U.S. Troops Train in Grand Bara Desert, Djibouti

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A U.S. Air Force pararescueman participates in a training exercise in the Grand Bara Desert, Djibouti, Jan. 16, 2013. The pararescueman is assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron. U.S. airmen, Marines, soldiers and sailors from Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa and members of the French Foreign Legion participated in the exercise to enhance interoperability during personnel recovery operations. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicholas Byers
  • U.S. Air Force pararescuemen and a U.S. soldier load a simulated casualty onto a stretcher during a training exercise in the Grand Bara Desert, Djibouti, Jan. 16, 2013. The pararescueman is assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron and the soldier is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery Regiment. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicholas Byers
  • A U.S. Air Force pararescueman, left, and a U.S. soldier load a simulated casualty onto a stretcher during a training exercise in the Grand Bara Desert, Djibouti, Jan. 16, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicholas Byers
  • U.S. Air Force pararescuemen and U.S. soldiers prepare to load a simulated casualty onboard an awaiting CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during a training exercise in the Grand Bara Desert, Djibouti, Jan. 16, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicholas Byers
  • A U.S. Air Force pararescueman, left, practices tactical combat casualty care on a simulated casualty inside a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during a training exercise in the Grand Bara Desert, Djibouti, Jan. 16, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicholas Byers