U.S. Navy Master at Arms 2nd Class Dontay Harris, a military working dog (MWD) handler deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, assists a member of the Kenya Defence Force’s (KDF) 1st Canine Regiment during a bite training demonstration with his MWD Gina. U.S. and Kenyan MWD handlers were able to share insights into their profession during the week-long exchange between the Civil Affairs Battalion’s Functional Specialty Team assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and the Kenya Defence Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kirsten Brandes) Kenya Defence Forces, U.S. canine handlers exchange knowledge U.S. Navy Master at Arms 2nd Class Dontay Harris, a military working dog (MWD) handler deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, assists a member of the Kenya Defence Force’s (KDF) 1st Canine Regiment during a bite training demonstration with his MWD Gina. U.S. and Kenyan MWD handlers were able to share insights into their profession during the week-long exchange between the Civil Affairs Battalion’s Functional Specialty Team assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and the Kenya Defence Force. Read more >
Amb. Larry André Jr., right, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti, speaks to an embassy official and U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalions 1 and 18, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, during a visit to the construction site of the future Ali Oune, Djibouti, Women’s Medical Clinic, Dec. 3, 2018. Slated for completion by January 2019, the clinic is intended to enhance the Ministry of Health for Djibouti’s ability to provide basic medical, birth and after care to the Ali Oune village and its more than 1,000 residents and rural neighbors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel) U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti visits Ali Oune Medial Clinic site Amb. Larry André Jr., right, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti, speaks to an embassy official and U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalions 1 and 18, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, during a visit to the construction site of the future Ali Oune, Djibouti, Women’s Medical Clinic, Dec. 3, 2018. Read more >
A U.S. Soldier poses for a photo with an officer in the Chinese military after exchanging patches. Nearly 200 members of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa ran alongside 2,500 Djiboutian, Chinese, and coalition service members and civilians during the 15k (9.3 mile) race across a stretch of Djibouti’s Grand Bara Desert, Dec. 13. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Olivia Cobiskey) CJTF-HOA participates in Foreign Legion’s annual Grand Bara 15k race to strengthen partnerships The sonic boom of a pair of French Mirage fighter jets signified the start of the 36th annual Grand Bara Run, where nearly 200 members of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa ran alongside 2,500 Djiboutian, Chinese and coalition service members and civilians during the 15k (9.3 mile) race across a stretch of Djibouti’s Grand Bara Desert, Dec. 13. Read more >
Amb. Donald Yamamoto, U.S. Ambassador to Somalia, addresses U.S. diplomats and joint service personnel at a meeting during the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) East Africa Security Forum (EASF) at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti Dec. 13, 2018. The EASF provides opportunities for CJTF-HOA and interagency leaders to assess and align efforts, and develop synchronized courses of action that support common goals. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nick Scott) State, Defense department officials meet, discuss future of East Africa More than 30 U.S. State Department officials, representing 12 East Africa countries, joined military leaders from the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) for an East Africa Security Forum at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, December 11-13. Read more >
U.S. Army Spc. Legend Khotsombath, assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa communications directorate, explains parts of a satellite unit during an Africa Data Sharing Network (ADSN), version two, information exchange with Djibouti Army (FAD) soldiers at FAD Headquarters, Djibouti, Dec. 26, 2018. The ADSN works as an internal network that the African Union Mission in Somalia troop-contributing countries can use to communicate and share information amongst each other. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel) Africa Data Sharing Network information exchange prepares Djiboutian soldiers for deployment to Somalia Four U.S. Army Soldiers from the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa communications directorate held an Africa Data Sharing Network, version two, information exchange with Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) soldiers Dec. 26, at FAD Headquarters in Djibouti. Read more >
A U.S. Navy Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, works on a drop ceiling during the construction of the future Ali Oune, Djibouti, Women’s Medical Clinic, Dec. 27, 2018. The clinic is intended to enhance the Ministry of Health for Djibouti’s ability to provide basic medical, birth and after care to the Ali Oune village and its more than 1,000 residents and rural neighbors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel) Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image A U.S. Navy Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, works on a drop ceiling during the construction of the future Ali Oune, Djibouti, Women’s Medical Clinic, Dec. 27, 2018. The clinic is intended to enhance the Ministry of Health for Djibouti’s ability to provide basic medical, birth and after care to the Ali Oune village and its more than 1,000 residents and rural neighbors. Read more >
Republic of Korea Marine Maj. Hyunchang Choi, far right end, a foreign liaison officer (FLO) assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), starts a discussion during the first-ever formal meeting between FLOs and U.S. military members assigned to CJTF-HOA, and officials from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in Djibouti, Jan. 16, 2019. The purpose of the meeting was for both parties to familiarize themselves with each other’s missions and goals through a short information exchange and set the stance for future meetings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel) CJTF-HOA kick starts first-ever relationship with Intergovernmental Authority on Development Foreign Liaison Officers and U.S. military members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa met for the first time in a formal meeting with officials from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development Jan. 16 in Djibouti. Read more >

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