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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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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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