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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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75th EAS delivers force protection assets

11/25/2015
Airmen from the 7th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron used a C-130J Super Hercules to deliver a Humvee and other equipment from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to a forward operating location. The force protection assets were delivered to members of Charlie Co. 2-214, Task Force Seminole of the Florida Army National Guard, which is a response force for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's area of responsibility.
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Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller travels to Djibouti

11/16/2015
Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller, travelled to Djibouti to visit Camp Lemonnier and Chebelley Airfield to meet with various counterparts to discuss international security issues and international anti-piracy efforts.
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SecAF makes first visit to Djibouti

11/14/2015
Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James, met with military members during her tour of the country, Nov. 12, 2015. She took time to speak to Airmen individually and learn what they do and how they support the East African fight against terrorism.
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Seven nations gather in Djibouti, honor the fallen during Armistice Day ceremony

11/12/2015
For nearly 100 years nations have annually commemorated the end of World War I on Nov. 11, with an Armistice Day ceremony. The French Marine Base in Djibouti held a ceremony that remained faithful to the heritage and tradition of military service to honor those who were lost in WWI.
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Public information conference promotes collaboration, prepares leaders for communication role

11/8/2015
Military and civilian officials from more than nine countries gathered at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to attend the East Africa Public Information Officer Conference, Nov. 3 to 6, 2015. More than 30 PIOs, civil affairs professionals and distinguished visitors from the Federal Government of Somalia attended the four-day conference hosted by Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. Subjects covered during the conference included the benefits of engaging media, combat camera capabilities and the effective use of social media and more.
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African standby force, U.S. forge new partnership

10/31/2015
Delegates from the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) visited Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, recently to learn best practices from directorates within Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and build relationships between the two organizations. The EASF and CJTF-HOA plan to work together to coordinate timely disaster relief, security and peacetime operations.
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Partner nations exchange regional disease knowledge

10/29/2015
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa hosted the first Military Tropical Medicine Course at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti. Medical professionals from the U.S., French and Djiboutian militaries discussed a multitude of topics to include the presence of Malaria, Ebola, and pest induced infections on the continent.
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First Head of U.S. Mission to Somalia in 20 years visits CJTF-HOA

10/26/2015
Ambassador David Kaeuper, who previously served and retired as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Congo, is now the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires for Somalia. He met recently with Maj. Gen. Mark Stammer, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander, to understand CJTF-HOA’s mission and role in supporting security and stability in East Africa.
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CJTF-HOA Valor Run honors fallen female veterans

10/25/2015
More than 800 runners and walkers participated in a Valor Run dedicated to fallen service women that was hosted by Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier.
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CA soldiers, USAID host Community Health Worker course

10/23/2015
U.S. Army Civil Affairs Battalion, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, partnered with USAID to share their medical knowledge during a Community Health Worker course in Obock, Djibouti.
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EARF team weapons and mortar training

10/23/2015
Alpha Company, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, is the East Africa Response Force, the quick response force for all of the countries within the HOA. ACO operates using light infantry and various other force enablers, which operate together cohesively to accomplish their mission. ACO underwent weapons and mortar training in Arta, Djibouti.
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Capstone 2016-1 visits Camp Lemonnier

10/20/2015
Capstone ensures newly selected general and flag officers understand the fundamentals of joint doctrine, how to integrate the elements of national power in order to accomplish national security and national military strategies, and how joint, interagency, and multinational operations support national strategic goals and objectives.
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“It’s a bird. Literally”

10/20/2015
Peter Kaestner has dedicated much of his life to serving the United States as a diplomat with the U.S. Department of State. His duties have taken him all over the world, giving him the opportunity to pursue his other passion - bird watching.
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Robot becomes “eyes” and “hands” of service members

10/19/2015
Djibouti Armed Forces and U.S. Navy EOD technicians worked together recently during a course to learn how to use the iRobot 510 Packbot.
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