Members of the Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) held a retirement ceremony and change of command for its top military leader near Camp Lemonnier, Nov. 28, 2013.
FAD Maj. Gen. Fathi Ahmed Houssein, chief of Defence, retired after more than 54 years of military service, and FAD Maj. Gen. Zakaria Cheikh Ibrahim assumed command during the outdoor ceremony.
Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh presided over the ceremony. Several members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of
Service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, conducted a mass casualty exercise to test the base's capabilities in the event of an emergency, Nov. 20, 2013.
"Our goals are to test our ability to react to multiple disasters simultaneously and the response," said U.S. Navy Capt. Rom Stevens, Surgeon for Combined Joint Task Force.
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and civilians joined together to provide eme
U.S. Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa tested their rapid response capability during an exercise here recently.
The East Africa Response Force conducted an embassy response exercise to hone their skills of quickly reacting to a threat facing a U.S. Embassy in the region. It is comprised of members from the U.S. Army’s 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.
A vehicle accident can happen in the blink of an eye, and for eight U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 415th Civil Affairs Battalion, they were in the right place at the right time to help save a man’s life.
Oct. 12, 2013, was a quiet afternoon, when four members of the team were returning from a trip to a local village. As they came around a curve in the road, they saw an overturned vehicle with people surrounding it.
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Manuel DeLaRosa, the team se
Soldiers and Sailors from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, Maritime Civil Affairs Team 212 and several Kenyan organizations recently held Basic Sea Survival training for Kenyan security personnel in Mtwapa, Kenya.
The training strengthens security in Kenya, which has 18 prisons near its coast, rivers and lakes. Prisoners, including violent extremists, use the waterways to escape and many guards do not know how to swim, enabling the prison