Peering through wire-framed spectacles sitting firmly on his round face, the chaplain smiled broadly and spoke to the congregation at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Dec. 18.
"If you have faith greater than that of a mustard seed, you can speak to mountains and command them to move," , Kenyan Ministry of State for Defense Chaplain Lt. Col. Harry Ndirangu, Anglican minister and Protestant chaplain, said, referencing the Christian New Testament.
Ndirangu visited for three weeks a
Editor's Note: During a recent trip to Ethiopia, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jarad A. Denton experienced rural areas outside the country's capitol as he travelled to Negele Borena by car. Negele Borena is the site of the only bridge in Ethiopia built by Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa. It spans a dangerous river, which claims the lives of roughly three people every year. The completed bridge will allow the local people and livestock to cross the river without fea
Editor's Note: During a recent trip to Ethiopia, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jarad A. Denton experienced rural areas outside the country's capitol as he travelled to Negele Borena by car. Negele Borena is the site of the only bridge in Ethiopia built by Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa. It spans a dangerous river, which claims the lives of roughly three people every year. The completed bridge will allow the local people and livestock to cross the river without fear of be
The 14th Sergeant Major of the Army made his first trip to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, visiting soldiers with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and other units on camp, December 16.
His visit afforded him the opportunity to discuss various important topics with soldiers stationed here.
"I want to talk to you about what's going on in the Army and where it's going in the future," said Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III. "We've been working an idea
"I wanted to make my dad proud."
The pen struck the parchment leaving her signature - Michelle C. Lawrence - above her father's, she recalled.
Weeks later on her seventeenth birthday, she became the third generation of her family to raise her right hand and recite the Oath of Enlistment, said U.S. Army Specialist Michelle Lawrence, 35th Military Police Company combat medic currently serving as a unit public affairs representative for the 1st Battalion 161st Field Artillery
For a small contingent of U.S. Marines assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the USS Bataan (LHD 5), a respite from the metal confines of the ship allowed for an exchange of warrior skills and tactics with members of Djibouti's premier reactionary force, the Groupe d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale, at Cheik Moussa, Djibouti, November 13 to December 2.
The exchange designated U.S. Marines from the Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regime
The sound of thunderous applause from more than 500 service members welcomed the Honorable Leon Panetta, U.S. Secretary of Defense, to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, December 13.
Panetta extended his best wishes and heartfelt gratitude to all service members deployed to the Horn of Africa and discussed the impact troops' efforts have had in the region, as well as Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan.
"I can't tell you how proud I am as the Secretary of Defense to be able to visit with y
The U.S. Army 4902nd Civil Affairs Team put its teaching skills to work, using artwork and colorful flip charts to encourage students to pitch in for their school and community.
Pitch in trash, that is.
The team, which is part of the 490th Civil Affairs Battalion from the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, launched a trash awareness program at Ecole de Quartier 5 School for the students in coordination with Djibouti City officials and the loc
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick D. West visited U.S. Navy sailors at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, December 9-10, during a stop on his tour of U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility to interact with sailors and discuss opportunities and policies affecting them.
"What a great group we have down here," West said. "I am very, very impressed."
West, along with Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Force Master Chief Farris Foresman, 5th Fleet Command
GRAND BARA DESERT, Djibouti (Dec. 09, 2011) - The French general stood pridefully amongst the hundreds of troops standing before him just as the sun started to peek over the horizon. His voice resonated with pride and determination as he motivated the troops before the battle they were about to enter. Each and every person - no matter their rank, nationality or service - knew what had to be done. As three fighter jets providing close air support flew overhead, the men and women broke ranks a
Local villagers, Djiboutian service members and soldiers from the U.S. Army Civil Affairs Team 4902, 490th Civil Affairs Battalion, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, worked side by side on an eco-dome in Karatbi San, Djibouti, November 29 through December 2.
The project is a part of an ongoing effort between CJTF-HOA, the Djiboutian military, villagers, non-government organizations and international organizations to provide Karatbi San, a remote village in the Tad