CJTF-HOA service members learn about humanitarian relief operations

"If you wear a U.S. military uniform long enough, it's not about if but when you will perform support for a humanitarian operation," said Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. William Zana. Nearly 100 CJTF-HOA and Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, service members completed a Joint Humanitarian Operations Course conducted by the U.S. Agency for International Development last week, better equipping them for humanitarian operations.

By Staff Sgt. Allyson L. Manners and Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore Mar 15, 2018
9 photos: CJTF-HOA service members learn about humanitarian relief operations
Photo 1 of 9: U.S. Army Brig. Gen. William L. Zana, Deputy Commanding General of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, speaks to service members during a U.S. Agency for International Development’s Joint Humanitarian Operations Course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 7, 2018. Members attended the two-day course, which highlighted international disaster response, best practices and the U.S. military’s role when supporting foreign humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Allyson L. Manners)
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9 photos: CJTF-HOA service members learn about humanitarian relief operations
Photo 2 of 9: U.S. Army Capt. Brendan Quinn, with the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion, attached to the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, takes notes during a U.S. Agency for International Development’s Joint Humanitarian Operations Course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 7, 2018. Members attended the two-day course, which highlighted international disaster response, best practices and the U.S. military’s role when supporting foreign humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Allyson L. Manners)
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9 photos: CJTF-HOA service members learn about humanitarian relief operations
Photo 3 of 9: Leigh Caraher, an instructor from the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, teaches a Joint Humanitarian Operations Course to service members deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 7, 2018. Members attended the two-day course, which highlighted international disaster response, best practices and the U.S. military’s role when supporting foreign humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Allyson L. Manners)
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9 photos: CJTF-HOA service members learn about humanitarian relief operations
Photo 4 of 9: Service members deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, pose for a class photo with instructors from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 7, 2018. Members attended the two-day USAID Joint Humanitarian Operations Course, which highlighted international disaster response, best practices and the U.S. military’s role when supporting foreign humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Allyson L. Manners)
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9 photos: CJTF-HOA service members learn about humanitarian relief operations
Photo 5 of 9: KJ Pettersen, an instructor with the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, listens as a service member assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa briefs a plan for military involvement in a simulated disaster relief operation during a Joint Humanitarian Operations Course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 9, 2018. Members attended the second two-day course, which highlighted international disaster response, best practices, and the U.S. military's role when supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)
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9 photos: CJTF-HOA service members learn about humanitarian relief operations
Photo 6 of 9: U.S. service members deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, pose for a class photo with instructors from the U.S. Agency for International Development after the conclusion of a Joint Humanitarian Operations Course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 9, 2018. Members attended the second two-day course, which highlighted international disaster response, best practices, and the U.S. military's role when supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)
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9 photos: CJTF-HOA service members learn about humanitarian relief operations
Photo 7 of 9: U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa discuss a plan for military involvement in a simulated disaster relief operation during a U.S. Agency for International Development's Joint Humanitarian Operations Course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 9, 2018. Members attended the second two-day course, which highlighted international disaster response, best practices, and the U.S. military's role when supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)
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9 photos: CJTF-HOA service members learn about humanitarian relief operations
Photo 8 of 9: U.S. Army Brig. Gen. William L. Zana, Deputy Commanding General of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, speaks with students of a U.S. Agency for International Development's Joint Humanitarian Operations Course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 9, 2018. Members attended the second two-day course, which highlighted international disaster response, best practices, and the U.S. military's role when supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)
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9 photos: CJTF-HOA service members learn about humanitarian relief operations
Photo 9 of 9: U.S. Army Capt. Sidney Carroll, with the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion, attached to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, briefs a plan for military involvement in a simulated disaster relief operation during a U.S. Agency for International Development's Joint Humanitarian Operations Course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 9, 2018. Members attended the second two-day course, which highlighted international disaster response, best practices, and the U.S. military's role when supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)
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