Malian soldiers return to an awaiting Air Force Special Operations Command CV-22 Osprey following a target engagement exercise during Exercise Flintlock in Bamako, Mali on Nov. 16, 2008. The multilateral exercise, which includes participation of key European nations, is designed to build relationships and capacity among security forces throughout the Trans-Saharan region of Africa. It was the first overseas deployment for AFSOC's new CV-22s.
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