The holiday spirit is alive in Africa! The trees are up and decorated with everything from traditional ornaments to college football trinkets. Holiday music is playing and brightly-colored lights shine from the Containerized Living Units where many of our people live.
Though it's not the same as sharing the holidays with our families, we know that here in Africa we are sharing this special time with our shipmates and partners from African nations and from around the world. We are s
Service members from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) delivered school supplies to children at a refugee camp in Djibouti on December 6, 2008. The eleven boxes of school supplies were donated by American school children and their families.
"Every chaplain here receives donations from back home. We have a storage closet where all the donations are stored and later distributed," said Captain Owen Vazquez, a Second Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment chap
During a visit to Mauritius, November 11-12, 2008, Rear Admiral Philip H. Greene, Jr., commander of Combined Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), met with representatives of the Mauritius Ports Authority to promote a commercial shipboard broadcast transponder for enhanced maritime security.
The Automatic Information System (AIS) operates in Very High Frequency (VHF) maritime band, allowing for the automatic exchange of shipboard information between one vessel and another and b
To many, Kenya invokes thoughts of a rich culture, friendly people, and the wonders of a safari. Few people realize that Kenya is also home to a center whose mission is to train people worldwide in the process of safe de-mining in affected countries.
The International Mine Action Training Center (IMATC), which opened in the outskirts on Nairobi in February, 2005, is a partnership between the British and Kenyan armed forces and includes personnel from the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn
Thanksgiving Day at Camp Lemonnier offered personnel a feast, football and a visit from their leadership.
Members of flag football teams began an annual tradition in the first ever Thanksgiving Day Djibouti Bowl, November 28, 2008.
The Marines, Air Force, Army and Navy organized teams consisting of members from their respective services and competed in games throughout the day to determine the Djibouti Bowl champions.
Rear Admiral Philip Greene, Combined Joint Task Force -
Service members with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa began executing a series of Medical Civil Action Programs (MEDCAPs) in Djibouti on November 16, 2008. The program will continue on designated Saturdays and Sundays until mid-January, 2009 in rural villages in the Ali Sabieh and Dikil districts of Djibouti.
"Each village is different and each set up is different so the medical needs are different," explained Dr. (Colonel) Lorrie Oldham, senior MEDCAP physician.