U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr. took command of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa from U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell during a change of command ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Jan. 14, 2014. U.S. Army Gen. David Rodriguez, U.S. Africa Command commander, presided over the ceremony.
Djiboutian and U.S. Army soldiers participated in a language class led by Civil Affairs Team 4902 here February 1.
The class was part of an ongoing program between the Djiboutian Special Forces and CAT 4902, 490th Civil Affairs Battalion, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, where soldiers of both nations learn and practice conversing in English, Afar and Somali.
"We are at the first phase," said Djiboutian Special Forces Captain Arayta Houmed Ebile, unit commander. "We ho
The U.S. Army 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion took over as the battalion headquarters for the Horn of Africa in a transfer of authority flag unfurling ceremony September 14, 2010, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
The 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, the outgoing unit, was the first battalion headquarters to stand up on the African continent, according to U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hert, 418th Civil Affairs Battalion commander. The battalion also managed 12 civil affairs teams in seven
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.
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.