U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Shawn Carns, incoming command senior enlisted leader (CSEL), Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), assumes responsibility as CSEL by accepting the unit colors from U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael Turello, commanding general, CJTF-HOA, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 22, 2019. The passing of the colors symbolizes the transfer of responsibility and authority from outgoing CSEL U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Vito Harris, to incoming CSEL, Carns. (U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II) Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Shawn Carns, incoming command senior enlisted leader (CSEL), Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), assumes responsibility as CSEL by accepting the unit colors from U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael Turello, commanding general, CJTF-HOA, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 22, 2019. The passing of the colors symbolizes the transfer of responsibility and authority from outgoing CSEL U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Vito Harris, to incoming CSEL, Carns. Read more >
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael Turello, commanding general, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), greets Italian Rear Adm. Giovanni Piegaja, deputy operation commander, Operation Atalanta, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 21, 2019. Piegaja and members of his staff visited CJTF-HOA to discuss the Atalanta mission and strengthen the partnership with CJTF-HOA. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gabrielle Spalding) Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael Turello, commanding general, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), greets Italian Rear Adm. Giovanni Piegaja, deputy operation commander, Operation Atalanta, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 21, 2019. Piegaja and members of his staff visited CJTF-HOA to discuss the Atalanta mission and strengthen the partnership with CJTF-HOA. Read more >
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James R. Kriesel, deputy commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, greets Burundi National Defence Force Lt. Gen. Prime Niyongabo, BNDF chief of defence, at the BNDF Senior Command and Staff College (SCSC) in Bujumbura, Burundi, July 19, 2019. The mission of the Burundi SCSC is to develop professional knowledge, skills in leadership, art and science of war to senior officers to enhance their capabilities in both command and staff duties at formation level and above. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Codie Trimble) CJTF-HOA deputy commanding general attends Burundi Senior Command, Staff College graduation ceremony U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James R. Kriesel, deputy commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), visited Bujumbura, Burundi, July 18-20 to participate in the Burundi National Defence Force's (BNDF) Senior Command and Staff College (SCSC) graduation. Read more >
U.S. Army Soldiers from 465th Engineer Company, 926th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, based in Birmingham, Alabama, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, assess the building of a dirt berm at the Douda landfill in Djibouti, Aug. 14, 2019. During a fire at the landfill, the 465th used bulldozers to create dirt berms that would make firebreaks and stop the flames from spreading outward. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II) CJTF-HOA supports multinational effort to save Djiboutian lives, land Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) service members provided critical support in a multinational effort to combat a fire at the Douda landfill in Djibouti City, August 14. CJTF-HOA engineers worked alongside Camp Lemonnier, Djiboutian, French and Chinese firefighters to help contain the fire, which was low-level but widespread and encroaching dangerously close to a surrounding village and the civilian airport. Read more >

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