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CJTF-HOA strengthens personnel recovery mission in East Africa

11/22/2021
The PRCC at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), conducts personnel recovery and casualty evacuation for U.S. and joint partners in East Africa. To test their response time and demonstrate their capabilities, the PRCC conducted a full casualty evacuation exercise from start to finish. More importantly, the exercise served to examine their system for deficiencies.
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Airman Returns to Kenyan Roots

11/19/2021
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – The saying; ‘There’s no place like home’ doesn’t mean the same to everyone. Airman 1st Class Michael Matthews was born in Kenya, but had to flee at the age of five with his nine other siblings. Twenty years later, he returned as a C-130 Hercules crew chief in the U.S. Air Force.
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A decade of Japan-U.S. partnership in Djibouti

11/18/2021
On Nov. 11, 2021, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) celebrated Allied Appreciation Day at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Onlookers peered to the sky as Japan's P-3 Orion joined nine other U.S., U.K. and France aircraft in a low approach mission over Djibouti’s Ambouli International Airport. The event showcased the combined military presence in Djibouti and served to honor the shared partnerships, history and devotion to peace celebrated during Veterans, Armistice and Remembrance days.
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377th Engineers complete mission in Horn of Africa

11/4/2021
Soldiers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 377th Engineer Vertical Construction Company (EVCC), from Pennsylvania, transferred the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) engineering mission over to the 712th Engineering Support Company (ESC), from South Carolina, during a ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 20, 2021.
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U.S., Kenya forces enhance partnership through integrated training

11/3/2021
For several months, U.S. Army Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), have trained alongside Kenya Defence Forces to improve Soldier skills while building partner capacity necessary to counter violent extremists and address other security and stability threats in the region.
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UAV Training: Becoming the eyes in the sky

10/28/2021
Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) completed a 10-day RQ-11 Raven unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators qualification course at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, Oct.13, 2021, to increase the number of trained Raven operators within the command.
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U.S. Discussion Groups strengthen English language skills in Djibouti

10/15/2021
After three months of guided conversation, 25 participants completed the latest U.S.-led English Discussion Group (EDG), and attended a culmination celebration at the National Institute of Public Administration training center in Djibouti, Oct. 13, 2021. The conversations are designed to increase the participants' confidence and competency in the English language to help them in their professional lives.
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CJTF-HOA hosts inaugural Women in Security Symposium in Djibouti

9/30/2021
More than 30 women serving with Armed Forces Djibouti, Gendamerie, Republican Guard, National Police and Djiboutian Coast Guard joined U.S., Japanese, Italian, Spanish and Kenyan leaders for Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa's inaugural Women in Security Symposium in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Sept. 22, 2021.
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Air transportation specialists keep missions flowing in East Africa

9/27/2021
Air transportation specialists with the 475th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron (EABS) load cargo onto a C-130 Hercules on the flight line at Camp Simba, Kenya, Aug. 22, 2021. Air transportation specialists with the 475th EABS coordinated shipment of food, medical supplies and equipment between Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, and Camp Simba. Air transportation specialists manage military aircraft cargo and passengers, ensuring bases worldwide are equipped with necessary resources to continue mission operations.
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Joint training sharpens Camp Simba medics’ skills

9/16/2021
U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen from the Expeditionary Special Tactics Squadron Africa conduct joint training exercises with 475th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron (EABS) medical personnel at Camp Simba, Kenya, Aug. 24, 2021. The 475th EABS medics received tactical vehicle training and practiced life-saving tactical combat casualty care techniques. Special Tactics Airmen and medics respond to medical emergencies worldwide, including deployed environments where immediate treatment and evacuation of patients is critical for survivability.
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U.S. Soldiers conduct Live-Fire Training in Djibouti, Africa

9/16/2021
U.S. Army Soldiers with Task Force Iron Gray, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), conducted a live-fire training exercise at the Djiboutian Range Complex, Djibouti, Aug. 24, 2021. Live-fire exercises validate a platoon’s proficiency to take command and control through reinforcing concepts like supporting fire, base of fire and synchronization of fires. CJTF-HOA, operating from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, is a dynamic operational headquarters that ensures strategic partnership with Djibouti, responds to crises, supports operations and protects U.S. interests in East Africa in order to enhance regional stability and prosperity.
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U.S. service members attempt French Desert Commando Course in Djibouti

9/16/2021
U.S. service members with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa executed maneuver and blackout operations as part of the French Desert Commando Course (FDCC) at the Djiboutian Range Complex, Djibouti, Sept. 13, 2021. During FDCC, U.S. forces serve under a French battalion commander and are evaluated on mountain confidence, knot tying, night obstacle courses, aquatic obstacle courses and battle maneuver tactics. The U.S. and French regularly exchange expertise, ideas and tactics to become a more integrated combined force with the ability to respond to crises or threats in East Africa.
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Interpreter bridges cultural barriers between U.S. military and Djiboutian community

9/9/2021
Fatouma Omar Guedi is an interpreter for Civil Affairs Functional Specialty Team, Southern European Task Force – Africa. Fatouma speaks four languages fluently (English, Somali, Afar and French) and is learning more. Fatouma uses her knowledge to aid U.S. military humanitarian missions within Djibouti, Africa. The ability to overcome the language barrier between the U.S. and African partners is critical to building trust and goodwill between the U.S. and the Djiboutian community and governing officials. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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U.S. military medical teams work to reach full vaccination goals in East Africa

8/27/2021
U.S. Army medical personnel with Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) traveled to Camp Simba, Kenya, to administer COVID-19 vaccines in accordance with Department of Defense policy and guidance to help reduce the burden of COVID-19 in high-risk populations and simultaneously mitigate risk to military operations.
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U.S., French forces conduct joint combined arms live-fire exercise in Djibouti

8/18/2021
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to various companies from Task Force Iron Gray, in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), and French Soldiers assigned to the 5th Overseas Interarms Regiment (5e RIAOM) participated in a joint combined arms live-fire exercise at the Djiboutian Range Complex, Djibouti, Aug. 11, 2021.
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All Smiles: Civil Affairs Soldiers teach oral hygiene class in Djibouti

8/16/2021
On Aug. 11, 2021, U.S. Army Sgt. Stovall Volanta, a dental hygienist with the functional specialty team, and her team partnered with teachers with the Association des Femmes de We’a to conduct an oral hygiene class for Djiboutian schoolchildren. The class is part of the Department of Defense’s Women, Peace and Security (WPS) initiative, which aims to promote the safety, equality and meaningful contributions of women around the world, and positively affect local community organizations while enriching foreign relationships.
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PERSCO team at Camp Lemonnier supports East Africa

7/9/2021
The PERSCO team at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, supports all Airmen in East Africa by maintaining total force accountability.
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U.S. Army Civil Affairs works to empower women in Djibouti

7/6/2021
U.S. Army Soldiers with the Civil Affairs East Africa (CA-EA) functional specialty team as well as Soldiers assigned to the 404th CA-EA battalion, in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), completed their final lessons of first aid and English at Solidarte Feminine July 1, 2021, in Djibouti City, Djibouti.
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82 ERQS conducts water rescue training with French partners

7/2/2021
The 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron and French forces responded to a simulated anti-piracy scenario, honing maritime rescue procedures and enhancing partner capabilities.
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Task Force Iron Gray supports Special Olympics

6/25/2021
U.S. Army Soldiers with Task Force Iron Gray, in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), run a 5K in support of the Special Olympics at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 25, 2021. The Soldiers hosted the run to show support of their Law Enforcement members stateside that have held a Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run in Connecticut for the past 35 years.
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