Traverse north by car a few hours through the bustling and sprawling city of Kampala to the rolling and lush, green hills of Luwero with its dense jungles packed with banana trees, pineapple fields and livestock, and it's easy to see why thousands of Ugandans call this picturesque but remote district home.
Food, friendly smiles and warm hospitality are abundant in Luwero, despite harsh realities and heartbreak caused by disease that has rocked local villages in recent years. Ground
About once a month, U.S. service members assigned to Forward Operating Location Kasenyi in Kampala, Uganda, in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, pack their vehicles with bottled water, and toys or goodies of some other kind, and make their way to a safe haven or orphanage where they can help ease - even for just an evening - the hardships so many of Uganda's children endure.
During their most recent visit, these troops discovered they have something of a "miss
More than 20 prospective logistics officers in the Burundi National Defense Force completed a two-week deployment skills course with U.S. Soldiers at Gakumbu Camp, Burundi, March 18-29, 2013 - marking the second phase of deployment training.
Covering convoy operations, hazardous material transportation and proper center and balancing of cargo for transportation, the second phase of African Deployment Partnership Training is designed to help BNDF troops better prepare for real-world depl
Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa Command, visited Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 16-18, as part of his first trip to Africa less than 2 weeks after taking command.
Rodriguez, who took command of U.S. AFRICOM April 5, met with deployed troops and presided over the assumption of command ceremony for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.
"I appreciate everything you're doing. This is the only place we have an enduring base on the African continent, so C
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Terry R. Ferrell assumed command of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa during a ceremony here presided by the U.S. Africa Command commander April 18, 2013.
"I'm extremely proud of the accomplishments and dedication of the men and women of the Combined Joint Task Force - an outstanding organization that deserves an outstanding leader," said U.S. Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, USAFRICOM commander, during the ceremony.
"I know Brig. Gen. Te
The U.S. Department of State has provided the Djiboutian navy with two high-speed aluminum coastal security boats to strengthen Djibouti's maritime security capabilities to protect its borders and combat piracy, smuggling and terrorist threats.
During a boat delivery and turnover ceremony at the Djibouti Navy Headquarters, Escale Marina, more than a dozen Djiboutian sailors received certification for the state-of-the-art patrol boats.
"On the occasion of receiving two speed
A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist's epic journey across the world included a stop at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to document the trajectory of human story from its pastoral roots to today's rapidly globalized world for a project called "Out of Eden."
In January, Paul Salopek, a National Geographic fellow, began a 7-year journey on foot in Ethiopia to retrace the path human ancestors took around 60,000 years ago.
"The idea is to start at the cradle of humankind, t
An imperative for CJTF-HOA is to build and sustain relationships with East African partner-nation militaries, U.S. embassy country teams and coalition partners.
When it comes to coalition partners, venues such as synchronization conferences reinforce strong relationships while achieving common objectives. Teamed with Coalition military leaders from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan and European countries, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa leaders at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti,
With few medical assets located in the southwest region of Djibouti, the nearest hospital for the village of Kontali is about a 30-minute drive to Dikhil. Otherwise, for women in labor or the infirm, it's often a journey made on foot.
Thanks to the Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Four, deployed from Port Hueneme, Calif., in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, a maternity ward is being built here that bridges the gap and helps strengthen Djiboutian in
General David M. Rodriguez assumed command of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) from General Carter F. Ham Friday, April 5.
Rodriguez is AFRICOM's third commander since the command was established in 2008 to coordinate U.S. military relations and activities with African nations, regional organizations, and the African Union. General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presided over the ceremony.
"(General Rodriguez) is one of our nation's most highly
Burundi National Defense Force soldiers recently shared 10 weeks of pre-deployment training with the U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy assigned to Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 13, near the 110 Brigade Compound here.
The purpose of the training was to enhance Burundian security capabilities for their upcoming Somalia deployment said Cpl. Jeffery Haggard, SP-MAGTF Africa 13.
Since 2007, the BNDF have deployed forces in support of the African Union Mission in Somalia.