U.S. Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air–Ground Task Force 13.1, Marine Forces Africa, conducted a bilateral exercise with the Seychelles People's Defense Force Tazar Special Forces unit at Sans Souci, Seychelles, Dec. 3–7, 2012.
The Marines partnered with the SPDF Tazar Special Forces to develop counter–piracy skills and set the foundation for future engagements, supporting the Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa vision of being the security part
More than 30 members from Japan, Djibouti and the U.S. gathered on the Japan Self-Defense Force base for anti-piracy operations in Djibouti, to attend a Joint Forces Senior Enlisted Professional Development Course, Nov. 24, 2015. The JFSEPDC is a multinational course aimed at mentoring and educating senior enlisted leaders serving with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier and allied forces.
Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller, travelled to Djibouti to visit Camp Lemonnier and Chebelley Airfield to meet with various counterparts to discuss international security issues and international anti-piracy efforts.
Three service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Contingency Contracting Office traveled to Victoria, Seychelles to negotiate a service contract for an upcoming mission and to purchase mission essential supplies Sept. 21, 2014.
In recent history, the waters off the coast of East Africa have been dangerous for maritime operations and travel because of the prevalence of piracy in the area. Though much of the threat has been eliminated by diligent efforts of NATO forces in the area, there is still a viable threat to ships bringing vital supplies into Djibouti.
Members of the U.S. Navy, Army and Coast Guard stationed at Camp Lemonnier work in tandem with the Djibouti Coast Guard and Navy to provide security to