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EARF team weapons and mortar training

10/23/2015
Alpha Company, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, is the East Africa Response Force, the quick response force for all of the countries within the HOA. ACO operates using light infantry and various other force enablers, which operate together cohesively to accomplish their mission. ACO underwent weapons and mortar training in Arta, Djibouti.
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Capstone 2016-1 visits Camp Lemonnier

10/20/2015
Capstone ensures newly selected general and flag officers understand the fundamentals of joint doctrine, how to integrate the elements of national power in order to accomplish national security and national military strategies, and how joint, interagency, and multinational operations support national strategic goals and objectives.
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“It’s a bird. Literally”

10/20/2015
Peter Kaestner has dedicated much of his life to serving the United States as a diplomat with the U.S. Department of State. His duties have taken him all over the world, giving him the opportunity to pursue his other passion - bird watching.
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Robot becomes “eyes” and “hands” of service members

10/19/2015
Djibouti Armed Forces and U.S. Navy EOD technicians worked together recently during a course to learn how to use the iRobot 510 Packbot.
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Japanese Defense Force General visits CJTF-HOA

10/13/2015
Major General Mark R. Stammer, Commanding General, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, met with Lt. Gen. Hiromichi Kawamata, Commanding General, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, Central Readiness Force recently.
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Joint forces senior enlisted leaders attend professional development course

10/12/2015
The Joint Forces Senior Enlisted Leader Professional Development (JFSELPD) course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, is an all-services course aimed at mentoring and educating the highest-ranking senior enlisted leaders serving Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier.
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French soldiers teach U.S. military desert survival tactics

10/8/2015
U.S. Army Civil Affairs Battalion soldiers, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, French Army soldiers from the 5th Overseas Combined Arms Regiment, and members of 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, recently graduated from the French Desert Survival Course near Arta Beach, Djibouti.
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U.S. Medical Forces Gain New Perspectives from Ugandan Counterparts

10/7/2015
The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces host members from United States Army Africa Command and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa for MEDRETE 15-4, a joint medical readiness training exercise in Jinja, Uganda.
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Military Coordination Cell Mogadishu meets with BNDF

10/3/2015
The Burundi National Defense Force is a member of the African Union Mission in Somalia. U.S. Army Col. Wilson Rutherford, Military Coordination Cell Mogadishu, met with BNDF representatives in Mogadishu prior to a Burundi offensive. The MCC’s mission is to increase defense capability, capacity, and coordination among its East African partner in their pursuit to neutralize violent extremist organizations. (Courtesy photos)
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EOD technicians perform anti-terrorism force protection dives

10/2/2015
U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, operate off the coast of Djibouti, Africa, during routine anti-terrorism force protection dives. EOD technicians are trained to disarm explosive devices and clear underwater obstructions.
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Navy Chiefs adopt Army soldier during training course

9/28/2015
Army Soldier completes Navy's Chief Petty Officer 365 Phase Two.
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Transfer of Authority ceremony

9/25/2015
1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment transfers authority to the 2nd BN, 124th Infantry Regiment during a ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Sept. 24, 2015.
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Messaging 101: UPDF builds information operations skills with CJTF-HOA

9/24/2015
U.S. Army personnel assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa recently traveled to Jinja, Uganda, to work alongside members of the Uganda People’s Defense Force to help the UPDF develop their information operations capabilities.
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KDF participates in Fire Support Seminar at Camp Lemonnier

9/23/2015
Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) partners completed a Forward Observer Exchange to share best practices and discuss opportunities for tactics improvement of KDF fire support, artillery and mortar capabilities, recently. The seminar was hosted by the 1-77AR, 1st Armored Division stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
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Civil Affairs, Djiboutian medical personnel provide specialty care

9/22/2015
Access to proper health care is often a challenge for pastoralists, villagers, and people living in low-income areas due to the time, cost, and distance to urban medical facilities. Specialty medical care however, is even tougher to attain for those in need. Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa service members recently helped address this need by partnering with Djiboutian medical personnel to deliver specialty health care to more than 400 Djiboutians.
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82nd ERQS demonstrates USAF combat rescue tactics with Kenya Defense Forces

9/18/2015
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa service members conduct a combat rescue demonstration for Kenyan Defense Forces officers to supplement a weeklong, personnel recovery engagement course. During the weeklong course, CJTF-HOA shared combat training rescue knowledge, public realtions, and basic survival evasion resistance and escape skills.
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CJTF-HOA works to prevent, combat sexual violence in East Africa

9/16/2015
The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region Regional Training Facility hosted training on addressing sexual violence within the military justice system recently in Kampala, Uganda.
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African Partnership Flight takes care to the next level

9/15/2015
U.S. Air Forces-Europe and Air Forces Africa recently hosted the first African Partners Flight, Surgeons Symposium at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
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First time French Puma Transport on U.S. C-17

9/14/2015
French and U.S. service members transport two French Puma Helicopters and associated Passengers & Cargo to N'Djamena aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster.
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CJTF-HOA/Camp Lemonnier personnel honor those who lost their lives in 9/11 ceremony

9/11/2015
Members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier honored the lives of those who perished during the catastrophic events of Sept. 11, 2001.
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