“It’s definitely a big challenge--the whole thing is a big 11-day gut check,” are the words one Airman used to describe a French desert commando course run by the French military in a training area near here.
Oct. 6 to the 16 will be 11 days that U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chad Warren, a photojournalist assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa public affairs office, won’t soon forget.
“Initially, I wanted to just do a story on this
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti — Who hasn’t bought a souvenir from a place they have traveled? Trinkets that remind them of somewhere they visited during their military career.
For some people, making and selling souvenirs is a livelihood, and it is how they provide for their families.
In an effort to bring a taste of Africa to camp and boost morale for those deployed here, the 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion worked with the local community to bring 12 vendors to sell
The Dragons of the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division accomplished another “first” in U.S. Army history.
The 1-63rd CAB. which was the first active Army battalion to conduct the Regionally Aligned Forces initiative in Africa, also became the first unit to conduct and Expert Infantryman Badge qualification in the Horn of Africa.
Despite the unit’s high operations tempo and hefty training
In recent history, the waters off the coast of East Africa have been dangerous for maritime operations and travel because of the prevalence of piracy in the area. Though much of the threat has been eliminated by diligent efforts of NATO forces in the area, there is still a viable threat to ships bringing vital supplies into Djibouti.
Members of the U.S. Navy, Army and Coast Guard stationed at Camp Lemonnier work in tandem with the Djibouti Coast Guard and Navy to provide security to
When it comes to saving a life every second counts – the faster someone can be pulled from the elements the more likely the person will survive.
No matter how much someone trains, there are no guarantees conditions will be ideal when the call comes in and that’s why the members of an elite U.S. Air Force team constantly test their abilities.
These Airmen with the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, along with French soldiers conducted combined air-to-water qual
Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, is a lush, green, mountainous country home to 34.1 million people. The people who live there share the land with mountain gorillas, zebras, rhinos, and other wildlife and domesticated animals.
However, cohabitating with this wide array of animals comes at a cost when deadly diseases can spread from animals to humans or vice versa.
U.S. Mission Uganda sponsored One Health missions to Uganda's Kaabong and Kabale regions, led by staff from U.S. Agency