Shining in the desert

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti -- U.S. Air Force Reservist Staff Sgt. Benjamin Domian, a SERE specialist with the 920th Rescue Wing, is awarded a French desert combat badge during a graduation ceremony near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 16, 2013. Sergeant Domian was named honor graduate of the more than 160 French and U.S. military members who participated in the 10-day desert combat course, with about 143 completing the test of mental and physical obstacles in the Djiboutian desert. Joint training, such as this, builds relationships with partner nations and ensures Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa members are continually ready to support military operations in East Africa to defeat violent extremist organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chad Thompson)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Chad Thompson
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