Helicopter Air Refueling Mission
A U.S. Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron Four Six One approaches an Air Force C-130P aircraft, from the 81st Rescue Squadron during a helicopter air refueling mission. 13,800 pounds of fuel was delivered to the helicopter during the 45 minute mission. Both aircraft are from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, which is head quartered in Djibouti, it employs an indirect approach to counter violent extremism. Through a strategy of cooperative conflict prevention the task force helps build the internal capacities of countries at risk to prevail against extremists exploiting instability.
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa
Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jesse Awalt
Location: Grand Bara, DJ
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