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Friendship, Soccer and Chebelley’s Passion for the Game

8/8/2018
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Civil Affairs Soldiers enhance Tanzanian Counter Illicit Trafficking Operations

7/31/2018
Studies have been conducted and have included evidence that illegally trafficked goods from Tanzania have been distributed throughout the world to include parts of Asia, South America, and North America. According to a U.S. Department of State Report from May 2017, “illicit trafficking remains the lifeblood of the numerous bad actors and networks, creating vulnerabilities for nations.”
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Task Force Alamo arrives in Djibouti

7/7/2018
The responsibility as the Security Force Battalion for Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa was transferred from one Texas Army National Guard battalion to another at a ceremony on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on July 5, 2018.
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CJTF-HOA Reinforces Commitment to Djibouti’s Rapid Intervention Battalion

7/3/2018
CJTF-HOA’s continued commitment to training and equipping the RIB enables Djibouti’s effectiveness in developing security and stability within its’ borders and East Africa.
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U.S. American and French Armed Forces parachute together on D-Day 74th Anniversary

6/18/2018
U.S. American and French Armed Forces celebrate and commemorate the 74th anniversary of D-Day in Djibouti, June 6, 2018. Both countries trained together in preparation for the jump, parachuting in remembrance and honor of our nations’ friendship and alliance in World War II.
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American ambassador hosts Iftar feast

6/18/2018
U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti Ambassador Larry André and his wife opened their home May 21 and 22 to host two Iftars the evening breaking of the fast celebrated by Muslims during the month of Ramadan.
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CJTF-HOA Welcomes New Commander

6/16/2018
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti-- Service members deployed to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony, June 14. U.S. Army Brig. Gen. William Zana, outgoing commander of CJTF-HOA transferred responsibility to Brig. Gen. James Craig. U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, commander of United States Africa Command, presided over the ceremony.
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Transfer of Authority held for CJTF-HOA

5/7/2018
Camp Lemonnier, DJIBOUTI- Leadership for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa changed hands during a transfer of authority ceremony, May 1. U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. David Furness, commander of CJTF-HOA transferred responsibility to U.S. Army Brig. Gen. William Zana, deputy commander of CJTF-HOA. The transfer of authority was presided over by U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, commander of United States Africa Command.
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CJTF-HOA trains historic Djiboutian Army Rapid Intervention Battalion

5/7/2018
The training, provided by Task Force Bayonet, Texas National Guard, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), consisted of U.S. Army basic warrior tasks, U.S. Army combatives, and combat life-saving
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404th Civil Affairs Function Specialty Team Conducts Combat Lifesaver Course for Carabinieri

5/4/2018
he 404th Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team medics, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, conducted a Combat Lifesaver Course (CLS) for 33 Italian Carabinieri on Base Militar Italiano de Supporte, April 23-28.
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Joint Effort for Mass Casualty Exercise

5/3/2018
Service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and Camp Lemonnier participated in a joint mass-casualty exercise, April 24. This exercise enabled multiple units to work together to tackle complex issues, while securing, treating, extricating and evacuating simulated casualties. 
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U.S. Army, French Soldiers complete initial phase of French Desert Commando Course

4/27/2018
Nineteen U.S. Army Soldiers successfully completed the first phase of the French Desert Commando Course alongside French partners at the Centre Dentrainment Au Combat Djibouti (CECAD), in Arta Plage, Djibouti April 23, 2018.
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UPDF Soldiers Complete Historic Civil Affairs Operations Training

4/24/2018
Thirty-four Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers made history as the first UPDF service members to become civil affairs qualified.
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CJTF-HOA Religious Affairs hosts AFRICOM, USARAF, AFAFRICA religious leaders

4/13/2018
Our area of responsibility is huge - about half the size of the continental U.S.! The CJTF-HOA Religious Affairs team invited other military religious leaders from U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Army Africa, and Air Forces Africa to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to discuss the challenges and opportunities regarding providing support throughout East Africa.
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Senator Jeff Merkley visits CJTF-HOA, looks at East African relations

4/6/2018
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, recently visited Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to meet with service members from Oregon and Ambassador Larry André, U.S. Embassy Djibouti, before continuing his trip through our area of responsibility in East Africa.
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Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee visits CJTF-HOA

4/3/2018
U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, who is the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee Chairman, stopped by Camp Lemonnier before visiting other locations within the CJTF-HOA area of responsibility.
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CJTF-HOA service members donate school supplies, sandals to Somali refugees in Djibouti

4/3/2018
CJTF-HOA service members donated more than $400 of school supplies and sandals to Somali refugees in Djibouti.
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Africa First Information Day in Djibouti

4/2/2018
Djiboutian business owners speak with members of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier and U.S. Africa Command at an Information Day event for the Djiboutian business community in collaboration with the Djibouti Chamber of Commerce, and the United States Embassy of Djibouti, Mar. 28, 2018. The event provided an opportunity for participants to have discussions on topics covering the opportunities ahead for Djiboutian firms under the Africa First initiative. Guest speakers included the U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, Larry Andre; Camp Lemonnier Commanding Officer, Capt. Nancy S. Lacore; and Djibouti Chamber of Commerce President, Youssouf Moussa Dawaleh.
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CJTF-HOA service members learn about humanitarian relief operations

3/15/2018
"If you wear a U.S. military uniform long enough, it's not about if but when you will perform support for a humanitarian operation," said Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. William Zana. Nearly 100 CJTF-HOA and Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, service members completed a Joint Humanitarian Operations Course conducted by the U.S. Agency for International Development last week, better equipping them for humanitarian operations.
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Visits Djibouti

3/12/2018
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited with CJTF-HOA personnel on his stop in Djibouti, as part of his tour through Africa. Secretary Tillerson traveled to Djibouti to discuss the U.S.-Djiboutian partnership, and exchanged views on bilateral concerns, security threats, and economic reforms. You can see a few photos from his visit here:
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