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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
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
The week of July 12, 2010, African Union Commission's Peace and Support Operations Division (PSOD) Operational Division (PSOD) participated in a familiarization program that provided strategic level, operational level, and functional training.
Fifteen high-level military and civilian personnel assigned to PSOD took part in the one week training session that covered a variety of topics pertaining to the establishment and operation of the AU's Peace and Support Operations Center
A Meteorology and Oceanographic Center (METOC) team arrived at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to conduct a site visit with U.S. Department of State and the Ethiopian National Meteorological Agency (ENMA) July 19, 2010.
The visit is the final step in a series of engagements conducted by Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa METOC to determine suitable locations for weather sensor deployment. The team members observed operations at the ENMA, and shared insights and best practices gathered f
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
Charge d 'Affairs of the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda Anne Casper and the Mayor of Kicukiro District Jules Ndamage officially participated in a dedication of the newly renovated Masaka Secondary School in the Gasabo District of Kigali City, July 9, 2010.
Charge d' Affaires Casper said that it was a pleasure to return to Masaka Secondary School after she and other Americans participated in the construction of three classrooms last year. "In September of last year, just a few month
About 300 children from 10 surrounding villages took part in a celebration at the Gadeni Primary School July 12, 2010. The Gadeni School Choir, Baptist Choir and other groups from every village were in the celebrating mood, dancing, playing their customary instruments and singing in English with a Swahili accent, saying, "You're so lovely," "May God bless you," and many other harmonies to U.S. and Kenyan guests in attendance.
The Kenyans were celebrating the renovation and expansion
A team of civilian specialists is enhancing military operations in East Africa by providing their insights in support of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) mission.
The Socio-Cultural Research and Advisory Team (SCRAT) is based at the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to promote better understanding of the diverse ethnic and cultural environments found in East Africa. They add their collective regional experience into CJTF-HOA's operatio
Rwanda and the United States partnered in expanding the Masaka Secondary School near Kigali City and celebrated with a school dedication July 9, 2010. With more than 250 students in attendance, the dedication was symbolic of a successful joint effort project that improved the school and left a lasting impression on the community.
"We can't thank you enough for the things you have done for us," said 3rd year Masaka student Axel Hozo, who spoke during the ceremony. "We hope and dream
While many Americans were celebrating Independence Day in their back yards grilling, 15 cooks packed up their steaks and spices and came out to Africa.
Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ) troops were treated July 4th to steaks cooked by members of the Cooks of the Valley of 10,000 steaks, a volunteer organization led by Tom Anton.
This strike force is part of a larger task force of 60 cooks, mostly from Bakersfield, Calif., that flew out to barbecue for U.S. troops stationed at four lo
Members of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Rifle Team are setting their sights on excellence as they prepare to compete in the 2010 Kenya Armed Forces Rifle Championship (AFRC).
The AFRC, sponsored by the Kenyan government, is scheduled for September 20-24. Invited to compete are its armed services as well a myriad of military units from other African countries and CJTF-HOA.
The events are traditional shooting competitions that include pistol and rifle marksmanshi
A team of U.S. Navy Seabees began construction on the Ecole 5 school in Djibouti, June 2010. The school, which will be attended by approximately 1,200 students, is scheduled to be completed by early 2011.
"We're planning to build a 6,508 square foot building," said U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class Joseph Waddell, Ecole 5 project supervisor. "Right now we're going to be building new columns for stability and structural integrity."
Waddell leads a team of seven sailors,
In the earliest inception of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa--at a time when countering terrorism had a more direct approach, East African coalitions were fewer and Djibouti was almost unheard of, the country of Kenya sent a colonel and two other officers to team-up with the task force's U.S. Marines. They were about to embark on a historical occasion, transferring the task force from a ship to land-based Camp Lemonnier.
It was 2003, and for the first time since then, Brig
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
U.S. Navy Maritime Civil Affairs team 202 worked side-by-side with the 353rd Functional Specialty (FxSp) Team and Pemba livestock officers to vaccinate and treat more than 4,000 animals during a veterinary civic action project (VETCAP) on Pemba Island, Tanzania. May 3-14, 2010.
All animals were given a vaccination that kills internal, external, and blood-borne parasites including fleas and ticks. Animals also received a dose of multi-vitamins and examinations for additional treatable al
"Like a person who was blind, we are able to see a little better," said the commander of the Djibouti Navy as he discussed the Regional Maritime Awareness Capability (RMAC), a maritime surveillance program.
Speaking about the only Eastern African country that has access to RMAC, Colonel Abdourahman Aden Cher said he hopes that the system that monitors the waters will be completely operational soon. He said he also looks forward to the future where other East African countries can exchan
Comorian President Ahmed Abdallan Mohamed Sambi , U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Brian Losey, commander of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), U.S. Ambassador to the Comoros and Madagascar Niels Marquadt, and numerous Comorian government officials and CJTF-HOA personnel attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Hamramba school in Moroni, Comoros, May 15, 2010.
The ceremony marked the completion of a $500,000 project funded by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), providing eight classro
More than two dozen military volunteers piled into shuttles for the chance to improve a local community's facility and interact with Djiboutian youth May 8, 2010.
Camp Lemonnier's Community Assistance Volunteers (CAV) organization planned the event a few weeks back so that military members could help enhance one of Djibouti city's 26 career development centers with fresh paint and supplies.
"The focus was to help improve the grounds where the local children learn and p