A team from the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance hosted two, two-day Joint Humanitarian Operations Courses at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, from Aug. 21 to 24, 2012.
The purpose of JHOC here is to introduce students to humanitarian and disaster assistance operations and concepts relative to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa.
"In Africa we have a number of ongoing, complex emergencies," said Georgianna Platt
Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley made his first trip, since assuming his current post, to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, today, to visit service members and civilians, and discuss operations in East Africa with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa leaders.
Donley conducted an all call during his visit here, in which he discussed the Air Force's role in Africa and around the world, and took questions from attendees.
"The United States' engagements in Africa are c
A photo essay by Tech. Sgt. Joseph McKee.
For some service members, suicide prevention training may be just another computer-based training module that must be completed annually. But to four Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Airmen it was literally the difference between life and death.
Master Sgt. Lloyd Evans, Technical Sgts. Kevin Jiles and Darryl Guppy, and Airman 1st Class Nelson Park were enjoying a relaxing afternoon May 27 at Moucha Island when another Airman did the unthinkable.
"[He and I] were jus
A choir sings during church service, a family leisurely strolls through the market, and laughter rings out from a friendly card game. Suddenly, a rebel group interrupts the peacefulness of the African village on a quiet afternoon. A radical faction enters the marketplace and threatens the civilians. The churchgoers abruptly evacuate the church, and the villagers scatter in an attempt to hide from the danger.
The police immediately arrive in response to the commotion. Due to lack of manpo
U.S. Africa Command hosted seven coalition liaison officers (CLOs) assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) in Djibouti for a two-day visit to the command's headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, August 1-2, 2012.
The CLOs' visit, which is the third of its kind since the inception of the command, aimed to build relationships and enabled the officers to become more acquainted with the AFRICOM mission.
The multinational cooperation office of AFRICOM