Men and women of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier came together with a surprise of new shoes for the children of the National Center for the Protection of Juvenile Boys September 16, 2010. The idea for the drop came from the camp's Community Assistance Volunteers (CAV).
"There is a constant need for clothing and shoes," said Electronic Technician 1st Class David Corbin, CAV acting president. "If you look around the community there are always c
For most people, getting a glass of water or taking a shower requires a simple turn of a knob. For the residents of Fundo Island, a small islet that is part of Pemba Island, the act of getting water can involve a 16 mile round trip boat ride to Pemba and back, followed by an overland trek of up to 5 miles to get the water back to their villages.
Maritime Civil Affairs Team (MCAT) 115, based out of Little Creek, Virginia, and deployed to Tanzania as part of Combined Joint Task Force -
The Community Development Center (CDC) 5 stairwell in downtown Djibouti City was packed tight as more than 180 children rushed out of the building, each carrying a bundle of school supplies, a t-shirt and a smile passed on to them by the U.S. Army 418th Civil Affairs Battalion (CA BN) September 13, 2010.
The effort for the distribution was a close collaboration between U.S. Army Major Michael Guiles, 418th CA BN, and the director of School District 5, Mariam Youssouf.
The U.S. Army 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion took over as the battalion headquarters for the Horn of Africa in a transfer of authority flag unfurling ceremony September 14, 2010, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
The 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, the outgoing unit, was the first battalion headquarters to stand up on the African continent, according to U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hert, 418th Civil Affairs Battalion commander. The battalion also managed 12 civil affairs teams in seven
Five Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa coalition officers visited the Spanish Naval amphibious assault ship SPS Galicia September 1, 2010 to connect with their foreign counterparts and learn the mission.
The purpose of the coalition officer ship visit is to show the importance of the missions of other military branches and to see how similar they are, said Army Specialist Melissa Ortiz, CJTF-HOA assistant coalition officer coordinator. "It's a great chance for officers
A Camp Lemonnier boat crew patrolling the Djiboutian port provided rescue assistance to two Kempinski Hotel employees when the sea turned dangerous in the early evening of August 29, 2010.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Oliver and his crew out of Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron One, Detachment Bravo, were patrolling the harbor, securing U.S. Navy assets when he noticed two females on a stalled JetSki approaching the defense area.
"I had seen them go out earlier that