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CJTF-HOA service members learn about humanitarian relief operations

3/15/2018
"If you wear a U.S. military uniform long enough, it's not about if but when you will perform support for a humanitarian operation," said Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. William Zana. Nearly 100 CJTF-HOA and Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, service members completed a Joint Humanitarian Operations Course conducted by the U.S. Agency for International Development last week, better equipping them for humanitarian operations.
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Visits Djibouti

3/12/2018
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited with CJTF-HOA personnel on his stop in Djibouti, as part of his tour through Africa. Secretary Tillerson traveled to Djibouti to discuss the U.S.-Djiboutian partnership, and exchanged views on bilateral concerns, security threats, and economic reforms. You can see a few photos from his visit here:
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CJTF-HOA hosts US, Japanese Ambassadors to Djibouti

3/9/2018
CJTF-HOA works alongside and builds partnerships with our U.S. and international partners to improve security and stabilization in East Africa. The U.S. and Japanese ambassadors to Djibouti visited Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti and discussed this strong partnership with our Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. William Zana.
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CJTF-HOA Civil Affairs Promotes Partnerships, Peace, Through CIMIC Training

3/2/2018
Five U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 404th Civil Affairs (CA) Company, 407th CA Battalion, attached to the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), are currently forward deployed to Camp Singo, Uganda, to advise and assist in the training of the first tactical Civil Affairs Company within the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF).
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CJTF-HOA team builds rapport during battlefield circulation visits

3/2/2018
Members of the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) Safety and Inspector General (IG) directorates recently completed another site visit during their battlefield circulation when they visited Camp Simba in Manda Bay, Kenya.
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Somali Maritime Police Hone Skills in Djibouti during Cutlass Express '18

2/20/2018
Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe and the United States as well as several international organizations, completed the seventh iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express, Feb. 7, 2018.
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CJTF-HOA Soldiers show mastery earning Expert Infantryman Badge

2/6/2018
After five days of testing, 50 U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) completed the process to earn the Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB) at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 2, 2018.
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U.S. Army Civil Affairs Battalions Transfer Authority

2/6/2018
The U.S. Army 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion conducted a transfer of authority ceremony with the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion Feb. 3, 2018, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
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Djibouti, U.S. Service Members Learn Side-by-Side During Joint Corporals Course

2/2/2018
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.
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CJTF-HOA Soldiers improve expertise for Expert Infantryman Badge

1/26/2018
Nearly 200 U.S. Army​ Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 144th Infantry Regiment and 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division onboard Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti​, Africa, are going through a rigorous training course to obtain the Expert Infantryman Badge.
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CJTF-HOA shares communications expertise with Djiboutian military partners

1/20/2018
U.S. Soldiers assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) Communications Directorate, CJ-6, finished training with members of the Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) during a military-to-military exchange of best practices at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, Jan. 8-17, 2018.
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AFCENT Band Builds Cultural Bridge in Balbala

1/16/2018
The U.S. Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT) Band, in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti, performed for the Balbala E-Learning Center in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Jan. 10, 2018.
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CJTF-HOA Site Security Team conducts medical training

1/5/2018
For reconnaissance team members, it’s important to be able stabilize and move wounded Soldiers back to friendly lines. CJTF-HOA Soldiers took time to practice those skills in a Combat Lifesaver training event.
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CJTF-HOA Commander Visits with Troops During Holiday Season

12/29/2017
U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. David J. Furness, commander of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, and U.S. Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin J. Higginbotham, command senior enlisted leader of CJTF-HOA, visited with troops in Chebelley, Djibouti, Dec. 25, 2017. The leaders spent the afternoon meeting with service members and thanking them for their continued service and sacrifice during the holiday season and throughout their deployments.
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Sgt. Maj. of the Army Dailey visits service members at Camp Lemonnier

12/28/2017
U.S. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey stopped by Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, before returning to the United States from his trip to visit with Soldiers and other service members deployed and away from their families during the holidays.
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CJTF-HOA works with Marines, French in Alligator Dagger

12/26/2017
Alligator Dagger, led by Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, is a dedicated, bilateral combat rehearsal that combines U.S. and French forces to practice, rehearse and exercise integrated capabilities available to U.S. Central Command both afloat and ashore.
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CJTF-HOA service members celebrate Christmas Day in Somalia

12/25/2017
Service members are taking time to connect with each other and with family members back home as they head into the new year, continuing their dedication to protecting the U.S. and strengthening relationships with partnered nations.
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CJTF-HOA service members celebrate Christmas in Somalia

12/25/2017
Service members are taking time to connect with each other and with family members back home as they head into the new year, continuing their dedication to protecting the U.S. and strengthening relationships with partnered nations.
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CJTF-HOA hosts Djibouti Vendor Day

12/22/2017
The Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) Contracting Contingency Contracting Office (CCO) hosted a Djibouti Economic Outreach Symposium at the Kempinski Hotel, Djibouti, Dec. 19, 2017.
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Members of CJTF-HOA Strive for Gold During German Military Challenge in Djibouti

12/15/2017
Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen from the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) shed sweat and tears to overcome demanding physical challenges for a chance to earn the coveted German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (GAFPB) at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Dec. 8, 2017.
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