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Thirty-Five Soldiers from the Djiboutian Army completed a Combat Life Saver Seminar coordinated by U.S. soldiers from Army Central Command (ARCENT) and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) August 6, 2009 at nearby Camp Chekh Osman.
The participants applied what they learned during the five days of classroom instruction to real-life scenarios on the final day of the seminar.
"I think it's a great opportunity and a huge challenge to partner with other nations by d
In partnership with the Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force (USDF), U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Army Africa kicked-off a two-week medical exercise with an opening ceremony at USDF headquarters in Swaziland, August 3, 2009.
The USDF co-director Lieutenant Colonel Moses Zwane thanked everyone for attending the ceremony and extended a warm welcome to the U.S. service members participating in the exercise.
"I am very pleased to be one of the MEDFLAG co-directors," Zwane said.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony July 30, 2009 celebrated the establishment of a U.S. military harbor security force at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
Officials from U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), the Djiboutian government, and U.S. and Djiboutian military personnel attended the ceremony at Port de Djibouti.
Commander of U.S. Africa Command General William 'Kip' Ward, CJTF-HOA Commander Rear Admiral Tony Kurta, Charge d'Affai
Representatives and service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, in conjunction with the government of Tanzania, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania, attended a dedication ceremony at the Tongoni Primary School, July 30, 2009.
More than 800 students, parents, teachers and local residents of Tanga Village attended the ceremony to celebrate the $186,000 in improvements to three previously existing school buildings, as well as const
Officials from United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), the Djiboutian government and U.S. and Djiboutian military personnel attended the ceremony at Port de Djibouti.
Commander of U.S. Africa Command, General William 'Kip' Ward, CJTF-HOA Commander Rear Admiral Tony Kurta, Charge d&
When Sergeant Major Brian Warren recently spoke to a group of officers about how to best support new soldiers and the importance of noncommissioned officer evaluations, his words were translated into Amharic -- the language of Ethiopia.
Warren, U.S. Army Africa's communications sergeant major, was one of several senior enlisted leaders from U.S. Army Africa and U.S. Africa Command who spent time mentoring Ethiopia National Defence Force (ENDF) officers -- the core cadre of instruct
Richard Nixon became 37th president of the United States, gas cost .35 cents per gallon, the New York Mets won the World Series in five games over the Baltimore Orioles, and Catharine Zeta-Jones, Brett Favre, Renee Zellweger and Jennifer Aniston were born. The year was 1969.
It was also the year Army Reserve Sergeant Major Samuel Stoner, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa's joint intelligence chief and senior enlisted advisor, was drafted into the military, April 21. Stoner
More than 300 students from Douda de Ecole Primary School will benefit from a new dining facility built by Seabees with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa in July 2009.
Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 from Gulfport, Mississippi recently laid a 2,100-square foot foundation and vertical columns for the dining facility, which will be completed in time for the new school year.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Lahey said before Seabees began building the canti
U.S. Africa Command's deputy to the commander for military operations, Vice Admiral Robert Moeller, joined U.S. service members with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and Kenyan government officials for the inaugural Maritime Center of Excellence graduation at Kenyan Port Authority's Bandari College, July 10, 2009.
Speaking to the graduates and attendees of the event, Moeller said that completing the three-week course was important, not only to the students' own per
Service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa have deployed to assist with search-and-rescue operations of Yemeni Air Flight 626, an Airbus A310 that crashed on June 30, 2009 in the Indian Ocean 10 kilometers off shore during its final approach to the Comoros airport.
The U.S. Embassy for Madagascar and Comoros requested assistance from U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) to provide search-and-rescue assistance to the Comoros government.
Members of CJTF-HOA, including
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), completed its sixth military-to-military training Uganda Counter Terrorism Course as 134 Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers graduated during a ceremony at Kasenyi training school on June 16, 2009.
Leaders from both CJTF-HOA and UPDF spoke during the ceremony and congratulating the soldiers on completing the course and challenging them to share what they learned with others.
"This training is an excellent example
Rear Admiral Anthony Kurta, commander of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) described the mission and activities of CJTF-HOA, April 27, 2009 to Al-Jazeera English reporter Regeh Omaar, the lead presenter of the network's Witness program. CJTF-HOA, a component of U.S. Africa Command, works with African nations to foster security and stability in the Horn of Africa.
In addition to interviews with Kurta and General William Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, Om
Hundreds of students, parents, teachers, and local residents from Ziwani Village in Tanzania attended a dedication ceremony June 10, 2009 to celebrate the re-opening of the Ziwani Primary School following renovations to seven primary school classrooms and a nursery school classroom.
The $178,000 renovation project, funded by Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), in coordination with the Tanzanian government and the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania, also included rehabilitation o
Residents of Tanga, Tanzania, gathered with U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), June 11, 2009 to dedicate the newly-renovated Mafurko Clinic.
The $59,000 renovation project was funded by CJTF-HOA. It included the rehabilitation of seven existing rooms in the clinic, and construction of a two-room addition. The project also included the rehabilitation of an existing latrine, the installation of a medical incinerator and the construction o
U.S. Africa Command and the U.S. Embassy in Mauritius, supported by the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa conducted an East Africa Region Spill Preparedness and Response workshop June 1-3, 2009 in Balaclava, Mauritius.
More than 35 stakeholders from the islands of Mauritius and Seychelles participated in the workshop. The participants included representative from the Department of Risk and Disaster Management, Ministry of Environment, Mauritius ports authority, Mauritius police
More than 500 Ugandan residents attended the dedication of a new concrete bridge --one that will improve the lives of thousands by providing them with year-round access to the market and aiding in the delivery of humanitarian supplies.
U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Anthony M. Kurta, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) commander and a speaker at the dedication, said it was the collective talent and skill of the service members from the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF)
Captain William E. Finn assumed command as the ninth Camp Lemonnier commanding officer during a change-of-command ceremony on May 20, 2009.
Finn, a 23-year Navy veteran, assumed command from Captain Patrick J. Gibbons, who had been the commanding officer since June.
"We have indeed accomplished a great deal in the past year," said Gibbons.
Gibbons said that focus and the teamwork concept have helped him achieve success throughout his entire career.
"The efforts of ord
Celebrities visited service members at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti during the Hollywood Handshake Tour May 15-16, 2009.
Christian Slater, Zac Levi, Joel Moore, and Kal Penn made the visit to personally thank members for their sacrifice and dedication.
"I have such a respect for the military," said Zac Levi of NBC's action series "Chuck." "To be a part of something so important, not just to our country but to the whole world, I really think it's cool."
The line to meet
Seabees assigned to the Gulfport, Mississippi-based Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11, Detachment Horn of Africa (NMCB 11 Det. HOA) maintain what they call Civil Engineer Support Equipment, or CESE. That equipment is used daily by Seabees in construction and other operations in direct support of the Djibouti-based Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa mission.
"If we have to order a part to a forklift, it has to be ordered from the United States and it takes two weeks to get
Sailors from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 Detachment Horn of Africa (NMCB 11, Det. HOA), from Gulfport, Mississippi, have completed work on a concrete bridge of major importance to residents of Aroma and continue to work on a second one nearby.
The crew of Seabees built the Aromo low-water crossing bridge over a small river, replacing a lighter bridge that washed out during the last seasonal high floods and heavy rainfall. The bridge will once again connect the village of Arom
Sailors from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 Detachment Horn of Africa (NMCB 11, Det. HOA), from Gulfport, Mississippi, have completed work on a concrete bridge of major importance to local residents in Walela, Uganda and continue to work on a second one nearby.
The crew of Seabees built the Walela low-water crossing culvert bridge over a small river, replacing a lighter bridge that washed out during the last seasonal high floods and heavy rainfall. The bridge will once again con
U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 completed construction on a concrete, low-water crossing here May 7, 2009.
Completion of the culvert bridge at Walela will be of great benefit to local residents, according to Uganda Peoples' Defense Force (UPDF) Lieutenant B.Y. Gala. "This is a great development for the people of Uganda and this region and a great achievement for the U.S. Navy and the UPDF," Gala said.
Gala led a group of UPDF engineers who
Service members from Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) dedicated a new hospital during a ceremony in Pader, Uganda on May 5, 2009.
Construction on the hospital began after CJTF-HOA representatives visited the area in 2007 and asked local officials what would most help citizens in the area. The hospital was among the Ugandans' requests.
"This is a very important day for Pader District," said Pader District Local Government Chairman Odok Peter w'Oceng. "We
U.S. Army Chief of Staff General George W. Casey, Jr. visited with the service members of Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and Camp Lemonnier for the first time April 23, 2009.
"I am hugely impressed with the scope of the mission here and the impact the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines assigned here are making in this critical region of Africa," said Casey, who had just come from a conference of African, Central Asian and Middle Eastern service chiefs in Kenya t
Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (April 24, 2009) -- U.S. Army Chief of Staff General George W. Casey, Jr. visited with the service members of Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and Camp Lemonnier for the first time April 23.
“I am hugely impressed with the scope of the mission here and the impact the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines assigned here are making in this critical region of Africa,” said General Casey, who had just come from a conference of African, Central Asian an
Faculty and students of the Lycee D' Etat High School in Djibouti City, Djibouti, showed their school spirit April 6, 2009 while attending a basketball game between the Djiboutian and U.S. service members stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
A group of enlisted noncommissioned officers, referred to as Joint Forces Five (JFF), worked with the high school's recreation coordinator to organize the event.
Regardless of the game's final score, or who had the most assists or
Service members from U.S. Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa have located the wreckage of an Ilyshin II 76 aircraft that crashed in Lake Victoria and are conducting diving operations to retrieve information.
The contracted Soviet-era IL-76 was carrying tents and water purification units to Mogadishu in support of the African Union Mission in Somalia. All 11 people on-board died after the freighter crashed shortly after takeoff from Entebbe International Airport on March 9, 2009
Service members forward deployed at Camp Lemonnier gathered for the Camp's quarterly Safety Day, March 27, 2009.
The safety committee, made up of volunteers around Camp, took ownership of this project and started the planning process and brainstorming ideas in January.
"They came up with the concept, divided into task teams and brought it all together" said Navy Lieutenant Kay Gschwind, Camp Lemonnier safety officer.
Gschwind, a San Diego-native and 21-year Navy career o
Service members from Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa forward deployed to Uganda to conduct search and recovery operations of human remains and the flight data recorder from an Ilyushin II 76 aircraft wreckage.
All 11 people aboard the Soviet-era IL-76 freighter died in Uganda after it crashed into Lake Victoria shortly after takeoff from Entebbe International Airport on March 9, 2009.
According to Lieutenant Colonel Gregory Joachim, U.S. Embassy, Uganda Defense and Army A
Service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa are scheduled to assist the government of Uganda in conducting search and recovery operations of human remains and the flight data recorder from the wreckage an Ilyushin 76 aircraft that crashed on March 9 in Lake Victoria.
All 11 people aboard the Soviet-era cargo aircraft died when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Entebbe International Airport, near Kampala, Uganda.
The aircraft, en route to Mogadishu, Somalia,