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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa

3:03 AM5/7/2014
In the Horn of Africa, CJTF-HOA is the U.S. Africa Command organization that conducts operations in the region to enhance partner nation capacity, promote regional security and stability, dissuade conflict, and protect U.S. and coalition interests.
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EARF deploys to provide airfield security at Manda Bay

3:47 PM1/14/2020
Following a Jan. 5 terrorist attack at Manda Bay Airfield, Kenya, U.S. service members comprising part of U.S. Africa Command’s East Africa Response Force deployed to secure the airfield and augment security.
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United States delivers tactical vehicles to armed forces of Djibouti

3:49 PM1/14/2020
Part of a $31 million train-and-equip partnership between the U.S. government and the Djiboutian military
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Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa stands up East Africa’s first blood storage and distribution center

12:00 AM3/18/2020
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) medical logistics Soldiers processed blood for the first time with the command’s brand-new, and only, blood storage and distribution center.
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Military medical in East Africa coordinates COVID-19 response

12:00 AM4/17/2020
The CJTF-HOA Surgeon Cell has a mission essential role in sustaining the health of U.S. armed forces, supporting ongoing operations and strengthening partner-nation alliances.
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Fallen Soldier memorialized at contingency locations

11:26 AM6/2/2020
On May 1 a grand-opening ceremony was held at Baledogle Military Airfield, Somalia, for the Henry Mayfield Jr. Dining Facility, and on May 21 the Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility at Manda Bay was officially renamed the Henry J. Mayfield Jr. Recreation Center.
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CJTF-HOA supports Djibouti’s fight against COVID-19

11:19 AM6/29/2020
Members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), in coordination with the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), delivered approximately $9,400 worth of hospital beds to the Djibouti Ministry of Health during a ceremony at the Bouffard Hospital in Djibouti City, Djibouti, June 25.
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AFRICOM’s new director of operations visits Africa to engage with partners

2:35 PM10/5/2020
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Joel Tyler, director of operations, speaks with soldiers from the Djiboutian National Army’s Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) after watching a live-fire exercise Sept. 28. The RIB’s mission is to serve as a reactionary force to accomplish specific tasks directed by their higher command in the Djiboutian army.
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AFRICOM’s new director of operations visits Africa to engage with partners

2:44 PM10/5/2020
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Joel Tyler, director of operations, speaks with U.S. Army Capt. Michael Hoemke, Security Forces commander, at Chabelley Airfield, Sept. 28. Tyler visited East Africa to assess U.S. operations, force protection, and posture location support.
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AFRICOM’s new director of operations visits Africa to engage with partners

2:45 PM10/5/2020
Djiboutian National Army’s Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) conducts a live-fire exercise in Djibouti, Africa, Sept. 28. The RIB’s mission is to serve as a reactionary force to accomplish specific tasks directed by their higher command in the Djiboutian army.
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AFRICOM commander travels to East Africa

5:00 PM11/27/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of U.S. Africa Command, was joined by acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller on a multi-day trip Nov. 25-27 to Djibouti and Somalia.
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U.S., French forces conduct joint artillery training

4:11 PM2/9/2021
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the East Africa Response Force (EARF) in support of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and French Soldiers assigned to the 5th Overseas Intermarines Regiment (RIAOM) participate in a live-fire joint artillery training event at the Djiboutian Range Complex, Djibouti, Feb. 2, 2021. U.S. and French forces took turns firing their weapons systems and demonstrating their capabilities. Additional photos here: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6512338/us-french-forces-conduct-joint-artillery-training
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U.S., French forces conduct joint artillery training

12:00 AM2/2/2021
Joint training facilitates sharing of French and U.S. artillery techniques while furthering the relationship between EARF Soldiers and the 5th RIAOM.
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CJTF-HOA welcomes a new commander

2:59 PM5/18/2021
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora, the outgoing Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, transferred responsibility to U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William L. Zana during a change of command ceremony May 15. U.S. Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander of the U.S. Africa Command, presided over the ceremony.
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CJTF-HOA welcomes a new commander

3:12 PM5/18/2021
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William L. Zana (left), incoming commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Lapthe C. Flora (middle), outgoing commander of CJTF-HOA, and U.S. Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend (right), commander of U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM), salute during the playing of Ruffles and Flourishes during a change of command ceremony, May 15, 2021, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Zana previously served as the Joint Staff J5, Deputy Director of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sergeant Grady Epperly)
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UAV Training: Becoming the eyes in the sky

2:25 PM10/29/2021
U.S. Army Sgt. Thomas Larsen, communications equipment distribution noncommissioned officer, 67th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade headquarters, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, monitors the computer system for the RQ-11 Raven Unmanned Aerial Vehicle during an operators course at Chabelley Airfield, Djibouti, Oct. 13, 2021. The course instructed Soldiers on how to operate and maintain the small hand-launched remote-controlled aircraft system. The Raven is a UAV system employed by CJTF-HOA for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Pfc. Gauret Stearns)
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