Three nurses from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ) kicked off a new academic year, October 16, 2009, in Djibouti City by teaching more than 130 college students advanced skills in English.
The course, which the volunteer instructors are calling "Introduction to English with a Focus on Medical Terminology", is being taught for the first time at the Institut Superieur des Sciences de la Sante over the next four months.
"This course is a collaborative effort for us to share the gift
A team from the Expeditionary Medical Facility in Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti provided influenza vaccines to service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonier, October 15 and 16, 2009.
Influenza is a viral disease that can be spread by coughing, sneezing or nasal secretions and one which hospitalizes more than 200,000 people and kills more than 30,000 people every year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"Getting a shot
The Navy's 234th birthday was celebrated at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), October 10, 2009 in truly expeditionary style with a checklist of only three necessary items: sun block, malaria medication and the desert camouflage uniform (DCU).
"This is certainly the first time I've attended a ball wearing combat boots and a U.S. Navy uniform," said Brigadier General Chris Leins, deputy commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA). "But it's al
A team from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa's (CJTF-HOA) Meteorological and Oceanographic Department (METOC) deployed to Uganda from September 28 to October 3, 2009 in preparation for the humanitarian exercise Natural Fire at the end of this month.
The team deployed with a meteorological sensor that is scheduled to be set up for the upcoming exercise. In addition to delivering equipment to Uganda, they interacted with many meteorologists.
"We met some extraordinary
Junior and senior enlisted postal clerks and storekeepers, along with members of the Navy Supply Corps, held a ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, October 1, 2009 to commemorate the official formation of the Navy's new logistical specialist rating.
"As an element of the Navy's total force strategy, this merger will capitalize on the knowledge, skills, and abilities found in the two ratings and apply them toward a unified mission," said Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Admiral Ma
Service members with the Gabonese Navy completed a three-day Dive Program Orientation and Demonstration led by two U.S. Navy divers from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) in Libreville, September 25, 2009.
This military-to-military engagement, in support of U.S. Africa Command's (AFRICOM) Theater Security Cooperation strategy, provided Gabonese Navy leadership with an overview of the requirements and challenges of instituting their own organic dive program. It a