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411th CAB assumes CJTF-HOA Civil Affairs mission

4/22/2022
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William L. Zana, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) commander, thanks the outgoing 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion (CAB) and welcomes the incoming 411th CAB during a transfer of responsibility ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 15, 2022. In support of U.S. Africa Command and CJTF-HOA, the 411th CAB now has responsibility for two civil affairs companies: Civil Affairs West Africa and Civil Affairs East Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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411th CAB assumes CJTF-HOA Civil Affairs mission

4/22/2022
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Adam Proctor, 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion (CAB) commander and outgoing commander of Civil Affairs East and West Africa, thanks his Soldiers and welcomes the 411th CAB during a transfer of responsibility ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 15, 2022. In support of U.S. Africa Command and Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, the 411th CAB now has responsibility for two civil affairs companies: Civil Affairs West Africa and Civil Affairs East Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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411th CAB assumes CJTF-HOA Civil Affairs mission

4/22/2022
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Nathan Bech, 411th Civil Affairs Battalion (CAB) commander and incoming commander of Civil Affairs East and West Africa, thanks his Soldiers and welcomes the 411th CAB during a transfer of responsibility ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 15, 2022. In support of U.S. Africa Command and Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, the 411th CAB now has responsibility for two civil affairs companies: Civil Affairs West Africa and Civil Affairs East Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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411th CAB assumes CJTF-HOA Civil Affairs mission

4/22/2022
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William L. Zana, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) commander, thanks the outgoing 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion (CAB) and welcomes the incoming 411th CAB during a transfer of responsibility ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 15, 2022. In support of U.S. Africa Command and CJTF-HOA, the 411th CAB now has responsibility for two civil affairs companies: Civil Affairs West Africa and Civil Affairs East Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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411th CAB assumes CJTF-HOA Civil Affairs mission

4/22/2022
Soldiers with the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion (CAB) stand in formation during a transfer of responsibility ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 15, 2022. In support of U.S. Africa Command and Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, the 411th CAB now has responsibility for two civil affairs companies: Civil Affairs West Africa and Civil Affairs East Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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Service members with CJTF-HOA prep for FDCC

4/22/2022
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Roy Wollgast, an 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, performs a rope climb during a pre-assessment to prepare them for the French Desert Commando Course (FDCC), Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 7, 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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Service members with CJTF-HOA prep for FDCC

4/22/2022
Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Task Force Red Dragon, Combined Joint Force – Horn of Africa, and other CJTF-HOA members perform swimming drills during a pre-assessment to prepare them for the French Desert Commando Course (FDCC), Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 7, 2022. During the FDCC, U.S. forces serve under a French battalion commander and are evaluated on mountain confidence, knot tying, night obstacle courses, aquatic obstacle courses, battle maneuver tactics as well as physical challenges. For seven years, since 2015, the French Armed Forces stationed out of Djibouti have invited U.S. service members with CJTF-HOA to participate in the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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Service members with CJTF-HOA prep for FDCC

4/22/2022
Members of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa perform timed push-ups during a pre-assessment to prepare them for the French Desert Commando Course (FDCC), Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 7, 2022. Since 2015, the French Forces stationed in Djibouti (FFDJ) have invited U.S. service members with CJTF-HOA 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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Service members with CJTF-HOA prep for FDCC

4/22/2022
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew O’Brien, an 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, performs timed push-ups during a pre-assessment to prepare them for the French Desert Commando Course (FDCC), Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 5, 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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Service members with CJTF-HOA prep for FDCC

4/22/2022
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Roy Wollgast, an 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, performs timed sit-ups during a pre-assessment to prepare them for the French Desert Commando Course (FDCC), Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 5, 2022. Since 2015, the French Forces stationed in Djibouti (FFDJ) have invited U.S. service members with CJTF-HOA 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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Camp Lemonnier hosts Norwegian Foot March

4/2/2022
U.S. service members with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and other units here participate in a Norwegian Foot March, an 18.6-mile march conducted while carrying a 25-pound rucksack, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 25, 2022. The foot march originated in 1915 as a test of endurance for Norwegian military soldiers, with the strategic goal of moving larger units of troops over a great distance swiftly and in a manner that enabled them to be combat ready after a lengthy march carrying a rucksack and weaponry. Those who complete the Norwegian Foot March, or Marsjmerket, earn a Norwegian armed forces skill badge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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Camp Lemonnier hosts Norwegian Foot March

4/2/2022
U.S. service members with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and other units here participate in a Norwegian Foot March, an 18.6-mile march conducted while carrying a 25-pound rucksack, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 25, 2022. The foot march originated in 1915 as a test of endurance for Norwegian military soldiers, with the strategic goal of moving larger units of troops over a great distance swiftly and in a manner that enabled them to be combat ready after a lengthy march carrying a rucksack and weaponry. Those who complete the Norwegian Foot March, or Marsjmerket, earn a Norwegian armed forces skill badge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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Camp Lemonnier hosts Norwegian Foot March

4/2/2022
U.S. service members with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and other units here participate in a Norwegian Foot March, an 18.6-mile march conducted while carrying a 25-pound rucksack, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 25, 2022. The foot march originated in 1915 as a test of endurance for Norwegian military soldiers, with the strategic goal of moving larger units of troops over a great distance swiftly and in a manner that enabled them to be combat ready after a lengthy march carrying a rucksack and weaponry. Those who complete the Norwegian Foot March, or Marsjmerket, earn a Norwegian armed forces skill badge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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Camp Lemonnier hosts Norwegian Foot March

4/2/2022
U.S. service members with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and other units here participate in a Norwegian Foot March, an 18.6-mile march conducted while carrying a 25-pound rucksack, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 25, 2022. The foot march originated in 1915 as a test of endurance for Norwegian military soldiers, with the strategic goal of moving larger units of troops over a great distance swiftly and in a manner that enabled them to be combat ready after a lengthy march carrying a rucksack and weaponry. Those who complete the Norwegian Foot March, or Marsjmerket, earn a Norwegian armed forces skill badge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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Camp Lemonnier hosts Norwegian Foot March

4/2/2022
U.S. service members with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and other units here participate in a Norwegian Foot March, an 18.6-mile march conducted while carrying a 25-pound rucksack, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 25, 2022. The foot march originated in 1915 as a test of endurance for Norwegian military soldiers, with the strategic goal of moving larger units of troops over a great distance swiftly and in a manner that enabled them to be combat ready after a lengthy march carrying a rucksack and weaponry. Those who complete the Norwegian Foot March, or Marsjmerket, earn a Norwegian armed forces skill badge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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Fueling up

4/2/2022
A French Air Force Dassault Mirage 2000 receives fuel from a KC-130J assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR-352) over Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 24, 2022. The U.S.-French partnership in Africa is based upon mutual security interests and shared values of democracy, individual liberty, and rule of law. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Pfiester)
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Fueling up

4/2/2022
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Ryan Frey, a loadmaster with the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR-352), prepares to take off aboard a KC-130J Super Hercules on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 24, 2022. The aircraft participated in a formation flight alongside MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (VMM-161) and French Air Force Dassault Mirage 2000s. The U.S.-French partnership in Africa is based upon mutual security interests and shared values of democracy, individual liberty, and rule of law. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Pfiester)
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Fueling up

4/2/2022
An MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (VMM-161), prepares to receive fuel from a KC-130J assigned to Marine Air Refueler Transport Squadron-352 (VMGR-352) over Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 24, 2022. The Osprey and KC-130J aircraft participated in a formation flight alongside French Air Force Dassault Mirage 2000s. The U.S.-French partnership in Africa is based upon mutual security interests and shared values of democracy, individual liberty, and rule of law. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Pfiester)
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French, U.S. Soldiers open new urban training complex in Djibouti

4/2/2022
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. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jeff Clements)
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French, U.S. Soldiers open new urban training complex in Djibouti

4/2/2022
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. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jeff Clements)
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