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Capt. Bryan Hays, 403rd Civil Affair Battalion Dental Cell Officer in Charge, and Staff Sgt. Nakisha Susberry, 403rd CA BN Dental Cell NCO in charge, remove a damaged tooth Feb. 23, 2016, in Arta, Djibouti. The civil affairs Soldiers deployed to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa worked alongside Djibouti Ministry of Health personnel to provide dental care to villagers and share dental education. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)
Capt. Bryan Hays, 403rd Civil Affair Battalion Dental Cell Officer in Charge, and Staff Sgt. Nakisha Susberry, 403rd CA BN Dental Cell NCO in charge, remove a damaged tooth Feb. 23, 2016, in Arta, Djibouti. The civil affairs Soldiers deployed to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa worked alongside Djibouti Ministry of Health personnel to provide dental care to villagers and share dental education. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)
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U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora, commanding general, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), recently returned from a two-day trip to attend a change of command ceremony for European Union Training Mission-Somalia (EUTM-S) and to conduct a series of key leader engagements in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), potentially just became a slightly healthier place with 35 service members from the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force completing the U.S. Army’s 40-hour Field Sanitation Training (FST) certification course July 10, 2020. The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion (CA BN) led the training, which saw the students learn about a range of topics including food service and water supply sanitation, pest control, and heat injuries. At the end of the week, the students were also required to take a test to earn their certification, which all 35 passed.

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Members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), in coordination with the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), delivered approximately $9,400 worth of hospital beds to the Djibouti Ministry of Health during a ceremony at the Bouffard Hospital in Djibouti City, Djibouti, June 25. At the request of the Djiboutian government and the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti, CJTF-HOA was able to purchase the supplies through Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid Appropriation (OHDACA) funds to assist the country during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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CJTF-HOA holds change of command ceremony

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael D. Turello, the outgoing Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) commanding general, transferred responsibility to U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora during a change of command ceremony at Camp Lemonnier (CLDJ), Djibouti, June 8. U.S. Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), presided over the ceremony.