Saturday mornings are filled with all the commotion one would rightfully expect on a forward-deployed military installation, and while most service members here have reported for duty, a select few may have the luxury of slumbering through the chronic high temperature of the typical Djibouti morning.
Not so, however, for the camp’s Community Assistance Volunteers who braved the pestiferous heat and begin their weekend at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, when they boarded a bus for the nearby Atta
On March 11, Chaplain Lieutenant Colonel David Terrinoni met a 15-year-old Ethiopian girl whom his twin 25-year-old daughters have supported every month for 10 years since they were in middle school, deciding on their own to tithe their babysitting and birthday money on the girl’s behalf.
Terrinoni, who is the deputy director of Religious Affairs for Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, presented several gifts to Medina Hyredin and her parents at their home in suburban Addis Ale
Four Kenyan Defense Force sergeant majors, representing their Army, Navy and Air Force, visited the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, March 14 through March 16, 2011, to gain a better understanding of American noncommissioned officer leadership style.
The visit came after comments made at the United States Africa Command change of command ceremony, March 9, in Stuttgart, Germany, where new U.S. AFRICOM Commander, U.S. Army General Carter F. Ham remarked on the importance of ha
DJIBOUTI --A group of Air Force pararescuemen and an Army site security team conducted a rescue mission for survivors of an aircraft crash near Djibouti Feb. 26.
The disaster was part of an exercise scenario, but the response was anything but simulated.
Complete with actors representing local nationals, this exercise afforded the teams a realistic training experience similar to what they could encounter at any time in the African operating area.
According to Air Fo
ARTA, Djibouti — Beginning March 12, students from the Arta Culinary School began hosting the Djibouti Civil Affair Volunteer (CAV) team from Camp Lemonnier for four consecutive Saturdays for a cultural culinary exchange.
The dishes prepared are intended to be affordable and made from scratch. Most importantly, all the ingredients are easily available at local super markets so students can share their knowledge with their community.
“This project showcases interaction between o
ARUSHA, Tanzania – At the request of the Tanzanian government, a week-long pandemic response table-top exercise is being held to assist its government and military identify baseline pandemic preparedness capabilities.
Hosted by the Tanzania Government, the exercise is designed to enhance Tanzanian military and civil authorities’ response capabilities and emphasize limitations of normal responders, such as international non-government organizations, during a severe pandemic disaster.
PEMBA ISLAND, Zanzibar—Hundreds of students, educators and residents of Bopwe shehia attended a ceremony hosted by a delegation of Tanzanian and U.S. guests to commemorate the completion of a $320,000 Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa construction project: a new school.
During the ceremony, Zanzibar President Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania Alfonso E. Lenhardt, and CJTF-HOA Commander Rear Admiral Brian Losey stood side-by-side to cut a yellow ribbon, an ac
Djibouti -– Eleven Djiboutian law enforcement officers or “Gendarmerie” graduated from the first Paramilitary Training class March 2, at the Ali Ouney Djiboutian Army Camp headquarters.
The three week course, supported by the Gendarmerie, Djiboutian Armed Forces, and members of the Kansas Army National Guard’s 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, began February 12, in Ali Ouney. All students were taught local and military law enforcement practices.
“We shared la
ALI OUNE, Djibouti, Mar 4, 2011 – Under an overcast sky, nearly 200 members of the Djiboutian Army’s elite 1st Rapid Action Regiment honed their infantry skills here and were mentored by members of the U.S. Army National Guard’s 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment.
The training included instruction on squad movements, convoy operations, contact drills, camp security and marksmanship, and was part of a one-month course which began January 16 and culminated with a gradua
Navy Capt. Kathryn Donovan, Commodore 22nd Naval Construction Regiment (22 NCR) and 22 NCR Command Master Chief Joseph Perrone, recently traveled from Gulfport, Miss. to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti to visit the Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 Detail Horn of Africa (Det. HOA) Feb.17-18. NMCB 74 Det. HOA is currently deployed to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) to assist in building partnerships in partner nations where the U.S. and coalition forces have