U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Rob Baker assumed command of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa here May 26.
Baker, who comes to CJTF-HOA after having served at the Pentagon as Director for Joint Force Development, Joint Staff, relieved U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Michael Franken. U.S. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham, U.S. Africa Command commander, presided over the ceremony.
Ham said that Baker is the right officer to lead the task force and is confident that he will sustain and enhance diplomatic r
During his visit to various units around East Africa, Chaplain (U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel) David Terrinoni celebrated Christian Holy Week with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) personnel beginning with a Palm Sunday service on April 17.
Terrinoni, who is the CJTF HOA deputy director for Religious Affairs, led the service at Camp Kasenyi, Uganda, with Chaplain (U.S. Navy Commander) Stephen Beyer, Camp Lemonnier command chaplain, for staff members, the Ugandan
U.S. Army Specialist Juan Salazar, a 418th Delta Company soldier, was awarded the U.S. Army Commendation Medal by U.S. Army Brigadier General William Glasgow, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) deputy commander, on March 29, during the 418th Civil Affairs Battalion end of tour and recognition ceremony.
During the ceremony, Salazar, a Kansas City, Missouri native, was recognized by CJTF-HOA’s second-in-command for acts of heroism occurring September 1, 2010, in Uganda w
U.S. Army General William "Kip" Ward, commander, U.S. Africa Command, visited Camp Lemonnier, January 26, 2010, to send off the outgoing U.S. Navy core staff and speak with the 1st Battalion, 65th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army National Guard.
"I wanted to come and show my appreciation to the departing staff," said Ward. "They've done exceptional work in moving ahead the mission of the task force, as well as combating (violent extremism) in this part of the region."
More than 500 Ugandan residents attended the dedication of a new concrete bridge --one that will improve the lives of thousands by providing them with year-round access to the market and aiding in the delivery of humanitarian supplies.
U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Anthony M. Kurta, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) commander and a speaker at the dedication, said it was the collective talent and skill of the service members from the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF)