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CAMP LEMONIER, Djibouti - General George W. Casey, Jr., Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, greets Rear Admiral Tony Kurta, Commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, during a visit to Camp Lemonier on April 23, 2009. The service members of CJTF-HOA, headquartered in Djibouti, employ an indirect approach to counter violent extremism. Through a strategy of cooperative conflict prevention the task force helps build the internal capacities of countries at risk to prevail against extremists exploiting instability. (Photo by Master Sergeant Loren Bonser, CJTF-HOA)
CAMP LEMONIER, Djibouti - General George W. Casey, Jr., Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, greets Rear Admiral Tony Kurta, Commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, during a visit to Camp Lemonier on April 23, 2009. The service members of CJTF-HOA, headquartered in Djibouti, employ an indirect approach to counter violent extremism. Through a strategy of cooperative conflict prevention the task force helps build the internal capacities of countries at risk to prevail against extremists exploiting instability. (Photo by Master Sergeant Loren Bonser, CJTF-HOA)
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CJTF-HOA welcomes incoming commanding general

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr. took command of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa from U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell during a change of command ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Jan. 14, 2014. U.S. Army Gen. David Rodriguez, U.S. Africa Command commander, presided over the ceremony.

CSA visits Camp Lemonnier, hosts Soldier call to express thanks, discuss Army future

Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. Raymond Odierno, made his first visit to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Sept. 20, 2012, to meet with service members and civilians.

While visiting, Odierno held a Soldier Call to discuss the importance of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa's mission and each Soldier's place in supporting the mission, but not before taking care of some important business.

"It's an honor to reenlist three great Soldiers," Odierno said. "It's o

Djiboutian Special Forces, U.S. Soldiers Share Language Skills

Djiboutian and U.S. Army soldiers participated in a language class led by Civil Affairs Team 4902 here February 1.

The class was part of an ongoing program between the Djiboutian Special Forces and CAT 4902, 490th Civil Affairs Battalion, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, where soldiers of both nations learn and practice conversing in English, Afar and Somali.

"We are at the first phase," said Djiboutian Special Forces Captain Arayta Houmed Ebile, unit commander. "We ho

402nd Civil Affairs Battalion Takes Reins in Djibouti

The U.S. Army 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion took over as the battalion headquarters for the Horn of Africa in a transfer of authority flag unfurling ceremony September 14, 2010, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.

The 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, the outgoing unit, was the first battalion headquarters to stand up on the African continent, according to U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hert, 418th Civil Affairs Battalion commander. The battalion also managed 12 civil affairs teams in seven

Camp Lemonnier Welcomes New Commanding Officer

During a change of command ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), April 28, 2010, Captain Darius Banaji relieved Captain Bill Finn as commanding officer of the only U.S. military installation on the continent of Africa.

The U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, James Swan; The Japanese Ambassador to Djibouti, Masiki Noke; Commander Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia, Rear Admiral David Mercer; Djibouti Deputy Defense Chief of Staff, General Hassan Ali Kamil; as well as nearly 200