Spotlight East Africa May 16, 2013

CJTF-HOA's new, official newscast kicks off its premiere episode highlighting the Assumption of Command Ceremony, US and Burundi Soldiers working together and a visit to Djibouti from the new USAFRICOM Commander.

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New U.S. AFRICOM Commander Visits Djibouti in First Trip to Africa

Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa Command, visited Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 16-18, as part of his first trip to Africa less than 2 weeks after taking command.

Rodriguez, who took command of U.S. AFRICOM April 5, met with deployed troops and presided over the assumption of command ceremony for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.

"I appreciate everything you're doing. This is the only place we have an enduring base on the African continent, so C

Harbor Security Force Established in Djibouti

A ribbon-cutting ceremony July 30, 2009 celebrated the establishment of a U.S. military harbor security force at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.

Officials from U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), the Djiboutian government, and U.S. and Djiboutian military personnel attended the ceremony at Port de Djibouti.

Commander of U.S. Africa Command General William 'Kip' Ward, CJTF-HOA Commander Rear Admiral Tony Kurta, Charge d'Affai

Harbor Security Force Established in Djibouti

A ribbon-cutting ceremony July 30, 2009 celebrated the establishment of a U.S. military harbor security force at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.

Officials from United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), the Djiboutian government and U.S. and Djiboutian military personnel attended the ceremony at Port de Djibouti.

Commander of U.S. Africa Command, General William 'Kip' Ward, CJTF-HOA Commander Rear Admiral Tony Kurta, Charge d&

U.S. AFRICOM Commander Praises Commitment of Service Members During Visit to Djibouti

As General William "Kip" Ward prepares to fully stand up U.S. Africa Command, he told a crowd of about 1,000 members of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa that U.S. AFRICOM was a way for the Department of Defense to focus its efforts in Africa.

"We were looking to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our military programs on this continent," Ward said. "As we deliver our military-to-military programs, we'll be able to do it in a way that hopefu

U.S. Marines strengthen Djiboutian Army by leading joint bilateral academy course in Africa

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.