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PJs deploy to Africa

131th Rescue Squadron

Airmen from the 131st Rescue Squadron departed from here to Djibouti for a three month deployment December 28.

MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD, Calif. -- Airmen from the 131st Rescue Squadron departed from here to Djibouti for a three month deployment December 28.

The 20 Airmen, which included pararescuemen, combat rescue officers, parachute riggers, and support personnel, deployed to provide combat search and rescue support for Operation Enduring Freedom's Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.

Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa works to prevent conflict, promote regional stability and protect coalition interests in east Africa and Yemen through humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, and civic action programs to include medical and veterinary care, school and medical clinic construction and water development projects, according to the CJTF-HOA website.