Where There’s Smoke, There’s “Fire in the Hole!”

Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa U.S. Navy explosive warfare specialists prepare to search a cordoned area of a Djiboutian range complex for unexploded ordnance (UXO) near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Nov. 6, 2017. Teams from the U.S. and France spent the day sweeping the range and detonating UXO found in the area. The mission promoted partnerships between the two militaries while providing safer routes of travel through the area. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Allyson L. Manners)
Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa U.S. Navy explosive warfare specialists prepare to search a cordoned area of a Djiboutian range complex for unexploded ordnance (UXO) near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Nov. 6, 2017. Teams from the U.S. and France spent the day sweeping the range and detonating UXO found in the area. The mission promoted partnerships between the two militaries while providing safer routes of travel through the area. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Allyson L. Manners)
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Where There’s Smoke, There’s “Fire in the Hole!”

Members of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Explosive Ordnance Disposal (CJTF-HOA EOD) team continued their work with their French counterparts by clearing parts of the Djiboutian Range Complex and disposing of unexploded ordnance (UXO) left behind by past training missions, Nov. 6, 2017.

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.

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.

CJTF-HOA civil affairs veterinarians assist in diminishing animal disease, overpopulation in Djibouti

The Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa’s 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion (CAB) Functional Specialty Group (FXSP) veterinarians spayed, dewormed and immunized the cats of Caritas Djibouti here, Aug 30.

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.