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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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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

3/23/2022
A French medical professional attends the Military Tropical Medicine Course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 1, 2022. The course brought together joint and allied partners for tropical medical education. The course was designed to educate and train physicians, mid-level practitioners, nurses, medics and all other allied health. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kiersten Breunig)
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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

3/23/2022
Participants of the Military Tropical Medicine Course observe a presentation at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 1, 2022. The course brought together joint and allied partners for tropical medical education. The course was designed to educate and train physicians, mid-level practitioners, nurses, medics and all other allied health. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kiersten Breunig)
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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

3/23/2022
U.S. Army Sgt. Hannah Bodenbach, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa surgeon cell preventative medicine technician, takes notes during the Military Tropical Medicine Course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 1, 2022. The course brought together joint and allied partners for tropical medical education. The course was designed to educate and train physicians, mid-level practitioners, nurses, medics and all other allied health professionals. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kiersten Breunig)
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Tropical medicine course brings together allied, U.S. medical professionals in Djibouti

3/23/2022
The Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa surgeon cell hosted partners and other U.S. military medical professionals during a Military Tropical Medicine Course (MTMC) here March 1-3, 2022. The course provided participants with the most recent knowledge and skills to address infectious and communicable diseases commonly found in East Africa.
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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

3/23/2022
U.S. Army Civil Affairs Soldiers from the 353rd Civil Affairs Command Functional Specialty Veterinary Team and A Company, 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, conduct a veterinary civic action program (VETCAP) with Djiboutians at Hindi, Djibouti, March 16, 2022. During the VETCAP, the 353rd CACOM Functional Specialty Veterinary Team and the 403rd CAB treated approximately 1,000 animals for internal parasites, provided multivitamin injections and sprayed them for ectoparasites. The efforts help improve the animals’ overall health and eventual food quality for the local populace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette M. Rolen)
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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

3/23/2022
Dr. Mahdi Osman, Djiboutian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries veterinarian, prepares to administer treatment to a goat during a veterinary civic action program (VETCAP) with Djiboutians at Hindi, Djibouti, March 16, 2022. Dr. Osman worked directly with U.S. Army Civil Affairs Soldiers from the 353rd Civil Affairs Command Functional Specialty Veterinary Team and A Company, 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, treating approximately 1,000 animals for internal parasites, provided multivitamin injections and sprayed them for ectoparasites. The efforts help improve the animals’ overall health and eventual food quality for the local populace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette M. Rolen)
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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

3/23/2022
U.S. Army Sgt. Broghan Enright, 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion medic, fills a needle during a veterinary civic action program (VETCAP) at Hindi, Djibouti, March 16, 2022. U.S. Army Civil Affairs Soldiers from the 353rd Civil Affairs Command Functional Specialty Veterinary Team and A Company, 403rd CAB, treated approximately 1,000 animals for internal parasites, provided multivitamin injections and sprayed them for ectoparasites. The efforts help improve the animals’ overall health and eventual food quality for the local populace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette M. Rolen)
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CA Soldiers, Djiboutians work together to treat livestock

3/23/2022
U.S. Army Civil Affairs East Africa Soldiers partnered with the Djiboutian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries to conduct a veterinary civic action program (VETCAP) March 16, 2022, in a small Djiboutian village, Hindi. The team treated the goats and sheep for intestinal parasites and gave them a multivitamin injection, oral de-wormer and sprayed them for ecto-parasites. Additionally, animals with infections or upper respiratory diseases were treated with the appropriate antibiotics, ticks were collected for disease surveillance testing and stool samples were taken for intestinal parasite testing.
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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

3/22/2022
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Chris Barksdale, a squad leader with the East Africa Response Force (EARF), Task Force Red Dragon, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, commands his team during Exercise WAKRI 22 at Grand Bara, Djibouti, March 15, 2022. Exercise WAKRI 22, the largest annual French-led exercise on the African continent, was spread out across Djibouti and provided realistic training for French Armed Forces air, ground and sea components alongside their U.S. Allies. The three-day exercise demonstrated how the U.S. and France train together to defend against threats, strengthening their collective security forces and promoting regional security, stability, and prosperity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

3/22/2022
U.S. Army Soldiers with the East Africa Response Force (EARF), Task Force Red Dragon, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, and French Forces in Djibouti (FFDJ) soldiers participate in Exercise WAKRI 22 at Grand Bara, Djibouti, March 14, 2022. Exercise WAKRI 22, the largest annual French-led exercise on the African continent, was spread out across Djibouti and provided realistic training for French Armed Forces air, ground and sea components alongside their U.S. Allies. The three-day exercise demonstrated how the U.S. and France train together to defend against threats, strengthening their collective security forces and promoting regional security, stability, and prosperity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

3/22/2022
Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the East Africa Response Force (EARF), Task Force Red Dragon, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, participate in Exercise WAKRI 22 at Grand Bara, Djibouti, March 13, 2022. Exercise WAKRI 22, the largest annual French-led exercise on the African continent, was spread out across Djibouti and provided realistic training for French Armed Forces air, ground and sea components alongside their U.S. Allies. The three-day exercise demonstrated how the U.S. and France train together to defend against threats, strengthening their collective security forces and promoting regional security, stability, and prosperity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

3/22/2022
French Army Capt. Hugo, a French Forces in Djibouti (FFDJ) company commander, discusses mission planning with U.S. Army 1st Lt. Timothy VandeWater, a platoon leader with the East Africa Response Force (EARF), Task Force Red Dragon, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, during Exercise WAKRI 22 at Grand Bara, Djibouti, March 13, 2022. Exercise WAKRI 22, the largest annual French-led exercise on the African continent, was spread out across Djibouti and provided realistic training for French Armed Forces air, ground and sea components alongside their U.S. Allies. The three-day exercise demonstrated how the U.S. and France train together to defend against threats, strengthening their collective security forces and promoting regional security, stability, and prosperity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

3/22/2022
Soldiers with French Forces in Djibouti (FFDJ) scan the area of operations during Exercise WAKRI 22 at Arta Range, March 13, 2022. Exercise WAKRI 22, the largest annual French-led exercise on the African continent, was spread out across Djibouti and provided realistic training for French Armed Forces air, ground and sea components alongside their U.S. Allies. The three-day exercise demonstrated how the U.S. and France train together to defend against threats, strengthening their collective security forces and promoting regional security, stability, and prosperity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

3/22/2022
Soldiers with French Forces in Djibouti (FFDJ) participate in Exercise WAKRI 22 at Arta Range, March 13, 2022. Exercise WAKRI 22, the largest annual French-led exercise on the African continent, was spread out across Djibouti and provided realistic training for French Armed Forces air, ground and sea components alongside their U.S. Allies. The three-day exercise demonstrated how the U.S. and France train together to defend against threats, strengthening their collective security forces and promoting regional security, stability, and prosperity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Blake Wiles)
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U.S. joins in French-led Exercise WAKRI 22

3/22/2022
French Forces in Djibouti (FFDJ), alongside U.S. service members with Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and units from Camp Lemonnier, participated in the French-led Exercise WAKRI 22, March 13-15, 2022.
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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

3/19/2022
Members of the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade receive their combat patch, a military milestone earned while serving in hostile conditions, March 17, 2022. The 404th MEB Soldiers earned their patches while deployed to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, located at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, the only permanent military base on the African continent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez)
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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

3/19/2022
Maj. Gen. William Zana, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), places newly earned combat patches, a military milestone earned while serving in hostile conditions, on members of the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, March 17, 2022. The 404th MEB Soldiers earned their patches while deployed to CJTF-HOA, located at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, the only permanent military base on the African continent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez)
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U.S. Soldiers experience “life-changing” milestone in Africa

3/19/2022
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