An improvised explosive device lies buried in the dirt, out of sight of a Humvee, during counter-improvised explosive device and explosive ordnance disposal training at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Nov. 30, 2012. This event helped foster mutual understanding between U.S. and Japanese forces and improved their ability to conduct integrated contingency operations in support of their mutual national interests and the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa mission to promote security and stability throughout East Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Photo by: Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano |  VIRIN: 130731-N-ZZ182-4383.jpg