Capstone 2016-1 visits Camp Lemonnier

U.S. Army Col. Jim Patterson, CAPSTONE deputy director, receives a rungu stick from U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Mark Stammer, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 14, 2015. In the East African Maasai culture, the rungu is an important emblem of warrior status. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed) Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image U.S. Army Col. Jim Patterson, CAPSTONE deputy director, receives a rungu stick from U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Mark Stammer, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 14, 2015. In the East African Maasai culture, the rungu is an important emblem of warrior status. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed)
Fellows from the 2016-1 CAPSTONE course ask questions of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa senior staff during their mission brief at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 14, 2015. CAPSTONE is a five-week course for newly selected general and flag officers, and is designed to make the senior officers more effective in planning and employing forces in joint and combined operations.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed) Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image Fellows from the 2016-1 CAPSTONE course ask questions of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa senior staff during their mission brief at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 14, 2015. CAPSTONE is a five-week course for newly selected general and flag officers, and is designed to make the senior officers more effective in planning and employing forces in joint and combined operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed)
Fellows from the 2016-1 CAPSTONE course gather at the end of their tour of Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 14, 2015. The five-week CAPSTONE curriculum examines major issues affecting national security decision making, military strategy, joint/combined doctrine, interoperability, and key allied nation issues.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed)
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image Fellows from the 2016-1 CAPSTONE course gather at the end of their tour of Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 14, 2015. The five-week CAPSTONE curriculum examines major issues affecting national security decision making, military strategy, joint/combined doctrine, interoperability, and key allied nation issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed)
Fellows from the 2016-1 CAPSTONE course tour Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 14, 2015. The CAPSTONE course provided newly appointed general and flag officers an opportunity to view the joint, inter-agency and multinational partnerships that enable Combined Task Force-Horn of Africa to support national security objectives.  (U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Nesha Humes) Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image Fellows from the 2016-1 CAPSTONE course tour Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 14, 2015. The CAPSTONE course provided newly appointed general and flag officers an opportunity to view the joint, inter-agency and multinational partnerships that enable Combined Task Force-Horn of Africa to support national security objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Nesha Humes)

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