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Command Senior Enlisted Leader Blog: Forward March
August 19, 2019
Command Sgt. Maj. Shawn Carns, command senior enlisted leader, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, discusses his key takeaways after attending the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
CJTF-HOA supports multinational effort to save Djiboutian lives, land
August 15, 2019
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) service members provided critical support in a multinational effort to combat a fire at the Douda landfill in Djibouti City, August 14. CJTF-HOA engineers worked alongside Camp Lemonnier, Djiboutian, French and Chinese firefighters to help contain the fire, which was low-level but widespread and encroaching dangerously close to a surrounding village and the civilian airport.
CJTF-HOA deputy commanding general attends Burundi Senior Command, Staff College graduation ceremony
July 23, 2019
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James R. Kriesel, deputy commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), visited Bujumbura, Burundi, July 18-20 to participate in the Burundi National Defence Force's (BNDF) Senior Command and Staff College (SCSC) graduation.
CJTF-HOA, Aga Khan University Hospital explore future partnership
July 5, 2019
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa service members performed an on-site survey and subject matter expert exchange at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya, July 2-4.
Task Force Warrior, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force meet for combative training
July 9, 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers participated in a combatives exchange at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 1 and July 5.
CJTF-HOA, Kamenge Military Hospital partner for Ebola prevention
June 28, 2019
The 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, CJTF-HOA, and military personnel and doctors from the Kamenge Military Hospital conducted an Ebola preparedness subject matter expert exchange as a precautionary measure for personnel near the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
CJTF-HOA deputy commanding general visits United Kingdom for key leader engagements
June 5, 2019
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James R. Kriesel, deputy commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, visited the Ministry of Defense, London, June 5, 2019, to participate in key leader engagements with Ministry of Defense intelligence and reconnaissance leadership.
Fundamentals of Global Health, Engagement course offered for first time on African continent
June 13, 2019
Service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa attended a Fundamentals of Global Health Engagement (FOGHE) course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 11-13.
CJTF-HOA holds change of command ceremony
June 12, 2019
Service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa welcomed their new commander during a ceremony, June 12. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James D. Craig, outgoing commander of CJTF-HOA, transferred responsibility to U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael D. Turello. U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, commander of U.S. Africa Command, presided over the ceremony.
CJTF-HOA, Japanese Soldiers hold tactical combat casualty care medical exchange
June 7, 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers participated in a tactical combat casualty care course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, May 27 and May 31, 2019.
CJTF-HOA shares knowledge with Burundi Senior Command, Staff College
May 31, 2019
Service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa participated in a subject matter expert exchange at the Senior Command and Staff College in Kinanira, Burundi, May 13-17, 2019.
CJTF-HOA, U.S. Embassy celebrate Iftar in Djibouti
May 23, 2019
Leaders from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and representatives from the U.S. Embassy Djibouti celebrated Iftar, the fast-breaking meal Muslims eat after sunset during Ramadan month, with Djiboutian partners in Obock, Djibouti, May 14, 2019.
Seychelles, CJTF-HOA build partnership
May 21, 2019
The East African island nation of Seychelles is a key partner with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, working towards increasing security and regional stability in the Indian Ocean.
CJTF-HOA deputy commanding general visits Rwanda during 25th Anniversary of genocide
May 14, 2019
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James R. Kriesel, deputy commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, visited Kigali, Rwanda, May 6-8, as part of a familiarization visit to countries within CJTF-HOA’s combined joint operations area.
Massachusetts senior National Guard chaplain visits CJTF-HOA, Kenya
May 3, 2019
The senior chaplain assigned to the Massachusetts National Guard visited Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Kenya April 25-28, highlighting one of the National Guard’s lesser-known missions, building enduring partnerships through its State Partnership Program.
CJTF-HOA deputy commanding general visits Kenya
April 18, 2019
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James R. Kriesel, deputy commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, visited the Kenyan capital of Nairobi April 2-3, 2019, as part of a familiarization tour of the CJTF-HOA combined joint operations area.
CJTF-HOA completes support of USAID-led Cyclone Idai relief efforts in Mozambique
April 18, 2019
Joint personnel assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa redeployed to Djibouti, April 12 after several weeks of providing airlift and logistics support in Mozambique in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development-led humanitarian response to Cyclone Idai.
One Soldier’s American dream
April 10, 2019
The U.S. Soldiers, armed with M4 Carbine assault rifles, return fire as the sun peeks behind the clouds on this rare, mostly overcast Djiboutian day; the temperature a mere 83 degrees Fahrenheit in February, mild by coastal East African standards.
CJTF-HOA Manpower, Personnel directorate supports deployment, accountability of U.S. service members in Mozambique
April 7, 2019
Nearly 100 U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa are supporting U.S. Agency for International Development-led humanitarian relief efforts in Mozambique in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai. In an operation this visible, it’s easy to see the U.S. service members who are hard at work providing airlift and logistics support on the ground, but most people don’t get to see the behind-the-scenes work it takes to deploy these service members forward and maintain accountability of them during their time in Mozambique. Staff members in the CJTJF-HOA manpower and personnel directorate help make it possible.
CJTF-HOA U.S. Air Force Airman earns U.S. Navy EIWS
April 5, 2019
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brittany Eley, a Joint Network Control Center team lead attached to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, earned recognition as a U.S. Navy enlisted information warfare specialist, April 1, 2019.
CJTF-HOA delivers humanitarian aid to cyclone-ravaged Mozambique
April 2, 2019
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa is airlifting U.S. Government-provided supplies to Beira and other affected areas in Mozambique in support of the ongoing Cyclone Idai humanitarian relief effort there.
CJTF-HOA U.S. Army Soldiers build good-will and esprit de corps running Kilimanjaro
March 30, 2019
For some service members, running is a way to challenge and push their body to its limit. Being assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) provides a unique terrain in which to exercise that challenge. Two Soldiers took it one step further and decided to complete a marathon in one of Africa’s highest mountains.
CJTF-HOA sends disaster relief to Mozambique
March 28, 2019
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa sent supplies and personnel from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 27, 2019, to assist the United States Agency for International Development with humanitarian assistance efforts in Maputo and Beira, Mozambique.
CJTF-HOA Commanding General arrives in Mozambique to support Cyclone Idai relief efforts
March 26, 2019
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James D. Craig, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa commanding general, arrived in the Republic of Mozambique March 25, 2019, to get a first-hand look at the devastation Cyclone Idai caused throughout the region earlier this month.
New Jersey Army National Guard Task Force Warrior assumes CJTF-HOA SECFOR mission
March 15, 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 113th Infantry Regiment, New Jersey Army National Guard, known as Task Force Warrior, assumed control of security responsibilities from 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, Texas Army National Guard, known as Task Force Alamo, for Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 15, 2019.
CJTF-HOA defense liaison officer earns European Union Medal
March 2, 2019
A U.S. Army major assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa earned the Common Security and Defence Policy Service Medal for Planning and Support from the European Union Feb. 23, 2019. Maj. Aaron Testa, who serves as the defense liaison officer to the U.S. Embassy in Bangui, Central African Republic, received the medal from Portuguese Maj. Gen. Hermínio Maio, mission force commander of the European Union Training Mission-Central African Republic, during a ceremony in Bangui.
CJTF-HOA staff share weapons techniques
February 20, 2019
Joint personnel and eight foreign liaison officers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa participated in weapons familiarization at the Djibouti Range Complex, Arta, Djibouti, Feb. 16, 2019.
Civil affairs Soldiers continue tradition in Tadjourah with Centre De Femmes empowerment center
February 12, 2019
East African children and adults in Tadjourah, Djibouti, meet weekly with U.S. Army civil affairs Soldiers led by Bravo Company, 404th CA Battalion, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, in conjunction with the Centre De Femmes, an empowerment center, in information exchanges called English Discussion Groups.
U.S. Army veterinarians visit remote Djibouti village to promote herd health
February 14, 2019
U.S. Army Soldiers from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, visited Oulma, Djibouti, Feb. 14, as part of a pre-deployment site visit.
CJTF-HOA hosts 2019 Capstone cohort
February 15, 2019
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa hosted a Capstone Military Leadership Program for newly-promoted, U.S military general and flag officers from around the globe at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 13-14, 2019.
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