Approximately 200 multinational military members and civilians commemorated Memorial Day by participating in a classic CrossFit challenge here, May 27.
Civil affairs and information operations personnel from CJTF-HOA met with members of the Rwanda Defence Force to discuss capabilities and pre-deployment tasks for Rwandan CIMIC personnel.
Seventeen Sailors, from the Coastal Riverine Squadron One-Forward (CRS1-FWD), and 13 Airmen from the 449th Air Expeditionary Group conducted a joint search and recovery training exercise called “Neptune’s Falcon” in the Gulf of Tadjoura, off the coast of Djibouti, Dec. 20, 2013.
Although sister services work together daily at the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy rarely train together. This exercise gave them a chance to tes
In the desert and off the waters of East Africa, service members never know what types of situations they will encounter.
U.S. Air Force survival, evasion, resistance, escape, (SERE) specialist, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Schmitz, gave first-hand working knowledge of how to survive missions and combat to Airmen with the 303rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron during desert and water survival training on the Djiboutian coastline, Dec. 6, 2013.
The training ensures the 3
“It’s definitely a big challenge--the whole thing is a big 11-day gut check,” are the words one Airman used to describe a French desert commando course run by the French military in a training area near here.
Oct. 6 to the 16 will be 11 days that U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chad Warren, a photojournalist assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa public affairs office, won’t soon forget.
“Initially, I wanted to just do a story on this