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Tactical Operations Center readied In support of Cyclone Idai relief operations
March 28, 2019
U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) set up a tactical operation center in Maputo, Mozambique, Mar. 28, 2019. CJTF-HOA is leading U.S. Department of Defense Cyclone Idai relief efforts in support of United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Disaster Assistance Response Team. The task force is helping meet requirements identified by USAID assessment teams and humanitarian organizations working in the region by providing logistics support and manpower to USAID at the request of the Government of the Republic of Mozambique.
CJTF-HOA supports Mozambique humanitarian relief
March 29, 2019
Service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa are providing logistics and airlift capabilities to support the U.S. Department of Defense’s relief effort in the Republic of Mozambique and surrounding areas following Cyclone Idai. Teams from CJTF-HOA, which is leading DoD relief efforts, began immediate preparation to respond following a call for assistance from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Disaster Assistance Response Team. (U.S. Air Force video by SrA Kirsten Brandes and Tech. Sgt. Thomas Grimes)
National Day 2019
March 23, 2019
2019 National Day: a celebration of the United States America's independence hosted by the U.S. Embassy Djibouti. DJIBOUTI CITY, Djibouti - Forward-deployed service members and base personnel assigned to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, along with coalition partners and U.S. Embassy staff attended a 243rd U.S. Independence Day celebration at the residence of U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti, Larry E. André, March 19, 2019.
CJTF-HOA Foreign Liaison Officers participate in small arms familiarization
February 19, 2019
Foreign Liaison Officers, called FLOs, here at CJTF-HOA have the important job of acting as representatives from their countries to provide insight and share expertise. FLOs from Italy, Japan, Comoros, Burundi, Germany, Kenya, South Korea, and Spain all went out to the range, hosted by Task Force Alamo, 1-141 Infantry Soldiers, to get to know the M9, and exchange insights regarding their own countries weapons qualification processes.
Rematch: Camp Lemonnier vs. Gendarmerie
February 15, 2019
In December, Camp Lemonnier's soccer team won 3-0 against a team composed of Djiboutian Gendarmerie, a branch of local law enforcement. The Gendarmerie's team won this week's rematch 3-1. The Gendarmerie work closely with local U.S. law enforcement and CJTF-HOA to help support force protection for Camp Lemonnier, and events like these soccer games help to strengthen partnerships.
Seabees complete Ali Oune Women's Medical Clinic
January 31, 2019
U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, completed and turned over the newly constructed Ali Oune Medial Clinic to Djibouti government officials during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the clinic Jan. 31. The 2,900-square-foot clinic, which the Seabees spent five months completing, is intended to enhance the Ministry of Health for Djibouti’s ability to provide basic medical, birth and after care to the Ali Oune village and its more than 1,000 residents and rural neighbors.
403rd Civil Affairs Battalion medics teach Italian partners Combat Lifesaver course
January 28, 2019
A team of medics with the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, conducted a Combat Lifesaver Course for a class of 16 members of the Italian Army, Navy, Air Force and Carabinieri (National Police) on Base Militar Italiano de Supporte, Jan. 14-18.
German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency
January 23, 2019
The German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency (GAFB) is awarded to and worn by German service members of all ranks and may also be earned by U.S. service members and worn subject to uniform regulations. In addition to a basic fitness test, service members must also complete a ruck march, timed swim, and marksmanship demonstration.
Task Force Alamo Range Day
January 23, 2019
CJTF-HOA Mission Video
January 12, 2019
U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti Visits Ali Oune Medial Clinic Site
December 3, 2018
Amb. Larry André Jr., U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti, visited the construction site of the future Ali Oune Women’s Medical Clinic, Dec. 3, 2018.
Range Time with Task Force Alamo
December 15, 2018
U.S. Army Soldiers from Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, Task Force Alamo, Texas National Guard, deployed to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), Djibouti, train with .50-caliber Common Remotely Operated Weapon Stations on top of Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles at a military range in Djibouti, Dec. 15, 2018.
CJTF-HOA staff participate in U.S. Friendship Day in Djibouti
December 8, 2018
Service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa participate in U.S. Friendship Day in Djibouti City, Djibouti.
Camp Lemonnier vs. the Gendarmerie
December 4, 2018
Camp Lemonnier Djibouti and Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa personnel played soccer against members of the Gendarmerie Nationale de Djibouti to solidify and strengthen their relationship.
Forging Bonds Through Medicine
December 4, 2018
Medical personnel from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti and from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, took part in a subject matter expert exchange with medical personnel from the Rwanda Defence Force at the Rwanda Military Hospital in Kigali, Rwanda, Nov. 26-30.
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa
Kenya, U.S. Canine Information Exchange
November 23, 2018
A team of U.S. Army veterinarians from the 403d Civil Affairs Battalion and two military working dog handlers assigned to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, recently conducted a subject matter expert exchange with the Kenya Defense Force's 1st Canine Regiment. This is the second time the exchange of information has taken place.
Congressional Delegation visits Task Force Alamo
November 21, 2018
Task Force Alamo, Texas Army National Guard Soldiers, meet Representatives from Texas, Mississippi, Kansas, Georgia and Puerto Rico at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, November 21, 2018.
Thanksgiving 2018 greetings from CJTF-HOA
November 19, 2018
Thanksgiving greetings from CJTF-HOA staff.
Nursing School English Translation Exchange
November 8, 2018
Service members from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion spent the last six weeks teaching English to nursing students from the Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Santé. The course culminated with clinical scenarios, letting the students practice interpreting between English-speaking patients and physicians. The 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion is deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, headquartered at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
Maritime Security Readiness Exercise
November 7, 2018
U.S. Sailors and Soldiers teamed up with service members from both the Djiboutian navy and Djiboutian coast guard, to test their skills in medical readiness, vehicle board search and seizure and the close quarter battlefield.
Coastal Riverine Squadron Eight
Texas National Guard
Texas Military Department
Balloons and Airplanes
October 22, 2018
CJTF-HOA Meteorology and Oceanography professionals work hand in hand with Camp Lemonnier Air Traffic Controllers to provide up to date and accurate weather forecasts through out the Horn of Africa.
Civil Affairs Battalion Transfer of Authority
October 19, 2018
The 404th Civil Affairs Battalion transfered authority to the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion during a ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 13, 2018.
CJTF-HOA Celebrates Saint Michael's Day
October 19, 2018
Soldiers deployed to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa performed a static line parachute jump with coalition partners in celebration of Sait Michael's Day, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 1, 2018.
September 25, 2018
The Expeditionary Medical Facility and 1-141st Infantry Battalion deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti recently participated in a mass casualty exercise. The purpose of the exercise was to become familiar with each component's capabilities so that they may become an effective team for real world scenarios.
Mass Casualty Exercise
Expeditionary Medical Facility
Canine Tactical Combat Care
September 4, 2018
U.S. Army veterinarians deployed to Djibouti, team up to provide a canine tactical combat care training to U.S. Service members at Camp Lemonnier.
404th Civil Affairs Battalion
CJTF-HOA trades Canine experience, knowledge with Kenya Defense Force
August 18, 2018
Kenyan and American service members teamed up to share the best ways to treat and train Military Working Dogs in the field, at the 1st Canine Regiment headquarters in Nairobi, August 6-10.
Love for the Game
August 7, 2018
Check out the 407th Civil Affairs Battalion, 1-141st Task Force Alamo, and the 870th Air Expeditionary Squadron as they kick off a game of soccer with a local village outside Djibouti City, Djibouti.
407th Civil Affairs Battalion
Major General Craig Visits Troops at Ali Oune
August 2, 2018
Major General Craig, Commanding General for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, visits our Seabees and Soldiers at a small construction site in Ali Oune, Djibouti
404th Civil Affairs Battalion Counter Illicit Trafficking Training in Tanzania
August 2, 2018
U.S. Army Soldiers with the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion, attached to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF_HOA), conducted Counter Illicit Trafficking (CIT) training for the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) game wardens, in Ngwala, Tanzania, from May to July, 2018.
Rapid Intervention Battalion Training
July 24, 2018
Texas National Guard soldiers from CJTF-HOA train the Djiboutian Armed Forces Rapid Intervention Battalion to set them up for success!
Djiboutian Armed Forces
Rapid Intervention Battalion
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