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U.S. Army Maj. William Jones, 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion team chief, clarifies a phrase for Djiboutian students during an English discussion group at the Diplomatic Institute in Djibouti, Jan. 12, 2016. The English discussion groups not only help students practice their newly acquired language skills with native speakers, but they also acquaint them with U.S. military members on a personal level. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed)
U.S. Army Maj. William Jones, 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion team chief, clarifies a phrase for Djiboutian students during an English discussion group at the Diplomatic Institute in Djibouti, Jan. 12, 2016. The English discussion groups not only help students practice their newly acquired language skills with native speakers, but they also acquaint them with U.S. military members on a personal level. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed)
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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.

Soldiers bolster Djiboutian English language skills

More than 10 members of the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, Delta Company, joined local students for an English language discussion group at the Diplomatic Institute in Djibouti, Jan. 12, 2015.

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.