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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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Japanese Defense Force General visits CJTF-HOA

10/13/2015
Major General Mark R. Stammer, Commanding General, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, met with Lt. Gen. Hiromichi Kawamata, Commanding General, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, Central Readiness Force recently.
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Joint forces senior enlisted leaders attend professional development course

10/12/2015
The Joint Forces Senior Enlisted Leader Professional Development (JFSELPD) course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, is an all-services course aimed at mentoring and educating the highest-ranking senior enlisted leaders serving Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier.
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French soldiers teach U.S. military desert survival tactics

10/8/2015
U.S. Army Civil Affairs Battalion soldiers, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, French Army soldiers from the 5th Overseas Combined Arms Regiment, and members of 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, recently graduated from the French Desert Survival Course near Arta Beach, Djibouti.
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U.S. Medical Forces Gain New Perspectives from Ugandan Counterparts

10/7/2015
The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces host members from United States Army Africa Command and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa for MEDRETE 15-4, a joint medical readiness training exercise in Jinja, Uganda.
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Military Coordination Cell Mogadishu meets with BNDF

10/3/2015
The Burundi National Defense Force is a member of the African Union Mission in Somalia. U.S. Army Col. Wilson Rutherford, Military Coordination Cell Mogadishu, met with BNDF representatives in Mogadishu prior to a Burundi offensive. The MCC’s mission is to increase defense capability, capacity, and coordination among its East African partner in their pursuit to neutralize violent extremist organizations. (Courtesy photos)
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EOD technicians perform anti-terrorism force protection dives

10/2/2015
U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, operate off the coast of Djibouti, Africa, during routine anti-terrorism force protection dives. EOD technicians are trained to disarm explosive devices and clear underwater obstructions.
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Navy Chiefs adopt Army soldier during training course

9/28/2015
Army Soldier completes Navy's Chief Petty Officer 365 Phase Two.
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