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81st ERQS maintainers: CSAR’s hidden heroes

7/27/2016
Aircraft maintainers come face-to-face with those challenges every day; they are responsible for putting the 81st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron’s C-130J Hercules in the air.
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U.S., Burundi share communications hardware best practices

7/26/2016
Members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa communications team recently worked with Burundian National Defense Force’s communications unit to share best practices for installing, operating, and maintaining their newly refurbished African Data Sharing Network Satellite Terminal June 8-17, 2016, at Bujumbura, Burundi.
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Autonomous system protects airfield

7/25/2016
A mobile detection assessment response system helps provide security to an airfield in Djibouti.
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Multiple units, one support apparatus: CJTF-HOA at Eastern Accord 2016

7/21/2016
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa sent a joint team to provide real world support and subject matter experts to Eastern Accord 2016 at the Tanzanian Peacekeeping Training Centre, July 11-22, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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Counter-IED training at Eastern Accord 2016

7/21/2016
Members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa taught Dutch, Tanzanian and Ugandan military leaders on counter-improvised explosive device operations during Eastern Accord 2016, July 14, 2016, at the Tanzanian Peacekeeping Training Centre, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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Coalition partners celebrate Bastille Day

7/15/2016
Bastille Day, or French National Day, commemorates the unity of French people at the Fete de la Federation of 1790, a celebration in which French celebrated their unity during the Revolution. France established its presence in Djibouti (then called Protectorate of Obock) in the 1880s.
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CJTF-HOA supports Eastern Accord 2016

7/11/2016
Members of the Combined Joint Task-Force Horn of Africa provides logistical and trainer support to the annual Eastern Accord 2016 command post exercise at the Tanzanian Peacekeeping Training Centre, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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U.S. Army, Navy protect assets in water and on land

7/2/2016
Coastal Riverine Squadron Eight, out of Naval Station Newport, R.I., assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, protects U.S. assets as they enter or leave Djibouti’s port.
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Djibouti celebrates 39 years of independence

6/27/2016
Djibouti celebrated its 39th year of Independence with a parade June 27, 2016.
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QRF: Forces ready to respond

6/27/2016
Members of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Quick Reaction Force prepare for a mission at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment assumed the QRF mission in May.
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Somali trainees graduate police academy

6/25/2016
Around 200 Somali graduates completed Italian Mission Training 5, a nearly three-month training program where they learned policing skills as part of an agreement between Italy and Somalia at the Djibouti Police Academy, June 23, 2016. The course taught the trainees skills in crime scene investigation, counterterrorism intervention, riot control, environmental protection and others. During the ceremony, Italian Army Col. Renato Chicoli thanked the trainees, Somali Police Forces, as well as the National Gendarmerie and police of Djibouti for their dedication to the success of the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Raughton/Released)
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Combat lifesaver course; how to save a life

6/25/2016
Soldiers from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion from Mattydale, N.Y., assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, taught fellow service members and French military members just that: how to save a life, limb and/or eyesight during a combat lifesaver course, June 20-23, 2016.
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Professional development: Combined Joint Forces senior enlisted leaders attend course

6/13/2016
Senior military leaders from Japan, Italy and the U.S. attended a Combined Joint Forces Senior Enlisted Leader Professional Development (CJFSELPD) course in Djibouti, June 8, 2016.
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Camp Lemonnier gets new radar, increases air traffic safety

6/10/2016
The U.S. Air Force began construction on a new AN/GPN-27 Airport Surveillance Radar System tower and shelter on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, last month.
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CJTF-HOA welcomes new 449th AEG commander

6/8/2016
U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Bruzzini assumed command of the 449th Air Expeditionary Group from U.S. Air Force Col. Daniel Duffy during the 449th AEG Change of Command ceremony June 6, 2016, at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti. U.S. Air Force Col. Andra Kniep, 435th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, served as the presiding officer for the ceremony.
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Multiple entities work together for mass casualty exercise

6/7/2016
The Mass Casualty Exercise included mortuary affairs personnel and volunteers from the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Army, testing their communication, coordination and skills in search and recovery and mortuary affairs collection point processes.
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CJTF-HOA validates EARF mission

6/3/2016
CJTF-HOA planned and executed the validation after the 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, or Task Force Hurricane, from Miami, Fla., assumed responsibility of the EARF mission from the 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, or Task Force Seminoles, who will return to Orlando, Fla.
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Task Force Seminole leaves ironclad legacy in Djibouti

5/27/2016
Last year, Task Force Seminole’s B Troop, 1st Squadron, 153rd Cavalry Regiment began their deployment on a security mission to Djibouti, which involved day and night surveillance and a continuous improvement of their defensive fighting positions (DFP). As the Seminoles’ tour draws to a close, they can look back on their 11-month security mission, which, at times, left them exposed to the elements or rained on, soaking the soldiers’ uniforms and gear.
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Djiboutian Armed Forces soldiers finish a five-month training course

5/25/2016
Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) soldiers completed their final test, May 16, and graduated from Area Logistics Training, May 19, 2016, at Camp Cheik Osman, Djibouti.
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Djiboutian cadets learn to counter roadside bombs, support African Union Mission to Somalia

5/24/2016
U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 1 taught a three-phase counter-IED course to the cadets - the fundamentals of patrolling, the signs of possible IEDs and what to do in case of a detonation.
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