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U.S. Navy Capt. David Blazes, Military Tropical Medicine Course program director, shows a photo of Ebola response training to medical professionals from U.S., French and Djiboutian armed forces. The course enabled militaries around the Horn of Africa to share diagnostic and treatment practices for deadly and common diseases on the continent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed)
U.S. Navy Capt. David Blazes, Military Tropical Medicine Course program director, shows a photo of Ebola response training to medical professionals from U.S., French and Djiboutian armed forces. The course enabled militaries around the Horn of Africa to share diagnostic and treatment practices for deadly and common diseases on the continent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed)
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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 medical provides link to multinational efforts against East African VEOs

As Al-Shabaab continues using brutal measures in recruiting and combatant activities in East Africa, healthy U.S. personnel are critical in CJTF-HOA commander Brig. Gen. David J. Furness’s primary objective of organizing efforts against Somalia’s leading VEO. With CJTF-HOA’s interest in readying the Somali National Army, maintaining the physical wellbeing of U.S. and partner nations’ personnel is crucial.

Partner nations exchange regional disease knowledge

Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa hosted the first Military Tropical Medicine Course at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti. Medical professionals from the U.S., French and Djiboutian militaries discussed a multitude of topics to include the presence of Malaria, Ebola, and pest induced infections on the continent.

Preparing our Practitioners: CJTF-HOA Hosts Tropical Medicine Course

Medical professionals from across the military services, foreign militaries and local community joined together to discuss challenges posed to medical personnel providing care for troops operating within the Horn of Africa and the East African region at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Nov. 14 to 16, 2017.

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.