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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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Djibouti, U.S. media members exchange knowledge

9/8/2022
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and Camp Lemonnier Public Affairs Directorates conducted a knowledge exchange from Aug. 29-31, 2022, with Djib-Live TV, RTD: Téĺé Djibouti, Agence Djiboutienne d'Information - ADI, and Journal La Nation, in coordination with U.S. Embassy Djibouti and Ministère de la Communication, chargé des Postes et des Télécommunications.
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Gen. Langley visits Horn of Africa

9/2/2022
The commander of U.S. Africa Command conducted his first visit to Africa as the combatant commander Aug. 28-31, 2022.
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U.S. donates 24 armored vehicles to support allied troops in Somalia

8/17/2022
Mogadishu, Somalia - U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), visited foreign partners in Mogadishu, Somalia, Aug. 3, 2022, to hand over 24 Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) to the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) at the ATMIS Headquarters.
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Civil Affairs veterinarian participates in Exercise Shared Accord 22' in South Africa

8/12/2022
More than 75% of people in Africa rely on agriculture for their livelihood. Most of this is made up of livestock such as chickens, cattle, goats, sheep, camels and donkeys. Without proper medical care, many of these animals will suffer from treatable diseases. The same can be said for domestic animals such as dogs and cats. For military veterinarians in Africa, part of their mission is to assist the local populace with the health of their animals and protect the public health from diseases that can be transmitted to humans. U.S. Army Maj. Sage Umphries, a veterinarian assigned to the 353rd Civil Affairs Functional Specialty Team, stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, recently participated in Exercise Shared Accord 2022, a joint and bilateral training exercise that took place in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province July 11-27, 2022.
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Civil Affairs improves herd health in East Africa

8/10/2022
Members of Alpha company 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion collaborated with the 353rd Civil Affairs Functional Specialty Team, and other volunteers, to conduct a Herd Health Veterinarian Engagement in the village of Chabelley, August 3-4, 2022.
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U.S. service members take part in joint-force marksmanship competition in Kenya

8/5/2022
CAMP SIMBA, Kenya – U.S. service members from the U.S. Army National Guard and U.S. Air Force, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), participated in a joint-force combined arms marksmanship competition July 20-25, 2022, at Camp Simba, Kenya. The event hosted 52 participants with individual and team competitions using multiple weapon systems. The matches simulated combat scenarios with competitors engaging targets from multiple distances and positions, with target transitioning, weapon manipulation, while combining all of those skills under the stress of time and accuracy.
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U.S. Soldiers saves lives in Kenya

8/3/2022
On Wednesday, May 25th, 1st squad, 1st platoon, B Company, 1-116th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Red Dragon, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) were conducting an area security patrol outside of Camp Simba, in Manda Bay, Kenya. They responded to an automobile accident during the course of their patrol where they freed victims from an overturned vehicle and provided medical aid to individuals involved in the accident.
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Camp Lemonnier Expeditionary Medical Facility partners with Civil Affairs to conduct Knowledge Exchange with Djiboutian nurses

7/30/2022
Members of Camp Lemonnier’s Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) collaborated with members of the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), to conduct a knowledge exchange event at the Dar El Hanan Hospital in Djibouti City, Djibouti, from June 30 to July 21, 2022.
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CJTF-HOA Engineers, Civil Affairs expands PK12 Field Hospital in Djibouti

7/27/2022
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), joined the Honorable Mr. Jonathan Pratt, U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, and Dr. Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh, Ministère de la Santé de Djibouti, to speak at the opening of the expansion of Djibouti’s Ministry of Health’s PK12 Field Hospital in Balbala, Djibouti, July 20, 2022.
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CJTF-HOA, partner nations come together to discuss logistics in East Africa

7/26/2022
Partner nations and members of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa hosted the first Logistics in East Africa Forum July 12 at the Kempinski Palace, Djibouti.
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Airfield Operations Battalion transfers authority in East Africa

6/17/2022
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 107th Aviation Regiment, Airfield Operations Battalion (AOB), transferred authority of the air operations here to the 1st Battalion, 58th AOB June 15, 2022. The AOB provides air traffic control and airfield management functions at airfields throughout East Africa in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA). U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley, commander of the CJTF-HOA, presided over the ceremony.
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712th Engineer Support Company transfer authority in Horn of Africa

6/16/2022
The 712th Engineer Support Company (ESC), from South Carolina, transferred responsibility of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) engineering mission to the 319th Engineer Support Company, from Texas, during a ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 14, 2022. The engineering company works on a variety of construction projects with partner nations throughout CJTF-HOA’s area of interest.
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Task Force Red Dragon hosts D-Day remembrance ceremony in the Horn of Africa

6/6/2022
U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Task Force Red Dragon, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), hosted a D-Day commemoration ceremony and ruck march June 6, 2022, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to remember the sacrifices of Allied forces during the storming of the Normandy beachhead during World War II.
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Japan-U.S. conduct first-ever combat care knowledge exchange in Djibouti

6/3/2022
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) soldiers conducted a Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) medical knowledge exchange with Task Force Red Dragon, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), for the first time at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, May 27, 2022.
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U.S. service members complete French Desert Commando Course, earn foreign military badge

6/2/2022
French Armed Forces stationed in Djibouti (FFDJ) alongside U.S. service members with Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) completed the four phases of the French Desert Commando Course (FDCC) in a variety of locations across Djibouti from April 5 - May 11, 2022.
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US Military tracks, fights pathogens in East Africa

5/23/2022
COVID-19 reminded the world of the danger unknown pathogens can present to the world, as the disease swept across the globe, shutting down entire societies in the early days of the pandemic. For many of us, pathogens are not a common consideration, or at least not at the microscopic level. There are however a select few people and organizations dedicated to identifying, observing, and analyzing this very topic. Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Pavlicek, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. – 3 (NAMRU-3) director of the microbiology laboratory at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, is one of those people.
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Combined, joint task force in Africa welcomes first female commanding general

5/16/2022
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley assumed command of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa from U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Zana during a change of command ceremony May 14, 2022. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) presided.
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