiboutian Armed Forces in Ali Ouney, Djibouti, October 24, 2011. The mortar familiarization class reviews key components of firing a mortar, to include placement of aiming poles, using hand and arm signals, and effective mounting. Chanthalangsy is with the 1st Battalion 161st Field Artillery Kansas Army National Guard as part of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Renae Saylock) CJTF-HOA Photo ALI OUNEY, Djibouti (Oct. 24, 2011) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bounma Chanthalangsy (center) discusses mortar operations with Djiboutian Armed Forces in Ali Ouney, Djibouti, October 24, 2011. The mortar familiarization class reviews key components of firing a mortar, to include placement of aiming poles, using hand and arm signals, and effective mounting. Chanthalangsy is with the 1st Battalion 161st Field Artillery Kansas Army National Guard as part of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Renae Saylock)

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