U.S. Army Spc. Legend Khotsombath, assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa communications directorate, explains parts of a satellite unit during an Africa Data Sharing Network (ADSN), version two, information exchange with Djibouti Army (FAD) soldiers at FAD Headquarters, Djibouti, Dec. 26, 2018. The ADSN works as an internal network that the African Union Mission in Somalia troop-contributing countries can use to communicate and share information amongst each other. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel) Africa Data Sharing Network information exchange prepares Djiboutian soldiers for deployment to Somalia Four U.S. Army Soldiers from the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa communications directorate held an Africa Data Sharing Network, version two, information exchange with Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) soldiers Dec. 26, at FAD Headquarters in Djibouti. Read more >
A U.S. Navy Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, works on a drop ceiling during the construction of the future Ali Oune, Djibouti, Women’s Medical Clinic, Dec. 27, 2018. The clinic is intended to enhance the Ministry of Health for Djibouti’s ability to provide basic medical, birth and after care to the Ali Oune village and its more than 1,000 residents and rural neighbors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel) Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image A U.S. Navy Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, works on a drop ceiling during the construction of the future Ali Oune, Djibouti, Women’s Medical Clinic, Dec. 27, 2018. The clinic is intended to enhance the Ministry of Health for Djibouti’s ability to provide basic medical, birth and after care to the Ali Oune village and its more than 1,000 residents and rural neighbors. Read more >
Republic of Korea Marine Maj. Hyunchang Choi, far right end, a foreign liaison officer (FLO) assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), starts a discussion during the first-ever formal meeting between FLOs and U.S. military members assigned to CJTF-HOA, and officials from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in Djibouti, Jan. 16, 2019. The purpose of the meeting was for both parties to familiarize themselves with each other’s missions and goals through a short information exchange and set the stance for future meetings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel) CJTF-HOA kick starts first-ever relationship with Intergovernmental Authority on Development Foreign Liaison Officers and U.S. military members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa met for the first time in a formal meeting with officials from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development Jan. 16 in Djibouti. Read more >
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Reynaldo Chavera, infantry platoon leader assigned to Delta Company, 3-141st Infantry Regiment, Task Force Alamo, deployed from the Texas National Guard to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), shows U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Kepner, the command sergeant major of the National Guard Bureau, a model of Chabelley Airfield Jan. 17, 2019 at the airfield.  Kepner visited National Guardsmen deployed to CJTF-HOA Jan. 15-19, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Amanda Currier) Top enlisted National Guard leader visits Djibouti The command sergeant major of the National Guard Bureau, U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Kepner, visited Army and Air National Guardsmen working for the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa here Jan. 15-19. Read more >
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kyle Sherwood, a tactical communications operator assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, adjusts a radio antenna at the top of a peak during an exercise at the Arta Range Complex, Djibouti, Jan. 18, 2019. A joint team of Soldiers, Sailors and Marines utilized the exercise to test all forms of radio equipment they could be tasked to use in case of a last-minute forward deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel) CJTF-HOA tactical communication service members test gear, skills Tactical communication experts assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa traversed rough terrain on foot and scaled 1,600 foot peaks to test radio equipment at the Arta Range Complex Jan. 18. Read more >
U.S. Army Sgt. Nathan Gongora, left, and U.S. Army Spc. Michael Mompoint, both from Delta Company, 1-141st Infantry Regiment, Task Force Alamo, Texas National Guard, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), Djibouti, load a .50-caliber machine gun at a military range in Djibouti, Jan. 19, 2019. Task Force Alamo is responsible for rapidly deploying in response to any crisis threatening U.S. personnel or property throughout CJTF-HOA, an area nearly half the size of the continental United States. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nick Scott) Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Image U.S. Army Sgt. Nathan Gongora, left, and U.S. Army Spc. Michael Mompoint, both from Delta Company, 1-141st Infantry Regiment, Task Force Alamo, Texas National Guard, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), Djibouti, load a .50-caliber machine gun at a military range in Djibouti, Jan. 19, 2019. Task Force Alamo is responsible for rapidly deploying in response to any crisis threatening U.S. personnel or property throughout CJTF-HOA, an area nearly half the size of the continental United States. Read more >
U.S. Army Capt. Joseph Brunone, right, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, Task Force Alamo, Texas National Guard, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), Djibouti, has his backpack weighed by German Navy Lt. Cmdr. Katharina Wrede, after a “ruckrun” for the German Armed Forces Badge (GAFB) for Military Proficiency in Djibouti, Jan. 15, 2019. The GAFB is awarded to and worn by German service members of all ranks. Allied service members may also be awarded the badge, subject to their nations' uniform regulations. During the “ruckrun”, backpacks are required to weight at or more than 33 pounds. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nick Scott) CJTF-HOA Task Force Alamo Soldiers compete for German Armed Forces Badge A week’s worth of physical, mental and technical challenges stood between 41 Task Force Alamo National Guard Soldiers and the German Armed Forces Badge for military proficiency last week, and on Jan. 22, 33 of the Soldiers were awarded the metallic award. Read more >

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