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Pennsylvania Guard Conducts Medical Cold-Load Training in Africa
March 20, 2024
Combat medics from the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team who are deployed to the Horn of Africa conduct joint medical evacuation cold-load training aboard a KC-130J aircraft at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 5, 2024. The training ensures interoperability with key U.S. military assets to expedite patient transfers to and from an aircraft in the event lifesaving measures and medical evacuation are requested.

Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers Bound for Africa Mission
December 18, 2023
Soldiers with the Pennsylvania National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, and their families are recognized during a ceremony at the Zembo Shrine Auditorium in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Dec. 17, 2023. The Soldiers will leave their homes and families for about a year as they deploy to the Horn of Africa, supporting U.S. Africa Command and partner forces with regional security objectives.

Wisconsin Army Guard Soldiers Reflect on Africa Deployment
June 6, 2023
Command Sgt. Maj. Duane Weyer, the senior enlisted leader for the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade currently deployed to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, observes Sgt. 1st Class Heather Carr, CJTF-HOA surgeon cell senior enlisted leader

New York Guard Completes Horn of Africa Security Mission
June 6, 2023
New York Army National Guard 1st Lt. Peter Clark, left, a member of D Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, goes over defense plans with the Kenyan Defense Force during a base defense drill on Camp Simba, Kenya, May 18, 2023. The Soldiers of Task Force Wolfhound,  a security force based on the 69th Infantry, worked with the Kenyans to review actions in defense of the base.

Oklahoma Army Guard Headed to Horn of Africa
April 19, 2023
Citizen-Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 179 Infantry Regiment, Oklahoma Army National Guard, prepare to board a plane in Oklahoma City April 17, 2023, bound for Fort Bliss, Texas. Task Force Tomahawk will take part in post-mobilization training before deploying to the Horn of Africa.

NY Army Guard unit Hosts Norwegian Foot March in Africa
January 11, 2023
U.S. Army Sgt. Jonathan Licurse, a petroleum supply specialist assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, and 1st Sgt. Jeffrey Dorvee, the senior enlisted leader of Company D, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, fist-bump during a Norwegian Foot March at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Dec. 16, 2022. Participants were required to ruck 18.6 miles while carrying 25 pounds of dry weight.

146th Airlift Wing Deploys for Operation Enduring Sentinel
December 23, 2022
Members of the 146th Airlift Wing said goodbye to their families and friends before deploying in December 2022 for up to six months to support Operation Enduring Sentinel in Africa. The deployment marks a shift for the wing as it transitions from supporting operations in the Middle East to operations in the Horn of Africa.

Virginia, Kentucky Guard Soldiers end Africa Mission
September 23, 2022
About 1,000 Virginia and Kentucky National Guard Soldiers provided security throughout the Horn of Africa during a nine-month deployment ended in September 2022. Task Force Red Dragon maintained a presence in Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya.

Sheriff’s deputies deploy with Tennessee National Guard
February 24, 2022
Spc. Daija Brunson, Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Jones, and Spc. Christopher Williams hold a Shelby County Sheriff’s Office patch at the Millington National Guard Armory, Jan. 8. All three Soldiers are full-time deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Tennessee National Guard’s 268th Military Police Company. They are three of more than 80 Soldiers who left Jan. 10 for a yearlong deployment to the Horn of Africa.

National Guard infantry units support East Africa mission
January 14, 2022
U.S. Army Soldiers with the 1-102nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), Task Force Iron Gray and the 1-116th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Red Dragon, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), stand together during a transfer of authority ceremony, Jan. 8, 2022, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.

Pave Hawk pilot at home in Alaska with 176th Wing
March 3, 2021
Alaska Air National Guard Capt. Timothy Lezama is an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter pilot with 210th Rescue Squadron. Lezama is a native of Parkland, Fla., and his parents emigrated from Trinidad and Tobago.

Task Force Bayonet Soldiers train in electronic warfare
September 24, 2020
A Soldier with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment, looks through the optic device of the Drone Defender V2 during Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems training at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Aug. 19, 2020. The Drone Defender V2 is an electronic warfare weapon capable of downing and disabling a small unmanned aircraft system, also known as a drone.