A group of about 20 servicemembers stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, partnered with a local church to set up a makeshift clinic and treat minor wounds in nearby Djibouti city April 30.
The clinic staff was comprised of volunteer medics and doctors from Camp Lemonnier’s Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) and a few people working outside the EMF who have medical backgrounds.
According to U.S. Navy Lieutenant Travis Harrell, EMF staff physician, the April 30 visit was part of
(Photo Only) Tennessee Army National Guard Operational Support Airlift Detachment 25, currently assigned to Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, poses for a group photo in front of their C-12 fixed-wing aircraft after recently receiving the annual Joint Operational Support Airlift Command (JOSAC) unit award. Stateside, the detachment operates its C-12 to support the JOSAC mission of transporting high-ranking military personnel and government officials. The JOSAC award is given to Natio
U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians, from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, teamed with the Namibian Defense Force and Namibian Explosive Control Unit police officers recently for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Level One and International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) training.
“The purpose of us being down here is to show support for their country and to give the understanding of IMAS operations,” said Master EOD Technician John Richards, U.S. Navy petty
A team of soldiers from the U.S. Army's 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion teamed up with townspeople in Dikhil, Djibouti, this month to renovate the region's only high school.
The goal of the two-month project, which began April 16, 2011, is to renovate six classrooms and an office with a new ceiling, windows, doors, lighting fixtures, blackboards and a fresh coat of paint.
The problems with the school are mainly due to termites and pigeon waste, which have accumulated and w
More than 300 soldiers converged upon the camps Recreation Center April 15 to witness a transfer of authority ceremony presided by Brigadier General William Glasgow, Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF-Horn of Africa) deputy commander.
U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Tom Burke, 1st 161st Field Artillery Battalion (1-161 FA) commander, accepted authority for his battalion to continue supporting the CJTF-HOA mission from U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Gregory Mittman, 2nd 137th Infantry Regiment
U.S. sailors recently visited the Tanzania People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) Naval Training School, April 16, to share best practices concerning proper use of Defender Boats.
Defender Boats are small, agile watercraft used by the TPDF Navy to respond to emergency situations along the Tanzanian coast, according to U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Charles Benoit.
Benoit, Petty Officer 1st Class Albert Perret and several TPDF Navy trainers led a week-long event to familiarize more tha
U.S. Army Specialist Juan Salazar, a 418th Delta Company soldier, was awarded the U.S. Army Commendation Medal by U.S. Army Brigadier General William Glasgow, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) deputy commander, on March 29, during the 418th Civil Affairs Battalion end of tour and recognition ceremony.
During the ceremony, Salazar, a Kansas City, Missouri native, was recognized by CJTF-HOA’s second-in-command for acts of heroism occurring September 1, 2010, in Uganda w
A team of U.S. Army soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa recently concluded a month-long operation teamed with the Kenyan army to develop a counter-improvised-explosive-device training program for East African militaries.
Drawing on their own experiences and training, the three-man team partnered with soldiers from the Kenyan army to share information with four classes of service members from several East African nations including Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, Comoros
More than 60 Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) members participated in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Memorial five kilometer run, Saturday, on base's running trail.
The annual event honors U.S. Armed Forces EOD technicians around the world who have lost their lives while serving their country.
"This run symbolizes the unselfish and unyielding dedication to one another that we all share as service members," said U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant