We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for July 9, 2012

US Air Force pararescuemen and Army Soldiers prepare to cross-load simulated casualties from a Marine MH-53 to an Air Force HC-130J Combat King II during a training exercise at an improvised landing strip in the Grand Bara Desert, Djibouti. The joint service exercise took place in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. US Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Donald R. Allen.

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