U.S. Marine Corps leadership ensured Marines and other service members deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, knew they weren’t forgotten and their service overseas during the holidays is greatly appreciated, during an “all-call” Dec. 29, 2013.
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Amos, his wife, Bonnie, Sgt. Maj. Of the Marine Corps Michael Barrett and Medal of Honor recipient Marine Corps Sgt. Dakota Meyer, visited Djibouti during their nine day, seven countr
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
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bonnie Skinner took responsibility as the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa command senior enlisted leader from U.S. Marines Corps Sgt. Maj. Gary Smith during a ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 1, 2013.
Skinner says she is honored to take the reins from such an "amazing leader as Sgt. Maj. Smith."
"His footprint is going to be in the sands of Djibouti and the HOA for years to come because of the impact he has made on Combined Joint Tas
U.S. Marine Corps leadership visited the Marines of Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, at an all–call Dec. 28, 2012, to deliver a holiday message and emphasize the important role each Marine plays in Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa's mission of defeating violent extremist organizations and promoting security throughout the region.
The 35th commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos, his wife Bonnie Amos, the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Michael P
U.S. Marine Corps Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Smith assumed the role as the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa senior enlisted leader from Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James Davis July 15.
As the senior enlisted leader, Smith's responsibilities include serving as the principal advisor to the CJTF-HOA commander on all issues affecting the health, morale, welfare and professional development of more than 1,800 Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps personnel.
U.S. Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, and French forces from the 5th Marine Regiment participated in an assault climbers course here July 19 - 30.
U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Chris Brueggeman, 24th MEU assault climbing instructor, facilitated the training for the French and U.S. Marines.
"The Marines were conducting assault climber refresher training as well as bilateral training with the French in assault climbing skill
Two members of the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa legal staff and one U.S. Army Africa legal staff member recently attended the Military Law Symposium at the Peacekeeping Training Center here as part of a traveling contact team.
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Michael Deegan and U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Peter Tunis, CJTF-HOA judge advocate generals, and U.S. Army Capt. Daniel Sciapli, USARAF judge advocate general, went to Dar es Salaam for an exchange of legal practices with the Tanzania
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, made his first trip as the SEAC here April 21 - 22 to visit personnel assigned to Camp Lemonnier, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and other tenant commands.
The primary purpose of the SEAC's visit was to tour the area of operations and assess the morale and well-being of all soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines deployed here. To make the initial assessment, Ba
"Marines are America's '911 force,'" said U.S. Marine Corps Colonel Eric Steidl, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit commander, as he stood atop an overlook patiently waiting for the Marines from the Battalion Landing Team 22nd MEU to begin their assault on the objective.
On this day, the Battalion Landing Team's training objective was to conduct a raid in an area containing a simulated improvised explosive device factory, while collecting as much information as possible fro
After one year as the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Senior Enlisted Leader, U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Scott Mykoo reflects on the relationships and progress made between coalition and regional military forces here.
"Our mission is to strengthen defense capability and to protect U.S. and coalition interests," said Mykoo. "To do that, you have to first enhance relationships."
Mykoo said he strongly believes CJTF-HOA must constantly look for ways
Thirty U.S. Marines graduated a three-week Corporals' Course June 28 at 11 Degrees North community center.
The Combined Joint Task Force Ã? Horn of Africa-sponsored (CJTF-HOA) course provides new or soon-to-be corporals the basic knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful small-unit leader.
"There were two goals behind the initiation of this course here," said U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Scott Mykoo, CJTF-HOA chief senior enlisted leader and course dir
More than 60 Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) members participated in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Memorial five kilometer run, Saturday, on base's running trail.
The annual event honors U.S. Armed Forces EOD technicians around the world who have lost their lives while serving their country.
"This run symbolizes the unselfish and unyielding dedication to one another that we all share as service members," said U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant