JCAT 4483 Builds Wheelchairs for Disabled

Members of joint civil affairs team 4483 traveled to Dilla, Ethiopia, to build wheelchairs for disabled Ethiopians, many of whom had gone years without any physical means of getting around. Instead they had to crawl on the ground with their hands and feet.



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Ethiopian, Djiboutian militaries broaden communication, intelligence system skills at CJTF-HOA

Aiding the military forces serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to effectively communicate is the U.S. Africa Command Data Sharing Network (ADSN). Recently, intelligence and communications personnel from the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) and Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) visited Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa to work alongside U.S. intelligence and communication specialists here.

Ethiopian university, civil affairs team discuss veterinary medicine

The U.S. Army's 404th Civil Affairs Battalion veterinary cell team, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, was invited to attend the Third International Veterinary Education Conference at Haramaya University in Ethiopia, June 18-19, 2015.

CJTF-HOA bids farewell to POLAD

Cheryl Sim, CJTF-HOA foreign affairs advisor, will be departing on Feb. 27 after seven months of service advising the CJTF-HOA commander on foreign policy issues.

Epic Global Trek Afoot in Djibouti

A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist's epic journey across the world included a stop at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to document the trajectory of human story from its pastoral roots to today's rapidly globalized world for a project called "Out of Eden."

In January, Paul Salopek, a National Geographic fellow, began a 7-year journey on foot in Ethiopia to retrace the path human ancestors took around 60,000 years ago.

"The idea is to start at the cradle of humankind, t

NMCB 1 transfers authority, CJTF-HOA legacy to NMCB 4

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE out of Gulfport, Miss. transferred authority to NMCB FOUR out of Port Hueneme, Calif., during a ceremony Feb. 15, 2013, at 11 Degrees North, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.

During their six month long deployment, NMCB 1 executed more than 10,000 man days of construction and performed more than $7 million in supply transactions supporting operations downrange and on camp.

"You have provided viable, sustainable water for more than 4,000 Ethiopians b