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Sgt. Maj. Shadonika Crawford: The road to the one percent

3/31/2020
Growing up a military brat, U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Shadonika Crawford, equal opportunity advisor for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), never saw herself as the type to join the military, let alone being a sergeant major in the U.S. Army Reserve 29 years later. Currently the highest ranking enlisted female within CJTF-HOA, Crawford became part of the one percent of military enlisted members in Jan. 2019, but she originally thought the military would be a temporary part of her life.
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CJTF-HOA rolls-out Disinfectant Teams

3/30/2020
In order to keep personnel safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ) and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) leadership created and trained a team of service members to disinfect high-usage areas around camp.
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Air Traffic Control: Stoplight for the Sky

3/24/2020
CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI— Air Traffic Control is an around-the-clock job, and those in the career field need to maintain flexibility to continue the mission, no matter what’s going on in the rest of the world.
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Sailor predicts weather, ensures operational safety

3/20/2020
While most people know what to expect with weather in Djibouti, it takes an expert to predict when it will vary. These variations from typical weather patterns are what have the largest impact, so it is imperative to know when they are coming and what to expect. Prior to the execution of any given mission, it is important that Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) key personnel understand and assess the potential weather-induced risks involved.
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Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa stands up East Africa’s first blood storage and distribution center

3/18/2020
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) medical logistics Soldiers processed blood for the first time with the command’s brand-new, and only, blood storage and distribution center.
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Deployed siblings reunite halfway around the world

3/18/2020
While military members are often familiar with leaving their family behind for an extended amount of time, two brothers found themselves closer than they had been in 20 years during their recent deployment to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. U.S. Navy Capt. Christopher Greer, staff judge advocate for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, and Chief Hospital Corpsman (HMC) Tim Greer, medical department head for Coastal Riverine Squadron 1-Forward, reunited halfway around the world for nearly eight months during their overlapping deployments.
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Ugandan Wildlife Authority, CJTF-HOA partner for advanced leadership course

3/13/2020
KAMPALA, Uganda—U.S. Army Soldiers conducted a Pilot Senior Leader Program (PSLP) with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) focused on the knowledge and skills needed for mentoring, managing and training junior rangers.
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CJTF-HOA slings loads of sling load knowledge to its members

3/3/2020
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CJTF-HOA’s 411th CA, RDF assess health practices at Rwandan border posts

3/2/2020
Members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) recently returned from Rwanda after partnering with the Rwandan Defense Force and several other organizations to learn how the nation secures its borders against the transmission of disease from other countries.
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U.S. provides Defender patrol boats to Djiboutian Navy

2/27/2020
Four Defender patrol boats arrived in port at Djibouti City, Djibouti, in two shipments in late February as part of a train-and-equip partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the Djiboutian military. The 27-foot boats were delivered to the Armed Forces of Djibouti (FAD) on February 22 for use by the Djiboutian Navy.
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CJTF-HOA’s 411th CA, Rwanda partner for veterinary ‘One Health’ Assessment

2/27/2020
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s 411th Civil Affairs Functional Specialty Team (CA FXST) recently returned from an assessment of the veterinary services and capabilities found in Rwanda.
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2020 National Day in Djibouti

2/19/2020
The U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, Larry André, hosted the annual National Day celebration at his residence in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Feb. 11, 2020. The event commemorates the 244th year of U.S. independence and is typically held each spring to avoid the summer heat. Military personnel from Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), Camp Lemonnier Djibouti (CLDJ), coalition partners, guests, and U.S. Embassy staff attended the celebration.
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411th CA veterinarians host seminar for Djiboutian veterinarians and sanitary inspectors

2/18/2020
A team of two veterinarians and a veterinarian technician from the 411th Civil Affairs Functional Specialty Team (CA FXST) hosted the first in a series of monthly seminars this year in Djibouti City, Jan. 29 and 30. More than a dozen participants received information on various topics ranging from food handling safety to bacteriology. The target audience of the training included veterinarians and sanitary inspectors from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Djibouti, Veterinary Services Division.
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JLOC responsible for CJTF-HOA’s logistical movement needs

2/5/2020
With a land area that covers roughly the same size as the Eastern U.S. seaboard, getting people and equipment where they need to be within the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) area of responsibility can be a challenge. Ensuring that challenge is met is the six-member team at the CJTF-HOA Joint Logistics Operations Center (JLOC), which oversees the majority of air, sea and surface passenger and cargo movement for the command.
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United States delivers MD-530F helicopters to Kenya Defense Force

1/24/2020
The United States' delivery of six helicopters to the Kenya Defense Force demonstrates the importance of its partnership with Kenya and its commitment to providing relevant and timely training and equipment to bolster the KDF capabilities.
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CJTF-HOA members conquer Grand Bara Race

1/17/2020
Around 200 service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier proved their strength by competing in the 2020 Grand Bara Race, January 15th in the Grand Bara Desert, Djibouti.
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United States delivers HMMWVs to armed forces of Djibouti

1/12/2020
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti-- The United States delivered 54 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, known as the Humvee, to the Armed Forces of Djibouti (FAD) for use by its Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) as part of a $31 million train-and-equip partnership between the U.S. government and the Djiboutian military.
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Rapid Intervention Battalion change of command

12/3/2019
Djiboutian army Maj. Mohamed Assowen assumed command of the Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) during a change of command near Djibouti City, Djibouti, Oct. 31, 2019. The RIB’s mission is to serve as a reactionary force to accomplish specified tasks directed by their higher command in the Djiboutian army.
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CJTF-HOA commanding general visits Atalanta flagship

10/25/2019
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael D. Turello, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, visited with leaders of Operation Atalanta on board ITS Antonio Marceglia, outside Djibouti City, Djibouti, Oct. 21, 2019.
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UWA Rangers Graduate Civil Affairs CIT Course

10/22/2019
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