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CJTF-HOA patches 218th MEB

8/16/2023
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa held a combat patching ceremony for Soldiers with the 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, South Carolina National Guard, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on Aug. 14, 2023.
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Walking Blood Bank Program Keeps Camp Lemonnier Prepared

8/4/2023
In 1914, the first modern blood transfusion was conducted to save Soldiers during World War I. As of 2022, roughly 29 thousand units of blood are needed in the United States every day for lifesaving transfusions. As the only level-2 trauma center in the region, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti’s Expeditionary Medical Facility (CLDJ EMF) is not exempt from this need. Whether it’s for routine surgery or life-saving operations, the most vital resource for the CLDJ EMF mission is blood.
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Camp Lemonnier dog handler teams train together

8/1/2023
Military working dog handlers from U.S. Navy Camp Lemonnier security and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa partnered with the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians for an MWD training event at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, July 25, 2023.
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Partnership and collaboration emphasized at Logistics in East Africa Forum

7/24/2023
Partner nation and CJTF-HOA logisticians attend the Logistics in East Africa Forum.
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CJTF - HOA deployment brings siblings together

7/20/2023
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Katie Theusch, the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) Public Affairs productions noncommissioned officer in charge, and her brother, Master Sgt. Daniel Eggers, CJTF-HOA strategy and plans senior enlisted leader, are both deployed to Camp Lemonnier in support of the CJTF-HOA mission to promote defense, diplomacy, and development within the Horn of Africa.
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157th MEB transfers authority of CJTF-HOA mission to 218th MEB

7/17/2023
The 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB), Wisconsin National Guard, transferred authority of the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) headquarters staff mission to the 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, South Carolina National Guard, on July 14, 2023, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Their responsibilities to CJTF-HOA include ensuring strategic partnerships with Djibouti and other partner nations, responding to crises, and enhancing stability and peace in the region by acting as a headquarters support unit to coordinate and facilitate mission accomplishment.
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CJTF - HOA, Spanish forces, Djiboutian coast guard work together for exercise Bull Shark 23-2

6/14/2023
The Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) worked together with Djiboutian and Spanish forces for the biannual Bull Shark exercise at Camp Doraleh and near Arta Range to enhance multinational interoperability May 28 - June 4, 2023.
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Virtual Tropical Medicine Course Unifies Allied, U.S. medical professionals

5/11/2023
The Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF - HOA) surgeon cell hosted its first virtual Military Tropical Medicine Course (MTMC) for allied and U.S. military medical professionals at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, May 2 - 4, 2023.

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USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance hosts Joint Humanitarian Operations Course at CJTF-HOA

4/27/2023
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a Joint Humanitarian Operations Course (JHOC) at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 18-19.
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Iftar: An Exchange of Food, Words and Culture

4/14/2023
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and Civil Affairs - East Africa Service Members joined Djiboutian political officials, administrators, teachers, students and associates for an Iftar hosted at the Diplomatic Studies Institute, Djibouti, April 5.
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Joint Environment Requires Joint Partnership

4/8/2023
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA)’s mission is to conduct operations to enhance partner nation capacity, promote regional stability, dissuade conflict, and protect U.S. and Partner interests. The CJ-32 Air Operations team is at the center of this being responsible for, among other things, coordinating all air support operations across the east African area of responsibility.
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319th ESC transfers responsibility of engineering mission to 294th ESC

4/6/2023
The 319th Engineer Support Company (ESC) transferred authority of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) engineering mission to the 294th ESC during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 18, 2023.
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VMM-364 assumes authority of Marine tiltrotor mission from VMM-266

4/5/2023
Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 226 reinforced (VMM-226) transferred authority of the Marine tiltrotor mission to VMM-364 (REIN) during a ceremony on April 1 at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
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CJTF-HOA shares radio equipment knowledge with Djiboutian military partners

3/20/2023
U.S. Soldiers assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) communications directorate, CJ-6, conducted a knowledge exchange on radio equipment with the Armed Forces of Djibouti (FAD) signal communications section at a FAD operating location in Djibouti, Feb. 20 - Mar. 2.
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15 Task Force Wolfhound Soldiers naturalized at US Embassy in Djibouti

3/18/2023
U.S. Army Soldiers from the New York National Guard’s 27th Infantry Brigade Combat, who serve as Task Force Wolfhound while deployed to the Horn of Africa, became U.S. citizens in a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti City, Djibouti, March 10.
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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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