CJTF-HOA

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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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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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411th CAB veterinarians host seminar for Djiboutian veterinarians and sanitary inspectors

8:06 AM2/10/2020
A team of two veterinarians and a veterinarian technician hosted the first in a series of monthly seminars
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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: Incoming commander uniquely suited to lead in Africa

11:12 AM6/9/2020
Maj. Gen. Michael Turello, outgoing commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), transfers command of the task force to Maj. Gen. Lapthe Flora, former deputy commander, U.S. Army Africa.
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Liaison officer bridges Kenya, U.S. cooperation

9:40 AM6/16/2020
With mission sets that cover 12 different countries throughout East Africa, the ability to work with various units and nations is key to the success of an organization like the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA).
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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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U.S. Africa Command forces conduct assessment in Mali

3:54 PM3/3/2021
U.S. Africa Command forces stationed in Djibouti conducted an operational and logistics assessment in Gao, Mali, March 3.
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CJTF-HOA, Djiboutian military partner in 4-day signal exercise

3:32 PM3/29/2021
U.S Forces integrated in a field training exercise with Armed Forces of Djibouti during their signal communication course final.
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CJTF-HOA welcomes a new commander

3:09 PM5/18/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), hands the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) task force flag to U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William L. Zana, in-coming commander, during a change of command ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, May 15, 2021. Prior to serving as the Joint Staff J5, Deputy Director of Africa, Zana was the Deputy Commanding General of CJTF-HOA. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sergeant Grady Epperly)
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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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U.S., Burundi reconnect with African Data Sharing Network

9:09 AM5/25/2021
Two U.S. Soldiers assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) provided updated communications equipment to the Burundi Army signal team in Bujumbura, Burundi, to reestablish the African Data Sharing Network.
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U.S., Burundi reconnect with African Data Sharing Network

9:25 AM5/25/2021
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Joel Nelson, the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa communications projects non-commissioned officer in charge, tests the new communications equipment at the Burundi National Defense Force headquarters, May 19, 2021. U.S. Africa Command facilitated the new equipment update. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Missy Sterling)
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U.S., Burundi reconnect with African Data Sharing Network

9:49 AM5/25/2021
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 David Goodwin, the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa communications chief projects officer, talks with Burundi Army Capt. Bigirimana Gélase, a signal officer, about dismantling the SIPR NIPR Access Point Terminal (SNAP) at the Burundi National Defense Force headquarters, May 19 2021. The SNAP, now replaced by commercial internet, was used to connect users to the African Data Sharing Network. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Missy Sterling)
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U.S., French enhance interoperability over the Horn of Africa

1:32 PM5/26/2021
U.S. Marine Corps and French Air Force members demonstrated joint capabilities over the Horn of Africa, May 24, 2021.
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U.S., Niger forces conduct joint mortar training event

2:27 PM6/16/2021
Starting in May, eight Task Force Iron Gray Mortar trainers and 25 Nigerien Soldiers began the classroom portion of the training event to learn system procedures and prepare Nigerien mortar leaders to train current and future mortar teams.
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U.S. Army Civil Affairs empowers women in Djibouti

8:56 AM7/7/2021
The team has made Women, Peace and Security (WPS) a part of their mission to empower the women at Solidarte Feminine, a local organization in Djibouti that provides resources to women in need in Djibouti as well as those directly or indirectly affected by HIV.
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U.S. Discussion Groups strengthen English language skills in Djibouti

12:36 PM10/15/2021
The conversations are designed to increase the participants' confidence and competency in the English language to help them in their professional lives.
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UAV Training: Becoming the eyes in the sky

2:19 PM10/29/2021
The Raven is a UAV system employed by CJTF-HOA for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The course instructed Soldiers on how to operate the small hand-launched remote-controlled aircraft system and maintain it by fixing broken parts or performing emergency procedures.
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UAV Training: Becoming the eyes in the sky

2:25 PM10/29/2021
U.S. Army Spc. William Ellison, security forces, B Company, 1-157th Infantry (Mountain), Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, assembles an antenna 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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UAV Training: Becoming the eyes in the sky

2:25 PM10/29/2021
U.S. Army Spc. William Ellison, security forces, B Company, 1-157th Infantry (Mountain), Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, launches a 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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UAV Training: Becoming the eyes in the sky

2:25 PM10/29/2021
A U.S. Army Soldier with Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, assembles a 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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UAV Training: Becoming the eyes in the sky

2:25 PM10/29/2021
U.S. Army Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, assemble an RQ-11 Raven unmanned aerial vehicle kit 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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UAV Training: Becoming the eyes in the sky

2:25 PM10/29/2021
U.S. Army Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, fly and monitor a 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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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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U.S., Kenya forces enhance partnership through integrated training

12:00 AM10/2/2021
The U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to C Company, 1-102nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), Task Force Iron Gray, CJTF-HOA, most recently completed urban rifle marksmanship training with Rangers assigned to the Kenya Defence Forces, in Manda Bay, Kenya, Oct. 2, 2021.
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Djibouti, U.S. strengthen partnership through medical knowledge exchange

9:26 AM2/10/2022
More than 40 U.S. service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and the Djiboutian Gendarmerie came together for a medical knowledge exchange of casualty care practices at the Gendarmerie compound in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Jan. 17- 20, 2022.
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US military, Djiboutians champion Women, Peace and Security at co-hosted event

1:40 PM5/11/2022
U.S. leadership with the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) co-hosted a Women, Peace and Security (WPS) workshop with the Djiboutian Ministry of Women and Family at the Palace Kempinski, Djibouti, May 8, 2022. The participating parties, including members of the Djiboutian Ministry of Women and Family, CJTF-HOA, and U.S. Embassy Djibouti, used the venue to initiate an update to Djibouti’s WPS National Action Plan (NAP). The NAP serves as a binding document for integration of WPS principles, including how they will be prioritized and governed within Djibouti.
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Department of State and Defense officials meet for 2022 East African Security Forum

1:54 PM5/16/2022
Maj. Gen. William Zana, commander, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, hosted the forum, which provided a face-to-face platform for representatives with the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, U,S. Agency for International Development, and National Security Council. The discussions ranged from overarching long-term strategy to specific security threats in the region.
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Combined joint task force in Africa welcomes first female commanding general

12:00 AM5/14/2022
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley assumed command of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa from U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Zana during a change of command ceremony May 14, 2022. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) presided.
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