After more than nine months of work and $12 million in funding, a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules became the first aircraft to utilize a new apron at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), December 22, 2009, marking the beginning of operational missions on the apron known as 'Enduring Ramp'.
"Initially, Camp Lemonnier was built as an expeditionary base with expeditionary hardware," said Lieutenant junior grade John Woods, the air operations officer at CLDJ. "The opening of this concret
Contract and facilities managers from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier took a major step toward advancing the economic development of Djibouti and regional stability through an event called Vendor Day at Djibouti's Chamber of Commerce Headquarters, December 22, 2009.
The event drew nearly 100 Djiboutian businessmen and women, bridging African companies to the many maintenance, service, supply and construction contracts that support CJTF-HOA, Camp Lemonni
A closing ceremony in Grand Bara, Djibouti capped off a four-day field training exercise conducted by the newly forged Eastern African Standby Force (EASF), December 4, 2009.
Ten countries of the Eastern African Brigade worked together throughout the week to practice responding to simulated incidents.
"We want to convey this message to the fellow heads of states--the region is now standing and ready to go," said Peter Marwa, director of the Eastern Africa Standby Brigade
During the third day of the Eastern Africa Standby Brigade Field Training Exercise, approximately 1,500 participants from 10 countries of East Africa worked together on various fictional scenarios, December 2, 2009, in Djibouti.
"This exercise is like any other exercise conducted within regions and is important because it is bringing together forces that have never worked together," said Lieutenant Colonel P. K. Njema, Kenya Battalion commanding officer. "It is important for the region
A team of U.S. Army instructors from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa provided malaria microscopy training to 20 Tanzanian medical laboratory technicians, November 23 - December 4, 2009.
The instruction was conducted at the National Reference Laboratory and Quality Assurance Training Center in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in cooperation with U.S. Army Medical Research Unit - Kenya (USAMRU-K) and their Kenyan partners, the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the U.S. Pres
The multinational Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) Field Training Exercise began November 29, 2009 with an opening ceremony in Djibouti. The historical exercise brought approximately 1,500 troops, police and civilian staff together from 10 Eastern African countries working side-by-side for the first time.
"It's a major achievement to be together. Can we do this we ask, and the answer is, 'yes we can,'" said Peter Marwa, director of the Eastern Africa Standby Brigade Coord