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U.S. Tactical Air Control Party, French aviators practice clearing skies, saving lives

2/27/2016
Two members of the U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Control Party assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa bridged the gap between U.S. ground and French air assets during a tactical exercise Feb. 24, 2016, in Djibouti.
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Regional Senior Mission Leaders Course in Kenya concludes 13th iteration

2/26/2016
Military, government and police officials from 13 countries gathered for the 13th Regional Senior Mission Leaders Course at the International Peace Support Training Centre in Karen, Kenya, Feb. 15-26, 2016.
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CJTF-HOA Civil Affairs Soldiers provide dental support

2/25/2016
Civil affairs Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa completed a dental civic action program in Arta, Djibouti. The civil affairs team treated more than 40 patients during two days in the Arta region and extracted more than 50 teeth. During the month of February, the civil affairs team has also provided dental support in the Dikhil and Ali Sabieh regions, and plans to visit an additional region in the future.
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EOD provides training, finds friendship and partnership in Tanzania

2/24/2016
Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 1, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, recently wrapped up a 25-day Humanitarian Mine Action Level 1 training class hosted by the Tanzania People's Defense Force in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Consisting of two U.S. Navy EOD technicians and a corpsman, the mobile team instructed a class of 20 TPDF soldiers in topics such as ordnance disposal, knot tying, emergency medical care, and weapons identification.
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U.S., Djiboutian communications experts learn more about Africa Data Sharing Network

2/21/2016
Members of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Communications Directorate shared information on the Africa Data Sharing Network with the Djiboutian Armed Forces.
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CJTF-HOA Seabees conduct transfer of authority

2/19/2016
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion conducted a transfer of authority ceremony Feb. 16, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
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Incoming EARF completes validation, demonstrates crisis response capability

2/17/2016
Within hours of being notified, CJTF-HOA’s East Africa Response Force prepared dozens of Soldiers and tons of supplies for takeoff during an emergency response exercise, validating the EARF’s rapid response capabilities.
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CJTF-HOA Civil Affairs Battalions transfer authority

2/16/2016
Two U.S. Army Civil Affairs Battalions assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa conducted a transfer of authority ceremony Feb. 12, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
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Top enlisted KDF visit, strengthen bond with CJTF-HOA partners

2/14/2016
Senior enlisted leaders from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and the Kenya Defence Forces met at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to exchange ideas and share procedures Feb. 10-12.
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Army Civil Affairs provides dental care, education to local village

2/13/2016
The 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, worked alongside Djibouti Ministry of Health personnel to provide dental care to villagers and share dental education in Ali Sabieh, Djibouti, Feb. 9-10, 2016. Funded by U.S. Africa Command’s humanitarian civil assistance program, the dental civic action program(DENTCAP), aims to provide emergency dental procedures, basic extractions and dental education.
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En route to pull teeth, Army Civil Affairs members pull man from tractor-trailer crash

2/12/2016
On a busy two-way road packed with motorists about an hour south of Djibouti City, four 18-wheelers sat smashed together, their cabs crushed like soda cans in a recycle bin. Shattered glass covered the streets, and the screams of a trapped man filled the air. Before coming face-to-face with this tragic accident, members from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, were en route to Ali Adde, a remote village not far from the Somali border, for a dental civic action program mission to provide basic dental care to local villagers, Feb. 10, 2016.
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Exercise Cutlass Express 2016 bolsters maritime security

2/9/2016
Naval and Coast Guard personnel from across the globe joined together to train in waters off the Port of Djibouti, Jan. 31 to Feb. 5, 2016, as part of exercise Cutlass Express 2016.
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U.S., Rwanda forces complete first of four phases to enhance Rwanda peacekeeping operations

2/8/2016
Civil affairs and information operations personnel from CJTF-HOA met with members of the Rwanda Defence Force to discuss capabilities and pre-deployment tasks for Rwandan CIMIC personnel.
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AFAFRICA commander talks Africa’s demand for airpower

2/5/2016
Gen. Frank Gorenc, the Air Forces Africa commander, traveled to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to visit deployed Airmen and highlight their importance to the East African region Feb. 2-3, 2016.
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Security conference aligns military, political priorities for East Africa

1/24/2016
U.S. military and Department of State representatives assembled at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, for the annual East Africa Security Synchronization Conference to synchronize and prioritize activities in East Africa.
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Camp Lemonnier Riverines host Marine Maintenance and Operations Seminar

1/21/2016
Sailors from Coastal Riverine Squadron 10 recently spent time with Kenyan Naval forces sharing best practices at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Jan. 17-18, 2016.
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U.S., French soldiers prove desert survival is for the fittest

1/18/2016
U.S. and French soldiers prove desert survival is for the fittest by completing phase two of the French Desert Survival Course, preparing them to not only survive, but complete their mission in the subtropical desert climate of Djibouti.
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Soldiers bolster Djiboutian English language skills

1/16/2016
More than 10 members of the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, Delta Company, joined local students for an English language discussion group at the Diplomatic Institute in Djibouti, Jan. 12, 2015.
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Djiboutian, CJTF-HOA counterparts meet to enhance professional development

1/1/2016
Senior enlisted leaders of the Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) visited Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, for the first time Dec. 29, 2015, to meet with command senior enlisted leaders of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa with the intent of sharing their professional advice and networking with influential military figures from the host nation. The main focus was the current situation in Somalia and the African Union mission there to neutralize Al-Shabaab and stabilize the country.
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CJTF-HOA provides Security Assistance Training for Djiboutian military

12/28/2015
Members of the Regional Joint Intelligence Training Facility, located at Royal Air Force Base Molesworth, England traveled recently to Djibouti to conduct Security Assistance Training for members of the Djiboutian Armed Forces.
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