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Runners make their way across the Grand Bara Desert during the Annual Grand Bara 15K race Dec. 17, 2015, in Djibouti. Most races start with a gunshot, but the Grand Bara traditionally starts with a flyover of French Mirage fighter jets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)
Runners make their way across the Grand Bara Desert during the Annual Grand Bara 15K race Dec. 17, 2015, in Djibouti. Most races start with a gunshot, but the Grand Bara traditionally starts with a flyover of French Mirage fighter jets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)
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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.

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.

State, Defense department officials focus on East Africa security

U.S. Embassy representatives from eight East African nations joined military leaders from U.S. Africa Command and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonnier Jan. 24, for the 2017 East Africa Security Synchronization Conference.

Security conference aligns military, political priorities for East Africa

U.S. military and Department of State representatives assembled at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, for the annual East Africa Security Synchronization Conference to synchronize and prioritize activities in East Africa.

U.S., Japanese, French, Italian militaries partner for first multilateral NEO exercise in Africa

Initiated by the Japanese military, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) supported a joint-nation noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) exercise and training here, Sept. 29.