Maj. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, CJTF-HOA Commander, center, and Thomas Kelly, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti, right, give John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, Tour at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti

Maj. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa commander, center, and Thomas Kelly, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti, right, give John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, a tour at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, May 6, 2015. Kerry is the first U.S. Secretary of State to visit the country of Djibouti. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nesha Humes/released)
Maj. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa commander, center, and Thomas Kelly, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti, right, give John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, a tour at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, May 6, 2015. Kerry is the first U.S. Secretary of State to visit the country of Djibouti. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nesha Humes/released)
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U.S. Marines strengthen Djiboutian Army by leading joint bilateral academy course in Africa

The U.S. Marine Corps is arguably one of the most revered institutions within the U.S. Department of Defense. So, when Combined Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) leadership recently welcomed members of the Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) into the U.S. Marine Corps Corporals Course, it was a distinct honor.

U.S., Japanese, French, Italian militaries partner for first multilateral NEO exercise in Africa

Initiated by the Japanese military, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) supported a joint-nation noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) exercise and training here, Sept. 29.

State, Defense department officials focus on East Africa security

U.S. Embassy representatives from eight East African nations joined military leaders from U.S. Africa Command and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonnier Jan. 24, for the 2017 East Africa Security Synchronization Conference.

Incoming EARF completes validation, demonstrates crisis response capability

Within hours of being notified, CJTF-HOA’s East Africa Response Force prepared dozens of Soldiers and tons of supplies for takeoff during an emergency response exercise, validating the EARF’s rapid response capabilities.

Security conference aligns military, political priorities for East Africa

U.S. military and Department of State representatives assembled at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, for the annual East Africa Security Synchronization Conference to synchronize and prioritize activities in East Africa.