DJIBOUTI -- Nearly 40 members from both Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, visited the allied South Korean Navy Destroyer, ROKS Choi Young DDH-981 in the port of Djibouti, Gulf of Aden, May 8.
As Al-Shabaab continues using brutal measures in recruiting and combatant activities in East Africa, healthy U.S. personnel are critical in CJTF-HOA commander Brig. Gen. David J. Furness’s primary objective of organizing efforts against Somalia’s leading VEO. With CJTF-HOA’s interest in readying the Somali National Army, maintaining the physical wellbeing of U.S. and partner nations’ personnel is crucial.
Contract and facilities managers from Camp Lemonnier and Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) met with Djiboutian businesses and vendors on May 9. The event, “Vendor Information Day,” was sponsored by the Djiboutian Chamber of Commerce as a means to help Camp Lemonnier and its tenant units fulfil resource requirements locally.
The U.S and Djiboutian flags now fly in front of the new joint headquarters building on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, thanks to some of the camp's Seabees.
The Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Religious Affairs Office, organizes frequent trips to Caritas Djibouti. The periodic visits are part of an ongoing effort to interact with religious leaders of different faiths in the local communities. This allows service members to make an impact on the locals and share experiences with the children who visit the mission daily.