Soldiers from the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion Djibouti Team, in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, and more than a dozen local merchants met at a local primary school June 23, 2013, where they prepped for an upcoming Djiboutian bazaar on Camp Lemonnier.
"The merchants are here to learn not only rules and procedures, but also how Americans shop so they can understand and relate to their customers," said U.S. Army Capt. Jeffrey Moye, 411th CABN Djibouti Team le
In response to the unacceptable rise in sexual assaults in the military, service members from Camp Lemonnier and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa participated in a sexual assault prevention and response stand-down at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 20-22.
"Sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military are a profound betrayal of sacred oaths and sacred trusts," said Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in a speech at the U.S. Military Academy commencement ceremony recently. "Th
The first of its kind, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's forward command post gives U.S. Africa Command and CJTF-HOA an eyes-on capability that amplifies the ability to rapidly respond to a crisis or humanitarian incident in Africa.
"Our mission is to effectively counter violent extremists in Somalia and East Africa," said U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Robert Hunter, CJTF-HOA Operations, Planning and Training operations chief. "The FCP lets us get critical information to
It's no secret personnel assigned to Camp Lemonnier and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa work under extreme heat conditions during July and August, typically the hottest months of the year. Often little understood are the preventative heat-safety measures in place that can be a matter of life or death.
"You have to be safe and avoid heat injuries because these types of injuries can have a long-term effect on your life," said U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Alberto
More than 20 personnel assigned to Camp Lemonnier and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa participated in a fun run held at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, in honor of National Running Day, June 5.
In its fifth consecutive year, National Running Day is held annually on the first Wednesday in June as a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. This year marked the first time the day was recognized at Camp Lemonnier and participants completed a 5K run.
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A U.S. Air Force staff sergeant assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Contingency Contracting Office helped save a truck driver's life the afternoon of May 1 while en route to his assigned location on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, and was recently awarded a Joint Service Achievement Medal.
"After completing a mission in nearby Kontali, I was driving back (to camp) with my team after our site visit," said Staff Sergeant Cameron Anderson. "As I drove up the hill and around
Controlling mosquito populations at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, is more than a convenience — it is a vital health service provided by a team of medical specialists to protect camp and Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa personnel from the possible spread of mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria.
"The program was created to gauge our risk posture and maintain operational readiness," said U.S. Air Force Capt. Dan Anderson, the camp's mosquito-control program director and a pu
During a ceremony June 5 at the Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) Camp Cheik Osman Parade Field in Djibouti, Africa, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa leaders joined Djibouti's prime minister and hundreds of Djiboutian military defenders in celebration of the FAD's 36th anniversary.
"Today is the birthday of the Djibouti Army," said FAD Chief of Staff Gen. Zakaria Cheikh Ibrahim, "a celebration of the creation of the Djiboutian Armed Forces in 1977.
Preventative maintenance checks and services are the key to maintaining military vehicles used on a daily basis. The 12 mechanics that make up the Task Force Longrifles maintenance section are some of the most experienced in the Kentucky Army National Guard and collectively can diagnose and fix any problem on any military vehicle.
So it’s no surprise the Joint Forces Land Component Command assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa reached out to Task Force Longrifles to suppo
Six Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard's 2-138th Forward Support Company assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, recently shared best entry control point practices with La Force Armee de Djibouti (FAD) at FAD Poste de Loyada, near the Somalia border.
"This event is about strengthening our partner nation's capability and capacities," said U.S. Army Maj. Michael Woodson, 2-138th Field Artillery Regiment military-to-military coordinator. "We're
Widely known for unfaltering loyalty, mission focus, courage under fire and ability to detect a threat like no human or military apparatus can, military working dogs have earned their status as some of the most trusted and loved comrades amid troops as well as one of the most in-demand weapon systems for downrange military commanders.
What’s not so widely known is how to most effectively administer care under fire when one of these fearless warriors gets wounded in battle.