Camp service members began building an Eco-Dome prototype August 24, 2010 as an example of future building endeavors.
An Eco-Dome is an igloo-type structure built from stabilized earth, sandbags and barbed wire and is an inexpensive alternative to brick-and-mortar structures.
"(The idea came) from a corporation called Cal-Earth out of California," said U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Joshua Erickson, 418th Civil Affairs Battalion Charlie Company team sergeant. "There was a situation in a
Despite a busy four-day, three-country trip through Africa with engagements day and night, General William "Kip" Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, set time aside to attend an important Muslim tradition during Ramadan -- an iftar on Camp Lemonnier August 20, 2010.
Hosted by coalition officers of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, the iftar, which translates to “dinner” in English, was attended by numerous African, Middle Eastern, Asian and European diplomats and military of
Nine coalition officers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa expanded their multi-national coalition efforts by visiting the French frigate Dupleix (D 641) in Djibouti Port August 14, 2010. Representing nations from Africa, Europe and Asia, the coalition officers were provided a tour of the warship and engaged in an English-speaking dialog with its officers.
"It's my second time on a ship since I've been in Djibouti," said Egyptian Army Lieutenant Colonel Ahmad E
Kitgum High School and the U.S. Embassy in Uganda celebrated the dedication ceremony of the school's new cafeteria August 10, 2010. The cafeteria was dedicated in honor of late U.S. Army Captain Benjamin Sklaver.
Sklaver served with the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Kitgum civil affairs team in 2008. He is credited with bringing clean drinking water to impoverished villages in northern Uganda and leading renovation efforts to restore damaged government buildings. Sklav
Residents of Ali Sabieh, members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and the U.S. Embassy came together to commemorate the completion of the Ali Sabieh Library renovation at its grand opening ceremony August 1, 2010. Community members celebrated by reading poetry, performing skits, playing music and dancing to drums.
The library was originally opened in 2006. In April 2010, ALO-ASKA or "friends of
open books" Library Association initiated the renovation project to provide
Residents of Hawi Gudina, West Hararghe zone, Oromia regional state, Ethiopia, received aid in the form of nearly 900 long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) from a U.S. Army Civil Affairs team assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, July 27, 2010.
Hawi Gudina is a recently resettled village in the southern part of Ethiopia, and is experiencing an outbreak of malaria, due to heavy rains in the area which created standing water, a breeding ground for the malaria carrying A