Sports can bring people together and help them get to know one another through a common interest. That's been the case for a group of soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and some Djiboutians.
Local school aged children and young males gathered with members of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs Team 4903 to play a game of basketball at the Ali Sabieh Middle School public court June 8.
The basketball game was an opportunity for the children and young adults
A photo essay by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens.
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Craig A. Franklin, 3rd Air Force commander, visited airmen assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and other U.S. Air Force assets here June 25-26.
The mission of 3rd Air Force is to plan, deploy, employ, sustain and redeploy airmen supporting combatant commanders in Africa and Europe.
While here, the general met with CJTF-HOA Commander, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Rob Baker, and toured several Air Force tenant units located at Camp Lemonnier. He a
Soldiers of Task Force Raptor, 3rd Squadron, 124th Cavalry Regiment, Texas Army National Guard, 448th and 490th Civil Affairs Battalions and other members stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, facilitated a Medical Civic Action Program with Djiboutian medical providers June 20.
"MEDCAPs are very important because we are giving the Djiboutian population here the tools that they need to take care of their own medical needs in the future," said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey A. Jacob
Projected on a white wall of the Kenyan schoolhouse was a live video feed of American high school students in their classroom. A Kenyan student walked to the camera and started to converse with a girl her age on a different continent.
Maritime Civil Affairs Team 112 facilitated video call sessions between schools in Malindi District, Kenya, and Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, Va., June 7.
Using a commercial software application that allows users to make voice and vi
Caleb Otino, a local member of the Kenyan Red Cross, said that many of his friends have perished in the Kenyan coastal waters while fishing. His reason behind the loss of life: lack of water survival training. Otino said he wanted to change this.
Otino and other Local Kenyans are recent graduates of the Basic Sea Survival Train-the-Trainer Course, a program facilitated by U.S. Navy Maritime Civil Affairs Team 112, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, to help people better prepare
Members of Maritime Civil Affairs Team 112, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, celebrated World Environment Day with their east Africa partners in Kenya. MCAT 112 and other U.S. and African organizations planted nearly 600 Casuarina tree seedlings at Mjanaheri Primary School as part of the celebration June 5.
Multiple organizations, such as the African Medical and Research Foundation, the U.S. Agency for International Development-sponsored Aphia Plus and the Kenyan Forestry Ser
Forty Ugandan students came together to attend a two-week Veterinary Civic Action Program training session in Matany, Uganda, April 24, 2012, organized by the U.S. Army 448th Civil Affairs Battalion.
The 448th CA Battalion soldiers, a U.S. Army Reserve unit based at Fort Lewis, Washington, are currently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, headquartered at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
The training started as
On June 14th, 237 years ago, the Continental Army was established, beginning a tremendous legacy of successfully defending our great nation. Since our beginnings we have had the finest soldiers in the world. Soldiers who made tremendous sacrifices and who honored this nation through their loyalty and steadfast devotion to duty.
Today, as we serve our nation in the Horn of Africa, I am constantly reminded of the loyalty and dedication to a cause greater than ourselves. I'm proud to le
A photo essay by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lael Huss
Partnering with Babile's veterinarian team, members of the U.S. Army 490th Civil Affairs Battalion, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, participated in a Veterinary Civil Action Program here May 21 - June 1.
The VETCAP's mission is to strengthen capabilities of community animal health workers, ensure livestock health, enhance agriculture and economic stability, and develop trust and confidence with this CJTF-HOA partner nation.
[Keeping animals healthy will] incr
Early on a Saturday morning, May 19, 2012, before the normal duty day began at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, 18 volunteers gathered, coffee in hand and work gloves in pockets.
This was the first day of a month-long project to provide shade for patients of the Paul Faure Tuberculosis Hospital, a project that originated through a civil affairs team of Delta Company, 490th Civil Affairs Battalion, a U.S. Army Reserve unit based in Grand Prairie, Texas.
"It's the small things that the
A photo essay by Senior Chief Petty Officer Maria R. Escamilla.
Djiboutian naval personnel and sailors from three U.S. Navy organizations participated in Visit, Board, Search and Seizure training here May 7-31.
This reflected a joint venture with the Djiboutian navy, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, U.S. Naval Forces Africa and Maritime Civil Affairs and Security Training Command - Security Force Assistance section, and was sponsored by Africa Partnership Station, said U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Dustin Smiley, CJTF-HOA maritime coordination offi