Soldiers from the Djiboutian Army’s Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) play a soccer match against service members from Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) near Djibouti City, Djibouti, Jan. 30, 2020. Events such as the soccer match help strengthen relationships and esprit de corps between the RIB and CJTF-HOA service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Murakami)
RM2GYMCGNSoldiers from the Djiboutian Army’s Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) play a soccer match against service members from Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) near Djibouti City, Djibouti, Jan. 30, 2020. Events such as the soccer match help strengthen relationships and esprit de corps between the RIB and CJTF-HOA service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Murakami)
U.S. Army soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division conduct training for new members of the Rapid Intervention Battalion, a Djiboutian army crisis response unit, at a site outside Djibouti City, June 25, 2018. Members of the RIB go through a five week course covering combatives, weapons, and combat lifesaving skills.
RMPH675CU.S. Army soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division conduct training for new members of the Rapid Intervention Battalion, a Djiboutian army crisis response unit, at a site outside Djibouti City, June 25, 2018. Members of the RIB go through a five week course covering combatives, weapons, and combat lifesaving skills.
A Djiboutian soldier with the Rapid Intervention Battalion during infantry tactics and procedures training taught by U.S. Forces December 18, 2018 near Djibouti City, Djibouti.
RMR92Y2YA Djiboutian soldier with the Rapid Intervention Battalion during infantry tactics and procedures training taught by U.S. Forces December 18, 2018 near Djibouti City, Djibouti.
Staff Sgt. Christopher Nevarez, squad leader, 1st Battalion, 200th Infantry Regiment (1-200 In), Alpha Company, New Mexico Army National Guard, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), kicks a soccer ball down the field during a match against Djiboutian Army Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) soldiers near Djibouti City, Djibouti, Jan. 30, 2020. The RIB soldiers won the match six points to three. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Murakami)
RM2GYMCHHStaff Sgt. Christopher Nevarez, squad leader, 1st Battalion, 200th Infantry Regiment (1-200 In), Alpha Company, New Mexico Army National Guard, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), kicks a soccer ball down the field during a match against Djiboutian Army Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) soldiers near Djibouti City, Djibouti, Jan. 30, 2020. The RIB soldiers won the match six points to three. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Murakami)
Djiboutian community members spectate a soccer game between U.S. Army soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division and Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) assigned to the Rapid Intervention Battalion, outside Djibouti City June 25, 2018. Members of the RIB go through a five week course covering combatives, weapons, and combat lifesaving skills.
RMPH6757Djiboutian community members spectate a soccer game between U.S. Army soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division and Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) assigned to the Rapid Intervention Battalion, outside Djibouti City June 25, 2018. Members of the RIB go through a five week course covering combatives, weapons, and combat lifesaving skills.
A Djiboutian soldier with the Rapid Intervention Battalion during infantry tactics and procedures training taught by U.S. Forces December 18, 2018 near Djibouti City, Djibouti.
RMR92Y2TA Djiboutian soldier with the Rapid Intervention Battalion during infantry tactics and procedures training taught by U.S. Forces December 18, 2018 near Djibouti City, Djibouti.
1st Lt. Rolando Fernandez, platoon leader, 1st Battalion, 200th Infantry Regiment (1-200 In), Alpha Company, New Mexico Army National Guard, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), defends a Djiboutian Army Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) soldier during a soccer match near Djibouti City, Djibouti, Jan. 30, 2020. Events such as the soccer match strengthen relationships and build esprit de corps between CJTF-HOA service members and RIB soldiers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Murakami)
RM2GYMCFX1st Lt. Rolando Fernandez, platoon leader, 1st Battalion, 200th Infantry Regiment (1-200 In), Alpha Company, New Mexico Army National Guard, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), defends a Djiboutian Army Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) soldier during a soccer match near Djibouti City, Djibouti, Jan. 30, 2020. Events such as the soccer match strengthen relationships and build esprit de corps between CJTF-HOA service members and RIB soldiers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Murakami)
U.S. Army Sergeant Vincent Merriman, 141st Infantry Regiment, monitors Djiboutian soldiers during a react-to-fire exercise April 16, 2018 near Djibouti City, Djibouti. U.S. service members are working closely with the Djiboutian Army to create a Rapid Intervention Battalion.
RM2B09W5RU.S. Army Sergeant Vincent Merriman, 141st Infantry Regiment, monitors Djiboutian soldiers during a react-to-fire exercise April 16, 2018 near Djibouti City, Djibouti. U.S. service members are working closely with the Djiboutian Army to create a Rapid Intervention Battalion.
Djiboutian soldiers march in formation following the culminating exercise of a five-week training cycle for the newly formed Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB), a Djiboutian army crisis response unit, at a site outside Djibouti City, May 3, 2018.  U.S. Army Soldiers from Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, Texas National Guard, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa conducted the RIB training. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy M. Ahearn)
RMMKBDRBDjiboutian soldiers march in formation following the culminating exercise of a five-week training cycle for the newly formed Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB), a Djiboutian army crisis response unit, at a site outside Djibouti City, May 3, 2018. U.S. Army Soldiers from Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, Texas National Guard, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa conducted the RIB training. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy M. Ahearn)
Djiboutian soldiers march in formation following the culminating exercise of a five-week training cycle for the newly formed Rapid Intervention Battalion May 3, 2018 near Djibouti City, Djibouti. U.S. service members are working closely with the Djiboutian Army to create a Rapid Intervention Battalion.
RM2B09W4BDjiboutian soldiers march in formation following the culminating exercise of a five-week training cycle for the newly formed Rapid Intervention Battalion May 3, 2018 near Djibouti City, Djibouti. U.S. service members are working closely with the Djiboutian Army to create a Rapid Intervention Battalion.
U.S. Army soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division demonstrate searching a hostile enemy for new members of the Rapid Intervention Battalion, a Djiboutian army crisis response unit, at a site outside Djibouti City, June 25, 2018. Members of the RIB go through a five week course covering combatives, weapons, and combat lifesaving skills.
RMPH675EU.S. Army soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division demonstrate searching a hostile enemy for new members of the Rapid Intervention Battalion, a Djiboutian army crisis response unit, at a site outside Djibouti City, June 25, 2018. Members of the RIB go through a five week course covering combatives, weapons, and combat lifesaving skills.
A Djiboutian soldier evacuates a simulated casualty during the culminating exercise of a five-week training cycle for the newly formed Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB), a Djiboutian army crisis response unit, at site outside Djibouti City, May 3, 2018.  U.S. Army Soldiers from Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, Texas National Guard, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa conducted the RIB training. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy M. Ahearn)
RMMKBDRAA Djiboutian soldier evacuates a simulated casualty during the culminating exercise of a five-week training cycle for the newly formed Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB), a Djiboutian army crisis response unit, at site outside Djibouti City, May 3, 2018. U.S. Army Soldiers from Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, Texas National Guard, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa conducted the RIB training. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy M. Ahearn)