SFAB trains BIR soldiers

Soldiers assigned to Task Force Bayonet and the Security Forces Assistance Brigade (SFAB) in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), train soldiers from the Armed Forces of Djibouti (FAD) Bataillon d'intervention rapide (BIR), at the BIR compound, Oct. 21, 2020.

By Tech. Sgt. Dana J. Cable Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti Oct 30, 2020
9 photos: SFAB trains BIR
Photo 1 of 9: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Marissa Vandenheuvel, Security Forces Assistance Brigade (SFAB) signal advisor, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and a member from the Armed Forces of Djibouti (FAD) Bataillon d'intervention rapide (BIR), go over radio operations in a Humvee at the BIR compound, Oct. 21, 2020. The BIR is a FAD advanced infantry battalion, trained and equipped by CJTF-HOA. Its primary mission is to train and serve as a quick reaction force to accomplish specified tasks directed by its higher command in the Djiboutian army. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)
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9 photos: SFAB trains BIR
Photo 2 of 9: U.S. Army Soldiers from the Security Forces Assistance Brigade (SFAB), Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), deliver supplies to the Armed Forces of Djibouti (FAD) Bataillon d'intervention rapide (BIR), at the BIR compound, Oct. 21, 2020. Djiboutian soldiers assigned to the BIR are trained in light infantry tactics, mission planning, weapons training, first aid, land navigation, communication exercises, and additional advanced instruction by U.S. Army soldiers assigned to CJTF-HOA. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)
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9 photos: SFAB trains BIR
Photo 3 of 9: Soldiers from the Armed Forces of Djibouti (FAD) Bataillon d'intervention rapide (BIR), prep Humvees before training at the BIR compound, Oct. 21, 2020. Djiboutian soldiers assigned to the BIR are trained in light infantry tactics, mission planning, weapons training, first aid, land navigation, communication exercises, and additional advanced instruction by U.S. Army soldiers assigned to CJTF-HOA. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)
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9 photos: SFAB trains BIR
Photo 4 of 9: Soldiers assigned to Task Force Bayonet in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), and the Armed Forces of Djibouti (FAD) Bataillon d'intervention rapide (BIR), prep vehicles together before conducting training at the BIR compound, Oct. 21, 2020. The BIR is a FAD advanced infantry battalion, trained and equipped by CJTF-HOA. Its primary mission is to train and serve as a quick reaction force to accomplish specified tasks directed by its higher command in the Djiboutian army. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)
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9 photos: SFAB trains BIR
Photo 5 of 9: U.S. Army Spc. Aaron Verdeja, motor transport operator with Task Force Bayonet, helps prep Humvees before conducting training with Soldiers from the Armed Forces of Djibouti (FAD) Bataillon d'intervention rapide (BIR), at the BIR compound, Oct. 21, 2020. The BIR is a FAD advanced infantry battalion, trained and equipped by CJTF-HOA. Its primary mission is to train and serve as a quick reaction force to accomplish specified tasks directed by its higher command in the Djiboutian army. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)
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9 photos: SFAB trains BIR
Photo 6 of 9: Soldiers assigned to Task Force Bayonet in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), and the Armed Forces of Djibouti (FAD) Bataillon d'intervention rapide (BIR), prep vehicles together before conducting training at the BIR compound, Oct. 21, 2020. Djiboutian soldiers assigned to the BIR are trained in light infantry tactics, mission planning, weapons training, first aid, land navigation, communication exercises, and additional advanced instruction by U.S. Army soldiers assigned to CJTF-HOA. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)
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9 photos: SFAB trains BIR
Photo 7 of 9: Soldiers assigned to Task Force Bayonet in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), and the Armed Forces of Djibouti (FAD) Bataillon d'intervention rapide (BIR), prep vehicles together before conducting training at the BIR compound, Oct. 21, 2020. The BIR is a FAD advanced infantry battalion, trained and equipped by CJTF-HOA. Its primary mission is to train and serve as a quick reaction force to accomplish specified tasks directed by its higher command in the Djiboutian army. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)
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9 photos: SFAB trains BIR
Photo 8 of 9: Soldiers assigned to Task Force Bayonet in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), and the Armed Forces of Djibouti (FAD) Bataillon d'intervention rapide (BIR), prep vehicles together before conducting training at the BIR compound, Oct. 21, 2020. The BIR is a FAD advanced infantry battalion, trained and equipped by CJTF-HOA. Its primary mission is to train and serve as a quick reaction force to accomplish specified tasks directed by its higher command in the Djiboutian army. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)
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9 photos: SFAB trains BIR
Photo 9 of 9: U.S. Army Maj. Caleb Hyler, commander, Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB), speaks with members of the Armed Forces of Djibouti (FAD) Bataillon d'intervention rapide (BIR), at the BIR compound, Oct. 21, 2020. The SFAB trains the BIR in squad, platoon and battalion level drills to help them gain experience and improve proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)
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