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Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa begins leadership transition

4/24/2017
More than a year of military service as commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa draws to a close for Maj. Gen. Kurt Sonntag, as the task force prepares to transition to a new leadership team.
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3rd Air Force commander visits Airmen in Africa

4/20/2017
Lt. Gen. Richard Clark, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander led a visit to Camp Lemonnier, April 10-13 to engage with Airman deployed to the installation and surrounding duty stations.
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VCSAF and CMSAF visit Airmen in Djibouti

4/17/2017
Wilson and Wright visited CJTF-HOA and other tenant commands with Wright to gain a better understanding of Air Force integration and missions in the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
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US Soldiers provide veterinarian assistance

4/13/2017
Djibouti - U.S. Army personnel assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) Military Information Support Operations (MISO), 411th Civil Affairs Battalion and 418th Civil Affairs Battalion Function Specialty Unit (FxSP) treated local livestock during a veterinarian assistance mission in rural areas of southern Djibouti, March 28 and April 4.
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U.S. Soldiers render aid to car accident victims

4/6/2017
U.S. Army personnel assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s Military Information Support Operations (MISO), 411th Civil Affairs Battalion and 418th Civil Affairs Battalion Function Specialty Unit (FxSP) rendered medical aid to Djiboutian car accident victims south of We’a, Djibouti, March 28, 2017.
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Ugandan Battle Group 22 lays deployment groundwork

4/3/2017
The Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) is preparing Ugandan Battle Group 22 (UGABAG 22) for a spring 2017 deployment in support of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), with a 12-week training course at Camp Singo, Uganda.
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U.S. Army Africa commander visits Camp Lemonnier

3/27/2017
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Joseph Harrington, commanding general of U.S. Army Africa visits with infantry and civil affairs Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 22, 2017.
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Troop contributing partners receive staff officer training

3/20/2017
Military staff officers from Kenya, Uganda and Burundi attended the Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance force headquarters training program at the Humanitarian Peace Support School in Nairobi, Kenya, Feb. 6 - Mar. 10, 2017. The five-week course was facilitated by the U.S. Department of State and is designed to improve Africa’s military capabilities by providing selected training necessary for multinational peace support operations.
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CTF 68 Commander visits Camp Lemonnier

3/17/2017
U.S. Navy Capt. Leonard Lyon, commander of Naval Expeditionary Task Force Europe and Africa (CTF 68) meets with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Kurt Sonntag, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa during a visit to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 15, 2017. CTF 68 conducts explosive ordnance disposal, naval construction, diving and salvage, hydrographic survey, expeditionary intelligence and theater security support in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Paul Gorman)
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Seabees lend a hand

3/12/2017
Members of U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa assist members of the Djiboutian Armed Forces during the construction of modular shelter systems in and around Djibouti City, Feb. 27, 2017. The six military grade shelter systems were donated by Alaska Structures through the Global Action Coalition for use as schools, clinics, and centers for cottage industry to promote the health, education and economic stability of the Djiboutian people.
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Sailors prioritize deployed fitness

3/8/2017
U.S. Navy personnel assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa took to the AstroTurf Feb. 24, 2017 to practice for their first Physical Fitness Assessment while deployed to Camp Lemonnier.
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Combat Patch Ceremony

3/3/2017
U.S. Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's operations directorate are presented with the U.S. Africa Command combat patch during a ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
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A joint approach to field sanitation

2/23/2017
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines gathered to take part in a week-long Field Sanitation Team Training course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 13-17, 2017.
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Lt. Gen. Sir John Lorimer visits Camp Lemonnier

2/21/2017
British Army Lt. Gen. Sir John Lorimer, chief of joint operations for Permanent Joint Headquarters in Great Britain meets with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Kurt Sonntag, commanding general of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti Feb. 21, 2017, while conducting a visit of U.K. military members serving in the Horn of Africa. The meeting allowed Lorimer to better understand U.S. plans for aiding with the stability and security of Somalia. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Paul Gorman)
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11th MEU spends Valentine's on the range

2/21/2017
A remote cove near Arta Beach in Djibouti provides a safe live-fire weapons range for U.S. Marine Corps members with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Feb.14, 2017. Training time on the range allows Marines to maintain their respective skills and proficiencies.
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Keeping the Faith

2/14/2017
Deputy command chaplain for U.S. Africa Command engages with key leaders and local practitioners of the Islamic faith during a week-long temporary duty assignment to Djibouti, Africa to take part in USAFRICOM’s Cutlass Express 2017 exercise.
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USAFE-AFAFRICA commander visits Airmen in Djibouti

2/13/2017
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – Airmen serving in the Horn of Africa had the opportunity to meet the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA) Commander, Gen. Tod D. Wolters during his visit to Camp Lemonnier Feb. 1-2, 2017. Wolters interacted with forward deployed Airmen assigned to the installation, and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.
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Combat lifesaver course teaches lifesaving battlefield skills

2/7/2017
The 418th Civil Affairs Battalion and the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) medical surgeon cell at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti conducted a Combat Lifesaver Course (CLC) Jan. 16-20, 2017.
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UK dignitaries visit Camp Lemonnier

1/31/2017
Her Majesty's Ambassador Susanna Moorehead, British ambassador to Ethiopia and Djibouti and Sir Nicholas Kay, U.K. special envoy to the Horn of Africa meet with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Commanding General Maj. Gen. Kurt Sonntag at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, Jan. 23, 2017.
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State, Defense department officials focus on East Africa security

1/27/2017
U.S. Embassy representatives from eight East African nations joined military leaders from U.S. Africa Command and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonnier Jan. 24, for the 2017 East Africa Security Synchronization Conference.
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