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Senior U.S. military representative in Somalia promoted to brigadier general

6/6/2017
The Deputy Commanding General for the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) in Somalia has donned his first star as of June 4.
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Caritas kids boogie, bond with AFCENT Band during Djibouti tour

6/6/2017
Airman 1st Class Anneke Bentley’s voice cut through the dense heat like a fresh breeze, swirling around the smiling children. A drum beat, popping from the blithe yet powerful cajon, was cooled by the plucked strings of the upright base. The accordion’s airy whistle and sigh soothed as the guitar resonated alongside the honeyed vocals.
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AFRICOM chaplain supports military Iftar with U.S. Defense Attaché Office in Djibouti

6/2/2017
Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa members met at the residence of U.S. Navy Capt. John Tully, Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché, U.S. Embassy Djibouti, and his wife, Julie, for an Iftar and a prayer led by U.S. Navy Cmdr. Abuhena Saifulislam, U.S. Africa Command deputy command chaplain, Djibouti City, May 31.
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101st Airborne Division platoon provides secure training area for historic Somali National Army training

5/30/2017
On May 24, 2017, nearly 60 Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers from a Danab battalion graduated from a U.S.-led logistics training course offered at Mogadishu, Somalia. This historic graduation, the first of three to be offered this year by U.S. Africa Command, was carried out by a small team of fewer than 20 total U.S. trainers and security personnel from the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Ky.
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Memorial Day in Africa: CJTF-HOA leadership honors native-U.S. pilot at rest in Djibouti

5/30/2017
Brig. Gen. Howard Purcell, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa deputy commander, and approximately 50 U.S. and French military members and civilians assembled at the Djibouti New European Cemetery May 29, to honor the solitary native-U.S. military member buried here.
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CJTF-HOA, Camp honor fallen SEAL with unconventional Memorial Day practice

5/29/2017
Approximately 200 multinational military members and civilians commemorated Memorial Day by participating in a classic CrossFit challenge here, May 27.
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Civil Affairs Team assesses violent extremism threats, utilize partnerships to accomplish mission

5/25/2017
Transnational threats and violent extremist organizations endanger the safety and stability of Africa. So, the work Civil Affairs Team 3 members do to counter these threats is in the common interest of both the U.S. and the Horn of Africa nations.
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AFRICOM trainers share logistics expertise with Somali National Army partners, first class graduates

5/25/2017
The 101st Airborne Division, based out of Fort Campbell, Ky., has trained the first logistics class of the Somali National Army (SNA) in support of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), during a 6-week training course in Mogadishu, Somalia.
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Seabees of CJTF-HOA keep the mission moving with tools of the trade

5/25/2017
The U.S. Navy's Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE help keep Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, and the local East African community progressing through their specialized skills.
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CJTF-HOA Seabees build structures, bonds to help counter regional VEOs

5/24/2017
The U.S. Navy's Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE Seabees deployed to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa are working to construct a medical facility, while fostering friendly relationships with the Djiboutian people in the Arta Region.
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Service members, local children benefit through Religious Affairs outings

5/23/2017
The Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Religious Affairs Office, organizes frequent trips to Caritas Djibouti. The periodic visits are part of an ongoing effort to interact with religious leaders of different faiths in the local communities. This allows service members to make an impact on the locals and share experiences with the children who visit the mission daily.
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Inaugural flag ceremony symbolizes progression of Camp, CJTF-HOA

5/17/2017
The U.S and Djiboutian flags now fly in front of the new joint headquarters building on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, thanks to some of the camp's Seabees.
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Africa First Initiative Brings Djiboutian Vendor Promise of Opportunity

5/15/2017
Contract and facilities managers from Camp Lemonnier and Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) met with Djiboutian businesses and vendors on May 9. The event, “Vendor Information Day,” was sponsored by the Djiboutian Chamber of Commerce as a means to help Camp Lemonnier and its tenant units fulfil resource requirements locally.
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CJTF-HOA medical provides link to multinational efforts against East African VEOs

5/11/2017
As Al-Shabaab continues using brutal measures in recruiting and combatant activities in East Africa, healthy U.S. personnel are critical in CJTF-HOA commander Brig. Gen. David J. Furness’s primary objective of organizing efforts against Somalia’s leading VEO. With CJTF-HOA’s interest in readying the Somali National Army, maintaining the physical wellbeing of U.S. and partner nations’ personnel is crucial.
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CJTF-HOA, Camp Lemonnier visit South Korean military vessel

5/10/2017
DJIBOUTI -- Nearly 40 members from both Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, visited the allied South Korean Navy Destroyer, ROKS Choi Young DDH-981 in the port of Djibouti, Gulf of Aden, May 8.
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CJTF-HOA hosts memorial service for fallen Seabees

5/6/2017
A wreath laying memorial ceremony was held to honor the lives of seven United States Navy Seabees from the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Fourteen at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, May 2, 2017.
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CJTF-HOA groups enhance fitness program, leaders through philanthropy

5/5/2017
Sometimes items commonly taken for granted become more significant in the deployed environment. Take, for example, a simple T-shirt. The U.S. Navy's assistant command fitness leaders at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, used tenacity and resolve to solve a shirt situation with the help of the professional military associations here.
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Newly-appointed CJTF-HOA leaders’ visit helps reinforce an independent Somali defense force

5/1/2017
Newly-appointed Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. David J. Furness and the CJTF-HOA Command Senior Enlisted Leader U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin J. Higginbotham joined the U.S. Ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz and U.S. Africa Command commander U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser for a series of meetings regarding East African security in Somalia.
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CJTF-HOA welcomes new commander, senior enlisted leader

4/30/2017
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) welcomed U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. David J. Furness and said farewell to U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Kurt L. Sonntag during a change of command ceremony yesterday, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. U.S. Africa Command Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, presided over the ceremony.
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USAFRICOM’s Senior Enlisted Leader pays motivational visit to CJTF-HOA forces

4/28/2017
Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) for Headquarters United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez, stationed at Stuttgart-Moehringen, Germany, visited enlisted members of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) on Camp Lemonnier, here April 27.
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