When elite military units are forced to function on limited basic needs—food, shelter and water—something as simple as a hot meal and a cold drink can really lift one’s spirit.
That’s where the Airmen of the 449th Air Expeditionary Group food services team come in.
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jeffrey Shepard and Airmen 1st Class Zavier LeGrand and Christopher Morrison make up the team. Their job is to provide basic daily needs to many of the Combined Joint Task Force&nd
Six U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from Alpha Company, 415th Civil Affairs Battalion, each received an Army Commendation Medal, Aug. 20, 2013, for their quick response to an accident scene, near Oheah, Djibouti, earlier this year.
The Soldiers were in two vehicles driving up a hill when they came across a pickup and semitruck that collided, said U.S. Army Spc. Jessica Wood, one of the award recipients.
"When we pulled up to the scene, there were several females with blood on thei
Members from the Japan Self Defense Forces' Deployment Air Force for Counter-Piracy Enforcement unit met with U.S. service members assigned to Patrol Squadron 47 to share best practices of P-3 aircraft technology at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 30, 2013.
The P-3 is a four-engine turboprop aircraft used by both Japan and the United States for anti-submarine and maritime surveillance. The squadron assigned to Combined Task Force 150/151 out of Manama, Bahrain — conducts counter-pira
Marines and Sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 13 recently completed a four-week logistics operations engagement with more than 80 Burundi National Defense Force soldiers in preparation for future deployments supporting the African Union Mission in Somalia, an active, regional peacekeeping mission operated by the African Union with the approval of the United Nations in Somalia.
The Marine task force supports Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's mi
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4, transferred authority to NMCB 11, from Gulfport, Miss., during a ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
U.S. Army MG Terry Ferrell, commanding general, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, praised NMCB 4 for their "awe-inspiring" contributions to CJTF-HOA, U.S. Africa Command and the African continent. He went on to commend the Seabees flawless transition from performing humanitarian missions to operational missions directly contributing to the
American and Djiboutian officials recognized the planned return of more than 1,000 local employees at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, during a ceremony on Aug. 7, 2013.
Djiboutian employment was disrupted in June when Camp Lemonnier's support services transferred to a new contractor. Local workers, upset with some of the new contract’s details, went on strike, which ended this week.
The commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell, complime
As part of a recent Regionally Aligned Forces (RAF) deployment drill, members of the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division setup their mobile command post and put their Soldiers to the test here July 29-31, 2013.
RAF is a U.S. Army initiative providing combatant commanders rapidly deployable forces, which can relocate anywhere in the world at moment's notice. The 1-63rd CAB is regionally aligned with Africa, specific
After 150 days in scorching temperatures, hammers, shovels, and saws are put away and Combined Joint Task Forceeâ?Horn of Africa Seabees and leaders finally paused to reflect on numerous accomplishments.
Seabees of the U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 received a Flag Letter of Commendation recently during an awards ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 20, 2013. NMCB 4, deployed from Port Hueneme, Calif., were presented the FLOC, by U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell, CJTF
About 350 U.S. Soldiers from the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, out of Fort Riley, Kan., known as the Dragon Battalion, received their combat patch during the ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, July 27, 2013.
"Today marks a unique day for many of you in this formation," said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell, commanding general for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. "Some of us, and many in this forma