Multinational military partners gather for opening remarks during a cultural exchange event at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 27, 2019. Multinational military partners affiliated with Camp Lemonnier hold monthly exchange events to strengthen alliances and attract new partners in the combined joint military environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel) Cultural exchange brings multinational military partners together Multinational military partners gather for opening remarks during a cultural exchange event at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 27, 2019. Multinational military partners affiliated with Camp Lemonnier hold monthly exchange events to strengthen alliances and attract new partners in the combined joint military environment. Read more >
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Angel Gonzalez, the operations NCO in charge of the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) Civil Affairs, gives a speech prior to the joint fitness test portion of the Joint Warrior Competition at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 26, 2019. U.S. service members assigned to CJTF-HOA and Camp Lemonnier participated in the fitness test, which consisted of components of each services’ annual physical fitness exams. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos) CJTF-HOA service members participate in Joint Warrior Competition U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Angel Gonzalez, the operations NCO in charge of the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) Civil Affairs, gives a speech prior to the joint fitness test portion of the Joint Warrior Competition at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 26, 2019. U.S. service members assigned to CJTF-HOA and Camp Lemonnier participated in the fitness test, which consisted of components of each services’ annual physical fitness exams. Read more >
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James R. Kriesel, deputy commanding general, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), compliments art hung in the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) headquarters while meeting with the coalition partners during a familiarization meet and greet March 4, 2019, in Djibouti. The meeting served as an opportunity for CJTF-HOA leadership to gain a better perspective of the JMSDF mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel) CJTF-HOA deputy commanding general visits Japanese base U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James R. Kriesel, deputy commanding general, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), compliments art hung in the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) headquarters while meeting with the coalition partners during a familiarization meet and greet March 4, 2019, in Djibouti. The meeting served as an opportunity for CJTF-HOA leadership to gain a better perspective of the JMSDF mission. Read more >
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora, right, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Africa (USARAF), listens to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Ziska, director of operations for the 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron, supporting Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), during Flora's visit to a forward operation location in East Africa, March 7, 2019. Flora visited to familiarize himself with the U.S. Army units embedded in CJTF-HOA and to help foster a better partnership between USARAF and CJTF-HOA. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos) U.S. Army Africa deputy commanding general visits CJTF-HOA U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora, right, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Africa (USARAF), listens to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Ziska, director of operations for the 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron, supporting Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), during Flora's visit to a forward operation location in East Africa, March 7, 2019. Flora visited to familiarize himself with the U.S. Army units embedded in CJTF-HOA and to help foster a better partnership between USARAF and CJTF-HOA. Read more >
U.S. Army Sgt. Hishmael Ladoueceur, a carpenter from First Platoon, 465th Engineer Company, 926th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, based in Birmingham, Alabama, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, cuts lumber for stairs while building lodging at a forward operating location in East Africa, March 8, 2019. The lodging will replace temporary tents and accommodate U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army personnel at the location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel) 465th Engineer Company builds lodging facility U.S. Army Sgt. Hishmael Ladoueceur, a carpenter from First Platoon, 465th Engineer Company, 926th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, based in Birmingham, Alabama, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, cuts lumber for stairs while building lodging at a forward operating location in East Africa, March 8, 2019. The lodging will replace temporary tents and accommodate U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army personnel at the location. Read more >
U.S. Army Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 113th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Warrior, New Jersey National Guard, stand at attention during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 15, 2019. Task Force Warrior assumed responsibility as the security forces battalion for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and will also contribute to international efforts to enhance security and stability in East Africa. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel) New Jersey Army National Guard Task Force Warrior assumes CJTF-HOA SECFOR mission 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. Read more >
French navy sailors and personnel assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) play soccer at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 16, 2019. More than 50 French sailors competed against CJTF-HOA service members in both friendly soccer and ultimate frisbee matches to help foster a better relationship and esprit de corps between the partner nations. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos) French navy, CJTF-HOA compete in soccer, ultimate frisbee games French navy sailors and personnel assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) play soccer at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 16, 2019. More than 50 French sailors competed against CJTF-HOA service members in both friendly soccer and ultimate frisbee matches to help foster a better relationship and esprit de corps between the partner nations. Read more >

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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.U.S. Navy Cmdr. Alexander Jones, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) deputy director of training, readiness and exercises, prepares to throw a frisbee during a game against French navy sailors, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 16, 2019. More than 50 French sailors competed against CJTF-HOA service members in both friendly soccer and ultimate frisbee matches to help foster a better relationship and esprit de corps between the partner nations. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos)French navy sailors and personnel assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) play ultimate frisbee, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 16, 2019. More than 50 French sailors competed against CJTF-HOA service members in both friendly soccer and ultimate frisbee matches to help foster a better relationship and esprit de corps between the partner nations. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos)French navy sailors and personnel assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) play soccer at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 16, 2019. More than 50 French sailors competed against CJTF-HOA service members in both friendly soccer and ultimate frisbee matches to help foster a better relationship and esprit de corps between the partner nations. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Franklin R. Ramos)U.S. Army Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 113th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Warrior, New Jersey National Guard, assume responsibility of their mission at Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) from 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, Task Force Alamo, Texas National Guard during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 15, 2019. Task Force Warrior assumed responsibility as the security forces battalion for CJTF-HOA and will also contribute to international efforts to enhance security and stability in East Africa. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel)Left to right, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James D. Craig, commanding general, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA); U.S. Navy Capt. Charles J. DeGilio, commanding officer, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti; U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Karl W. Parsons, command senior enlisted leader, CJTF-HOA; and U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Andy L. Gray, command senior enlisted leader, Camp Lemonnier, stand at attention during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, March 15, 2019. U.S. Army Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 113th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Warrior, New Jersey National Guard, assumed authority of their mission at CJTF-HOA from 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry, Task Force Alamo, Texas National Guard during the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel)U.S. Army Lt. Col. Richard Karcher, commander, 2nd Battalion, 113th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Warrior, New Jersey National Guard, gives a speech while assuming his unit’s mission at Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) to 2nd Battalion, 113th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Warrior, New Jersey National Guard, during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 15, 2019. Task Force Warrior assumed responsibility as the security forces battalion for CJTF-HOA and will also contribute to international efforts to enhance security and stability in East Africa. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel)U.S. Army Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, Task Force Alamo, Texas National Guard, stand at attention during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 15, 2019. The 2nd Battalion, 113th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Warrior, New Jersey National Guard, assumed responsibility as the security forces battalion for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and will also contribute to international efforts to enhance security and stability in East Africa. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel)
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