STARS AND STRIPES
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
KELLEY BARRACKS, STUTTGART, GERMANY
JOHN VANDIVER: Well, again, I appreciate you taking a little bit of time here.
VICKI HUDDLESTON: Sure.
MR. VANDIVER: Let's talk a little bit -- I was thinking that we could maybe start off -- one of the things I was thinking about coming in here -- you&
A team from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa deployed to Faza Village, Pate Island, Kenya, September 13, 2009 to assess options in assisting the village after a fire on September 5 that consumed 350 houses and displaced more than 2,100 people.
The CJTF-HOA team, working in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, arrived with 10 tons of tent supplies to provide displaced families with temporary shelter.
This mission was a response to an official request from the go
Service members from Camp Lemonnier and the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa delivered hundreds of shoes to children in Djibouti, September 18, 2009.
The shoes were donated by children from Manchester United Methodist Church in Manchester, Missouri and the 374th Comptroller Squadron at Yokota Air Base in Japan.
A total of 285 pairs of flip-flops were collected by Manchester United Methodist Church's Children's Summer Mission Project, a church group consisting o
Officers of the Ugandan Senior Command and Staff College visited Camp Lemonnier from September 7 to 11, 2009 to learn about Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's staff, coalition and regional partners' missions, operations, and execution of staff functions.
"The purpose of the visit was to expose the officers to the Combined Joint Task Force operations setting, which are a part of their curriculum in their studies," said Ugandan Peoples' Defence Force Lieutenant Colonel
Since its commencement in 2004, the Military & Family Life Consultant (MFLC) program has grown, with a representative on nearly every military installation stateside. Now the program has extended to other locations, including Camp Lemonnier, the headquarters of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa in Djibouti.
"For the first time, a MFLC program has been implemented in such a remote location as Camp Lemonnier on the continent of Africa," said Valerie Lubin, U.S. AFRICOM quality o
Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army's 4-414th Civil Affairs Battalion delivered more than 1,000 books to rural schools near Tanga, Tanzania, August 24, 2009.
"Today we went to three schools ... two primary schools and a secondary school and did book drops," said U.S. Army Captain Bernice Logan, Team Four's team leader. "We work with the government officials of Tanzania to try and find out where the need is. Once we get a list, we put together a plan of action, call the headmast