CJTF-HOA welcomes new 449th AEG commander

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Bruzzini, 449th Air Expeditionary Group incoming commander, receives the 449th AEG flag from U.S. Air Force Col. Andra Kniep, 435th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, during the 449th AEG Change of Command ceremony June 6, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The passing of the flag is a military tradition signifying the change of authority and responsibility of a unit from one commander to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Bruzzini, 449th Air Expeditionary Group incoming commander, receives the 449th AEG flag from U.S. Air Force Col. Andra Kniep, 435th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, during the 449th AEG Change of Command ceremony June 6, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The passing of the flag is a military tradition signifying the change of authority and responsibility of a unit from one commander to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
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CJTF-HOA welcomes new 449th AEG commander

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Bruzzini assumed command of the 449th Air Expeditionary Group from U.S. Air Force Col. Daniel Duffy during the 449th AEG Change of Command ceremony June 6, 2016, at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti. U.S. Air Force Col. Andra Kniep, 435th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, served as the presiding officer for the ceremony.

CJTF-HOA welcomes new commander, senior enlisted leader

Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa welcomed U.S. Army Brig. Gen Kurt L. Sonntag and said farewell to U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Mark Stammer during a change of command ceremony April 13, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. U.S. Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commanding general for U.S. Africa Command, presided over the ceremony.

Incoming EARF completes validation, demonstrates crisis response capability

Within hours of being notified, CJTF-HOA’s East Africa Response Force prepared dozens of Soldiers and tons of supplies for takeoff during an emergency response exercise, validating the EARF’s rapid response capabilities.

CJTF-HOA welcomes new CSEL

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Butler Kendrick Jr. assumed responsibility as the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa command senior enlisted leader, succeeding U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Claudell Taylor, during a Relinquishment of Authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 19, 2015.

U.S. Marines strengthen Djiboutian Army by leading joint bilateral academy course in Africa

The U.S. Marine Corps is arguably one of the most revered institutions within the U.S. Department of Defense. So, when Combined Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) leadership recently welcomed members of the Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) into the U.S. Marine Corps Corporals Course, it was a distinct honor.