U.S. Army Soldiers with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's East Africa Response Force (EARF) load onto a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Dec. 18, 2013. The EARF deployed to South Sudan supporting the ordered departure of the U.S. Embassy. The EARF is part of a new Defense Department initiative of regionally aligned forces, which provides the commander of U.S. Africa Command an additional capability to respond to crises and contingencies within East Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Micah Theurich/NOT RELEASED)