U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeffery Puckett (right), safety noncommissioned officer-in-charge and medic, 492nd Engineer Vertical Construction Company (EVCC), Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), monitors a construction site for safety conformity and violations within the Djibouti Base Cluster, Djibouti, May 8, 2020. As the safety NCOIC, Puckett conducts regular safety inspections of construction sites, ensuring personnel are in their appropriate personal protective equipment, as well as surveying the overall site for any potential hazards that could be mitigated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gage Daniel) Safety Inspections at construction sites ensure successful outcomes As the safety noncommissioned officer-in-charge and medic for the 492nd Engineer Vertical Construction Company (EVCC), Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeffery Puckett is well aware of the innate risks at construction sites. Read more >
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander of U.S. Africa Command, left; U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael D. Turello, outgoing commanding general (CG) of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), center; and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora, incoming CG of CJTF-HOA, right; salute during the playing of Ruffles and Flourishes during a socially distanced change of command ceremony, June 8, 2020, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Flora previously served as the U.S. Army Africa CG. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ashley Nicole Taylor)  CJTF-HOA holds change of command ceremony U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael D. Turello, the outgoing Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) commanding general, transferred responsibility to U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora during a change of command ceremony at Camp Lemonnier (CLDJ), Djibouti, June 8. U.S. Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), presided over the ceremony. Read more >
Kenya Air Force Lt. Col. Rodah Mwasigwa, foreign liaison officer (FLO) for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), works at the CJTF-HOA headquarters building, Jun. 15, 2020, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Mwasigwa serves as the first female FLO from the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF). Since her arrival at CJTF-HOA, Mwasigwa has facilitated training for KDF personnel, coordinated multiple key leader engagements, and assisted CJTF-HOA leaders following the attack on Manda Bay, Kenya, on Jan. 5, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ashley Nicole Taylor) KDF's first female Foreign Liaison Officer strengthens U.S., Kenya partnership With mission sets that cover 12 different countries throughout East Africa, the ability to work with various units and nations is key to the success of an organization like the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA). To keep CJTF-HOA running like a well-oiled machine, several partner nations have lent a member of their military to serve as a foreign liaison officer (FLO) and to work directly with CTJF-HOA personnel on Camp Lemonnier. These personnel improve communication between the command and foreign militaries and strengthen the partnership between our African and other allied partners. Read more >
U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Kirkpatrick, team chief, 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA, posts a notice that reads, “Provided by the United States” prior to a ceremony at Bouffard Hospital in Djibouti City, Djibouti, June 25, 2020. CJTF-HOA donated 60 beds valued at $9,400 to the Djiboutian Ministry of Health for its efforts during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Murakami) CJTF-HOA supports Djibouti’s fight against COVID-19 U.S. Army Maj. Jonathan Holliday (left), bilateral affairs officer, U.S. Embassy to Djibouti, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Vilme (right), team sergeant, Alpha Company, 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion (CA BN), Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), unload hygiene supplies to assist Djibouti prevent COVID-19 infections among hospital staff and its citizens at Djibouti City, Djibouti, June 10, 2020. CJTF-HOA worked to purchase the supplies, valued at approximately $15,000, using Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid Appropriation (OHDACA) funds after the Djibouti government made a formal request for assistance to the U.S. Embassy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gage Daniel) Read more >
U.S. Army Maj. Monica Aruwah, 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team environmental science and preventive medicine officer in charge, talks about the importance of inspecting water buffalos for deterioration during a 40-hour U.S. Army Field Sanitation Training certification course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), July 8, 2020. Thirty-five service members from various commands across CLDJ participated in the course, and learned about a range of topics including food service and water supply sanitation, pest control, and heat injuries. Having completed the course, the service members now have the knowledge needed to act as public health personnel during some of the more common scenarios units could face in field conditions. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Matthew Kane) 443rd CA BN hosts Army Field Sanitation Training certification course Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), potentially just became a slightly healthier place with 35 service members from the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force completing the U.S. Army’s 40-hour Field Sanitation Training (FST) certification course July 10, 2020. The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion (CA BN) led the training, which saw the students learn about a range of topics including food service and water supply sanitation, pest control, and heat injuries. At the end of the week, the students were also required to take a test to earn their certification, which all 35 passed. Read more >

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