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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.
A photo essay by U.S. Army Sgt. Shejal Pulivarti.
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
U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa joined with local villagers on the final stages of construction for a new structure here May 22-24.
The project is part of an ongoing effort among CJTF-HOA, local villagers, non-government organizations and international organizations over the past several months to provide Karatbti San, a remote village in the Tadjourah region of Djibouti, with a community building?the eco-dome.
"The intended purpose of
Deep in the vast thorny savanna grasslands and low lying rocky hills of northeastern Uganda, right on the foot of a dormant volcano, a small team of U.S. Army soldiers of the 490th Civil Affairs Battalion - Charlie Company are partnering with locals to bring development to a volatile region.
This U.S. Army Reserve unit based out of Grand Prairie, Texas, but currently assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, have been in this un
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Rob Baker assumed command of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa here May 26.
Baker, who comes to CJTF-HOA after having served at the Pentagon as Director for Joint Force Development, Joint Staff, relieved U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Michael Franken. U.S. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham, U.S. Africa Command commander, presided over the ceremony.
Ham said that Baker is the right officer to lead the task force and is confident that he will sustain and enhance diplomatic r
Ethiopian and U.S. personnel gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate a new school house and two latrines at the Gende Gerada Primary School here May 22.
This building project lines up with one part of the mission statement for Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa?enhancing partner nation capacity. One way CJTF-HOA personnel help accomplish this is by providing opportunities for African nations to help themselves.
U.S. Navy Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three
Djiboutian Navy sailors teamed up with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa's meteorology and oceanography operations branch, or METOC, to install a weather sensor at the Djiboutian Maritime Operations Center here, May 17.
Part of METOC's mission is to increase the amount of environmental data collected in East Africa. To accomplish this, they engage with different nations in East Africa and install weather sensors around the region, which in turn helps create internati
Capt. Kevin Bertelsen relieved Capt. Scott Hurst as commanding officer of the United States only forward operating site in Africa.
Ambassador Geeta Pasi, U.S. Embassy, Djibouti; Rear Adm. Michael Franken, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa; Capt. Tsuyoshi Mukai, Japan Base commanding officer; Mr. Mohamed Guelleh, mayor of Djibouti City; Col. Abdourahman Aden Cher, chief of the Djibouti navy; Brig. Gen. William Kurtz, commander, French Forces Djibouti; Ambassador Atsushi Nishioka
U.S. service members from the U.S. Army Civil Affairs Team 4903, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, partnered with from Camp Lemonnier’s community volunteer group to deliver school supplies and T-shirts to children at the village school here May 7.
The Community Assistance Volunteers came out to pass out school kits that we received from a non-profit group back in the United States, said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Hamilton, CJTF-HOA budget chief from Sumter, S.C. “The Comm
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy visited Airmen assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and other tenant commands here, May 5-6.
The primary purpose of the visit was to speak to the Airmen deployed here and gain insight into their health and well-being. During his stop Roy also visited with CJTF-HOA senior leadership and toured various Air Force units located at Camp Lemonnier.
"As I talked to Airmen, they are excited about being here," sa
Encouraging people to care and take action in their community-that's what elected officials in Ali Sabieh wanted to foster and what U.S. Army Civil Affairs Team 4903 helped them nurture.
Citizens of Ali Sabieh conducted a community clean up here May 7, and CAT 4903 and Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa members were on hand to assist any way they could to show their support for the local residents.
Nearly 500 citizens turned out to pick up trash around their village fo
Two members of the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa legal staff and one U.S. Army Africa legal staff member recently attended the Military Law Symposium at the Peacekeeping Training Center here as part of a traveling contact team.
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Michael Deegan and U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Peter Tunis, CJTF-HOA judge advocate generals, and U.S. Army Capt. Daniel Sciapli, USARAF judge advocate general, went to Dar es Salaam for an exchange of legal practices with the Tanzania
A photo essay.
Five personnel assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa exchanged best practices with soldiers from the Rwandan Defense Force here April 2-14.
Rwandan military members from the 71st RDF Battalion took a five-week training course designed to ramp up their deployment and mission readiness capabilities.
The main purpose of the CJTF-HOA involvement was to observe and share advice and practices with Rwandan Defense Force military personnel supporting United Nations peacek
A photo essay by U.S. Navy Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist (EXW) Maria R. Escamilla.
Far from camp here, U.S. service members stationed in austere conditions in forward operating areas around Africa have regular access to communications, thanks to the Tactical Networking team of the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa's communications directorate.
CJTF-HOA's TACNET allows troops the ability to exchange messages in a protected medium that enables them to carry out missions all over East Africa.
TACNET technicians maintain two types of satellite glob