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Joint Corporals Course builds tomorrow’s leaders

9/9/2015
Ten Marines, five soldiers, one sailor and one airman recently graduated from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s Joint Corporals Course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
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Marine Corps Martial Arts graduation

9/9/2015
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa personnel, coalition forces and East African partners receive their tan, brown or black belt during a Marine Corps Martial Arts graduation ceremony.
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Managing Security Resources in Africa Seminar

9/8/2015
Recently, at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies Managing Security Resources in Africa Seminar, representatives from the Republic of Djibouti, Republic of Kenya, Somalia, Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Uganda, coalition partners, The East African Community and The United States met to discuss strategic security studies, research, and outreach activities in Africa.
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EOD technicians share knowledge with Tanzanian service members

9/6/2015
Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 12, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, held a Humanitarian Mine Action instruction course for Tanzanian People’s Defense Force soldiers, in Dar es Salaam, Aug. 6-28, 2015.
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Ethiopian, Djiboutian militaries broaden communication, intelligence system skills at CJTF-HOA

9/6/2015
Aiding the military forces serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to effectively communicate is the U.S. Africa Command Data Sharing Network (ADSN). Recently, intelligence and communications personnel from the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) and Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) visited Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa to work alongside U.S. intelligence and communication specialists here.
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UPDF, AMISOM in Somalia

9/1/2015
Uganda People's Defence Force, African Union Mission to Somalia makes a difference by providing health, education and infrastructure development assistance in Barawe, Somalia.
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ACOTA Force HQ course prepares personnel for AMISOM operations

8/29/2015
More than 22,000 military and law enforcement personnel from across East Africa are participating in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Leading these and other African Union (AU) forces are officers from countries throughout Africa, and helping to make this level of cooperation possible is the Africa Contingency Operations Training & Assistance (ACOTA) Force Headquarters Training.
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15th Marine Expeditionary Unit attends sustainment training at Arta Beach

8/4/2015
Marines from 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived ashore at Arta Beach, Djibouti, July 20, 2015, for two weeks of sustainment training to maintain and enhance the skills they developed during their pre-deployment training period. The 15th MEU is currently deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.
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Members of the 1/77th Armor Regiment conduct range training in Arta, Djibouti

7/11/2015
Members of the 1/77th Armor Regiment, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, conduct range training in Arta, Djibouti, July 8, 2015. The service members, who recently arrived at Camp Lemonnier, were required to qualify on two small-arms weapon systems: the M4 rifle and the M9 pistol. U.S. Army soldiers regularly practice the fundamentals of shooting, as it is an important skill to the success of any mission they are conducting.
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CJTF-HOA members visit Dikhil hospital

7/10/2015
Civil affairs, preventative medicine and environmental health service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, visited Dikhil Regional Hospital to assess its capacities and capabilities.
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CJTF-HOA hosts Iftar dinner

7/3/2015
CJTF-HOA leadership joined their FAD counterparts for an Iftar dinner at the Kempinski Hotel, Djibouti, June 29, 2015. The Iftar is the evening meal when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset.
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Djibouti celebrates 38 years of independence

6/30/2015
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa service members and Djibouti citizens celebrated Djibouti’s Independence Day June 27, 2015, signifying 38 years since the country declared it’s independence from France. Djibouti’s military, law enforcement and civil servants marched along the parade route, while the band played festive songs.
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Command Senior Enlisted Leader leads through caring and compassion

6/30/2015
In May, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa service members bid adieu to the command senior enlisted leader, who had served them for two years. Since the new CSEL wasn’t going to arrive until the end of June, U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Claudell Taylor was selected to fill that role temporarily.
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Ethiopian university, civil affairs team discuss veterinary medicine

6/27/2015
The U.S. Army's 404th Civil Affairs Battalion veterinary cell team, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, was invited to attend the Third International Veterinary Education Conference at Haramaya University in Ethiopia, June 18-19, 2015.
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Tanzanian Defense Force service members attend forensic training

6/25/2015
Tanzanian Defense Force service members attend forensic training at the Joint Theater Forensic Analysis Center at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 23, 2015.
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Fusion Action Cell provides strength through partnerships

6/25/2015
Since November 2014, the Fusion Action Cell (FAC) has been the central hub for building that trust and cooperation by enabling regional partners from East Africa, Europe, and America to work side-by-side in a centralized location to coordinate training, aid and support throughout the Horn of Africa.
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U.S. Army Civil Affairs Battalion Transfer of Authority Ceremony

6/23/2015
The 404th Civil Affairs Battalion transfers authority to the 415th CAB during a ceremony June 22, 2015, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
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Seabees Drive Equipment Training in Djibouti

6/23/2015
Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti – U.S. Navy Seabees of Combined Task Unit (CTU) 68.2.1, comprised of members from Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCB) 14 and 11, Detachment Horn of Africa, participated in a U.S. Army-led Counterterrorism Logistics and Engineering training evolution with the Forces Armee Djiboutienne (FAD) Construction Engineer Unit from February to May 2015. The evolution was designed to build partnerships between coalition forces and the FAD, while increasing the FAD’s ability to support counterterrorism operations, defend local borders, and conduct resupply missions to Somalia.
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CJTF-HOA welcomes new CSEL

6/22/2015
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Butler Kendrick Jr. assumed responsibility as the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa command senior enlisted leader, succeeding U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Claudell Taylor, during a Relinquishment of Authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 19, 2015.
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Djiboutian students graduate language course

6/20/2015
Djibouti has a diverse population, filled with people from all over the world who speak different languages. Learning a new language opens up the possibility to talk to someone in their native tongue and bridge the communication gap.
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