M. Ahmed Mohamed Madar, Djibouti executive secretary of disaster management, speaks during an Emergency Response Information Exchange multinational discussion, Feb. 12, 2019 at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The three-day discussion included representatives from the U.S., Japan, Germany, Italy, France, Spain and Djibouti, who identified various capabilities each nation can offer during the event of a natural disaster in Djibouti, including communication equipment, emergency vehicles and medical support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos) Djibouti officials, U.S., coalition forces meet to coordinate emergency response effort for future crisis M. Ahmed Mohamed Madar, Djibouti executive secretary of disaster management, speaks during an Emergency Response Information Exchange multinational discussion, Feb. 12, 2019 at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The three-day discussion included representatives from the U.S., Japan, Germany, Italy, France, Spain and Djibouti, who identified various capabilities each nation can offer during the event of a natural disaster in Djibouti, including communication equipment, emergency vehicles and medical support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos) Read more >
U.S. military senior officers participate in the Capstone Military Leadership Program classroom session at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 13, 2019. Capstone is a joint-service professional military education course for newly-promoted brigadier generals and rear admirals serving in the U.S. military. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nick Scott) CJTF-HOA hosts 2019 Capstone cohort Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa hosted a Capstone Military Leadership Program for newly-promoted, U.S military general and flag officers from around the globe at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 13-14, 2019. Read more >
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brian Zimmerman, an operations NCO from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, works with children during an English Discussion Group in Tadjourah, Djibouti, Feb. 12, 2019. More than 90 Djiboutian youth and adults attended the group where students develop practical linguistic and rhetorical skills through conversation with English-speaking U.S. service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel) Civil affairs Soldiers continue tradition in Tadjourah with Centre De Femmes empowerment center Variety is the spice of life, and with a variance of English language skills and understanding comes a competitive edge in career choices and life choices. East African children and adults in Tadjourah, Djibouti, meet weekly with U.S. Army civil affairs Soldiers led by Bravo Company, 404th CA Battalion, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, in conjunction with the Centre De Femmes, an empowerment center, in information exchanges called English Discussion Groups. Read more >
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Leah Tingley, a veterinarian assigned to the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, Functional Specialty Cell Veterinary Team, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, checks a goat’s health while meeting with local pastoralists to promote better herd-health management and to facilitate communication for further engagements during a veterinary civic action project (VETCAP) in Oulma, Djibouti, Feb. 14, 2019. The purpose of civil affairs VETCAPs is to build relationships with local community animal health workers and the Djiboutian Ministry of Livestock via animal health surveillance and to improve knowledge, skills, livestock medicine and best practices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel) U.S. Army veterinarians visit remote Djibouti village to promote herd health U.S. Army Soldiers from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, visited Oulma, Djibouti, Feb. 14, as part of a pre-deployment site visit. Read more >
A Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa foreign liaison officer from Germany fires a Beretta M9 pistol during weapons familiarization at the Djibouti Range Complex, Arta, Djibouti, Feb. 16, 2019. The course gave the foreign liaison officers an insight on the Beretta M9 pistol and stance techniques used by U.S. military members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos) CJTF-HOA staff share weapons techniques Joint personnel and eight foreign liaison officers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa participated in weapons familiarization at the Djibouti Range Complex, Arta, Djibouti, Feb. 16, 2019. Read more >
U.S. Navy Capt. Thomas Wall, chief of staff of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa,  greets Djiboutian army Gen. Zakaria Cheikh Ibrahim, chief of defense of Djibouti Armed Forces, during an anniversary ceremony at the Italian National Military Support Base, Djibouti, Feb. 19, 2019. Wall attended the ceremony, which celebrated the Italian base’s fifth year in Djibouti, to show support for U.S. partner and coalition forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos) CJTF-HOA celebrates Italian base anniversary in Djibouti U.S. Navy Capt. Thomas Wall, chief of staff of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, greets Djiboutian army Gen. Zakaria Cheikh Ibrahim, chief of defense of Djibouti Armed Forces, during an anniversary ceremony at the Italian National Military Support Base, Djibouti, Feb. 19, 2019. Wall attended the ceremony, which celebrated the Italian base’s fifth year in Djibouti, to show support for U.S. partner and coalition forces. Read more >

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