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1-77 Armored Regiment Health Care Specialist demonstrates the Way the U.S. Army trains to apply a Tourniquet to Djibouti Gendarmerie

4/9/2015
Specialist Dillion Flowers, 1-77 Armored Regiment health care specialist, demonstrates the way the U.S. Army trains to apply a tourniquet to the Djibouti Gendarmerie, during the First Aid Best Practice Exchange between, the Djibouti Gendarmerie, 404th and 407th Civil Affairs Battalions and the 1-77 Armored Regiment health care specialists in Cheik Moussa, Djibouti, Apr. 4, 2015. (U.S. Air Force Photos by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)
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A Box of Medical Training Aids prepped for First Aid Best Practice Exchange

4/9/2015
A box of medical training aids, prepped for the First Aid Best Practice Exchange between, the Djibouti Gendarmerie, 404th and 407th Civil Affairs Battalions and the 1-77 Armored Regiment health care specialists in Cheik Moussa, Djibouti, Apr. 4, 2015. (U.S. Air Force Photos by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)
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CJTF-HOA Soldiers, Gendarmerie share Best Practices

4/9/2015
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa 404th and 407th Civil Affairs Battalions have joined forces with the 1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment and the Djiboutian Gendarmerie, to hold a two-day training event and share medical treatment best practices in Cheik Moussa, Djibouti, Apr. 5, 2015.
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CJTF-HOA Commanding General meets with East Africa Military Leaders at Camp Lemonnier

4/8/2015
Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby, Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, meets with East Africa military Leaders at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti on Feb. 11, 2015. Grigsby directly engaged with the Partner Nations’ military leaders to understand what the Profession of Arms meant to each individual country and encouraged them to instill these principles at all levels of military service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt Kevin Iinuma)
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CJTF-HOA Commanding General meets with a Djiboutian Cadet during Visit to Joint Military Academy of Arta

4/8/2015
Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby, Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, meets with a Djiboutian cadet during a visit to Joint Military Academy of Arta in Arta, Djibouti on Dec. 27, 2014. AS CJTF-HOA commanding general, Grigsby mentored junior members at Partner Nation military academies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)
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CJTF-HOA Commanding General CJTF-HOA Command Senior Enlisted Leader pose for Group Photo during Veteran’s Day Group Physical Training Event

4/8/2015
Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby, Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bonnie Skinner, CJTF-HOA command senior enlisted leader, pose for a group photo during the Veteran’s Day group physical training event on Nov. 11, 2014. Grigsby believed that PT was essential in forming bonds between teammates and participated in group PT with both officer and enlisted members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ian Dean)
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CJTF-HOA Commanding General speaks to service members during CJTF-HOA All Hands Call at Camp Lemonnier

4/8/2015
Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby, Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, speaks to service members during a CJTF-HOA All Hands Call at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti on Nov. 7, 2015. Grigsby is set to relinquish command of CJTF-HOA on April 14, 2015, after serving 14 months as commanding general. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ian Dean)
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Grigsby leaves Legacy at CJTF-HOA

4/8/2015
Former U.S. Army General Douglas McArthur once said, “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.” For more than a year, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa has been privileged to be guided by such a true leader.
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Logistics Officers from Eight Nations meet Together during CJTF-HOA International Logistics Conference

4/7/2015
Logistics officers from eight nations meet together during the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa International Logistics Conference on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 31, 2015. CJTF-HOA hosted the first-ever meeting of its kind to discuss the logistical challenges in the East Africa region and to build cooperation between the international militaries operating in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ian Dean)
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CJTF-HOA Logistics Conference builds International Relationships

4/7/2015
Military logisticians from eight nations met at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti for the International Logistics Conference on March 31, 2015
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U. S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. waits to do Final Inspection

4/1/2015
(Left) U. S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Isaac Corniel, 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment rigger non-commissioned officer–in-charge, waits to do the final inspection after Senior Airman Victor Diaz, secures the final flaps of the parachute at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Mar. 26, 2015. The NCOIC will preform what is called a “Rigger Check”, which is a quality inspection point that ensures a good chute. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)
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Suspension Lines are secured to Outside of Chute using Rubber Bands

4/1/2015
Taut suspension lines are secured to the outside of the chute, using rubber bands that provide the correct amount of tension for parachute deployment. Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Mar. 26, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)
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82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment Rigger secures Suspension Lines onto Outside of Parachute using Rubber Bands

4/1/2015
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Mike Garcia, 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment rigger, secures the suspension lines onto the outside of a parachute using rubber bands. Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Mar. 26, 2015. The correct tolerances must be maintained to ensure proper operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)
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82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment Rigger carefully stacks Folds of Parachute during Packing

4/1/2015
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dwain Miller, 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment rigger, carefully stacks the folds of a parachute during packing, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Mar. 26, 2015. Miller ensures that each fold overlaps the last, allowing the correct deployment of the chute. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)
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Parachute Riggers: One Ripcord at a Time

4/1/2015
The United States Air Force uses more than 20 types of parachutes to conduct personnel recovery, airdrops and asset insertion into a combat zone. Knowing what type of parachute is required for each mission and verifying the safety of those parachutes is the job of a USAF parachute rigger.
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U.S. Navy Chaplain Capt. raises Chalices as part of Consecration Ritual during Catholic Mass

4/1/2015
U.S. Navy Chaplain Capt. Sean O'Brien raises chalices as part of a consecration ritual during Catholic mass at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Mar. 28, 2015. The Chaplain's priorities are to enhance Airmen's readiness by preparing them with spiritual resiliency, engaging them through ministry of presence and spiritual care and ensuring worship and religious education opportunities are available to all. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)
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U.S. Navy Chaplain Capt. leads Catholic Mass at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti

4/1/2015
U.S. Navy Chaplain Capt. Sean O'Brien leads Catholic mass at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Mar. 28, 2015. The Chaplain's priorities are to enhance Airmen's readiness by preparing them with spiritual resiliency, engaging them through ministry of presence and spiritual care and ensuring worship and religious education opportunities are available to all. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)
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U.S. Navy Chaplain Capt. looks through his Bible prior to Catholic Mass at Camp Lemonnier

4/1/2015
U.S. Navy Chaplain Capt. Sean O'Brien looks through his bible prior to Catholic mass at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Mar. 28, 2015. The Chaplain's priorities are to enhance Airmen's readiness by preparing them with spiritual resiliency, engaging them through ministry of presence and spiritual care and ensuring worship and religious education opportunities are available to all. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)
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CJTF-HOA Chaplain looks through his Bible prior to Catholic Mass at Camp Lemonnier

4/1/2015
A Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Chaplain looks through his bible prior to Catholic mass at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Mar. 28, 2015. The Chaplain's priorities are to enhance Airmen's readiness by preparing them with spiritual resiliency, engaging them through ministry of presence and spiritual care and ensuring worship and religious education opportunities are available to all. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)
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Enlightened by CJTF-HOA Religious Affairs

4/1/2015
Spiritual resilience is one of the requirements in a joint environment that is vital to the success of any mission. Providing encouragement, the right equipment and empowering the members to complete the mission successfully is the vision of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) Religious Affairs.
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