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.
Leadership of the 449th Air Expeditionary Group, attached to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, met with members of the Djiboutian Air Force for breakfast to exchange ideas on aircraft maintenance September 22, 2010. This is the first interaction between the maintenance crews of the two nations' air forces.
"We talked about how we maintain aircraft in unfriendly conditions," said Chief Master Sergeant Randall Becker, 81st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron maintenance superintenda
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.
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.
Service members from Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD), and Marines from across East Africa have successfully completed the Joint Corporals Course.