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Tom Kelly, U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, speaks about the importance of learning multiple languages during a graduation ceremony at the Institute of Diplomatic Studies in Djibouti, June 14, 2015.  During the last academic year, the graduates have been studying English, Chinese or Amharic.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman)
Tom Kelly, U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, speaks about the importance of learning multiple languages during a graduation ceremony at the Institute of Diplomatic Studies in Djibouti, June 14, 2015. During the last academic year, the graduates have been studying English, Chinese or Amharic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman)
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U.S. Marines strengthen Djiboutian Army by leading joint bilateral academy course in Africa

The U.S. Marine Corps is arguably one of the most revered institutions within the U.S. Department of Defense. So, when Combined Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) leadership recently welcomed members of the Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) into the U.S. Marine Corps Corporals Course, it was a distinct honor.

U.S., Japanese, French, Italian militaries partner for first multilateral NEO exercise in Africa

Initiated by the Japanese military, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) supported a joint-nation noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) exercise and training here, Sept. 29.

CJTF-HOA civil affairs veterinarians assist in diminishing animal disease, overpopulation in Djibouti

The Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa’s 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion (CAB) Functional Specialty Group (FXSP) veterinarians spayed, dewormed and immunized the cats of Caritas Djibouti here, Aug 30.

State, Defense department officials focus on East Africa security

U.S. Embassy representatives from eight East African nations joined military leaders from U.S. Africa Command and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonnier Jan. 24, for the 2017 East Africa Security Synchronization Conference.

Incoming EARF completes validation, demonstrates crisis response capability

Within hours of being notified, CJTF-HOA’s East Africa Response Force prepared dozens of Soldiers and tons of supplies for takeoff during an emergency response exercise, validating the EARF’s rapid response capabilities.