11th MEU spends Valentine's on the range
Senior military leaders from Japan, Italy and the U.S. attended a Combined Joint Forces Senior Enlisted Leader Professional Development (CJFSELPD) course in Djibouti, June 8, 2016.
Engineers of CJTF-HOA are working with laborers from the Africa First Initiative in Djibouti to renovate the region, solidifying the ongoing partnership between the U.S. and Republic of Djibouti.
Three years after a terrorist attack in downtown Djibouti prompted the need for increased liberty restrictions here, Camp Lemonnier personnel are again attending religious services in downtown Djibouti.
Airman 1st Class Anneke Bentley’s voice cut through the dense heat like a fresh breeze, swirling around the smiling children. A drum beat, popping from the blithe yet powerful cajon, was cooled by the plucked strings of the upright base. The accordion’s airy whistle and sigh soothed as the guitar resonated alongside the honeyed vocals.
Brig. Gen. Howard Purcell, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa deputy commander, and approximately 50 U.S. and French military members and civilians assembled at the Djibouti New European Cemetery May 29, to honor the solitary native-U.S. military member buried here.