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

9/30/2017
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.
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AMISOM strength bolstered with AFRICOM vehicle delivery to UPDF

9/26/2017
The African Union Mission in Somalia’s capabilities to provide security in Somalia were recently strengthened when U.S. military members of U.S. Africa Command and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa delivered nearly 20 vehicles and two storage containers to the Uganda People’s Defence Force here, Sept. 25.
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CJTF-HOA expands combat lifesaving skills training to joint service members

9/16/2017
The Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Group medics here instructed Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen during a weeklong causality-care course, September 11-15.
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CJTF-HOA supports CENTCOM’s Alligator Dagger exercise

9/16/2017
The Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa recently provided support and coordination for Naval Amphibious Forces, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, during Alligator Dagger, a two-week exercise hosted in and around Djibouti several times a year to integrate and synchronize warfighting capabilities.
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CJTF-HOA 9/11 remembrance competition strengthens bodies, bonds of joint-branch warriors

9/11/2017
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier and tenant units shed blood, sweat and tears during the Joint Warrior Competition here, Sept. 9.
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Camp Lemonnier personnel exercise mass casualty response procedure with French partners

9/9/2017
Personnel assigned to Camp Lemonnier and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) participated in a bilateral exercise with French troops here, Sept. 6. The purpose was to exercise multiple unit support and response to a mass casualty (MASCAL) incident.
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CJTF-HOA civil affairs veterinarians assist in diminishing animal disease, overpopulation in Djibouti

9/5/2017
The Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa’s 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion (CAB) Functional Specialty Group (FXSP) veterinarians spayed, dewormed and immunized the cats of Caritas Djibouti here, Aug 30.
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CJTF-HOA hosts congressional delegation

9/2/2017
Members of a congressional delegation (CODEL) traveled to various locations within the CJTF-HOA area of responsibility Aug. 26 to Aug. 30 to meet with U.S. service members and learn more about the U.S. military mission in East Africa.
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Uganda military values humanity, hope while countering VEO actions with U.S. training

8/31/2017
A seemingly contrasting fusion of traits - strength and benevolence - appears to run through the veins of UPDF PSYOP military members.
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Medical personnel visit Chinese hospital ship

8/30/2017
Medical personnel from Camp Lemonnier visited the Chinese Navy Hospital Ship, Ark Peace, on August 28.
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Soldiers of CJTF-HOA, Djiboutian military fire to improve partnerships, proficiency

8/30/2017
Five members deployed to the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) joined members of the Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) Republican Guard to conduct small-arms training at the indoor firing range located on the FAD installation here, Aug. 28.
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CJTF-HOA Soldiers of the month participate in special AT4 live-fire training

8/25/2017
Nine U.S. Army Soldiers selected as 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment (1-153) “Soldiers of the month” while assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, participated in a special AT4 live-fire exercise at a range along the southern coast of the Gulf of Tadjoura, Aug 22.
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Humanitarian organization in Djibouti receives disease-prevention assistance from CJTF-HOA civil affairs-led team

8/25/2017
Led by U.S. Army Maj. Donald Dais, 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team Environmental Health officer in charge, the members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier conducted food-handler training, environmental health assessments, as well as tested multiple water sources for chlorine and bacteria levels at Caritas Djibouti – a mission serving humanitarian aid and education mostly to Djiboutian children living on the streets.
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CJTF-HOA conducts Raven RQ-11 demo for Djiboutian Forces

8/23/2017
The Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) are working steadily towards increasing their capability to operate remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) with U.S. assistance. On Aug. 21, Soldiers assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) Task Force Warrior, deployed to Camp, Lemmonier, Djibouti, from the 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, conducted the first official demonstration of the Raven RQ-11 to FAD personnel.
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CJTF-HOA brings experience, abilities together to conduct sustainment operations across Somalia

8/21/2017
A small, dedicated team of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines from several different units within the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) are using their diverse skills and capabilities to provide logistics and life-support services to service members forward deployed throughout Somalia.
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CJTF-HOA Seabees leave behind strong bonds with a Djiboutian village prior to re-deployment

8/19/2017
CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI – As Seabees of the U.S. Navy’s Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) ONE, deployed with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), transfer authority to the incoming unit, NMCB 133, they will leave behind more than a memory of hard work and hot days while working on a humanitarian civic assistance project in Djibouti – they will leave behind village of grateful people and lasting friendships.
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Ugandan military forces mature skills in psychological operation to counter VEOs

8/18/2017
JINJA, Uganda –As violent extremist organizations (VEOs) continue to conduct violent acts in East Africa, the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UDPF) are working with the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) to mature their use of psychological operations to counter these atrocities.
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AMISOM intel-gathering capabilities strengthened through U.S., British assistance

8/18/2017
African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops are making strides in improving their intelligence-gathering capabilities in the fight against violent extremist organizations like al-Shabaab following a recent month-long intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) course taught by both U.S. and British military personnel.
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Service members prepare for French Desert Commando Course

8/12/2017
U.S. military members conducted a physical training test at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Aug. 5, 2017. The test was in preparation for an upcoming multi-day French Desert Commando Course that will challenge participants physically and mentally through land and water obstacles, combat scenarios and extreme endurance exercises while surviving in austere field conditions.
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CJTF-HOA Civil Affairs team teaches local children oral hygiene, preventative care

8/12/2017
In a classroom filled with dozens of children, members of the 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion functional specialty team conducted an oral hygiene demonstration in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Aug. 8.
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