Situated in the highlands overlooking Ethiopia's Rift Valley, the town of Hirna was the site of a Veterinary Civic Action Program Oct. 22-28, where district animal health workers received continuing veterinary education and local farmers' cattle, sheep, and goats were examined, treated, and vaccinated against disease.
The VETCAP was organized as a partnership between the Ethiopian Food, Medicine, and Health Authority, Oromia Province veterinary professionals, and the U.S. Army
Service members on board Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, are one step closer to entering the renewable energy frontier now that workers have begun the first phase of installing solar-powered energy panels.
Sailors from Camp Lemonnier Public Works and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One are working together to finish phase one of the installation, which they started in September, and will begin phase two sometime next year.
Initially, the participating construction crews are instal
Service members from Camp Lemonnier's Friends of Africa Volunteers group partnered with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's Ali Sabieh, Djibouti, Joint Civil Affairs Team and the district's Volunteer Association of Education to deliver several boxes of school supplies to the Deaf and Speechless School of Ali Sabieh, Oct. 20, 2012.
The partnership, a first between the three organizations, helps to build and strengthen the U.S. relationship with Djiboutian institutions
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency sponsored a symposium on counter illicit trafficking for select Djiboutian officials at the Kempinski Hotel, in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Oct. 15-18, 2012.
The symposium, coordinated by Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and DTRA members, was held to raise awareness about CIT threats and to build a community of security professionals from the Djiboutian government, CJTF-HOA and the U.S., who will work together to prevent and reduce illicit tra
Nine U.S. service members and more than 200 Djiboutians gathered together Oct. 11, 2012, during a Noural-Imam Institute graduation ceremony to recognize 80 student for successfully completing their English programs.
"English is not an easy language to learn [and only] 82 percent of Americans over five years of age speak only English fluently. This means that only 18 percent of American's speak more than one language," said U.S. Navy Lieutenant Colter Menke, Camp Lemonnier's Engl
"Be advised we've got two contacts inbound," said U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Ronga, the Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 3, or MSRON 3, alpha team patrol leader, as he radioed to one of his watch teams to take note of an approaching civilian boat during a ship escort Oct. 5, 2012, in the Port of Djibouti, Djibouti.
"Today we're escorting a ship into port," Ronga said. "That's our job out here - provide security for the ship. We risk our lives to make s
Three minutes. That is the amount of time firefighters have to respond to an unannounced aircraft fire on Camp Lemonnier's flightline.
While this timeframe may seem impossible to most, aircraft rescue firefighting training allows a three-minute response time to become a reality. This opportunity was opened up to service members when they recently joined Pacific Architects and Engineer civilian firefighters to attend the ARFF training here.
"Our primary goal in ARFF is to go
More than 300 Djiboutians received health care from U.S. and Djiboutian medical personnel who partnered during a Medical Civic Action Program clinic Oct. 6 and 7, 2012, in Chebelley village, located in Arta district, Djibouti.
Two Joint Civil Affairs Teams and the Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team - all from the 448th Civil Affairs Battalion at Fort Lewis, Wash., and deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa - worked alongside Djibouti Ministry of H
CONGRATULATIONS to the Sailors here at Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and around the globe as you celebrate the 237th birthday of the United States Navy.
On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress established the Navy by procuring two warships to cruise for munitions ships supplying the British Army in America. While the Navy's mission has evolved significantly in 237 years, its essential role of providing maritime security to this great nation has not changed. Witho
U.S. service members from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, or CJTF-HOA, Joint Civil Affairs Team, or JCAT, partnered with the Dikhil district water office in Dikhil City, Djibouti, to conduct a basic generator maintenance seminar for local citizens Oct. 4, 2012.
A total of eight generator security guards, or "watchmen," and generator mechanics came from villages throughout the district to attend the morning's seminar, a second of its kind, which took place in the
Many moving parts go into producing and executing an exercise and U.S. Air Force pararescuemen, or PJs, deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, or CJTF-HOA, put their skills to the test recently during a mass casualty exercise which began in Djibouti's Grand Bara Desert.
Mass Casualty Exercise 12-1, a U.S. and French crisis response exercise held Sept. 25, 2012, allowed CJTF-HOA's PJ team to work alongside the French armed forces, as well as their U.S.
During the first week of September, Dr. Marva Dixon, Vicenza Army Community Services (ACS) Director; Sergeant Major Aaron Miller, U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) G-3 Sergeant Major; and Major Raymond Jablonka from the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU), European Regional Medical Command (ERMC), linked up to speak to a group from the Uganda Peoples' Defense Force (UPDF) about the various ways their organizations support U.S. soldiers and their families with deployment, redeployment, and Wounded Warri
Five service members from U.S. Africa Command, or AFRICOM, partnered with the year-old Sudan People's Liberation Army, or SPLA, Aug. 22 to Sept. 7, 2012, to instruct 18 SPLA Soldiers.
This marks the third Humanitarian Mine Action, or HMA, military-to-military training engagement between AFRICOM and the SPLA, during which HMA explosive ordnance disposal, or EOD, and tactical casualty combat care, or TCCC, train-the-trainer courses were held with a simple mission focus.