Camp Lemonnier held the first-ever Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Summit Conference, January 21-23, 2010.
The conference, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), gave military leaders a unique opportunity to listen to innovative strategies, technologies and future plans for the African region.
"This conference is the first of its kind for the Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa," said U.S. Air Force Colonel William Lewi
Twenty-one Tanzanians graduated from a two-week malaria microscopy course at the Tanzania National Health Laboratory and Quality Assurance Center, January 22, 2010.
The training came together through the cooperation and funding of multiple agencies within the U.S. government.
Seven Tanzanians from the November to December 2009 train-the-trainer course returned to instruct the students. They taught two methods of identifying malaria: rapid diagnostic testing and malaria microscopy.
U.S. Army General William "Kip" Ward, commander, U.S. Africa Command, visited Camp Lemonnier, January 26, 2010, to send off the outgoing U.S. Navy core staff and speak with the 1st Battalion, 65th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army National Guard.
"I wanted to come and show my appreciation to the departing staff," said Ward. "They've done exceptional work in moving ahead the mission of the task force, as well as combating (violent extremism) in this part of the region."
Service members from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, a component of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), delivered 1,000 packets of school supplies to children of the Rukuini Primary and Secondary schools in Eldoret, Kenya, January 7, 2010.
Donated by People to People International, the packets were delivered by the U.S. military to a school in need. The Catholic Diocese of Eldoret provided CJTF-HOA service members with a truck to move 100 boxes of school supplies to the schools.<
MARC PERELMAN: Hello and welcome to the France 24 interview. Today, we are welcoming Gen. Kip Ward. Gen. Kip Ward, you've served your country's military for the past four decades from Korea to Egypt to Somalia to Bosnia to Germany to Alaska. In 2005, you were in charge of coordinating security between Israel and the Palestinian Authority - very sensitive position, obviously.
Since late 2007, you are the first commander of the U.S. Africa Command, which is actually based in
General William Ward said U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) is not a police force for Africa but instead works with other nations to assist African nations in providing for their own security.
"I'm not Africa's policeman," Ward, commander of U.S. AFRICOM, said in a news roundtable January 6, 2010, at the U.S. Embassy in Paris. "But I do work in conjunction with the nations of the continent to give them, where we can, the additional capacity to provide for their own security. ... And
Students at the Ecole Douda School in Djibouti will now be able to enjoy lunch in the shade thanks to a new cantina provided by U.S. Navy Seabees at Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, January 6, 2010.
Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 homeported in Port Hueneme, California took the project from NMCB 11 in August and expect to complete the cantina by January 15.
"Right now our team is finishing the roof, sanding down the plaster and painting the facility,
The Djiboutian National Development Basketball Team traveled to Camp Lemonnier to play the Camp Lemonnier All-Stars in the first ever “Battle of the Black Top,” December 30, 2009, a game that was about more than just a score.
“This game is great for U.S. relations with our host nation Djibouti,” said U.S. Army Major Reginald Kornegay, coach of the Djiboutian National Development Team. “And it allows the Djiboutians to be brought into our world for a few hours while letting them showcase