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U.S., French enhance interoperability over the Horn of Africa

5/25/2021
U.S. Marine Corps and French Air Force members demonstrated joint capabilities over the Horn of Africa, May 24, 2021.
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Soldiers promote education, build relations in Djibouti

5/25/2021
U.S. Army Soldiers with Civil Affairs, in support of Southern European Task Force Africa (CA SETAF-AF) and Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), assisted with a library dedication ceremony of a new PK-12 school library at Djibouti City, Djibouti, May 19, 2021. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Terrence L. Koudelka, CJTF-HOA deputy commanding general, Liz Canellakis, public diplomacy officer for the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti, and the local school director joined the event, which celebrated the completion and handover of the U.S.-funded construction project.
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U.S., Burundi reconnect with ADSN

5/24/2021
Two U.S. Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) provided updated communications equipment to the Burundi Army signal team in Bujumbura, Burundi, to reestablish the African Data Sharing Network.
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CJTF-HOA welcomes a new commander

5/15/2021
CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI, May 15, 2021 – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora, the outgoing Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) commanding general, transferred responsibility to U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William L. Zana during a change of command ceremony. U.S. Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander of the U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM), presided over the ceremony.
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More than a badge; Challenging oneself, perseverance

5/13/2021
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Issaka Guebre, a combat medic with Civil Affairs East Africa Southern European Task Force Africa (CA-EA SETAF-AF), in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, challenged himself by participating in this month’s iteration of the French Desert Commando Course.
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Djiboutian Cleric leads Ramadan prayers for CJTF-HOA military members

4/30/2021
Imam Hassan Ahmed Migane, and other prominent Djiboutian Muslim leaders, led a Muslim Maghrib sunset prayer for Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) service members to close out the day’s Ramadan fast at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 28, 2021.
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CJTF-HOA forges partnerships in West Africa

4/2/2021
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) deployed forces to Gao, Mali, from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 30-31. The movement was the third time American forces demonstrated the ability to expeditiously deploy self-sustained operations in an austere environment and better interact with partner forces.
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CJTF-HOA Commanding General Visits Djibouti Mosque

4/2/2021
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Lapthe Flora, the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa commanding general visited the Masjid Gachamaleh - Ar Rahma mosque to reaffirm the United States’ strong partnership with Djibouti and a mutual stance on peace and prosperity for people of all religions.
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Civil Affairs East Africa team teaches oral hygiene, preventative care

3/24/2021
Civil Affairs East Africa team members conduct multiple preventative oral hygiene demonstrations at the International School of Africa.
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COVID vaccine arrives in East Africa

3/22/2021
Medical personnel with the Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF), Task Force Bayonet and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) surgeon cell from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, administer the vaccine to Camp Simba, Kenya, March 18-20.
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CJTF-HOA, Djiboutian military partner in 4-day signal exercise

3/18/2021
U.S Forces integrated in a field training exercise with Armed Forces of Djibouti during their signal communication course final.
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Africa deployed SFAB Soldiers recognized for saving lives

3/16/2021
Deployed service members were recognized, for their immediate life saving response to a vehicle accident, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 12, 2021.
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CJTF- HOA conducts exercise WAKRI

3/15/2021
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (EAS) and the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron (ERQS) conducted an airdrop and air land operation at Grand Bara, Djibouti, March 9, 2021. The joint training exercise, WAKRI, provided an opportunity for the VMM-362 (Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron) Ugly Angels and the 2nd Battalion, 111th Aviation Regiment to practice their capabilities along with the expeditionary squadrons
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Medical personnel administer COVID-19 vaccine at Camp Lemonnier Djibouti

3/4/2021
Approximately 600 Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), residents volunteer to receive the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine Feb. 27, 2021. After this round, the total vaccinated personnel at CLDJ has risen to more than 1,100.
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COVID-19 vaccine arrives at Camp Lemonnier Djibouti

3/4/2021
The COVID-19 vaccine arrives at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 25, 2021. Service members with the Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Distribution, and Air Transportation Operations Center oversee the transfer of medical equipment and 600 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to EMF. The vaccine must be quickly transported to maintain the proper temperature at minus 25 C to minus 15 C in order to be kept in a frozen state. Medical personnel will administer the doses within 48 hours of the shipment's arrival.
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US, France, Djibouti enhance cyber defense interoperability

2/23/2021
The purpose of the joint engagement was to ensure that the nations are better capable of sharing info with each other both securely and efficiently.
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Female Soldiers conquer French Desert Commando Course

2/11/2021
Throughout the year, the French Forces in Djibouti offer an opportunity for U.S. and Djiboutian service members to train with their counterparts at the French Desert Commando Course (FDCC). Americans work alongside the French and Djiboutians to conquer events such obstacle courses, ruck marches through the mountains and combatives training.
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U.S., French forces conduct joint artillery training

2/8/2021
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the East Africa Response Force (EARF) in support of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and French Soldiers assigned to the 5th Overseas Intermarines Regiment (RIAOM) participated in a live-fire joint artillery training event at the Djiboutian Range Complex, Djibouti, Feb. 2, 2021.
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AFRICOM forces conduct first engagements in Somalia since repositioning

2/3/2021
U.S. Africa Command forces completed the first engagement into Somalia since the successful repositioning of U.S. forces under Joint Task Force - Quartz Jan. 30.
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Joint Task Force Quartz repositions U.S. forces in East Africa

2/3/2021
Joint Task Force-Quartz successfully repositioned U.S. forces and equipment within East Africa prior to the Jan. 15 target date while maintaining support to partners and continuing to strike al­ Shabaab.
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