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FAD troops learn to see in the dark

10/14/2016
Nearly 40 soldiers from the Djiboutian Army will be able to see in the dark after completing night vision goggle training Oct. 9-12, 2016, in Djibouti City, Djibouti. The training, conducted by members of the U.S. Army’s Charlie Company, 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, which is currently mobilized to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, comes as the Djiboutian troops prepare for a two-year deployment to Somalia, as part of the African Union Mission in Somalia’s effort to remove al-Shabaab from the region.
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U.S., Uganda forces build mental resilience

10/13/2016
A U.S. Army Soldier deployed to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and more than 40 members of the Africa Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) gathered for a sharing of best practices for mental health Oct. 10, 2016, in Mogadishu, Somalia.
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SPMAGTF-CR-AF completed team level range drills

10/13/2016
U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF) conduct a live fire exercise during small arms fire team training, Oct. 5, 2016, at Arta, Djibouti. Assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, SPMAGTF-CR-AF completed team level range drills to continue sustainment of core skills and build from individual skill levels. The next level of training will consist of squad training.
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Network training readies Djiboutian soldiers for Somalia mission

10/5/2016
U.S. Army Soldiers from the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa communications directorate held an Africa Data Sharing Network (ADSN) sharing of best practices and validation session with Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) members Sept. 28, 2016, at FAD Headquarters in Djibouti City, Djibouti.
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Dikhil children to get new schoolhouse addition

10/3/2016
A team from the 403rd and 411th Civil Affairs Battalions, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, traveled to Dikhil, Djibouti, and met with village elders and community members Sept. 27, 2016, to learn about the education and general welfare of an existing school system in the village.
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Kenya Defense Forces practice explosive techniques during Deliberate Kindle 2016

10/3/2016
Approximately 53 Kenya Defense Forces combat engineer soldiers and officers set off explosives with U.S. Navy Sailors from Task Force Sparta during Deliberate Kindle 2016, Sept. 19, at a training center in Kenya.
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U.S., French and Djiboutian military forces celebrate St. Michel’s day

10/1/2016
U.S., French and Djiboutian airborne forces came together to celebrate St. Michel, the patron saint of paratroopers, Sept. 29, 2016, at the local French air base in Djibouti City, Djibouti.
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Task Force Sparta holds medical training with Kenyan Defense Forces

9/30/2016
This was one scenario used by U.S Navy Sailors from Task Force Sparta, currently assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, as they taught tactical combat medical training to approximately 53 Kenyan Defense Force (KDF) soldiers and officers, Sept. 13-15, at a Kenyan training center.
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Task Force Sparta teaches Humanitarian Mine Action training to AMISOM Troop Contributing Country

9/28/2016
A team from Task Force Sparta, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, is teaching lifesaving skills to Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) combat engineer soldiers and officers during Deliberate Kindle 2016, Sept. 5-30, at a training center in Kenya.
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Somali doctors emboldened by Mogadishu medical training

9/24/2016
The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa J3 Military Coordination Cell, along with the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS), hosted the year’s third Continuing Medical Education Conference Sept. 14, 2016, in Mogadishu, Somalia. The conference brought 20 medical students and general practitioners from various sectors of Mogadishu together to receive training on various medical practices, specifically in the fields of radiology and pediatrics.
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U.S. Army turns Rwandan soldiers into lifesavers

9/23/2016
U.S. Army Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa worked with Rwanda Defense Force soldiers to help prevent battlefield deaths during a two-week medical class that concluded Sept. 9, 2016, at the Rwanda Military Academy, Rwanda.
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Developing the force: U.S. Army Soldiers train, mentor Rwandan NCOs

9/22/2016
U.S. Army Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa recently conducted a 10-day NCO Leadership Training course observation with the Rwandan Defense Force at the Rwandan Military Academy, Rwanda, Sept. 9, 2016.
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Eye in the sky: Task Force Hurricane teaches Kenya Defense Forces how to fly

9/20/2016
Members of Task Force Hurricane, 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, are conducting unmanned aerial vehicle training with members of the Kenya Defense Forces Sept. 8-24, 2016, at a training center in Kenya.
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Special Delivery: U.S. forces provide tools for AMISOM mission

9/19/2016
American forces recently delivered supplies to African Union Mission in Somalia partners in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sept. 13, 2016, to help keep them equipped and ready to fight al-Shabaab. The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa J3 Military Coordination Cell facilitated the logistics to receive a large cargo delivery to be distributed from the U.S. to AMISOM troop contributing countries.
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AMISOM, Somali medics perfect lifesaving skills

9/14/2016
African Union Mission in Somalia and Somali combat medics participated in the AMISOM Sector Medical Conference in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sept. 5-7, 2016, to exchange best medical practices in combat and casualty medicine with physicians from the U.S. and United Kingdom.
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CJTF-HOA commander honors 9/11 victims during speech

9/11/2016
Editors note: This article contains the speech Maj. Gen. Kurt Sonntag, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa commanding general gave during a 9/11 remembrance.
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Camp Lemonnier, CJTF-HOA remember 9/11

9/11/2016
Members of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier gatherd to hold a remembrance ceremony for those who died on Sept. 11, 2001.
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Tanzania rangers showcase anti-poaching skills

9/6/2016
Tanzania Rangers held a demonstration day to show off their newly acquired skills after training with soldiers from the U.S. Army North Carolina National Guard and 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion August 24, 2016, at Rungwa Game Reserve, Tanzania.
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EARF Soldiers conduct demolition training

9/4/2016
U.S. Army Soldiers from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, completed demolition training and learned how to use explosives to breach through buildings, Aug. 30, 2016 at Arta, Djibouti.
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U.S. Army trains Tanzania Rangers to combat poachers

9/2/2016
U.S. Army Civil Affairs Battalion, a component of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, and North Carolina Army National guard soldiers trained Tanzanian Park and Game Reserve rangers in counter-poaching.
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