Aviation Combat Element - Crisis Response - Africa CJTF-HOA VMM-266 REIN

The VMM-266 (REIN) provides critical support for multiple operations within Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) area of interest. Marine Corps aviation assets augment the East Africa Response Force, transporting and inserting ground forces wherever they are needed throughout the region in support of crisis response, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air National Guard video by Master Sgt. Toby Valadie)



By Master Sgt. Toby Valadie Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Djibouti City, Djibouti Apr 06, 2023
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