ALLI ADDE, Djibouti (Feb. 26, 2011) – Less than a mile from where the borders of Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia connect, a large crowd celebrated the opening of a much needed health clinic on February 26 in the tiny village of Guistir in the Ali Sabieh District of Djibouti.
The ceremony, hosted by a delegation of Djiboutian and U.S. guests, culminated a $450,000 joint project between Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa (CJTF–HOA) and USAID, in a remote region where access to servi
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Feb 26, 2011) - More than 10 U. S. legislators from six states visited Camp Lemonnier February 26, 2011.
The group, led by Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe, stopped in Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia, before arriving in Djibouti. The delegation met with U.S. military personnel and foreign leaders to discuss partnership efforts in the region, according to officials.
The delegation met with several servicemembers from their respective states, Combined Joint Ta
Members of the Kenyan Ministry of Defense and Kenyan Army Engineers Civil Affairs Teams (KCA), 12th Headquarters Engineers Brigade partnered with U.S. military units assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, to conduct civil-military operations (CMO) operations in Manda Bay, January 17 – February 21.
This crucial engagement allowed Kenyan soldiers to build a practical application of their civil affairs knowledge and share these best practices and lessons-learned with their
CHOMONI, Comoros (January 29, 2011) - The children of Chomoni, Comoros, once had a broken building of a school with holes in the walls, corroded interiors and desks with jagged edges.
In the first week of 2011, the Joint Civil Affairs Team (JCAT) 101 from the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa undertook a project to rebuild the Chomoni Primary School for Children with the help of the townspeople.
“We have been expecting help from many people for a long time, but the Americ
KIGALI, Rwanda (Jan. 28, 2011) – A two soldier traveling contact team from the 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team (FxSp), assigned to Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, traveled to Kigali, Rwanda, recently to facilitate a flight medic operations seminar to Rwanda Defense Force battalion medical officers (BMO) and exchange ideas on medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) procedures in support of pre-deployment preparations for the United Nations – African Mission in Darfur (
DJIBOUTI (February 2, 2011) - Six medical representatives from the Tanzanian Peoples Defense Force (TPDF) visited with representatives from Camp Lemonnier and the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF - HOA) in Djibouti, January 31 and February 1, 2011 to engage in discussions on how the U.S. military manages their medical operations in a forward deployed clinic.
The TPDF is increasing their participation in peacekeeping operations and enlarging their role in assisting civi
MORONI, Comoros - Locals from the city of Moroni, Comoros, visited the Cosep Learning Center to share sea survival skills and lifesaving techniques with the Joint Civil Affairs Team (JCAT) 101, January 26.
The team, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and commanded by U.S. Army Captain Ivan Hong, discussed what to do in case of a water emergency with fisherman, firefighters, the Comorian Coast Guard, high school and university students, and even people who wandered