M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) line the edge of the tarmac at Mogadishu Airport. US Marines are gathered around each vehicle. An USAF C-5 Galaxy faces the camera in the background. The Marines are being deployed to the Northern Somali town of Bardera to provide security, arriving in the early morning hours on Christmas Day 1993. This mission is in support of Operation Restore Hope