Flintlock 2014 in Photos

by ptinti


Yesterday marked the end of Flintlock 2014, an African-led military exercise sponsored every year by U.S. Africa Command in the “Trans-Sahel.” This year, Flintlock was held in Niger. Here are some photos from the three forward operating bases that served as the key locations for the exercise.

NIAMEY, Niger — Over the last three weeks, special forces from over a dozen countries, including the U.S., descended on the West African nation of Niger as part of Flintlock 2014.


Below are some of my photos from Flintlock 2014, which I hope will give readers an added sense of what the exercise looked like on the ground.

Click here to view the photos.