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726th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron contingency contracting officers expand vendor base with new asset

12/6/2016
DJIBOUTI – Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa contingency contracting officers, 726th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron, are supporting a recent initiative to extend its vendor base and spread economic opportunities to the people of Djibouti with the placement of a contracting bulletin board at a community gathering point, Dec. 6, 2016, near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
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U.S. Military officials gain insight of current operations and future endeavors during visit to Mogadishu.

12/3/2016
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Barre Seguin, U.S. Africa Command director of strategy, plans, and programs, and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Eric Vollmecke, the Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives, Joint Staff, receive a tour from Maj. Gen. Kurt Sonntag, Commanding General of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, of an operation point for the U.S. Military on Dec. 1, 2016, in Mogadishu, Somalia. The tour gave the Generals insight of current operations and vision of future endeavors.
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CJTF-HOA and Camp Lemonnier members participate in the Joint Warrior Competition

11/24/2016
The Joint Warrior Competition started with a joint physical fitness test including pull-ups, sit-ups, push-ups, two-mile run, and five-mile ruck march. Members had to carry a minimum of 35 pounds during the march. After the joint physical fitness test, participants started the joint combat fitness test. The combat test was comprised of a low crawl, tourniquet application, buddy carry, radio medical evacuation, grenade toss, tire flip, ammo can carry, dead lift, and rope climb. Competitors also completed a Navy swim test and 400 word essay to round off the event.
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Tropical Medicine Course Comes to Camp Lemonnier

11/24/2016
U.S. personnel and medical providers from partner nations attend a course dedicated to military tropical medicine at Camp Lemonnier, 15 Nov. 2016. The Joint U.S. Military Tropical Medicine course is designed to train and instruct medical personnel in the practice of medicine for developing areas around the globe. The course covers topics such as malaria, HIV, yellow fever and other diseases.
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The French host a NEO exercise with CJTF-HOA members and international partners in Djibouti

11/22/2016
The NEO exercise gave the French and their guests the opportunity to practice an evacuation with international partners.
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Guests of U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti gather at his home during an Election Day breakfast

11/19/2016
Guests of U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti gather at his home during an Election Day breakfast, Nov. 10, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed political leaders, American community members, youth leaders, and members of the business community to participate in a celebration of American values and traditions.
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Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa members participate in French mud run

11/15/2016
Service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Civil Affairs competed in an obstacle-filled mud run hosted by the French military, Nov. 6, 2016, in Djibouti, Djibouti. The event allowed coalition forces from French, Japanese, and American teams to interact and build camaraderie while navigating a five kilometer course. The French 5th Marine Regiment team took first place.
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Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa leadership meets with international partners in Mogadishu

11/8/2016
MOGADISHU – Members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) leadership traveled to Mogadishu, Somalia, to meet with international partners, Nov. 2, 2016. The trip included individual, face-to-face discussions with key players in the Somalian defense sector and a group Defense Steering Committee meeting.
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Somalia National Police members gain marksmanships skills while training at a range in Djibouti

11/2/2016
Members of the Carabinieri and Somalia Police Force train at a shooting range in Djibouti, Djibouti, Oct. 30, 2016. The Carabinieri is in charge of training mission MAIDIT Somalia 6, which is the mission of training the Somali Police Force in order to promote the stability and security of the entire region of the Horn of Africa.
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Somalia National Police members gain marksmanships skills while training at a range in Djibouti.

11/1/2016
Members of the Carabinieri and Somalia Police Force train at a shooting range in Djibouti, Djibouti, Oct. 30, 2016. The Carabinieri is in charge of training mission MAIDIT Somalia 6, which is the mission of training the Somali Police Force in order to promote the stability and security of the entire region of the Horn of Africa.
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CJTF-HOA Religious Affairs meets with Bishop Giorgio Bertin

10/29/2016
The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Religious Affairs Office meets with Bishop Giorgio Bertin, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Good Shepherd, to drop off donated items from Camp Lemonnier and discuss future humanitarian projects, Oct. 27, 2016 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Good Shepard, Djibouti.
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Task Force Sparta members assist French Military with range clearance operations.

10/27/2016
DJIBOUTI -- U.S. Navy Sailors with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 6, Task Force Sparta, assisted a French EOD team with range clearance operations, Oct. 22, 2016, at a range near Koron, Djibouti.
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153rd Cavalry Regiment holds Spur Ride in Djibouti, Africa

10/24/2016
Twenty-eight U.S. Army Soldiers and one Air Force Airman participated in an Army traditional event, a Spur Ride, to earn their silver spurs, Oct. 21, 2016, at a nearby airfield in Djibouti.
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1/124th soldiers engage in team exercises

10/24/2016
U.S. Army soldiers of Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment participate in a fire team exercise in Arta, Djibouti, Oct. 20, 2016. Delta Company regularly practices fire team exercises, utilizing maneuvers that were used in Iraq and Afghanistan. The intent of the exercise was to teach soldiers how to move from inside a vehicle when in contact with the enemy, exit the vehicle, and then return fire effectively using live ammunition on simulated targets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)
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Task Force Hurricane Soldiers Complete French Desert Survival Course

10/18/2016
Approximately 46 U.S. Army Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, along with French Marines completed the French Marine Desert Survival Course, Oct. 12, 2016, at Arta Plage, Djibouti.
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FAD troops learn to see in the dark

10/14/2016
Nearly 40 soldiers from the Djiboutian Army will be able to see in the dark after completing night vision goggle training Oct. 9-12, 2016, in Djibouti City, Djibouti. The training, conducted by members of the U.S. Army’s Charlie Company, 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, which is currently mobilized to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, comes as the Djiboutian troops prepare for a two-year deployment to Somalia, as part of the African Union Mission in Somalia’s effort to remove al-Shabaab from the region.
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U.S., Uganda forces build mental resilience

10/13/2016
A U.S. Army Soldier deployed to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and more than 40 members of the Africa Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) gathered for a sharing of best practices for mental health Oct. 10, 2016, in Mogadishu, Somalia.
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SPMAGTF-CR-AF completed team level range drills

10/13/2016
U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF) conduct a live fire exercise during small arms fire team training, Oct. 5, 2016, at Arta, Djibouti. Assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, SPMAGTF-CR-AF completed team level range drills to continue sustainment of core skills and build from individual skill levels. The next level of training will consist of squad training.
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Network training readies Djiboutian soldiers for Somalia mission

10/5/2016
U.S. Army Soldiers from the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa communications directorate held an Africa Data Sharing Network (ADSN) sharing of best practices and validation session with Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) members Sept. 28, 2016, at FAD Headquarters in Djibouti City, Djibouti.
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Dikhil children to get new schoolhouse addition

10/3/2016
A team from the 403rd and 411th Civil Affairs Battalions, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, traveled to Dikhil, Djibouti, and met with village elders and community members Sept. 27, 2016, to learn about the education and general welfare of an existing school system in the village.
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