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AMISOM, Somali medics perfect lifesaving skills

9/14/2016
African Union Mission in Somalia and Somali combat medics participated in the AMISOM Sector Medical Conference in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sept. 5-7, 2016, to exchange best medical practices in combat and casualty medicine with physicians from the U.S. and United Kingdom.
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CJTF-HOA commander honors 9/11 victims during speech

9/11/2016
Editors note: This article contains the speech Maj. Gen. Kurt Sonntag, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa commanding general gave during a 9/11 remembrance.
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Camp Lemonnier, CJTF-HOA remember 9/11

9/11/2016
Members of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier gatherd to hold a remembrance ceremony for those who died on Sept. 11, 2001.
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Tanzania rangers showcase anti-poaching skills

9/6/2016
Tanzania Rangers held a demonstration day to show off their newly acquired skills after training with soldiers from the U.S. Army North Carolina National Guard and 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion August 24, 2016, at Rungwa Game Reserve, Tanzania.
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EARF Soldiers conduct demolition training

9/4/2016
U.S. Army Soldiers from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, completed demolition training and learned how to use explosives to breach through buildings, Aug. 30, 2016 at Arta, Djibouti.
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U.S. Army trains Tanzania Rangers to combat poachers

9/2/2016
U.S. Army Civil Affairs Battalion, a component of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, and North Carolina Army National guard soldiers trained Tanzanian Park and Game Reserve rangers in counter-poaching.
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U.S., Japanese forces talk tactics for evacuation operations

8/30/2016
The table-top exercise focused on supporting Japanese military forces in the event of a necessary evacuation of Americans or Japanese citizens from a hostile location in Africa. During the multi-day exercise, both forces discussed route planning, logistics, equipment maintenance, how military personnel would be involved, medical support and use of air and ground transportation for evacuees. The plans also examined their strengths and weaknesses and reassessed the movement of evacuees to safety.
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Somali Police Force Maritime Police Unit exercise

8/26/2016
Five small boats with the Somali Police Force Maritime Police Unit conduct a maritime exercise demonstrating their capabilities off the coast of Mogadishu, Somalia. Representatives from approximately seven countries involved in improving security and stability in Somalia observed the demonstration Aug. 25, 2016. Trained by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the maritime police unit received two new vessels for training and interdiction operations around the coast of Somalia.
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Counter-IED Training

8/26/2016
U.S. Navy Sailors from Task Force Sparta conduct training in how to counter improvised explosive devices for African Union Mission in Somalia troop contributing countries at the Joint Military Training Center, Aug. 25, 2016, in Mogadishu, Somalia. The AMISOM soldiers learned how to effectively detect and combat IEDs to continue their efforts toward regional security and stability in Somalia. Task Force Sparta members are a part of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, which works to strengthen Eastern African partners in countering and neutralizing violent extremists in Somalia and the region.
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AMISOM/Somali National Army Sector Commanders’ conference

8/26/2016
MOGADISHU, Somalia- African Union Mission in Somalia/Somali National Army Sector Commanders attend a sector commanders’ conference, Aug. 25, 2016, at the AMISOM Force Headquarters in Mogadishu, Somalia. The conference brings together senior military leaders from coalition partners and the sectors to review efficiency and needed improvements for security operations and SNA collaboration strategies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tiffany DeNault)
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Commander, U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser visits Djibouti

8/18/2016
Commander, U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser visits Djibouti
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U.S. Army Soldiers complete land navigation in Arta

8/16/2016
U.S. Army Soldiers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment completed night and day land navigation training along with other Army warrior tasks, Aug. 5-6, 2016, in Arta, Djibouti.
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Seabees complete air field parking pad construction

8/11/2016
U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalions 22 and 133 completed a logistics support area project at a nearby airfield July 28, 2016.
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U.S. Army brings the boom: Soldiers conduct mortar fire training

8/11/2016
U.S. Army Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, Bravo Company, deployed from Cocoa, Fla., conducted mortar training Aug. 8, 2016, at Arta, Djibouti.
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PIO conference highlights social media, messaging in Somalia

8/9/2016
Public information officers from the African Union Mission in Somalia, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, and the United Nations Support Office in Somalia gathered at the Djibouti Palace Kempinski for the fifth iteration of the East Africa Public Information Officer Conference, Aug. 2-4, 2016.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen conduct joint inspection training

8/2/2016
Airmen from the 821st Contingency Response Squadron, deployed from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., taught several Kellogg, Brown and Root contractors about the JI process, governing directives and more about ensuring cargo is safe for loading onto an aircraft.
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ROTC cadets experience Djiboutian military culture

8/1/2016
More than 30 U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets are attending a three-week culture, understanding and language proficiency (CULP) course in Arta, Djibouti, July 16-Aug. 6.
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81st ERQS maintainers: CSAR’s hidden heroes

7/27/2016
Aircraft maintainers come face-to-face with those challenges every day; they are responsible for putting the 81st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron’s C-130J Hercules in the air.
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U.S., Burundi share communications hardware best practices

7/26/2016
Members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa communications team recently worked with Burundian National Defense Force’s communications unit to share best practices for installing, operating, and maintaining their newly refurbished African Data Sharing Network Satellite Terminal June 8-17, 2016, at Bujumbura, Burundi.
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Autonomous system protects airfield

7/25/2016
A mobile detection assessment response system helps provide security to an airfield in Djibouti.
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