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1-58th AOB transfers air operations mission to 2-130th AOB

3/17/2023
The 1st Battalion, 58th Aviation, Airfield Operations Battalion (AOB), transferred authority of the air operations mission to 2nd Battalion, 130th Aviation (AOB) during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 20, 2023.
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U.S. Service Members deployed to Horn of Africa complete grueling French Desert Commando Course

2/28/2023
Thirty-one U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers and one U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) earned the prestigious French Desert Commando Badge after completing the arduous French Desert Commando Course (FDCC) in Djibouti, Africa, Feb. 3.
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A Diamond In The Rough Of Africa

2/28/2023
Military deployments can be stressful. Military deployments to a remote base in East Africa can be even more stressful. Fortunately, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Timothy Harford, first sergeant for the 475th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron located at Manda Bay, Kenya is there to assist his Airmen and tenant units and provide them with the resources needed to accomplish their mission.
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CJTF-HOA conducts first simulated joint FARP demonstration on African continent

2/28/2023
Elements of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and the 449th Air Expeditionary Group recently conducted a simulated joint branch Forward Arming and Refueling Point (FARP) exercise. Not only was this a first for U.S. forces in the African continent, but it also provided an opportunity to practice Agile Combat Employment (ACE) concepts as well.
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Military Working Dog handlers practice Tactical Combat Casualty Care to save partners’ lives

1/13/2023
The Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) veterinary services led a Canine Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) training with Navy security Military Working Dog (MWD) handlers at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Jan. 6, 2023.
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CJTF-HOA holds combat patching ceremony for 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Soldiers

1/7/2023
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) held a combat patching ceremony for Soldiers with the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on Dec. 30, 2022.
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New York Army National Guard unit hosts Norwegian Foot March in Horn of Africa

1/7/2023
Service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and multinational partners participated in a Norwegian Foot March at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Dec. 16, 2022.
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Djiboutian, French, US troops grow capabilities through Cyber Defense Engagement

12/28/2022
Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti - Members of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) joined the Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) and French Forces in Djibouti (FFDJ) to conduct a Cyber Defense Engagement at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Dec. 11 - 15, 2022.
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CJTF-HOA participates in exercise Bull Shark with foreign partners

12/16/2022
Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti - The Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) joined Djiboutian and Spanish forces to conduct the combined joint interoperability exercise Bull Shark near Arta Range Dec. 3, 2022. Bull Shark is a biannual crisis response and personnel recovery exercise designed to test communication and interoperability between like-minded partners.
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International workshop drives humanitarian assistance best practices

12/7/2022
The Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), in coordination with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and their Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), hosted multinational military partners and civil authorities for a Humanitarian Operations Workshop (HOW) at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Nov. 29 - 30.
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Food Safety Course shares best practices, improves response to health threats in Djibouti

12/6/2022
The Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) Navy Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) and Civil Affairs - East Africa (CAEA) led a food safety course with the Djiboutian Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) in Djibouti City, Nov. 28 - 30.
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Camp Lemonnier hosts semiannual Djiboutian crafts bazaar

11/23/2022
U.S. service members and base personnel attended a Djiboutian crafts bazaar featuring cultural art and craftwork from local vendors and artisans Nov. 19, 2022, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
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Tropical medicine course brings together allied, U.S. medical professionals in Djibouti

11/15/2022
The Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) surgeon cell hosted multinational partners and other U.S. military medical professionals during a Military Tropical Medicine Course (MTMC) Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2022.
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Djibouti, U.S. celebrate Partner Appreciation Day

11/15/2022
Coalition and joint service members from the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) participated in a Partner Appreciation Day (PAD) event Nov. 10, 2022, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
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404th MEB transfers responsibility of CJTF-HOA mission to 157th MEB

11/14/2022
The Illinois Army National Guard’s 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) transferred responsibility of the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) headquarters staff mission to the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 157th MEB on Nov. 5, 2022, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
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CJTF-HOA commanding general joins her Kenyan partners, U.S. service members for Norwegian Foot March

10/17/2022
For the first time, our Kenyan partners and U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) came together to participate in the Cooperative Security Location-Manda Bay Kenya Norwegian Foot March, near Camp Simba, Kenya, July 23, 2022.
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CJTF-HOA, partners build school library in Djibouti

10/13/2022
Members of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), the United States Embassy Djibouti, and international partners and allies celebrated the opening of a Library at the Balbala 7 School, Djibouti, Oct. 4, 2022.
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Be There: A service member’s journey overcoming suicide

9/29/2022
Although it is near the end of September, Suicide Prevention Month, it is important to keep awareness strong about suicide and to be there for fellow service members, family and friends throughout the year. The following transcription is an interview with Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) public affairs directorate and a Soldier who survived a suicide attempt and who is now supporting the CJTF-HOA mission.
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From Red Dragon to Wolfhound: National Guard infantry units support East Africa Mission

9/22/2022
The Virginia Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, turned over control of an East Africa security mission to the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, during a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Sept. 19.
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Task Force Red Dragon conducts live-fire exercise with French Forces in Djibouti

9/9/2022
Task Force Red Dragon, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), conducted a Combined Arms Live-Fire Exercise (CALFEX) with French Forces in Djibouti near Arta, Djibouti, Aug. 22, 2022.
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