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Interpreter bridges cultural barriers between U.S. military and Djiboutian community

9/9/2021
Fatouma Omar Guedi is an interpreter for Civil Affairs Functional Specialty Team, Southern European Task Force – Africa. Fatouma speaks four languages fluently (English, Somali, Afar and French) and is learning more. Fatouma uses her knowledge to aid U.S. military humanitarian missions within Djibouti, Africa. The ability to overcome the language barrier between the U.S. and African partners is critical to building trust and goodwill between the U.S. and the Djiboutian community and governing officials. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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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. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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U.S. Army Civil Affairs Soldiers exchange CPR best practices with Djiboutian healthcare providers

9/9/2021
U.S. Army Capt. Jessica Campion, registered nurse, Civil Affairs Functional Specialty Team, Southern European Task Force – Africa (SETAF-AF), performs CPR with a Djiboutian midwife during an exchange of CPR best practices at Ali Sabieh Hospital, Djibouti, Aug. 19, 2021. The engagement served to reinforce proper CPR practices on adults, adolescents and infants through an exchange of techniques, experiences and hands-on demonstrations. Civil Affairs Soldiers stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, regularly conduct civil-military operations within the region. Civil Affairs Soldiers engage and partner with communities around the world to reduce the root causes of instability, enable local governments and improve the quality of life for civilians caught in crisis zones. SETAF-AF is responsible for achieving U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Army Campaign Plan objectives while conducting all U.S. Army operations, exercises and security cooperation on the African continent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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U.S. Army Civil Affairs Soldiers exchange CPR best practices with Djiboutian healthcare providers

9/9/2021
U.S. Navy Lt. Holly Vickers, perioperative nurse, Civil Affairs Functional Specialty Team, Southern European Task Force – Africa (SETAF-AF), applies a pocket mask and discusses CPR best practices with Djiboutian healthcare providers at Ali Sabieh Hospital, Djibouti, Aug. 19, 2021. The engagement served to reinforce proper CPR practices on adults, adolescents and infants through an exchange of techniques, experiences and hands-on demonstrations. Civil Affairs Soldiers stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, regularly conduct civil-military operations within the region. Civil Affairs Soldiers engage and partner with communities around the world to reduce the root causes of instability, enable local governments and improve the quality of life for civilians caught in crisis zones. SETAF-AF is responsible for achieving U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Army Campaign Plan objectives while conducting all U.S. Army operations, exercises and security cooperation on the African continent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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U.S. Army Civil Affairs Soldiers exchange CPR best practices with Djiboutian healthcare providers

9/9/2021
A Djiboutian midwife supplies oxygen while partnered with U.S. Army soldiers, Civil Affairs Functional Specialty Team, Southern European Task Force – Africa (SETAF-AF) during an exchange of CPR best practices at Ali Sabieh Hospital, Djibouti, Aug. 19, 2021. The engagement served to reinforce proper CPR practices on adults, adolescents and infants through an exchange of techniques, experiences and hands-on demonstrations. Civil Affairs Soldiers stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, regularly conduct civil-military operations within the region. Civil Affairs Soldiers engage and partner with communities around the world to reduce the root causes of instability, enable local governments and improve the quality of life for civilians caught in crisis zones. SETAF-AF is responsible for achieving U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Army Campaign Plan objectives while conducting all U.S. Army operations, exercises and security cooperation on the African continent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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U.S. Army Civil Affairs Soldiers exchange CPR best practices with Djiboutian healthcare providers

9/9/2021
Djiboutian healthcare providers perform CPR while partnered with U.S. Army Capt. Jessica Campion, registered nurse, Civil Affairs Functional Specialty Team, Southern European Task Force – Africa (SETAF-AF) during an exchange of CPR best practices at Ali Sabieh Hospital, Djibouti, Aug. 19, 2021. The engagement served to reinforce proper CPR practices on adults, adolescents and infants through an exchange of techniques, experiences and hands-on demonstrations. Civil Affairs Soldiers stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, regularly conduct civil-military operations within the region. Civil Affairs Soldiers engage and partner with communities around the world to reduce the root causes of instability, enable local governments and improve the quality of life for civilians caught in crisis zones. SETAF-AF is responsible for achieving U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Army Campaign Plan objectives while conducting all U.S. Army operations, exercises and security cooperation on the African continent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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U.S. Army Civil Affairs Soldiers exchange CPR best practices with Djiboutian healthcare providers

9/9/2021
A Djiboutian anesthetist checks for signs of breathing while partnered with U.S. Army Capt. Jessica Campion, registered nurse, Civil Affairs Functional Specialty Team, Southern European Task Force – Africa (SETAF-AF) during an exchange of CPR best practices at Ali Sabieh Hospital, Djibouti, Aug. 19, 2021. The engagement served to reinforce proper CPR practices on adults, adolescents and infants through an exchange of techniques, experiences and hands-on demonstrations. Civil Affairs Soldiers stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, regularly conduct civil-military operations within the region. Civil Affairs Soldiers engage and partner with communities around the world to reduce the root causes of instability, enable local governments and improve the quality of life for civilians caught in crisis zones. SETAF-AF is responsible for achieving U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Army Campaign Plan objectives while conducting all U.S. Army operations, exercises and security cooperation on the African continent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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U.S. Army Civil Affairs Soldiers exchange CPR best practices with Djiboutian healthcare providers

9/9/2021
U.S. Navy petty officer third class Bryan Reed, hospital corpsman, Civil Affairs Functional Specialty Team, Southern European Task Force – Africa (SETAF-AF), performed chest compressions with Djiboutian healthcare providers during an exchange of CPR best practices at Ali Sabieh Hospital, Djibouti, Aug. 19, 2021. The engagement served to reinforce proper CPR practices on adults, adolescents and infants through an exchange of techniques, experiences and hands-on demonstrations. Civil Affairs Soldiers stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, regularly conduct civil-military operations within the region. Civil Affairs Soldiers engage and partner with communities around the world to reduce the root causes of instability, enable local governments and improve the quality of life for civilians caught in crisis zones. SETAF-AF is responsible for achieving U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Army Campaign Plan objectives while conducting all U.S. Army operations, exercises and security cooperation on the African continent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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U.S. Army Civil Affairs Soldiers exchange CPR best practices with Djiboutian healthcare providers

9/9/2021
Djiboutian healthcare providers perform CPR while partnered with U.S. Army Capt. Jessica Campion, registered nurse, Civil Affairs Functional Specialty Team, Southern European Task Force – Africa (SETAF-AF) during an exchange of CPR best practices at Ali Sabieh Hospital, Djibouti, Aug. 19, 2021. The engagement served to reinforce proper CPR practices on adults, adolescents and infants through an exchange of techniques, experiences and hands-on demonstrations. Civil Affairs Soldiers stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, regularly conduct civil-military operations within the region. Civil Affairs Soldiers engage and partner with communities around the world to reduce the root causes of instability, enable local governments and improve the quality of life for civilians caught in crisis zones. SETAF-AF is responsible for achieving U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Army Campaign Plan objectives while conducting all U.S. Army operations, exercises and security cooperation on the African continent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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Interpreter bridges cultural barriers between U.S. military and Djiboutian community

9/9/2021
Across the world, building strong relationships takes good communication. But what happens when you don't speak the same language? Fatouma Omar Guedi is an interpreter for Civil Affairs Functional Specialty Team, Southern European Task Force – Africa. Fatouma speaks four languages fluently (English, Somali, Afar and French) and is learning more. Fatouma uses her knowledge to aid U.S. military humanitarian missions within Djibouti, Africa. The ability to overcome the language barrier between the U.S. and African partners is critical to building trust and goodwill between the U.S. and the Djiboutian community and governing officials. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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EOD decompression chamber supports operations in Africa

9/9/2021
U.S. Navy divers assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), highlight their mobile decompression chamber at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Aug. 17, 2021. The decompression chamber supports the region by providing a high-pressure environment to treat decompression sickness, gas embolisms and carbon monoxide poisoning for U.S., allied and partner nations. Patients enter a small, confined chamber with just enough room for the patient and one other individual, the tender. The tender is typically a diving medical technician trained to endure the pressurized environment while ensuring proper patient care. Treatment includes cycling between breathing 100 percent oxygen to breathing natural chamber atmosphere. Flooding the body with oxygen in combination with increased atmospheric pressure shrinks gaseous bubbles that can form in bodily tissue, clears the body of carbon monoxide and promotes healing to damaged tissues. The process takes a minimum of five hours and up to three days, in extreme cases. In worst-case scenarios, if a diving medical technician is not available to tend a patient, non-diving medical personnel may fill the responsibility. In an effort to enhance mission readiness, EOD has hosted a demonstration for Camp Lemmonier healthcare providers to better familiarize them with the chamber’s capabilities. The decompression chamber is a mobile unit, capable of being lifted by several men and transported by vehicle or vessel. The chamber adds an extra layer of response readiness for service members operating in the region, enhancing CJTF-HOA’s ability to complete command missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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EOD decompression chamber supports operations in Africa

9/9/2021
U.S. Navy divers assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), highlight their mobile decompression chamber at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Aug. 17, 2021. The decompression chamber supports the region by providing a high-pressure environment to treat decompression sickness, gas embolisms and carbon monoxide poisoning for U.S., allied and partner nations. Patients enter a small, confined chamber with just enough room for the patient and one other individual, the tender. The tender is typically a diving medical technician trained to endure the pressurized environment while ensuring proper patient care. Treatment includes cycling between breathing 100 percent oxygen to breathing natural chamber atmosphere. Flooding the body with oxygen in combination with increased atmospheric pressure shrinks gaseous bubbles that can form in bodily tissue, clears the body of carbon monoxide and promotes healing to damaged tissues. The process takes a minimum of five hours and up to three days, in extreme cases. In worst-case scenarios, if a diving medical technician is not available to tend a patient, non-diving medical personnel may fill the responsibility. In an effort to enhance mission readiness, EOD has hosted a demonstration for Camp Lemmonier healthcare providers to better familiarize them with the chamber’s capabilities. The decompression chamber is a mobile unit, capable of being lifted by several men and transported by vehicle or vessel. The chamber adds an extra layer of response readiness for service members operating in the region, enhancing CJTF-HOA’s ability to complete command missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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EOD decompression chamber supports operations in Africa

9/9/2021
U.S. Navy divers assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), highlight their mobile decompression chamber at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Aug. 17, 2021. The decompression chamber supports the region by providing a high-pressure environment to treat decompression sickness, gas embolisms and carbon monoxide poisoning for U.S., allied and partner nations. Patients enter a small, confined chamber with just enough room for the patient and one other individual, the tender. The tender is typically a diving medical technician trained to endure the pressurized environment while ensuring proper patient care. Treatment includes cycling between breathing 100 percent oxygen to breathing natural chamber atmosphere. Flooding the body with oxygen in combination with increased atmospheric pressure shrinks gaseous bubbles that can form in bodily tissue, clears the body of carbon monoxide and promotes healing to damaged tissues. The process takes a minimum of five hours and up to three days, in extreme cases. In worst-case scenarios, if a diving medical technician is not available to tend a patient, non-diving medical personnel may fill the responsibility. In an effort to enhance mission readiness, EOD has hosted a demonstration for Camp Lemmonier healthcare providers to better familiarize them with the chamber’s capabilities. The decompression chamber is a mobile unit, capable of being lifted by several men and transported by vehicle or vessel. The chamber adds an extra layer of response readiness for service members operating in the region, enhancing CJTF-HOA’s ability to complete command missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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EOD decompression chamber supports operations in Africa

9/9/2021
U.S. Navy divers assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), highlight their mobile decompression chamber at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Aug. 17, 2021. The decompression chamber supports the region by providing a high-pressure environment to treat decompression sickness, gas embolisms and carbon monoxide poisoning for U.S., allied and partner nations. Patients enter a small, confined chamber with just enough room for the patient and one other individual, the tender. The tender is typically a diving medical technician trained to endure the pressurized environment while ensuring proper patient care. Treatment includes cycling between breathing 100 percent oxygen to breathing natural chamber atmosphere. Flooding the body with oxygen in combination with increased atmospheric pressure shrinks gaseous bubbles that can form in bodily tissue, clears the body of carbon monoxide and promotes healing to damaged tissues. The process takes a minimum of five hours and up to three days, in extreme cases. In worst-case scenarios, if a diving medical technician is not available to tend a patient, non-diving medical personnel may fill the responsibility. In an effort to enhance mission readiness, EOD has hosted a demonstration for Camp Lemmonier healthcare providers to better familiarize them with the chamber’s capabilities. The decompression chamber is a mobile unit, capable of being lifted by several men and transported by vehicle or vessel. The chamber adds an extra layer of response readiness for service members operating in the region, enhancing CJTF-HOA’s ability to complete command missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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East Africa service members tour local Djiboutian cathedral

9/9/2021
U.S. service members tour a local Djiboutian cathedral as part of a visit with the Caritas Orphanage, Djibouti, Aug. 05, 2021. U.S. military Chaplains bring service members to the cathedral and orphanage as an opportunity to support staff members and identify future needs in the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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East Africa service members tour local Djiboutian cathedral

9/9/2021
U.S. service members tour a local Djiboutian cathedral as part of a visit with the Caritas Orphanage, Djibouti, Aug. 05, 2021. U.S. military Chaplains bring service members to the cathedral and orphanage as an opportunity to support staff members and identify future needs in the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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East Africa service members tour local Djiboutian cathedral

9/9/2021
U.S. service members tour a local Djiboutian cathedral as part of a visit with the Caritas Orphanage, Djibouti, Aug. 05, 2021. U.S. military Chaplains bring service members to the cathedral and orphanage as an opportunity to support staff members and identify future needs in the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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East Africa service members volunteer at local orphanage

9/9/2021
U.S. service members visit and play games with children at Caritas Orphanage, Djibouti, Aug. 05, 2021. U.S. military Chaplains bring service members to the orphanage as an opportunity to support staff members and identify future needs in the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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East Africa service members volunteer at local orphanage

9/9/2021
U.S. service members visit and play games with children at Caritas Orphanage, Djibouti, Aug. 05, 2021. U.S. military Chaplains bring service members to the orphanage as an opportunity to support staff members and identify future needs in the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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East Africa service members tour local Djiboutian cathedral

9/9/2021
U.S. service members tour a local Djiboutian cathedral as part of a visit with the Caritas Orphanage, Djibouti, Aug. 05, 2021. U.S. military Chaplains bring service members to the cathedral and orphanage as an opportunity to support staff members and identify future needs in the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)
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