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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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Practice makes perfect: AMISOM officers prove ready to lead

3/9/2016
Military officers from African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troop contributing countries put their training to the test during a Command Post Exercise (CPX) Feb. 29 through March 3, as the last step of an AMISOM staff officers course in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Djiboutian soldiers learn lifesaving skills

3/9/2016
More than 10 Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) soldiers joined members from the U.S. Army Regionally Aligned Forces (RAF) under U.S. Africa Command to learn vital medical skills in preparation for future deployments.
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ACSS stimulates discussion, provides insights into East Africa for staff

3/5/2016
More than 70 members of the CJTF-HOA staff attended a workshop led by six representatives from the Africa Center for Strategic Studies. The speakers were selected by the ACSS to discuss topics including violent extremism, peace and security architecture, and security challenges in specific countries for which they are subject matter experts.
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RDF engineers see camp concepts become reality

3/2/2016
Six Rwanda Defence Force engineers visited Camp Lemonnier and Chebelley Airfield, Djibouti, Feb. 23-26, 2016, to see how U.S. military members work and live in different types of expeditionary camps.
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U.S. Tactical Air Control Party, French aviators practice clearing skies, saving lives

2/27/2016
Two members of the U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Control Party assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa bridged the gap between U.S. ground and French air assets during a tactical exercise Feb. 24, 2016, in Djibouti.
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Regional Senior Mission Leaders Course in Kenya concludes 13th iteration

2/26/2016
Military, government and police officials from 13 countries gathered for the 13th Regional Senior Mission Leaders Course at the International Peace Support Training Centre in Karen, Kenya, Feb. 15-26, 2016.
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CJTF-HOA Civil Affairs Soldiers provide dental support

2/25/2016
Civil affairs Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa completed a dental civic action program in Arta, Djibouti. The civil affairs team treated more than 40 patients during two days in the Arta region and extracted more than 50 teeth. During the month of February, the civil affairs team has also provided dental support in the Dikhil and Ali Sabieh regions, and plans to visit an additional region in the future.
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EOD provides training, finds friendship and partnership in Tanzania

2/24/2016
Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 1, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, recently wrapped up a 25-day Humanitarian Mine Action Level 1 training class hosted by the Tanzania People's Defense Force in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Consisting of two U.S. Navy EOD technicians and a corpsman, the mobile team instructed a class of 20 TPDF soldiers in topics such as ordnance disposal, knot tying, emergency medical care, and weapons identification.
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U.S., Djiboutian communications experts learn more about Africa Data Sharing Network

2/21/2016
Members of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Communications Directorate shared information on the Africa Data Sharing Network with the Djiboutian Armed Forces.
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CJTF-HOA Seabees conduct transfer of authority

2/19/2016
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion conducted a transfer of authority ceremony Feb. 16, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
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Incoming EARF completes validation, demonstrates crisis response capability

2/17/2016
Within hours of being notified, CJTF-HOA’s East Africa Response Force prepared dozens of Soldiers and tons of supplies for takeoff during an emergency response exercise, validating the EARF’s rapid response capabilities.
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CJTF-HOA Civil Affairs Battalions transfer authority

2/16/2016
Two U.S. Army Civil Affairs Battalions assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa conducted a transfer of authority ceremony Feb. 12, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
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Top enlisted KDF visit, strengthen bond with CJTF-HOA partners

2/14/2016
Senior enlisted leaders from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and the Kenya Defence Forces met at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to exchange ideas and share procedures Feb. 10-12.
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Army Civil Affairs provides dental care, education to local village

2/13/2016
The 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, worked alongside Djibouti Ministry of Health personnel to provide dental care to villagers and share dental education in Ali Sabieh, Djibouti, Feb. 9-10, 2016. Funded by U.S. Africa Command’s humanitarian civil assistance program, the dental civic action program(DENTCAP), aims to provide emergency dental procedures, basic extractions and dental education.
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En route to pull teeth, Army Civil Affairs members pull man from tractor-trailer crash

2/12/2016
On a busy two-way road packed with motorists about an hour south of Djibouti City, four 18-wheelers sat smashed together, their cabs crushed like soda cans in a recycle bin. Shattered glass covered the streets, and the screams of a trapped man filled the air. Before coming face-to-face with this tragic accident, members from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, were en route to Ali Adde, a remote village not far from the Somali border, for a dental civic action program mission to provide basic dental care to local villagers, Feb. 10, 2016.
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