Female Soldiers conquer French Desert Commando Course
Throughout the year, the French Forces in Djibouti offer an opportunity for U.S. and Djiboutian service members to train with their counterparts at the French Desert Commando Course (FDCC). Americans work alongside the French and Djiboutians to conquer events such obstacle courses, ruck marches through the mountains and combatives training.
U.S. Soldiers conduct Live-Fire Training in Djibouti, Africa
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Task Force Iron Gray, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), ride in a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle while convoying to the Djiboutian Range Complex, Djibouti, Aug. 24, 2021, to conduct a live-fire exercise. Live-fire exercises validate a platoon’s proficiency to take command and control through reinforcing concepts like supporting fire, base of fire and synchronization of fires.
CJTF-HOA, operating from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, is a dynamic operational headquarters that ensures strategic partnership with Djibouti, responds to crises, supports operations and protects U.S. interests in East Africa in order to enhance regional stability and prosperity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)