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Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Col. Takuro Sekiya, commander of Deployment Support Group Counter-Piracy Enforcement, gives opening remarks at a cultural exchange event led by Japan Ground Self-Defense Force leadership at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Nov. 28, 2018. 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)
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Col. Takuro Sekiya, commander of Deployment Support Group Counter-Piracy Enforcement, gives opening remarks at a cultural exchange event led by Japan Ground Self-Defense Force leadership at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Nov. 28, 2018. 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)
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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.

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.

AMISOM strength bolstered with AFRICOM vehicle delivery to UPDF

The African Union Mission in Somalia’s capabilities to provide security in Somalia were recently strengthened when U.S. military members of U.S. Africa Command and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa delivered nearly 20 vehicles and two storage containers to the Uganda People’s Defence Force here, Sept. 25.

Uganda military values humanity, hope while countering VEO actions with U.S. training

A seemingly contrasting fusion of traits - strength and benevolence - appears to run through the veins of UPDF PSYOP military members.

CJTF-HOA succeeds in proof-of-concept mission for more efficient airlift with European partners

Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Joint Logistics Operations Center achieved its initial Air Transportation and Refueling Exchange of Service (ATARES) with the Italian military here, June 9. This year, the U.S. forces in Africa join 23 other nations participating in ATARES membership, decreasing administrative procedure and increasing multinational cooperation. This is accomplished by using one C-130 Hercules flying hour as currency.