More than 150 members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier honored men and women who died in U.S. Armed Forces service during a Memorial Day Flag Relay from 8 p.m. May 26 to 8 a.m. May 27 here.
“We remember those who’ve paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country,” said U.S. Navy Chaplain (Capt.) Phillip Lee, Jr., CJTF-HOA religious affairs. “We created a window of about 12 hours with 15-minute increments, running one and a half mile relays.”
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Soldiers from the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa recently visited youth at a school in Chebelley as part of an ongoing effort to build relationships and partnerships with the village.
The May 8 visit differed from past visits because this time the 411th CA BN distributed school-supply donations from the Oshkosh Mid-Morning Kiwanis Club, Oshkosh, Wis.
"One of our long
More than 200 vendors, contractors and business owners from across Djibouti who specialize in services and trades such as construction, logistics and supply learned the process to develop a business partnership with the U.S. government during Djibouti Vendor Day at the Sheraton Hotel in Djibouti, Djibouti, May 21.
“This is an opportunity to strengthen our partnership,” Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander, said during his opening remarks. “This i
Airmen from the 1st Combat Communications Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, set up the Army Navy/Mobile, Special Type, Navigation Aid, AN/MSN-7, a mobile air traffic control tower, for the first time on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, May 14.
"We're bringing in a new capability to the U.S. Africa Command area of operations with the AN/MSN-7 mobile air traffic control tower for air traffic controllers to conduct air traffic operations on an air field and provide radio communications
A bilateral venture between doctors from the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's and Djibouti Armed Forces Health Services recently provided dozens of civilian patients long-awaited eye examinations here.
U.S. Army Col. (Dr.) Richard Birdsong, a CJTF-HOA health surgeon who specializes in ophthalmology, conducted an eye examination clinic after discovering at a meeting in February that doctors from DJAF Health Services had at least f
Local area educators and 411th Civil Affairs Battalion Soldiers in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa swapped best practices in medical emergency first response recently during the second iteration of a CJTF-HOA-sponsored first responder best practices exchange for teachers in Dikhil, Djibouti.
"The reason I came is to learn and be able to help others to use CPR and other training, and to help my students," said first-grade teacher Abdi Gouled Doualeh.
Living on a planet with more than seven billion people and countless more animals, viruses have many options to invade - and they're not picky. Viruses often jump from animals to humans, causing many diseases ranging from avian flu to Lyme disease, West Nile virus to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) estimates that more than 60 percent of emerging infectious diseases in humans are transmitted from animals in a process ca
Just a glance at the geographic landscape surrounding the East African nation of Djibouti and a few things become readily apparent: It's hot, it's harsh and it's a heck of a lot of work to keep safe and secure.
Thanks to a dedicated military keen on using the latest technology in partnership with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, the Djiboutian navy is more than up to the task.
As part of on-going collaboration with Djibouti's navy to conduct counter-ter
Ugandan and U.S. military healthcare experts distributed vitamins and deworming tablets to improve the health condition of villagers in Kakute, Uganda, April 23, 2013, as part of a comprehensive program called One Health.
Intestinal worms, transmitted through food or water, are pervasive throughout East Africa and contribute to a range of health problems, such as malnutrition or anemia. Working together, members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's Surgeon Cell, 411th Ci
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visited Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, May 11, 2013, on his way to Afghanistan and met with service members to personally thank them for their service.
"The main thing I want to do is thank you," Carter said to about 150 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines in Camp Lemonnier's recreation center. "We appreciate every day what you do here. It's incredibly important to our country; it's incredibly important to the world."
With no convenience, grocery or big box stores in sight, let alone transportation to get there, residents of Kakute, an electricity-free village in Uganda with no running water, live off the grid and on what nature and their own resilience allow their weather-beaten hands to reap.
While food within the lush jungles is seemingly abundant, good health and hygiene is a daily challenge as villagers within the 200 palm-thatched and corrugated tin-roofed homes that dot this quiet community co
Deep in the backwoods of Nyimbwa, Uganda, a tiny village nestled 21 miles north of the country's capital, Kampala, a nurse recounts the morning of Nov. 20, 2012 - the day an 8-year-old girl's illness caught the attention of health officials from halfway around the world.
Rosemary Nalweyiso was on duty at Nyimbwa Health Center Four the morning the young girl was brought in for treatment. At this clinic, where an average of 130 patients arrive daily with diseases ranging from ma