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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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Brig. Gen. Moore visits HOA

1/21/2017
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti - Brig. Gen. Kenneth H. Moore, deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Africa and commander of its Army Reserve engagement cell visited Camp Lemonnier Jan. 16, 2017, to meet with U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers and to thank them for their contributions to the mission of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.
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Gen. Daniel Allyn visits Camp Lemonnier

1/20/2017
Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn engages with deployed Soldiers at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Jan. 16, 2017.
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Paving the road to a more secure Somalia

1/18/2017
Leaders of the Somali National Army met with international military and civilian officials to discuss the future of Somalia’s security at the 2017 SNA Symposium in downtown Mogadishu, Jan. 10.
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Soldiers form bond with Djiboutian caretakers

1/12/2017
Tadjoura, Djibouti – A cool breeze sets under the blistering sun as kids play in the streets of Elimo neighborhood. Days can be filled with fun and excitement for children living at the SOS Village D’ Enfants compound, but for the caretakers they can be stressful and exhausting. Watching over curious toddlers and monitoring overstimulated kindergartners can be challenging for caretakers who’re responsible for each child’s safety and well-being. In order to enhance its staff’s capabilities, the SOS partnered with a local Civil Affairs team, to form a discussion group that one day can save a child’s life.
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U.S. and Djibouti militaries strengthen relationship through a focus on fitness

1/7/2017
Teams comprised of U.S. military members stationed at Camp Lemonnier, and members of the Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) Republican Guard engage in a series of friendly soccer matches at the Balbala Sports Complex in Djibouti City, Jan. 1, 2017.
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Commandant of the Marine Corps Visits Marines on Camp Lemonnier and USS Makin Island

1/7/2017
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, spoke to Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), on the flight deck of the Makin Island, in the Gulf of Aden, Dec. 23, 2016. The CMC also spoke with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa Marines and Sailors about the importance of their mission to preserve the assets of U.S. and partner-nations at Camp Lemonnier.
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Sniper platoons from the 11th MEU and French Marines conduct bilateral training during Exercise Alligator Dagger

1/1/2017
ARTA, Djibouti – The Arta Plage training grounds were quickly filled with 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) members during amphibious landings from Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), earlier this month, near Djibouti. Once on shore, the Marines wasted no time initiating training events associated with the month long Exercise Alligator Dagger.
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Women from CRS 11 receive holiday care packages

1/1/2017
U.S. Navy Coastal Riverine Squadron 11 members are all smiles after receiving care packages for female service members, Dec. 17, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The Religious Affairs Office received 12 packages from the Mission Beach Women's Club in San Diego and distributed them to the service members in CRS 11. The CRS 11 Sailors patrol the local port to protect high-value-assets. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
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Civil Affairs Soldiers aid Animal Health

12/28/2016
TADJOURAH, DJIBOUTI- U.S. Army Civil Affairs personnel teamed up with the International Development and Relief Board (IDRB) to produce a series of educational videos on the subject of animal health in a village near Tadjourah Dec. 15, 2016.
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5th MEB Commander visits CJTF-HOA

12/22/2016
5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Combined Task Force 51 Commander, Brig. Gen. Francis Donovan, and Command Sgt. Maj. Clifford Wiggins, 5th MEB and CTF-51 command sergeant major, meet with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Deputy Commander, Rear Adm. William Wheeler and CJTF-HOA Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Command Master Chief Geoffrey Steffee during a visit to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti Dec. 20, 2016. In addition to meeting with CJTF-HOA and Camp Lemonnier leadership, Donovan observed joint training at the Djibouti Range Complex in Arta, and met with Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Paul Gorman)
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Kicking it for a cause

12/19/2016
Eleven teams from six different countries gathered at the French school Kessel in downtown Djibouti Dec. 9, 2016, for a friendly soccer tournament supporting the Kick for Nick Foundation.
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Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group members receive visit from CJTF-HOA Deputy Commander

12/19/2016
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Dec. 16, 2016) Rear Adm. William W. Wheeler, Deputy Commander, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, meets Sailors on the Makin Island’s underway quarterdeck during a tour aboard the amphibious assault ship. Makin Island is deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Devin M. Langer)
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Weather Balloon Launch in the Horn of Africa

12/12/2016
CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI- U.S. Special Operations Airman launch a weather balloon to demonstrate weather data collection techniques to Djibouti officials at Camp Lemonnier, Dec. 8, 2016.
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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit members from the USS Makin Island are transported to shore via LCAC at Arta Plage, Djibouti

12/9/2016
U.S. Marine Corps members with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, USS Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, are transported to shore via Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), Dec. 7, 2016, at Arta Plage, Djibouti. A MEU is a quick response force, which consists of Sailors and Marines on standby for immediate crisis response across the globe.
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