The commander and deputy commander of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) attended the graduation ceremony of 32 military officers from nine East African countries who successfully completed the Peace Operations Staff Course conducted by CJTF-HOA.
U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Anthony M. Kurta, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's commander, and U.S. Army Brigadier General Chris Leins, deputy commander, visited the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC
Soldiers of the Tennessee National Guard's 775th Engineering Detachment (EN) welcomed their commander, Brigadier General Robert A. Harris, to Djibouti on February 20, 2009.
Harris spent the day touring the Dikhil region of Djibouti, where his guardsmen have lived and worked since September, 2008. He saw first hand how his soldiers are making an impact.
The 775th EN is a well-drilling unit and part of the 194th Engineering Battalion, which falls under the Tennessee Army Nation
Service members of all branches and backgrounds from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa gathered for an observance of Black History Month at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti on February 20, 2009.
The Joint Force Five (E-5) and Echo Six (E-6) Associations organized the event at the base club 11 Degrees North to acknowledge past challenges and look forward to the promise of the future.
Navy Captain Patrick Gibbons, Camp Lemonnier's commanding officer, spoke about how far the milit
Service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa made a series of house calls during a Medical Civic Action project in Ethiopia January 28 - February 13, 2009.
Personnel from each military branch and several occupational fields worked with the local government and volunteers to deliver free care to 5,097 villagers in four remote locations.
"Some of these people have never seen a doctor or dentist before," said mission non-commissioned-officer-in-charge Army Sta
Rear Admiral Anthony M. Kurta assumed command of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa during a change-of-command ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, February 5, 2009.
Kurta, a 27-year Navy veteran, assumed command from Rear Admiral Philip H. Greene, who led the command since February 2008.
CJTF-HOA became part of U.S. Africa Command in October, 2008, with a focus on building regional security capacity and relationships, and beginning the transition of Camp Lemonnier from an
A Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopter flew back to the United States, January 29, 2009, in the belly of an Air Force C-5 Galaxy cargo jet. The mission returned the helicopter to its home station in North Carolina by way of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, South Carolina.
The C-5, which belongs to the Air Force's 337th Airlift Squadron from Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts, was detailed in Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti to return the CH-53E to the United