At the invitation of Brigadier General Tsegay Tessema Niguse, the Ethiopian National Defense Force's (ENDF) Inspector General (IG), the U.S. Africa Command IG Office conducted an IG Inspections seminar for the ENDF IG staff at the Defense Industry Training Institute (DITI) in Addis Ababa from 7-11 June. Instructors included Maj John Pease, USAF and Mr. Tony Dunn from the AFRICOM IG office, and CDR Scott Bell, USN, the IG for the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, who led the sem
The 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, Kansas National Guard conducted a Relief in Place and Transfer of Authority with the 1st Battalion 65th Infantry Regiment, Puerto Rico National Guard June 24, 2010 at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The 2/137 CAB assumed the lead in force protection and watch standing duties at the camp.
Relief in Place and Transfer of Authority (RIP/TOA) is the process where one battalion takes the place of another. Over the next several days, eac
Seabees from NMCB 7 Detachment Horn of Africa (HOA) are improving living conditions for service members assigned to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
SNMCB 7 Detachment Horn of Africa (HOA) departed Gulfport, Mississippi on February 5, 2010 for a regularly scheduled 10-month deployment in support of the U.S Africa Command mission.
Detachment Seabees, assigned to augment Camp Lemonnier Public Works Department, began construction of additional living quarters to service members stationed ab
U.S. Army Civil Affairs Functional Specialty team 353 collaborated with the Djiboutian Ministry of Health to provide medical, optical and dental treatment to the people of Tadjoura, Djibouti, June 2, 2010.
The Medical Civic Action Program, or MEDCAP, is the first time the U.S. military has held this type of clinic in the Tadjoura region of Djibouti. The team consisted of 14 people, including two doctors, two general medics, two veterinarians and two veterinarian technicians.
Service members gathered for a Memorial Day ceremony in Djibouti, May 31, 2010, honoring those who have died while serving Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa.
Rear Admiral Brian Losey, CJTF-HOA commander, said that those who have died in the service of their country will not be forgotten and that the sacrifices of those left behind are not in vain. "From the sting of losing friends, to comforting their families, we know how important it is that they will not be forgotten,"
U.S. Navy midshipmen and U.S. Army cadets joined together to complete the French Foreign Legion's Nautical Obstacle Course as part of a teambuilding exercise in Djibouti, May 27, 2010.
The midshipmen and cadets are touring the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa's area of operation during a summer program that trains future U.S. military leaders.
The course consists of nine unique water obstacles where teamwork and leadership skills are required to complete the cours
Soldiers of the Ugandan People's Defence Force (UPDF) practiced their ability to handle non-combat operations during two weeks of Civil-Military Operations (CMO) training at Kasenyi Training Facility in Entebbe, Uganda, May 10-21, 2010.
The CMO training is a new block of instruction in an ongoing 16-week long full spectrum operations course of informative discussions and best practices. The CMO block covered topics ranging from human rights and mediations to working with internatio
Approximately 35 people representing the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, and Camp Lemonnier took part in a rare ceremony on Memorial Day, May 31, 2010, to honor American-born Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot Officer Lawrence R. Maguire who died when his plane crashed in Djibouti during World War II.
Pilot Officer Maguire, a Native of East Orange, New Jersey, was assigned to the 8th Royal Air Force Squadron (British Royal Air Force) out of Khormaksar,
Imam Walid Habash, a Muslim chaplain for the U.S Air Force, joined other military chaplains for a recent trip to strengthen relationships between the American people and Muslim communities in East Africa, May 2010.
U.S. Air Force Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) Gary Snyder, U.S. Air Force Chaplain (Captain) Habash, U.S. Navy Chaplain (Captain) Robert Young and U.S. Army Chaplain (Colonel) David Colwell met African community, religious and government leaders in four countries during the 13