Spotlight East Africa July 22, 2013

In this week's edition of Spotlight East Africa, CJTF-HOA soldiers and their Japanese counterparts conduct combined communications, MG Terry Ferrell shares his thoughts about the new CJTF-HOA mission and vision statements, and U.S. Army ROTC cadets visited CJTF-HOA to learn more about the mission here. Plus, shoutouts to family and friends back home. Tech. Sgt. Jon LaDue and Capt. Chris Sukach report.


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A contingent of U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets met with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa personnel to learn about its operations in East Africa during a visit at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 6-8, 2013.

The visit kicks off a four-nation tour that will give the cadets, assigned with U.S. Army Africa, opportunities to discuss policies with key U.S. and foreign military leaders, observe civilian and military operations, and chances to help build partnerships

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Task Force Hurricane Soldiers Complete French Desert Survival Course

Approximately 46 U.S. Army Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, along with French Marines completed the French Marine Desert Survival Course, Oct. 12, 2016, at Arta Plage, Djibouti.

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ROTC cadets experience Djiboutian military culture

More than 30 U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets are attending a three-week culture, understanding and language proficiency (CULP) course in Arta, Djibouti, July 16-Aug. 6.