U.S. Navy Chaplain (Lieutenant) Phil Lieberman visited Jewish service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier in preparation for Passover, the feast that celebrates the Jewish people's liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. Lieberman first performed a service March 22, 2013, observing Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest. The following day he taught a class about Seder, which is a Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of Passover.
The last place Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard ever thought they would be is on the Comoros Islands (officially called Union of the Comoros) off the coast of Eastern Africa. After all, they were deploying to Djibouti, 1,600 miles north of the Comoros. But that is exactly where Capt. Matthew Doughman, 1st Lieutenant Justin Gilliam, and Spc. Ryan Stull would end up. The mission was a 1-week military-to-military exchange to provide 28 Comoran soldiers "best practices" in first aid.
Nearly 150 people from Camp Lemonnier, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, and the Djiboutian community participated in a march through the desert in observance of Lent Mar. 8, 2013.
Led by Bishop Giorgio Bertin, who first led the march nearly 12 years ago, the tradition symbolizing two biblical events in the desert continued.
"We go into the desert to relive a little bit of the experience of Jesus' fasting in the desert and to relive also the journey of the peop
U.S. Navy Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Six led a Humanitarian Mine Action Train the Trainer Program with Kenyan Army EOD Combat Engineers Jan. 15 to Feb. 5, 2013, at the Humanitarian Peace Support School, Nairobi, Kenya.
The purpose of the program is to strengthen Kenya's institutional capabilities by training future instructors so they can instruct other members from their respective units in the knowledge they learned.
"We have been having proble
Lieutenant Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, the Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, hosted an all-hands call March 8, 2013, for Army Reservists at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
Talley began the event by expressing his appreciation for Reservists' service and then opened the floor to the more than 100 Soldiers in attendance for questions.
"Thank you for your service to our nation, to our Army, to our joint force here in AFRICOM and the command within
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE out of Gulfport, Miss. transferred authority to NMCB FOUR out of Port Hueneme, Calif., during a ceremony Feb. 15, 2013, at 11 Degrees North, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
During their six month long deployment, NMCB 1 executed more than 10,000 man days of construction and performed more than $7 million in supply transactions supporting operations downrange and on camp.
"You have provided viable, sustainable water for more than 4,000 Ethiopians b
A Kenyan catholic priest, Anglican priest, and Muslim imam walk into a chapel…
This is not the start of a joke, but the beginning of a new partnership between Kenyan and U.S. military chaplains when members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's Office of Religious Affairs invited Kenyan army Lieutenant Col. Alfayo Lelei; Kenyan air force Lieutenant Col. Lucas Gatobu; and Kenyan army Maj. Mohamed Shukry here Feb. 11-18 to discuss ways to better serve U.S. and Kenyan servic