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Civil engagement training prepares future Djiboutian leaders

5/23/2016
The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa 403rd Civil Affairs team recently taught a group of Djibouti’s Arta Interservices Military Academy (AMIA)cadets the importance of keeping those inhabitants in mind when facing conflict during a Civil Military Cooperation course May 5-19, 2016, at Arta, Djibouti.
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CJ44 Force Engineers meet with Kalaf village elders to improve water well system

5/20/2016
Members of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa J44 Force Engineers met with village elders to determine what improvements needed to be made to the community water cistern and well, May 17, 2016, in Kalaf, Djibouti. U.S. Navy Cmdr. Chris Myers and Lt. Trang Tieu, CJTF-HOA J44 Force Engineers, and Abdi Ali, translator and guide, talked with the village elders and measured the water level in the well to help determine the community needs.
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U.S. Ambassador and CJTF-HOA Force Engineers visit Kalaf

5/20/2016
Ambassador Tom Kelly, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti, and members of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa J44 Force Engineers visited medical personnel and village elders at the Kalaf Medical Clinic, May 17, 2016, in Kalaf, Djibouti.
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Army Civil Affairs provides medical care to Djibouti village

5/18/2016
U.S. Army Soldiers from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, worked with Djibouti Ministry of Health and Cuban medical personnel to provide medical care and education to the people of Dikhil, Djibouti, May 11-12, 2016.
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U.S. chaplains share blessings with the elderly

5/15/2016
While on a mission in Nairobi, Kenya, U.S. Navy chaplain and chaplain’s assistant went to Nyumba Ya Wazee, or Home of the Elderly, May, 9, 2016, to provide spiritual support, counsel, and a smiling face to the residents, while receiving blessings themselves.
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Coalition partners study tropical medicine to fight global illnesses

5/13/2016
There's one reason why medical teams from coalition and East African Partner nations met to discuss regional and global diseases, viral infections and internal medicine at the Military Tropical Medicine event, May 10-12, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Medical representatives from the U.S., France, Germany, Italy and Djibouti were in attendance.
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Special delivery rolls out for 124th Infantry Regiment

5/10/2016
These eight Humvees, weighing 51 tons, are part of a larger shipment delivered to Task Force Seminole, who perform security forces duties throughout the area.
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Allies in Djibouti commemorate V-E Day

5/10/2016
Camp Lemonnier and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa representatives and French forces in Djibouti commemorate Victory in Europe Day, May 8, 2016, at the French base in Djibouti. During the ceremony, General Philippe Montocchio, commander of French forces in Djibouti, spoke about one of the strongest elements of the war, the men and women across Europe resisting against the invading enemy. V-E Day, observed annually in France, celebrates the victory in Europe, ending World War II, and became a national French holiday. Charles de Gaulle, who led the French forces during the war, declared the victory of the Allied Armies and the United Nations over Germany, May 8, 1945. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Raughton/Released)
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Desert survival training to benefit French, U.S. forces

5/9/2016
More than 35 U.S. forces joined French Cadets, infantry and legionnaires to negotiate the French Desert Survival Course April 25 to May 10, in Djibouti.
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U.S. Navy rolls out the gravel carpet

5/5/2016
U.S. Navy Sailors from the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 22, also known as Seabees, completed a road construction project May 2, 2016, at Chebelley, Djibouti.
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CJTF-HOA welcomes new commander, senior enlisted leader

4/13/2016
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa welcomed U.S. Army Brig. Gen Kurt L. Sonntag and said farewell to U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Mark Stammer during a change of command ceremony April 13, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. U.S. Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commanding general for U.S. Africa Command, presided over the ceremony.
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CJTF-HOA commander, senior enlisted leader bid farewell to Africa, service members

4/12/2016
After dedicating a year of service to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Maj. Gen. Mark Stammer and Command Sgt. Maj. Butler Kendrick Jr., CJTF-HOA commanding general and senior enlisted leader, bid farewell Wednesday to the thousands of service members they’ve led who are making a positive impact on the East African region.
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U.S., Rwanda complete phase two effort to enhance RDF’s peacekeeping operations

4/12/2016
Representatives from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion reunited with RDF CIMIC officers for a second engagment to strengthen the relationship between CJTF-HOA and RDF in supporting regional training efforts for peacekeeping operations.
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U.S., Ethiopia sign new agreement, enhance security partnership

4/7/2016
Senior defense and government officials from the U.S. and Ethiopia held the sixth annual Bilateral Defense Committee March 31, 2016, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ministerial-level meeting produced a new agreement outlining the cross-exchange of logistics, services, supplies, and support between the nations, as well as a plan for future security cooperation activities designed to meet mutual defense priorities.
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18 Deployed Soldiers receive a ‘Go’ for Expert Infantry Badge

4/6/2016
After six days of testing, 18 U.S. and French Soldiers emerged victorious from the most recent Expert Infantry Badge process, April 1, 2016, in Djibouti.
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Ça marche: U.S., French FTX prove partnership works

3/20/2016
French and U.S. Soldiers immediately responded to simulated threats and attacks during a field training exercise (FTX) March 16-17, 2016.
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Djiboutian forces increase intelligence knowledge

3/15/2016
More than 15 Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) members joined instructors from the Regional Joint Intel Training Facility (RJITF) from Royal Air Force Molesworth, U.K., to learn open source intelligence (OSINT) research techniques at the People’s Palace, Djibouti, March 5-10, 2016.
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Devil dogs lead the pack with Joint Service Corporals Course

3/15/2016
A graduation ceremony honored 34 members of Camp Lemonnier and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa as they graduated from a Joint Corporals Leadership Development Course March 11, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The course, developed by the Marine Corps University, places significant emphasis on developing leadership to prepare junior enlisted Marines for their transition from subordinates to small unit leaders.
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Djiboutian soldiers train on the range

3/14/2016
Soldiers from the Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) completed basic rifle marksman training with help from U.S. Army Regionally Aligned Forces (RAF) Soldiers March 10, 2016, at Arta range, Djibouti.
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Course prepares AMISOM partners for headquarters, security operations in Somalia

3/11/2016
Nearly 30 military officers from African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troop contributing countries met in Nairobi, Kenya, for a staff officers course administered by the U.S. State Department’s Africa Contingency Operations and Training Assistance (ACOTA) program.
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