A Chance Meeting

Words like "integrity", "honor", and "dignity" are woven into the fabric of the profession of arms. They serve as a common foundation for all who don the uniform to serve their nation. TSgt Giana Jaworski says those traits helped lead to a long overdue reunion between two survivors of a helicopter crash and their Djiboutian rescuers.

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October 5, 2013, was a day like most others for Staff Sergeant Luke Thompson. As a team sergeant for the 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion at Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), Thompson was responsible for leading engagement teams into local communities outside Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.

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Members of U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa assist members of the Djiboutian Armed Forces during the construction of modular shelter systems in and around Djibouti City, Feb. 27, 2017. The six military grade shelter systems were donated by Alaska Structures through the Global Action Coalition for use as schools, clinics, and centers for cottage industry to promote the health, education and economic stability of the Djiboutian people.