A ribbon-cutting ceremony July 30, 2009 celebrated the establishment of a U.S. military harbor security force at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
Officials from United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), the Djiboutian government and U.S. and Djiboutian military personnel attended the ceremony at Port de Djibouti.
Commander of U.S. Africa Command, General William 'Kip' Ward, CJTF-HOA Commander Rear Admiral Tony Kurta, Charge d&
When Sergeant Major Brian Warren recently spoke to a group of officers about how to best support new soldiers and the importance of noncommissioned officer evaluations, his words were translated into Amharic -- the language of Ethiopia.
Warren, U.S. Army Africa's communications sergeant major, was one of several senior enlisted leaders from U.S. Army Africa and U.S. Africa Command who spent time mentoring Ethiopia National Defence Force (ENDF) officers -- the core cadre of instruct
Richard Nixon became 37th president of the United States, gas cost .35 cents per gallon, the New York Mets won the World Series in five games over the Baltimore Orioles, and Catharine Zeta-Jones, Brett Favre, Renee Zellweger and Jennifer Aniston were born. The year was 1969.
It was also the year Army Reserve Sergeant Major Samuel Stoner, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa's joint intelligence chief and senior enlisted advisor, was drafted into the military, April 21. Stoner
More than 300 students from Douda de Ecole Primary School will benefit from a new dining facility built by Seabees with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa in July 2009.
Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 from Gulfport, Mississippi recently laid a 2,100-square foot foundation and vertical columns for the dining facility, which will be completed in time for the new school year.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Lahey said before Seabees began building the canti
U.S. Africa Command's deputy to the commander for military operations, Vice Admiral Robert Moeller, joined U.S. service members with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and Kenyan government officials for the inaugural Maritime Center of Excellence graduation at Kenyan Port Authority's Bandari College, July 10, 2009.
Speaking to the graduates and attendees of the event, Moeller said that completing the three-week course was important, not only to the students' own per
Service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa have deployed to assist with search-and-rescue operations of Yemeni Air Flight 626, an Airbus A310 that crashed on June 30, 2009 in the Indian Ocean 10 kilometers off shore during its final approach to the Comoros airport.
The U.S. Embassy for Madagascar and Comoros requested assistance from U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) to provide search-and-rescue assistance to the Comoros government.
Members of CJTF-HOA, including