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CJTF-HOA-hosted Army Ball brings together multi-branch, partner nation military family

6/20/2017
Approximately 300 deployed U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, DoD civilians, as well as partner nations attended the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa 242nd Army Ball here June 17.
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CJTF-HOA, Djiboutian Catholics reunite in show of faith, partnership

6/19/2017
Three years after a terrorist attack in downtown Djibouti prompted the need for increased liberty restrictions here, Camp Lemonnier personnel are again attending religious services in downtown Djibouti.
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AFRICOM Imam leads first Iftar with U.S., SNA leaders

6/12/2017
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Miguel Castellanos, deputy commanding general for CJTF-HOA in Somalia and Mogadishu Coordination Cell director was the senior U.S. military hosted an Iftar at the Mogadishu International Airport for U.S. personnel from AFRICOM, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), the Mogadishu Coordination Cell, as well as Somali National Army leaders. This was the first time a U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) Imam led an Iftar.
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E-4 leaders graduate from Marine Corps Element’s Joint Corporal’s Course

6/10/2017
Twenty U.S. service members completed the Joint Service Corporals’ Leadership Development Course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on June 3.
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CJTF-HOA succeeds in proof-of-concept mission for more efficient airlift with European partners

6/10/2017
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Joint Logistics Operations Center achieved its initial Air Transportation and Refueling Exchange of Service (ATARES) with the Italian military here, June 9. This year, the U.S. forces in Africa join 23 other nations participating in ATARES membership, decreasing administrative procedure and increasing multinational cooperation. This is accomplished by using one C-130 Hercules flying hour as currency.
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International partners participate in a D-Day anniversary airborne operation

6/9/2017
CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI – To commemorate World War II's Allied invasion of Normandy, termed "D-Day", United States, French and Italian service members stationed in Djibouti participated in a commemorative jump near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 6, 2017. The bilateral jump was in honor of the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, and also celebrated the continued partnership of allied forces.
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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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