Residents of Kelami, Ethiopia gathered with U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) June 5, 2008 to dedicate the newly-constructed Kelami Primary School facilities.
Civil engineers from CJTF-HOA partnered with community elders, staff from the Regional Minister of Education, Guryo-Samo General Contractors, and school staff to complete the school.
The project began in 2006 when the people of Kelami asked civil engineers to survey the previo
U.S. Soldiers raced to the aid of several injured Djiboutians following a vehicle rollover accident here June 24th.
Members of Charlie and Bravo Combat Search and Rescue platoons, 2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment, were in a five-vehicle convoy returning from a day of weapons training at a firing range. Not long after their convoy reached the highway, the Soldiers witnessed a dump truck veer off the paved road and then overturn.
There were roughly 60 Soldiers at the s
DJIBOUTI--Representatives from 10 East African nations, along with coalition partners from the United Kingdom, France and the United States participated in a week-long working group to help lay a foundation for partnership in the realm of maritime security.
Speakers from the various organizations presented on a wide range of topics including strategies for short and long term planning, pooling resources, regional cooperation and security considerations at sea. Also, representatives fro
Members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa joined with parents, teachers and community leaders June 11, 2008, to celebrate the dedication of the recently-renovated Lamu Girls' Secondary School.
"The new parts of our school are beautiful," said Madame Merry Makulwa, the school's principal. "Before, we had leaky roofs, no lights and drafty classrooms. Now we have new floors and ceilings, solid doors, new windows and even fans."
According to Makulwa,
U.S. service members with the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) made repairs at a local school near Djibouti on May 31, 2008, to improve conditions for teachers and students and allow a greater number of children to receive an education.
With an assortment of materials and construction skills, U.S. Seabees and soldiers completed a number of small projects and donated educational materials to Balbala primary school. The team replaced light fixtures, hinges and hasps on