Leaders preparing to deploy to Djibouti in January as the next headquarters staff at Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa wrapped up the first phase of a new, four-part training program designed to prepare them as well as the follow-on task force for the unique, strategically important mission, November 22, 2010.
The core staff for the new headquarters spent last week with U.S. 2nd Fleet at Norfolk Naval Station, Virginia, where they focused on the academic, "big picture" is
U.S. Navy Maritime Civil Affairs Team (MCAT) 205 attended a dedication ceremony of 200 new desks at the Ziwani primary school in the Tana Delta District of Eastern Kenya, November 17, 2010.
According to U.S. Navy Chief Equipment Operator Matthew White, team engineer, the project was nominated in April 2010 by MCAT 205's predecessors, MCAT 115, when the team visited the school and found two expansion classrooms that had no desks and the students were sitting on the bare dirt floor.
It wasn't that long ago that four members of Maritime Civil Affairs Team 215 didn't know what their next career in the military was going to be, and if they would have the opportunity to work together again. The four Navy Reservists were members of Inshore Boat Unit 24 and had just learned their unit was being decommissioned.
As is often the case, when one door shuts, another door opens. Senior Chief Petty Officer Nick Dimatteo learned of an opportunity to start an MCAT detachm
The Djiboutian Red Crescent Society (DRCS) held a two-day Superadobe Training Seminar in partnership with a team from the U.S. Army 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, Charlie Company, October 28, 2010.
U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Joshua Erickson, a graduate of The California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture (Cal-Earth) Superadobe training course, led volunteers through step-by-step instruction, which provided students with the fundamental skills to build a dome. Each student worked on a
Service members aboard Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, were treated to a slice of home October 27, 2010, when Chicago-style pizzas were served up at the Camp dining facilities.
The non-profit organization Pizza 4 Patriots sent 1,000 pizzas to honor the service of the men and women of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier. The organization has sent more than 46,000 pizzas to U.S. military personnel overseas.
"Our service members are making a huge difference in promo