A Civil Affair (Part 1)

An actor in the ARMY??? Staff Sgt. Greg Williams, an actor and U.S. Army reservist, uses his civilian experience to augment the mission of the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion in the Horn of Africa. In cooperation with the International Development and Relief Board, he created a video series to help promote best practices for livestock care and treatment in Djibouti - enhancing economic sustainment for the country.


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The Deputy Commanding General for the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) in Somalia has donned his first star as of June 4.

International partners participate in a D-Day anniversary airborne operation

CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI – To commemorate World War II's Allied invasion of Normandy, termed "D-Day", United States, French and Italian service members stationed in Djibouti participated in a commemorative jump near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 6, 2017. The bilateral jump was in honor of the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, and also celebrated the continued partnership of allied forces.

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Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Joint Logistics Operations Center achieved its initial Air Transportation and Refueling Exchange of Service (ATARES) with the Italian military here, June 9. This year, the U.S. forces in Africa join 23 other nations participating in ATARES membership, decreasing administrative procedure and increasing multinational cooperation. This is accomplished by using one C-130 Hercules flying hour as currency.

E-4 leaders graduate from Marine Corps Element’s Joint Corporal’s Course

Twenty U.S. service members completed the Joint Service Corporals’ Leadership Development Course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on June 3.