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U.S., French and Djiboutian military forces celebrate St. Michel’s day

10/1/2016
U.S., French and Djiboutian airborne forces came together to celebrate St. Michel, the patron saint of paratroopers, Sept. 29, 2016, at the local French air base in Djibouti City, Djibouti.
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Task Force Sparta holds medical training with Kenyan Defense Forces

9/30/2016
This was one scenario used by U.S Navy Sailors from Task Force Sparta, currently assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, as they taught tactical combat medical training to approximately 53 Kenyan Defense Force (KDF) soldiers and officers, Sept. 13-15, at a Kenyan training center.
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Task Force Sparta teaches Humanitarian Mine Action training to AMISOM Troop Contributing Country

9/28/2016
A team from Task Force Sparta, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, is teaching lifesaving skills to Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) combat engineer soldiers and officers during Deliberate Kindle 2016, Sept. 5-30, at a training center in Kenya.
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Somali doctors emboldened by Mogadishu medical training

9/24/2016
The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa J3 Military Coordination Cell, along with the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS), hosted the year’s third Continuing Medical Education Conference Sept. 14, 2016, in Mogadishu, Somalia. The conference brought 20 medical students and general practitioners from various sectors of Mogadishu together to receive training on various medical practices, specifically in the fields of radiology and pediatrics.
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U.S. Army turns Rwandan soldiers into lifesavers

9/23/2016
U.S. Army Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa worked with Rwanda Defense Force soldiers to help prevent battlefield deaths during a two-week medical class that concluded Sept. 9, 2016, at the Rwanda Military Academy, Rwanda.
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Developing the force: U.S. Army Soldiers train, mentor Rwandan NCOs

9/22/2016
U.S. Army Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa recently conducted a 10-day NCO Leadership Training course observation with the Rwandan Defense Force at the Rwandan Military Academy, Rwanda, Sept. 9, 2016.
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Eye in the sky: Task Force Hurricane teaches Kenya Defense Forces how to fly

9/20/2016
Members of Task Force Hurricane, 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, are conducting unmanned aerial vehicle training with members of the Kenya Defense Forces Sept. 8-24, 2016, at a training center in Kenya.
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Special Delivery: U.S. forces provide tools for AMISOM mission

9/19/2016
American forces recently delivered supplies to African Union Mission in Somalia partners in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sept. 13, 2016, to help keep them equipped and ready to fight al-Shabaab. The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa J3 Military Coordination Cell facilitated the logistics to receive a large cargo delivery to be distributed from the U.S. to AMISOM troop contributing countries.
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AMISOM, Somali medics perfect lifesaving skills

9/14/2016
African Union Mission in Somalia and Somali combat medics participated in the AMISOM Sector Medical Conference in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sept. 5-7, 2016, to exchange best medical practices in combat and casualty medicine with physicians from the U.S. and United Kingdom.
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CJTF-HOA commander honors 9/11 victims during speech

9/11/2016
Editors note: This article contains the speech Maj. Gen. Kurt Sonntag, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa commanding general gave during a 9/11 remembrance.
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Camp Lemonnier, CJTF-HOA remember 9/11

9/11/2016
Members of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier gatherd to hold a remembrance ceremony for those who died on Sept. 11, 2001.
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Tanzania rangers showcase anti-poaching skills

9/6/2016
Tanzania Rangers held a demonstration day to show off their newly acquired skills after training with soldiers from the U.S. Army North Carolina National Guard and 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion August 24, 2016, at Rungwa Game Reserve, Tanzania.
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EARF Soldiers conduct demolition training

9/4/2016
U.S. Army Soldiers from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, completed demolition training and learned how to use explosives to breach through buildings, Aug. 30, 2016 at Arta, Djibouti.
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U.S. Army trains Tanzania Rangers to combat poachers

9/2/2016
U.S. Army Civil Affairs Battalion, a component of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, and North Carolina Army National guard soldiers trained Tanzanian Park and Game Reserve rangers in counter-poaching.
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U.S., Japanese forces talk tactics for evacuation operations

8/30/2016
The table-top exercise focused on supporting Japanese military forces in the event of a necessary evacuation of Americans or Japanese citizens from a hostile location in Africa. During the multi-day exercise, both forces discussed route planning, logistics, equipment maintenance, how military personnel would be involved, medical support and use of air and ground transportation for evacuees. The plans also examined their strengths and weaknesses and reassessed the movement of evacuees to safety.
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Somali Police Force Maritime Police Unit exercise

8/26/2016
Five small boats with the Somali Police Force Maritime Police Unit conduct a maritime exercise demonstrating their capabilities off the coast of Mogadishu, Somalia. Representatives from approximately seven countries involved in improving security and stability in Somalia observed the demonstration Aug. 25, 2016. Trained by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the maritime police unit received two new vessels for training and interdiction operations around the coast of Somalia.
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Counter-IED Training

8/26/2016
U.S. Navy Sailors from Task Force Sparta conduct training in how to counter improvised explosive devices for African Union Mission in Somalia troop contributing countries at the Joint Military Training Center, Aug. 25, 2016, in Mogadishu, Somalia. The AMISOM soldiers learned how to effectively detect and combat IEDs to continue their efforts toward regional security and stability in Somalia. Task Force Sparta members are a part of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, which works to strengthen Eastern African partners in countering and neutralizing violent extremists in Somalia and the region.
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AMISOM/Somali National Army Sector Commanders’ conference

8/26/2016
MOGADISHU, Somalia- African Union Mission in Somalia/Somali National Army Sector Commanders attend a sector commanders’ conference, Aug. 25, 2016, at the AMISOM Force Headquarters in Mogadishu, Somalia. The conference brings together senior military leaders from coalition partners and the sectors to review efficiency and needed improvements for security operations and SNA collaboration strategies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tiffany DeNault)
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Commander, U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser visits Djibouti

8/18/2016
Commander, U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser visits Djibouti
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U.S. Army Soldiers complete land navigation in Arta

8/16/2016
U.S. Army Soldiers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment completed night and day land navigation training along with other Army warrior tasks, Aug. 5-6, 2016, in Arta, Djibouti.
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