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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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Exercise Cutlass Express 2016 bolsters maritime security

2/9/2016
Naval and Coast Guard personnel from across the globe joined together to train in waters off the Port of Djibouti, Jan. 31 to Feb. 5, 2016, as part of exercise Cutlass Express 2016.
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U.S., Rwanda forces complete first of four phases to enhance Rwanda peacekeeping operations

2/8/2016
Civil affairs and information operations personnel from CJTF-HOA met with members of the Rwanda Defence Force to discuss capabilities and pre-deployment tasks for Rwandan CIMIC personnel.
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AFAFRICA commander talks Africa’s demand for airpower

2/5/2016
Gen. Frank Gorenc, the Air Forces Africa commander, traveled to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to visit deployed Airmen and highlight their importance to the East African region Feb. 2-3, 2016.
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Security conference aligns military, political priorities for East Africa

1/24/2016
U.S. military and Department of State representatives assembled at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, for the annual East Africa Security Synchronization Conference to synchronize and prioritize activities in East Africa.
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Camp Lemonnier Riverines host Marine Maintenance and Operations Seminar

1/21/2016
Sailors from Coastal Riverine Squadron 10 recently spent time with Kenyan Naval forces sharing best practices at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Jan. 17-18, 2016.
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U.S., French soldiers prove desert survival is for the fittest

1/18/2016
U.S. and French soldiers prove desert survival is for the fittest by completing phase two of the French Desert Survival Course, preparing them to not only survive, but complete their mission in the subtropical desert climate of Djibouti.
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Soldiers bolster Djiboutian English language skills

1/16/2016
More than 10 members of the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, Delta Company, joined local students for an English language discussion group at the Diplomatic Institute in Djibouti, Jan. 12, 2015.
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Djiboutian, CJTF-HOA counterparts meet to enhance professional development

1/1/2016
Senior enlisted leaders of the Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) visited Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, for the first time Dec. 29, 2015, to meet with command senior enlisted leaders of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa with the intent of sharing their professional advice and networking with influential military figures from the host nation. The main focus was the current situation in Somalia and the African Union mission there to neutralize Al-Shabaab and stabilize the country.
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CJTF-HOA provides Security Assistance Training for Djiboutian military

12/28/2015
Members of the Regional Joint Intelligence Training Facility, located at Royal Air Force Base Molesworth, England traveled recently to Djibouti to conduct Security Assistance Training for members of the Djiboutian Armed Forces.
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ROK hosts coalition partners for inaugural anniversary

12/24/2015
Navy Capt. Sangmin An, ROK Naval Escort Task Group 20th commander, invited members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the inauguration of the Republic of Korea’s Navy and the ongoing, mutually beneficial relationship between the United States and the Republic of Korea.
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Rwandan NCO Centre of Excellence hosts U.S. senior enlisted

12/24/2015
Senior enlisted leaders from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa traveled to Rwanda to learn what the Rwandan Defense Force teaches their NCOs.
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U.S., Rwandan engineers enhance expeditionary camp planning skills

12/22/2015
Engineers from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa visited the Rwandan Defense Force Engineering Brigade Headquarters near Kigali to exchange best practices about expeditionary camp planning.
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Lost lives remembered

12/19/2015
While in Rwanda, members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa visited the Genocide Memorial Museum in Kigali.
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2015 Grand Bara 15K

12/19/2015
Members of Camp Lemonnier and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn recently participated in the 2015 Grand Bara 15K race in Djibouti Dec. 17, 2015. More than 1,500 runners from different countries participated in the desert race.
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CJTF-HOA, Djibouti Armed Forces share photo, video experiences

12/9/2015
The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Public Affairs Office worked with eight FAD members to improve their understanding of photo and video techniques and equipment to help improve the FAD’s ability to document and share the FAD’s mission with the public.
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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visits Camp Lemonnier

12/9/2015
Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to troops while on the second stop of his multi-day, three-continent trip with the 2015 USO Entertainment Troupe.
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Japan Self-Defense Forces host Joint Forces Senior Enlisted Professional Development Course

11/30/2015
More than 30 members from Japan, Djibouti and the U.S. gathered on the Japan Self-Defense Force base for anti-piracy operations in Djibouti, to attend a Joint Forces Senior Enlisted Professional Development Course, Nov. 24, 2015. The JFSEPDC is a multinational course aimed at mentoring and educating senior enlisted leaders serving with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier and allied forces.
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CJTF-HOA soldiers earn AFRICOM combat patch

11/30/2015
More than 150 soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa gathered to don their newly earned combat patch during a ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Nov. 28, 2015.
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Deputy Secretary of Defense visits Camp Lemonnier

11/26/2015
During his visit to Camp Lemonnier, Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work met with service members to speak about current themes across the Department of Defense and their individual deployment experiences. To conclude his visit, members of the camp joined Work for a Thanksgiving meal.
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