A Marine deployed to Combined Joint Task Force — Horn of Africa, was recently selected as the United Service Organizations' 2013 Volunteer of the Year. Gunnery Sgt. Jeremiah C. Johnson, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 as the Military Advisor on Weapons and Tactics will be honored Oct. 25, 2013, at the USO Gala in Washington, D.C.
Before being selected, Johnson beat out the competition of 27,000 volunteers in more than 160 locations around the globe.
Marines and Sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 13 are conducting a 10-week predeployment exercise currently under way with Burundi National Defense Force soldiers to prepare them for assignments in Somalia.
The purpose of the exercise is to strengthen Burundian soldiers’ security capabilities. Burundi supplies troops to the African Union Mission in Somalia, a regional peacekeeping mission, and supports Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's mission
Watching the morning news and catching the weather is as routine as drinking a cup of coffee. Sunny with mild temperatures is desirable, but what about forecasting the ocean? While it may not be important to people back home, for members of Combine Joint Task Force â? Horn of Africa, it directly affects missions within the region.
To collect this information, the 81st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron partnered with U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to the meteorology oceanographic section to de
After five years assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, the Maritime Civil Affairs Unit left recently and because of the changing mission for civil affairs here, they will not be replaced with another maritime unit.
"We used to do a wide scope of humanitarian assistance and humanitarian civic assistance, but we don't really do that anymore," said U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Arthur Prevatte, officer in charge of the unit. "We are now narrowing the focus towards military-to-milit
U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal technicians from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Burundi National Defense Force combat engineers conducted a Humanitarian Mine Action exercise in Bujumbura, Burundi, Aug. 5-23, 2013.
The exchange allowed the service members an opportunity to share best practices and gain a better understanding of how to conduct unexploded ordnance reconnaissance, basic demolition procedures, rigging for remote movement, and safe-handling and storage pro
Army Command Sgt. Maj. Darrin Bohn, senior enlisted leader for U.S. Africa Command, made his first official visit to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, this week. U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bonnie Skinner, CJTF-HOA senior enlisted leader, hosted Bohn during his site visit which included touring CJTF-HOA facilities, mission briefings and meetings with HOA enlisted personnel and commanders.
"These types of visits are important so we can get the pulse of service members," Bohn said
This morning, members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier paid tribute to the memory of those who lost their lives in the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.
At 8 a.m. sharp 12 years after the tragedy, representatives from each of the services gathered to remember those lost during a ceremony held under the half-mast American flag here. Though everyone felt the effects of that day, it holds a special importance for service members who have fought to eradicate ter
In the skies above Djibouti, members of the U.S. and French Air Forces joined together in an unlikely training scenario, pitting helicopters against fighter aircraft in a simulated hostile rescue situation.
Members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's 303rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron partnered with French Air Force Mirage 2000-5 fighter pilots here to conduct a combat exercise in which U.S. HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters recovered downed aircrew while being engaged by enemy
Medics from the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division supporting Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa recently held advanced trauma lanes training on Turf Field at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Aug. 31, 2013.
The drill started at dawn with intense physical training, which helped simulate the stress medics experience in the field.
A simulated attack occurred severely injuring several members. The medics triaged the
Anyone assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa knows the roads outside the Camp Lemonnier gates are treacherous. The streets are unlit, narrow and riddled with crater-sized potholes-one could only wonder how many accidents go unnoticed.
Recently, six Airmen assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron went beyond the call of duty to help in two separate vehicle accidents that were days apart.
Combat medics assigned to the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division offered a Combat Lifesaver Course to about 20 service members at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Aug. 27-30, 2013.
The course, available to all service members, taught basics in battlefield casualty care, such as CPR, opening and managing airways, controlling bleeding, treating shock and requesting medical evacuations. It consisted of about 40 hours of classro