Sgt. Maj. Skinner visits Marines from SPMAGTF 14.2 in Bujumbura, Burundi

The company commander of the Burundian National Defense Force (BNDF) greets U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Bonnie Skinner, Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa senior enlisted leader at the Parachutist Training in Bujumbura, Burundi. The company commander of the Burundian National Defense Force (BNDF) greets CJTF-HOA Senior Enlisted Leader Sgt. Maj. Bonnie Skinner

Bujumbura, Burundi, Nov. 05, 2014: The company commander of the Burundian National Defense Force (BNDF) greets U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Bonnie Skinner, Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa senior enlisted leader at the Parachutist Training in Bujumbura, Burundi. Sgt. Maj. Skinner is here to observe Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Africa who are sharing training methods and best practices with members of the BNDF during the fourth week of a 10-week training course that covers various elements of operations and logistics. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Allison Pittam)

Bujumbura, Burundi, Nov. 05, 2014: U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Bonnie Skinner, Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa senior enlisted leader meets with the company commander of the Burundian National Defense Force (BNDF) at the Parachutist Training in Bujumbura, Burundi, during a visit to the area.  CJTF-HOA Senior Enlisted Leader meets with the Company Commander of the BNDF

Bujumbura, Burundi, Nov. 05, 2014: U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Bonnie Skinner, Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa senior enlisted leader meets with the company commander of the Burundian National Defense Force (BNDF) at the Parachutist Training in Bujumbura, Burundi, during a visit to the area.  U.S. Marine Corps Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Africa is sharing training methods and best practices with members of the BNDF who are in the fourth week of a 10-week training course that covers various elements of operations and logistics. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Allison Pittam)

Bujumbura, Burundi, Nov. 05, 2014: U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Bonnie Skinner, Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa senior enlisted leader, and Marines assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Africa observe counter IED training at the Parachutist Camp in Bujumbura, Burundi, while cattle graze in the distance. CJTF-HOA Senior Enlisted Leader and SPMAGTF Africa observe Counter IED Training at Parachustist Camp

Bujumbura, Burundi, Nov. 05, 2014: U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Bonnie Skinner, Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa senior enlisted leader, and Marines assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Africa observe counter IED training at the Parachutist Camp in Bujumbura, Burundi, while cattle graze in the distance. SPMAGTF are four weeks in to a 10 week course to teach and share best practices with members of the Burundi National Defense Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Allison Pittam)

Bujumbura, Burundi, Nov. 05, 2014: U.S. Marine Sgt Maj Bonnie Skinner, Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa senior enlisted leader, and the training cadre walk cautiously by as a simulated IED is placed for training by an instructor from Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Africa. CJTF-HOA Senior Enlisted Leader and Training Cadre walk cautiously by as a Simulated IED is placed for Training

Bujumbura, Burundi, Nov. 05, 2014: U.S. Marine Sgt Maj Bonnie Skinner, Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa senior enlisted leader, and the training cadre walk cautiously by as a simulated IED is placed for training by an instructor from Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Africa. SPMAGTF are four weeks in to a 10-week course to teach and share best practices with members of the Burundi National Defense Force at the Parachutist Camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Allison Pittam)

: Instructors from U.S. Marine Corps Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Africa demonstrate counter IED detection devices and proper use during the fourth week of a 10-week training on best practices with members of the Burundi National Defense Force. Instructors from the SPMAGTF Africa demonstrate Counter IED Detection Devices and proper use during 10-week Training with Members of the BNDF

Bujumbura, Burundi, Nov. 05, 2014: Instructors from U.S. Marine Corps Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Africa demonstrate counter IED detection devices and proper use during the fourth week of a 10-week training on best practices with members of the Burundi National Defense Force.  SPMAGTF is specifically trained to support U.S. and partner interests throughout the United States Africa Command area of responsibility and takes part in bilateral and multilateral training exercises with regional partners. The unit has been training armed forces around Africa as well as providing continued assistance in U.S. operations on foreign soil.

(U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Allison Pittam) Burundi, Sgt.Maj. Skinner, BNDF, SPMAGTF, Bujumbura, Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa

U.S. Marine Sgt Maj Bonnie Skinner, Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa senior enlisted leader addresses Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Africa in a classroom at Parachutist Camp during a recent visit. CJTF-HOA Senior Enlisted Leader addresses Marines from the SPMAGTF Africa in a Classroom at Parachustist Camp

Bujumbura, Burundi, Nov. 05, 2014: U.S. Marine Sgt Maj Bonnie Skinner, Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa senior enlisted leader addresses Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Africa in a classroom at Parachutist Camp during a recent visit. SPMAGTF is specifically trained to support U.S. and partner interests throughout the United States Africa Command area of responsibility and takes part in bilateral and multilateral training exercises with regional partners. The unit has been training armed forces around Africa as well as providing continued assistance in U.S. operations on foreign soil.

(U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Allison Pittam) Burundi, Sgt.Maj. Skinner, BNDF, SPMAGTF, Bujumbura, Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa

Members of the Burundian National Defense Force (BNDF) search for and identify simulated IEDs using metal detectors, sickles, and visual clues. Members of the BNDF search for and identify Simulated IEDs using Metal Detectors, Sickles and Visual Clues

Members of the Burundian National Defense Force (BNDF) search for and identify simulated IEDs using metal detectors, sickles, and visual clues. The BNDF are in the fourth week of a 10-week training course at the Parachutist Camp sharing best practices with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Africa. SPMAGTF is specifically trained to support U.S. and partner interests throughout the United States Africa Command area of responsibility and takes part in bilateral and multilateral training exercises with regional partners. The unit has been training armed forces around Africa as well as providing continued assistance in U.S. operations on foreign soil.

(U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Allison Pittam) Burundi, Sgt.Maj. Skinner, BNDF, SPMAGTF, Bujumbura, Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa

Members of the Burundian National Defense Force (BNDF) search for and identify simulated IEDs using metal detectors, sickles, and visual clues. The BNDF are in the fourth week of a 10-week training course at the Parachutist Camp sharing best practices with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Africa Members of the Burundian National Defense Force (BNDF) search for and identify simulated IEDs using various Tools

Members of the Burundian National Defense Force (BNDF) search for and identify simulated IEDs using metal detectors, sickles, and visual clues. The BNDF are in the fourth week of a 10-week training course at the Parachutist Camp sharing best practices with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Africa. SPMAGTF is specifically trained to support U.S. and partner interests throughout the United States Africa Command area of responsibility and takes part in bilateral and multilateral training exercises with regional partners. The unit has been training armed forces around Africa as well as providing continued assistance in U.S. operations on foreign soil.

(U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Allison Pittam) Burundi, Sgt.Maj. Skinner, BNDF, SPMAGTF, Bujumbura, Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa

Members of the Burundian National Defense Force (BNDF) search for and identify simulated IEDs using metal detectors, sickles, and visual clues. The BNDF are in the fourth week of a 10-week training course at the Parachutist Camp sharing best practices with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Africa. Members of the Burundian National Defense Force (BNDF) search for and identify simulated IEDs using Metal Detectors, Sickles, and Visual Clues.

Members of the Burundian National Defense Force (BNDF) search for and identify simulated IEDs using metal detectors, sickles, and visual clues. The BNDF are in the fourth week of a 10-week training course at the Parachutist Camp sharing best practices with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Africa. SPMAGTF is specifically trained to support U.S. and partner interests throughout the United States Africa Command area of responsibility and takes part in bilateral and multilateral training exercises with regional partners. The unit has been training armed forces around Africa as well as providing continued assistance in U.S. operations on foreign soil.

(U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Allison Pittam) Burundi, Sgt.Maj. Skinner, BNDF, SPMAGTF, Bujumbura, Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa

Members of the Burundian National Defense Force (BNDF) search for and identify simulated IEDs using metal detectors, sickles, and visual clues. The BNDF are in the fourth week of a 10-week training course at the Parachutist Camp sharing best practices with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Africa. BNDF Members search for and identify Simulated IEDs using Various Tools

Members of the Burundian National Defense Force (BNDF) search for and identify simulated IEDs using metal detectors, sickles, and visual clues. The BNDF are in the fourth week of a 10-week training course at the Parachutist Camp sharing best practices with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) Africa. SPMAGTF is specifically trained to support U.S. and partner interests throughout the United States Africa Command area of responsibility and takes part in bilateral and multilateral training exercises with regional partners. The unit has been training armed forces around Africa as well as providing continued assistance in U.S. operations on foreign soil.

(U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Allison Pittam) Burundi, Sgt.Maj. Skinner, BNDF, SPMAGTF, Bujumbura, Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa

CJTF-HOA Senior Enlisted Leader, Sgt. Maj. Skinner, visits U.S. Marine Corps Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) during 10 week course at the Parachutist Camp in Bujumbura, Burundi.

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