U.S. Marine Corps leadership visited the Marines of Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, at an all–call Dec. 28, 2012, to deliver a holiday message and emphasize the important role each Marine plays in Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa's mission of defeating violent extremist organizations and promoting security throughout the region.
The 35th commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos, his wife Bonnie Amos, the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Michael P
A photo essay by Senior Airman Devin Doskey.
The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa service members are refocusing their vision to be the security partner of choice in East Africa as they welcome in the new year.
Maj. Gen. Rob Baker, CJTF-HOA commander, recently shared what the vision means for U.S. service members in this increasingly secure, stable and developed region.
"I want CJTF-HOA to partner with east African militaries," Baker said. "I want them to see us as a partner, and I want to work alongsid
To the men and women of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa,
This time of year is a season of celebration, tradition, and fellowship - a season that revolves around those friends, family, and loved ones we value most. Although we are all distant from our loved ones this holiday season, we are fortunate to be a part of the combined joint team that is CJTF-HOA, united by a shared purpose, shared values, and shared experiences.
I feel grateful this season to serve with you, t
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa service members constructed a Forward Headquarters Element with joint operation center capabilities as part of contingency readiness training on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Dec. 3, 2012.
The FHE, a soft tent, houses equipment and personnel needed for CJTF-HOA leadership to command and communicate with the local forces.
"This is our forward headquarters element where we would take our headquarters from our home station JOC and move it out in
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa service members assigned to the 81st and 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadrons recently completed a week-long joint military training engagement alongside the Seychelles Air Force and Coast Guard where best medical and search and rescue operations practices were shared.
The event was divided into several classroom learning sessions and culminated with a joint training exercise that offered all attendees an opportunity to use the skills they'd l
Japanese Ground Self Defense Force members teamed with Soldiers from Kentucky Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion 138th Field Artillery Regiment to conduct counter-improvised explosive device training Nov. 29, 2012, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
This event helped foster mutual understanding between U.S. and Japanese forces and improved their ability to conduct integrated contingency operations in support of their mutual national interests and the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Af