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Camp Lemonnier personnel exercise mass casualty response procedure with French partners

9/9/2017
Personnel assigned to Camp Lemonnier and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) participated in a bilateral exercise with French troops here, Sept. 6. The purpose was to exercise multiple unit support and response to a mass casualty (MASCAL) incident.
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CJTF-HOA civil affairs veterinarians assist in diminishing animal disease, overpopulation in Djibouti

9/5/2017
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.
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CJTF-HOA hosts congressional delegation

9/2/2017
Members of a congressional delegation (CODEL) traveled to various locations within the CJTF-HOA area of responsibility Aug. 26 to Aug. 30 to meet with U.S. service members and learn more about the U.S. military mission in East Africa.
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Uganda military values humanity, hope while countering VEO actions with U.S. training

8/31/2017
A seemingly contrasting fusion of traits - strength and benevolence - appears to run through the veins of UPDF PSYOP military members.
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Medical personnel visit Chinese hospital ship

8/30/2017
Medical personnel from Camp Lemonnier visited the Chinese Navy Hospital Ship, Ark Peace, on August 28.
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Soldiers of CJTF-HOA, Djiboutian military fire to improve partnerships, proficiency

8/30/2017
Five members deployed to the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) joined members of the Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) Republican Guard to conduct small-arms training at the indoor firing range located on the FAD installation here, Aug. 28.
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CJTF-HOA Soldiers of the month participate in special AT4 live-fire training

8/25/2017
Nine U.S. Army Soldiers selected as 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment (1-153) “Soldiers of the month” while assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, participated in a special AT4 live-fire exercise at a range along the southern coast of the Gulf of Tadjoura, Aug 22.
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Humanitarian organization in Djibouti receives disease-prevention assistance from CJTF-HOA civil affairs-led team

8/25/2017
Led by U.S. Army Maj. Donald Dais, 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team Environmental Health officer in charge, the members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier conducted food-handler training, environmental health assessments, as well as tested multiple water sources for chlorine and bacteria levels at Caritas Djibouti – a mission serving humanitarian aid and education mostly to Djiboutian children living on the streets.
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CJTF-HOA conducts Raven RQ-11 demo for Djiboutian Forces

8/23/2017
The Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) are working steadily towards increasing their capability to operate remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) with U.S. assistance. On Aug. 21, Soldiers assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) Task Force Warrior, deployed to Camp, Lemmonier, Djibouti, from the 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, conducted the first official demonstration of the Raven RQ-11 to FAD personnel.
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CJTF-HOA brings experience, abilities together to conduct sustainment operations across Somalia

8/21/2017
A small, dedicated team of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines from several different units within the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) are using their diverse skills and capabilities to provide logistics and life-support services to service members forward deployed throughout Somalia.
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CJTF-HOA Seabees leave behind strong bonds with a Djiboutian village prior to re-deployment

8/19/2017
CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI – As Seabees of the U.S. Navy’s Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) ONE, deployed with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), transfer authority to the incoming unit, NMCB 133, they will leave behind more than a memory of hard work and hot days while working on a humanitarian civic assistance project in Djibouti – they will leave behind village of grateful people and lasting friendships.
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Ugandan military forces mature skills in psychological operation to counter VEOs

8/18/2017
JINJA, Uganda –As violent extremist organizations (VEOs) continue to conduct violent acts in East Africa, the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UDPF) are working with the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) to mature their use of psychological operations to counter these atrocities.
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AMISOM intel-gathering capabilities strengthened through U.S., British assistance

8/18/2017
African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops are making strides in improving their intelligence-gathering capabilities in the fight against violent extremist organizations like al-Shabaab following a recent month-long intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) course taught by both U.S. and British military personnel.
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Service members prepare for French Desert Commando Course

8/12/2017
U.S. military members conducted a physical training test at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Aug. 5, 2017. The test was in preparation for an upcoming multi-day French Desert Commando Course that will challenge participants physically and mentally through land and water obstacles, combat scenarios and extreme endurance exercises while surviving in austere field conditions.
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CJTF-HOA Civil Affairs team teaches local children oral hygiene, preventative care

8/12/2017
In a classroom filled with dozens of children, members of the 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion functional specialty team conducted an oral hygiene demonstration in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Aug. 8.
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Equipment operators complete road construction to help facilitate US/French mission operations

8/1/2017
A project several months in the making finally came to fruition July 30 with the help of a few equipment operators from the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One, assigned to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
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CJTF-HOA’s foreign policy advisor recognized with DOS award for superior performance

7/28/2017
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs awarded Mr. Scott Ticknor, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa Foreign Policy Advisor (POLAD), with the 2017 Robert D. Murphy Senior-Level POLAD of the Year Award July 19.
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U.S., French partners hone medical evacuation readiness in Djibouti

7/24/2017
U.S. Navy Sailors with the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One, assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, and French rescue and medical personnel stationed in Djibouti participated in the first bilateral medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) exercise at a Seabee humanitarian assistance construction site in the Djibouti’s Arta region on July 19 and 20.
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CJTF-HOA contracting office contributes to regional stability, prosperity with first vendor day in Mogadishu

7/19/2017
Engaging employment from local businesses helps shape the environment of the U.S. and its regional partners through relationships and agreements, which builds trust, dependability and shared security interests. The Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa Contingency Contracting Office plays a major role in this in Mogadishu, Somalia.
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CJTF-HOA helping light up spaces - and faces - in Djibouti

7/19/2017
DJIBOUTI CITY, Djibouti – In support of regional partnerships, several members of the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier spend time volunteering in the community here. Over time, U.S. military members may form relationships with local non-profit charity organizations, shedding light on dark situations – sometimes literally.
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