Civil affairs, entomologist set mosquito traps at CADJ

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. James Harwood, Medical Entomologist and Head of the Vector Biology Research Program at Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3, collaborated with 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion to provide entomology training, supplies, and equipment to the Flight and Operational Medical Aid Station at Chabelley Airfield, Nov. 24, 2020.


“This support was in response to an increase in the number of personnel complaining of insect bites and to prepare the medical staff of Chabelley for the upcoming rainy season, when mosquito numbers are known to increase,” Harwood said.
By Tech Sgt. Dana J. Cable Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti Dec 02, 2020
View Gallery
fallback
Gallery contains 10 images

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. James Harwood, Medical Entomologist and Head of the Vector Biology Research Program at Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3, collaborated with 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion to provide entomology training, supplies, and equipment to the Flight and Operational Medical Aid Station at Chabelley Airfield, Nov. 24, 2020.

“This support was in response to an increase in the number of personnel complaining of insect bites and to prepare the medical staff of Chabelley for the upcoming rainy season, when mosquito numbers are known to increase,” Harwood said.

The supplies and training will allow the aid station personnel to track the numbers of mosquitoes and other biting insects and support the NAMRU-3 entomology research mission in Djibouti, Africa, to better understand the risk of malaria, dengue, and other mosquito-transmitted diseases in East Africa, all of which that may affect U.S. and Partner Nation forces.

According to Harwoord the mosquitoes collected in Chabelley will be tested for diseases at the NAMRU-3 Djibouti Research Laboratory on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti and contribute to the ongoing NAMRU-3 entomology research collaborations with the Djibouti Ministry of Health and the Expeditionary Medical Facility at CLDJ.

More in Media Room
Airfield Operations Battalion transfers authority in East Africa
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 107th Aviation Regiment, Airfield Operations Battalion (AOB), transferred authority of the air operations here to the 1st Battalion, 58th AOB June 15, 2022. The AOB provides air traffic control and airfield management functions at airfields throughout East Africa in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA). U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley, commander of the CJTF-HOA, presided over the ceremony.
Read more
712th Engineer Support Company transfer authority in Horn of Africa
The 712th Engineer Support Company (ESC), from South Carolina, transferred responsibility of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) engineering mission to the 319th Engineer Support Company, from Texas, during a ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 14, 2022. The engineering company works on a variety of construction projects with partner nations throughout CJTF-HOA’s area of interest.
Read more
Task Force Red Dragon hosts D-Day remembrance ceremony in the Horn of Africa
U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Task Force Red Dragon, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), hosted a D-Day commemoration ceremony and ruck march June 6, 2022, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to remember the sacrifices of Allied forces during the storming of the Normandy beachhead during World War II.
Read more
More in Media Room
Airfield Operations Battalion transfers authority in East Africa
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 107th Aviation Regiment, Airfield Operations Battalion (AOB), transferred authority of the air operations here to the 1st Battalion, 58th AOB June 15, 2022. The AOB provides air traffic control and airfield management functions at airfields throughout East Africa in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA). U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley, commander of the CJTF-HOA, presided over the ceremony.
Read more
712th Engineer Support Company transfer authority in Horn of Africa
The 712th Engineer Support Company (ESC), from South Carolina, transferred responsibility of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) engineering mission to the 319th Engineer Support Company, from Texas, during a ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 14, 2022. The engineering company works on a variety of construction projects with partner nations throughout CJTF-HOA’s area of interest.
Read more
Task Force Red Dragon hosts D-Day remembrance ceremony in the Horn of Africa
U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Task Force Red Dragon, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), hosted a D-Day commemoration ceremony and ruck march June 6, 2022, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to remember the sacrifices of Allied forces during the storming of the Normandy beachhead during World War II.
Read more
More in Media Room
Airfield Operations Battalion transfers authority in East Africa
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 107th Aviation Regiment, Airfield Operations Battalion (AOB), transferred authority of the air operations here to the 1st Battalion, 58th AOB June 15, 2022. The AOB provides air traffic control and airfield management functions at airfields throughout East Africa in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA). U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley, commander of the CJTF-HOA, presided over the ceremony.
Read more
712th Engineer Support Company transfer authority in Horn of Africa
The 712th Engineer Support Company (ESC), from South Carolina, transferred responsibility of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) engineering mission to the 319th Engineer Support Company, from Texas, during a ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 14, 2022. The engineering company works on a variety of construction projects with partner nations throughout CJTF-HOA’s area of interest.
Read more
Task Force Red Dragon hosts D-Day remembrance ceremony in the Horn of Africa
U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Task Force Red Dragon, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), hosted a D-Day commemoration ceremony and ruck march June 6, 2022, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to remember the sacrifices of Allied forces during the storming of the Normandy beachhead during World War II.
Read more