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AFRICOM commander visits East Africa

1/20/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commanding general, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, AFRICOM, traveled to East Africa to review future posturing of U.S. forces with key leaders in support of Operation Octave Quartz in preparation for the next phase of operations in East Africa.
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CADJ dream team keeps planes in the sky

1/18/2021
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. LeighAnn D’Andrea, base civil engineer, 776th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron (EABS), and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Darius Etheridge, operations management, 776th EABS, are the dream team of the civil engineer element by ensuring work tasks are prioritized, communication is streamlined and contracts are being executed properly at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti (CADJ).
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U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Flora meets with Djiboutian Army Gen. Zakaria

1/14/2021
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Lapthe Flora, commanding general, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), met with Djiboutian Army Gen. Zakaria Cheikh Ibrahim, Jan. 13, 2021, at Djibouti City, Djibouti. The two senior leaders used the meeting as an opportunity to improve CJTF-HOA's collaboration and coordination with the Djiboutian Armed Forces.
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French Général de Corps d'Armee Patrick Destremau visits CJTF-HOA

1/14/2021
French Général de Corps d'Armee Patrick Destremau, Director of the Institute of Higher National Defense Studies (IHEDN) and Higher Military Education (EMS), along with members of his staff, distinguished guests met with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) leadership during a visit to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Jan. 11, 2021.
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Maj. Gen. Flora Visits with Djiboutian Soldiers

1/13/2021
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Lapthe Flora, commanding general, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), and U.S. Navy Command Master Chief Petty Officer Alex Hebert, senior enlisted leader, CJTF-HOA, visited Djiboutian soldiers with the Bataillon d'intervention rapide (BIR). During his visit, Flora also observed the on-going projects and training the 760th Engineer Vertical Construction Company (EVCC) and Security Forces Assistance Brigade (SFAB) are working.
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Japan's Ambassador to Djibouti visits CJTF-HOA

1/11/2021
Otsuka Umio, Japan's Ambassador to Djibouti, at met with CJTF-HOA leaders at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Jan. 8, 2021.
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Gen. Harrigian visits CJTF-HOA

1/7/2021
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82nd ERQS, 75th EAS conduct jump training

12/29/2020
A U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen, from th 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron (ERQS), and Airmen from the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron conducted jump training in East Africa, Dec. 24, 2020.
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AFRICOM commander visits East Africa

12/18/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, completed a four-day trip to Kenya and Djibouti to conduct strategic engagements with partner nation leadership, assess operations and security of U.S. force locations, and demonstrate continued commitment to working with African partners.
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CJTF-HOA surgeon trains Soldiers on Battlefield Acupuncture

12/16/2020
U.S. Army Maj. Ronovan Ottenbacher, deputy joint force surgeon, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), teaches a Battlefield Acupuncture class to Task Force Bayonet Soldiers at Camp Lemonnier Djibouti, Dec. 14, 2020.
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U.S. Army Soldiers visit E-learning Balbala Center

12/14/2020
Omar Dileita, national director, SOS Village d'Enfants Djibouti, met with members of the Civil Affairs East Africa Team in support of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), at the E-learning Balbala Center, Dec. 13, 2020. U.S. Army Soldiers toured the center and discussed future activities and opportunities to assist in the teaching of job skills to students.
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EARF puts on showcase

12/11/2020
Soldiers of the East Africa Response Force (EARF), put on a capabilities showcase, Dec. 3, 2020, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The EARF showcase gave service members in Camp Lemonnier a chance to discuss and learn about the EARF's mission and capabilities.
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French Air Brigade General visits CJTF-HOA

12/10/2020
French Air Brigade General Stéphane Dupont, commander, French Forces in Djibouti, met with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora, commanding general, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Dec. 9, 2020.
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475th EABS connects with ‘neighbors’ delivering supplies, candy

12/10/2020
The African proverb, “it takes a village” means that an entire community of people is needed to achieve some sort of goal. The 475th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron and Alpha Company, Task Force Bayonet at Camp Simba, Manda Bay, Kenya believes this to be true as a team of more than six Airmen and Soldiers visited Magogoni Village in Kenya, Nov. 6, 2020.
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Brits Embed to Support U.S. Mission

12/8/2020
The U.S. Department of Defense and the U.K. Ministry of Defence have formed a partnership in the Horn of Africa and embedded members of the British Army to work alongside American Service members at CJTF-HOA. These Brits put the “combined” in Combined Joint Task Force and provide the U.S. Military with a fresh perspective, new ideas and unique experiences to their different sections within the headquarters.
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The Crawford Family: Proud to be American, Proud to be Native American, Proud to Serve

12/7/2020
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Elizabeth “Promise” Crawford, J4 Senior Enlisted Leader, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), and younger brother, U.S. Army Specialist Challenge Crawford, supply specialist, CJTF-HOA, heard stories of the battles their ancestors fought in as well as the wars their seven uncles and two grandfathers fought in as U.S. Soldiers. The stories and experiences they heard about were enough for them and older brother, Freedom (Toka Snokya “knows the enemy”), to join the ranks of the U.S. Army.
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Task Force Bayonet Soldiers conduct medical evacuation exercise with French Forces in Djibouti

12/7/2020
Medics with Task Force Bayonet conduct a medical evacuation exercise with French Forces in Djibouti.
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Ethiopia’s President addresses National Assembly in Djibouti

12/4/2020
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora, commanding general, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), Rolf Olson, foreign policy advisor, CJTF-HOA and U.S. Navy Command Master Chief Alex Hebert, senior enlisted leader, CJTF-HOA, attended an event where Madam Sahle-Work Zewde, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia addressed the National Assembly, in Djibouti, Africa, Nov. 30, 2020.
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Civil affairs, entomologist set mosquito traps at CADJ

12/2/2020
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. James Harwood, Medical Entomologist and Head of the Vector Biology Research Program at Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3, collaborated with 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion to provide entomology training, supplies, and equipment to the Flight and Operational Medical Aid Station at Chabelley Airfield, Nov. 24, 2020.
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760th EVCC Place New Vehicle Targets

11/24/2020
The 760th Vertical Engineer Construction Company, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), hauled vehicles to become vehicle targets to enhance training for the U.S., French and Djiboutian militaries at a training range, Nov. 13, 2020, at Arta, Djibouti, Nov. 13, 2020.
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