On the first of October, CJTF-HOA transitioned from US Central Command to the newest combatant command in the Department of Defense, US Africa Command. As our new commander, General Kip Ward said when he visited us in Djibouti in late September, as Africa Command will "increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our military programs on this continent."
Africa Command consolidates US military operations under one unified command where, in the past, Africa had been split betwee
The Djiboutian Institute of Arts and service members deployed to Camp Lemonnier with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa teamed up to host an art exhibition on October 20, 2008.
The local art institute shared their culture with American forces through paintings and music.
Hansna Maki, director of Djiboutian Institute of Arts, explained, "As instructors, it's our job to promote our artists and help them to interact with the outside world. Camp Lemonnier is like a city w
Members of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) joined officials from American and Ethiopian governments, school administrators, and local citizens to celebrate the dedication of the refurbished Abadir Primary School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 16, 2008.
The eight month project was the result of a partnership between Naval Marine Construction Battalion 4, CJTF-HOA, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Embassy. The team upgraded faci
Members of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) joined Ugandan Ministry of Health personnel, municipality leaders and residents of the village of Kitgum to celebrate the dedication of a new pediatric clinic and a public library on September 23, 2008.
A ceremony marked the completion of a cooperative effort to bring a pediatric ward to the people of Kitgum. Local elders spoke of the many benefits the new clinic will provide by increasing the medical capacity in the region
Kenyan government officials along with the United States Geological Survey and Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) personnel came together for an eight-day water workshop conference to discuss ways to better understand ground water exploration through data analysis.
The workshop focused on rainfall and runoff and the use of geophysics instrumentation to assist in locating fresh drinkable water for the population.
Conference participants viewed Kenya, with a population