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Somalia National Police members gain marksmanships skills while training at a range in Djibouti.

11/1/2016
Members of the Carabinieri and Somalia Police Force train at a shooting range in Djibouti, Djibouti, Oct. 30, 2016. The Carabinieri is in charge of training mission MAIDIT Somalia 6, which is the mission of training the Somali Police Force in order to promote the stability and security of the entire region of the Horn of Africa.
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CJTF-HOA Religious Affairs meets with Bishop Giorgio Bertin

10/29/2016
The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Religious Affairs Office meets with Bishop Giorgio Bertin, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Good Shepherd, to drop off donated items from Camp Lemonnier and discuss future humanitarian projects, Oct. 27, 2016 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Good Shepard, Djibouti.
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Task Force Sparta members assist French Military with range clearance operations.

10/27/2016
DJIBOUTI -- U.S. Navy Sailors with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 6, Task Force Sparta, assisted a French EOD team with range clearance operations, Oct. 22, 2016, at a range near Koron, Djibouti.
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153rd Cavalry Regiment holds Spur Ride in Djibouti, Africa

10/24/2016
Twenty-eight U.S. Army Soldiers and one Air Force Airman participated in an Army traditional event, a Spur Ride, to earn their silver spurs, Oct. 21, 2016, at a nearby airfield in Djibouti.
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1/124th soldiers engage in team exercises

10/24/2016
U.S. Army soldiers of Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment participate in a fire team exercise in Arta, Djibouti, Oct. 20, 2016. Delta Company regularly practices fire team exercises, utilizing maneuvers that were used in Iraq and Afghanistan. The intent of the exercise was to teach soldiers how to move from inside a vehicle when in contact with the enemy, exit the vehicle, and then return fire effectively using live ammunition on simulated targets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)
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Task Force Hurricane Soldiers Complete French Desert Survival Course

10/18/2016
Approximately 46 U.S. Army Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, along with French Marines completed the French Marine Desert Survival Course, Oct. 12, 2016, at Arta Plage, Djibouti.
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FAD troops learn to see in the dark

10/14/2016
Nearly 40 soldiers from the Djiboutian Army will be able to see in the dark after completing night vision goggle training Oct. 9-12, 2016, in Djibouti City, Djibouti. The training, conducted by members of the U.S. Army’s Charlie Company, 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, which is currently mobilized to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, comes as the Djiboutian troops prepare for a two-year deployment to Somalia, as part of the African Union Mission in Somalia’s effort to remove al-Shabaab from the region.
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U.S., Uganda forces build mental resilience

10/13/2016
A U.S. Army Soldier deployed to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and more than 40 members of the Africa Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) gathered for a sharing of best practices for mental health Oct. 10, 2016, in Mogadishu, Somalia.
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SPMAGTF-CR-AF completed team level range drills

10/13/2016
U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF) conduct a live fire exercise during small arms fire team training, Oct. 5, 2016, at Arta, Djibouti. Assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, SPMAGTF-CR-AF completed team level range drills to continue sustainment of core skills and build from individual skill levels. The next level of training will consist of squad training.
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Network training readies Djiboutian soldiers for Somalia mission

10/5/2016
U.S. Army Soldiers from the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa communications directorate held an Africa Data Sharing Network (ADSN) sharing of best practices and validation session with Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) members Sept. 28, 2016, at FAD Headquarters in Djibouti City, Djibouti.
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Dikhil children to get new schoolhouse addition

10/3/2016
A team from the 403rd and 411th Civil Affairs Battalions, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, traveled to Dikhil, Djibouti, and met with village elders and community members Sept. 27, 2016, to learn about the education and general welfare of an existing school system in the village.
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Kenya Defense Forces practice explosive techniques during Deliberate Kindle 2016

10/3/2016
Approximately 53 Kenya Defense Forces combat engineer soldiers and officers set off explosives with U.S. Navy Sailors from Task Force Sparta during Deliberate Kindle 2016, Sept. 19, at a training center in Kenya.
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U.S., French and Djiboutian military forces celebrate St. Michel’s day

10/1/2016
U.S., French and Djiboutian airborne forces came together to celebrate St. Michel, the patron saint of paratroopers, Sept. 29, 2016, at the local French air base in Djibouti City, Djibouti.
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Task Force Sparta holds medical training with Kenyan Defense Forces

9/30/2016
This was one scenario used by U.S Navy Sailors from Task Force Sparta, currently assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, as they taught tactical combat medical training to approximately 53 Kenyan Defense Force (KDF) soldiers and officers, Sept. 13-15, at a Kenyan training center.
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Task Force Sparta teaches Humanitarian Mine Action training to AMISOM Troop Contributing Country

9/28/2016
A team from Task Force Sparta, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, is teaching lifesaving skills to Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) combat engineer soldiers and officers during Deliberate Kindle 2016, Sept. 5-30, at a training center in Kenya.
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Somali doctors emboldened by Mogadishu medical training

9/24/2016
The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa J3 Military Coordination Cell, along with the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS), hosted the year’s third Continuing Medical Education Conference Sept. 14, 2016, in Mogadishu, Somalia. The conference brought 20 medical students and general practitioners from various sectors of Mogadishu together to receive training on various medical practices, specifically in the fields of radiology and pediatrics.
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U.S. Army turns Rwandan soldiers into lifesavers

9/23/2016
U.S. Army Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa worked with Rwanda Defense Force soldiers to help prevent battlefield deaths during a two-week medical class that concluded Sept. 9, 2016, at the Rwanda Military Academy, Rwanda.
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Developing the force: U.S. Army Soldiers train, mentor Rwandan NCOs

9/22/2016
U.S. Army Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa recently conducted a 10-day NCO Leadership Training course observation with the Rwandan Defense Force at the Rwandan Military Academy, Rwanda, Sept. 9, 2016.
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Eye in the sky: Task Force Hurricane teaches Kenya Defense Forces how to fly

9/20/2016
Members of Task Force Hurricane, 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, are conducting unmanned aerial vehicle training with members of the Kenya Defense Forces Sept. 8-24, 2016, at a training center in Kenya.
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Special Delivery: U.S. forces provide tools for AMISOM mission

9/19/2016
American forces recently delivered supplies to African Union Mission in Somalia partners in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sept. 13, 2016, to help keep them equipped and ready to fight al-Shabaab. The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa J3 Military Coordination Cell facilitated the logistics to receive a large cargo delivery to be distributed from the U.S. to AMISOM troop contributing countries.
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