A U.S. Army indirect fire infantryman assigned to East
A U.S. Army indirect fire infantryman assigned to East Africa Response Force, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), prepares to calculate mortar trajectories during a strong point defense training exercise in Qaid, Djibouti, Nov. 21, 2015. Through unified action with U.S. and international partners in East Africa, CJTF-HOA conducts security force assistance, executes military engagement, provides force protection, and provides military support to regional counter-violent extremist organization operations in order to support aligned regional efforts, ensure regional access and freedom of movement, and protect U.S. interests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Barry Loo).