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CJTF-HOA Change of Command

5/27/2022
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Zana relinquishes command to U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on May 14, 2022. As a dynamic, joint and multinational operational headquarters, CJTF-HOA ensures a strategic partnership with Djibouti, responds to crises, supports operations, protects U.S. lives and enables the countering of violent extremist organizations throughout East Africa in order to enhance stability and prosperity.
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CJTF-HOA Promotes Mental Health Awareness Month, Connects Behavioral Health & Wellness with its Lines of Effort

5/27/2022
During Mental Health Awareness Month, Maj. Thomas Kadela, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) behavioral health officer, and Sgt. Malik Jones, CJTF-HOA behavioral health specialist, discuss the benefits of behavioral health and wellness at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, May 5, 2022.
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U.S., French Forces train for joint readiness

5/27/2022
U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Task Force Red Dragon, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), train with members of the French Foreign Legion at the French Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT) site, Djibouti, April 14, 2022. Members of CJTF-HOA regularly train with and work alongside Allies, partners and government organizations to achieve a unified effort to improve safety, security and prosperity in East Africa. (U.S. Army National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Jeff Clements)
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Are you strong enough?

5/27/2022
Since 2015, the French Forces stationed in Djibouti (FFDJ) have invited U.S. service members with Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa to participate in the course. During the FDCC, the members are evaluated on mountain confidence, knot tying, night obstacle courses, aquatic obstacle courses, and battle maneuver tactics as well as presented with physical challenges.
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Task Force Red Dragon Unit Ministry Team

5/27/2022
Virginia Army National Guard Chaplain, Capt. David Porter, assigned to Task Force Red Dragon, Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) discusses the Unit Ministry Team's role during their deployment to the Horn of Africa. (U.S. Army National Guard video by Staff Sgt. Jeff Clements)
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French, U.S. Soldiers open new urban training complex in Djibouti

5/27/2022
U.S. National Guard Soldiers assigned to Task Force Red Dragon, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), and members of the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment with the French Forces in Djibouti (FFDJ), participate in the opening of a new “combat village,” or Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT) site, with a small-scale, joint training exercise at the French Base, Djibouti, March 22, 2022. CJTF-HOA, operating from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, regularly trains with and works alongside allied and partner nations, coalition forces and interagency/intergovernmental organizations to achieve a unified effort in East Africa.
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U.S. military strengthens partnerships in Djibouti

5/27/2022
U.S. Army Maj. Celeste Singletary, 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion public health officer, and U.S. Army Maj. Monte Bower, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa chaplain, reflect on their recent visit to Caritas, a local orphanage, at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, March 7, 2022. The 403rd CAB supports CJTF - HOA by specializing in strengthening partnerships throughout East Africa. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Mario Calabro)
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Partner nations, Red Dragons conduct joint reflexive-fire training exercise

5/27/2022
Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to A Company, 3-116th Infantry Battalion, Task Force Red Dragon, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, conduct reflexive-fire training with partner nations at Arta Range, Djibouti, Feb. 15, 2022. U.S. and Italian service members cross-trained on weapon systems and conducted reflexive-fire and movement drills. CJTF-HOA, operating from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, regularly trains with and works alongside allies, partners, intergovernmental organizations and interagencies to achieve a unified effort in East Africa. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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Burial Honors in Djibouti, Africa, remembers U.S. WWII Veteran over 60 years later

11/8/2021
U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) honor World War II veteran Arthur Lewis during a burial honors ceremony at the New European Cemetery in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Oct. 28, 2021. The cemetery is the final resting place for World War II veteran Arthur Lewis, who died in 1959 while at sea aboard the S.S. Steel Vendor in the Gulf of Tadjoura. Due to the nature and location of his death, the U.S. Merchant Marine was buried in Djibouti without rightfully earned military honors. CJTF-HOA, in coordination with Djiboutian leadership, cleaned up the cemetery, installed the new headstone to identify his grave and conducted a dedication ceremony complete with military honors.
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U.S. service members train in hottest country in the world for French Desert Commando Course

9/9/2021
U.S. service members hone battle tactics and maneuvering during an overnight field training exercise at the Djiboutian Range Complex, Djibouti, Aug. 28-29, 2021. The exercise prepares service members for the French Desert Commando Course (FDCC) scheduled for mid-September. The course consists of knot tying, mountain confidence, basic infantry skills and night operations. The French Army invites a select number of U.S. service members to participate in the course where participants compete to earn the FDCC qualification badge upon successful completion of the course.
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Task Force Iron Gray conducts joint combined arms live-fire with French forces

8/25/2021
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 training exercise at the Djiboutian RangeComplex, Djibouti, Aug. 11, 2021. This joint training exercise allowed both French and U.S. forces to work together to build regional cooperation and improve each nation's fighting force.(Video by U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Dyer, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Amanda Stock and U.S. Army Pfc. Gauret Stearns)
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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), taught both first aid and English to the staff and volunteers at Solidarte Feminine, a local organization in Djibouti that provides resources to women in need as well as those directly or indirectly affected by HIV. Music: « acousticbreeze » from Bensound.com
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US, Burundi reconnect with ADSN

5/27/2021
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
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 (AFRICOM), presided over the ceremony. 
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Civil Affairs East Africa, US Embassy dedicate library to Djiboutian Ministry of Education

4/27/2021
Members of Civil Affairs East Africa Southern European Task Force Africa, in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) celebrate the inauguration of a library funded by the U.S. government April 27, 2021, in Damerjog, Djibouti. The library was handed over to the Djiboutian Ministry of Education and will benefit nearly 900 Damerjog students.
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Djiboutian Cleric leads Ramadan prayers for CJTF-HOA military members

4/26/2021
Imam Hassan Ahmed Migane, Imam of the Gachamaleh Mosque, visits Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 28, 2021 to commemorate Iftar, the end of Ramadan meal that breaks the Ramadan fast, and pray with U.S. servicemembers. This was the first time the Imam visited the base, meeting with servicemembers and strengthening partnerships between countries. (U.S. Air Force video by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Asselta)
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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Mission Video

10/20/2020
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa responds to crises, maintains strategic partnerships with Djibouti, supports operations in Somalia and serves as the senior commander of the Djibouti base cluster to enhance stability and prosperity in East Africa. Our mission is protecting American interests and strengthening, in partnership with coalition partners, the defense capabilities of African nations.
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82nd Pararescue Squadron Mass Casualty Exercise

10/7/2020
Last month, U.S. Air Force pararescuemen from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron participated in a mass casualty exercise over East Africa. Mass casualty exercises prepare pararescuemen and support personnel for potential real-world operations with large numbers of casualties.
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492nd EVCC construction in Djibouti Base Cluster

5/21/2020
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeffery Puckett talks through the process of upgrading living facilities at a base within the Djibouti Base Cluster, as well as keeping everyone safe in the process on May 8, 2020.
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Logistics Carries on Amidst COVID

4/15/2020
Capt. Steven Lathrop, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa logistics director, speaks on the logistics mission continuing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
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