For the first time in more than two years, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), invited various local Djiboutian vendors onto camp for the opportunity to sell items and build relationships with American consumers during a three-day bazaar November 20-22, 2009.
"The Camp Lemonnier bazaar, coordinated by our Navy Exchange and supported by the National Tourism Office of Djibouti, was a resounding success," said Camp Lemonnier Commanding Officer Captain Bill Finn. "Building upon our relations
A contingent of the U.S. Army's 4/78th Battalion, Delta Company Civil Affairs and volunteers from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, visited a small village called Camel Douda in Djibouti to provide clothes, soccer balls, and a movie to local residents, November 12, 2009.
Upon arrival, the team, led by U.S. Army Sergeant Lldemaro Montejo, was welcomed by Chief Mussa of the small Djiboutian village. It was not the first time that Camp Lemonnier service members visited Came
It is not unusual for a Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) chaplain and team to travel more than 1,000 miles to minister to forward-deployed troops, but at the end of one particular trip to Uganda, the chaplain's team members found themselves on a whole new mission ... this time to help an African man.
On November 1, 2009, just outside a hotel in the Ugandan capitol city of Kampala, Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) Michael Warner, took a stroll down a busy street wh
In late August of 2005, the St. Paul's Episcopal Church and School in the Lakeview community of New Orleans was under 10 feet of stagnant water in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The historic brick church, with its 15-foot, 150-year-old Tiffany stained-glass windows, was directionless and in need of assistance.
At roughly the same time, an Episcopal Navy Chaplain (Captain) William R. Hood, was in search of a new mission. Hood, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom who had seen c
Americans celebrated Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, commemorating the first anniversary of the end of World War 1 by honoring the nation’s fallen warriors and calling for a lasting peace. Soon veterans became part of the annual event, and in 1938 Congress declared Armistice Day a legal holiday. On June 1, 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor all U.S. veterans.
Veterans now number more than 20 million in the United States. Our veterans, past and present, deserve
While on convoy patrol one day in late October, U.S. Army Sergeant Hipolito Nieves noticed a wet spot on the ground at a checkpoint outside Camp Lemonnier. He searched the area and confirmed with his convoy commander that someone had been there and likely fled upon their approach. This defensive posture is one of many patrols conducted around the perimeter to protect the camp.
This event is a snapshot of life for the U.S. Army's 1-65th Infantry Battalion, Charlie Company, a Nationa
U.S. servicemembers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) provided more than 600 students at Tongoni and Mleni Primary Schools in Tanga, Tanzania, with school supplies November 2, 2009.
The 1700-pound delivery of supplies consisted of paper, pencils, and erasers, and followed a renovation project conducted at the Tongini Primary School earlier this year.
The supplies were donated by People to People International, a not-for-profit organization based in