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CJTF-HOA, Camp honor fallen SEAL with unconventional Memorial Day practice

5/29/2017
Approximately 200 multinational military members and civilians commemorated Memorial Day by participating in a classic CrossFit challenge here, May 27.
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Civil Affairs Team assesses violent extremism threats, utilize partnerships to accomplish mission

5/25/2017
Transnational threats and violent extremist organizations endanger the safety and stability of Africa. So, the work Civil Affairs Team 3 members do to counter these threats is in the common interest of both the U.S. and the Horn of Africa nations.
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AFRICOM trainers share logistics expertise with Somali National Army partners, first class graduates

5/25/2017
The 101st Airborne Division, based out of Fort Campbell, Ky., has trained the first logistics class of the Somali National Army (SNA) in support of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), during a 6-week training course in Mogadishu, Somalia.
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Seabees of CJTF-HOA keep the mission moving with tools of the trade

5/25/2017
The U.S. Navy's Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE help keep Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, and the local East African community progressing through their specialized skills.
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CJTF-HOA Seabees build structures, bonds to help counter regional VEOs

5/24/2017
The U.S. Navy's Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE Seabees deployed to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa are working to construct a medical facility, while fostering friendly relationships with the Djiboutian people in the Arta Region.
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Service members, local children benefit through Religious Affairs outings

5/23/2017
The Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Religious Affairs Office, organizes frequent trips to Caritas Djibouti. The periodic visits are part of an ongoing effort to interact with religious leaders of different faiths in the local communities. This allows service members to make an impact on the locals and share experiences with the children who visit the mission daily.
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Inaugural flag ceremony symbolizes progression of Camp, CJTF-HOA

5/17/2017
The U.S and Djiboutian flags now fly in front of the new joint headquarters building on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, thanks to some of the camp's Seabees.
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Africa First Initiative Brings Djiboutian Vendor Promise of Opportunity

5/15/2017
Contract and facilities managers from Camp Lemonnier and Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) met with Djiboutian businesses and vendors on May 9. The event, “Vendor Information Day,” was sponsored by the Djiboutian Chamber of Commerce as a means to help Camp Lemonnier and its tenant units fulfil resource requirements locally.
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CJTF-HOA medical provides link to multinational efforts against East African VEOs

5/11/2017
As Al-Shabaab continues using brutal measures in recruiting and combatant activities in East Africa, healthy U.S. personnel are critical in CJTF-HOA commander Brig. Gen. David J. Furness’s primary objective of organizing efforts against Somalia’s leading VEO. With CJTF-HOA’s interest in readying the Somali National Army, maintaining the physical wellbeing of U.S. and partner nations’ personnel is crucial.
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CJTF-HOA, Camp Lemonnier visit South Korean military vessel

5/10/2017
DJIBOUTI -- Nearly 40 members from both Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, visited the allied South Korean Navy Destroyer, ROKS Choi Young DDH-981 in the port of Djibouti, Gulf of Aden, May 8.
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CJTF-HOA hosts memorial service for fallen Seabees

5/6/2017
A wreath laying memorial ceremony was held to honor the lives of seven United States Navy Seabees from the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Fourteen at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, May 2, 2017.
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CJTF-HOA groups enhance fitness program, leaders through philanthropy

5/5/2017
Sometimes items commonly taken for granted become more significant in the deployed environment. Take, for example, a simple T-shirt. The U.S. Navy's assistant command fitness leaders at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, used tenacity and resolve to solve a shirt situation with the help of the professional military associations here.
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Newly-appointed CJTF-HOA leaders’ visit helps reinforce an independent Somali defense force

5/1/2017
Newly-appointed Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. David J. Furness and the CJTF-HOA Command Senior Enlisted Leader U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin J. Higginbotham joined the U.S. Ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz and U.S. Africa Command commander U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser for a series of meetings regarding East African security in Somalia.
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CJTF-HOA welcomes new commander, senior enlisted leader

4/30/2017
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) welcomed U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. David J. Furness and said farewell to U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Kurt L. Sonntag during a change of command ceremony yesterday, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. U.S. Africa Command Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, presided over the ceremony.
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USAFRICOM’s Senior Enlisted Leader pays motivational visit to CJTF-HOA forces

4/28/2017
Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) for Headquarters United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez, stationed at Stuttgart-Moehringen, Germany, visited enlisted members of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) on Camp Lemonnier, here April 27.
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Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa begins leadership transition

4/24/2017
More than a year of military service as commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa draws to a close for Maj. Gen. Kurt Sonntag, as the task force prepares to transition to a new leadership team.
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3rd Air Force commander visits Airmen in Africa

4/20/2017
Lt. Gen. Richard Clark, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander led a visit to Camp Lemonnier, April 10-13 to engage with Airman deployed to the installation and surrounding duty stations.
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VCSAF and CMSAF visit Airmen in Djibouti

4/17/2017
Wilson and Wright visited CJTF-HOA and other tenant commands with Wright to gain a better understanding of Air Force integration and missions in the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)
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US Soldiers provide veterinarian assistance

4/13/2017
Djibouti - U.S. Army personnel assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) Military Information Support Operations (MISO), 411th Civil Affairs Battalion and 418th Civil Affairs Battalion Function Specialty Unit (FxSP) treated local livestock during a veterinarian assistance mission in rural areas of southern Djibouti, March 28 and April 4.
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U.S. Soldiers render aid to car accident victims

4/6/2017
U.S. Army personnel assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s Military Information Support Operations (MISO), 411th Civil Affairs Battalion and 418th Civil Affairs Battalion Function Specialty Unit (FxSP) rendered medical aid to Djiboutian car accident victims south of We’a, Djibouti, March 28, 2017.
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