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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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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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