CJTF-HOA (lots of news articles here)
Curiously, we've even performed joint training exercises with, get this...the French military in Djibouti.
The Marines of 461 along with elements of Charlie Company of the Guam Army National Guard conducted a joint military training with the French unit based in Djibouti, on Oct. 31. The event marked the first time the United States and French military forces have worked together in a training exercise involving both air and ground forces in the Horn of Africa.US Navy assumes command of Camp Lemonier
[...]Consisting of about 1,500 U.S. and coalition personnel, the task force conducts operations and training to help host nations establish a secure environment while enabling regional stability.
The primary purpose of the camp is to support CTF-HOA's anti-terrorism operations here in the Horn of Africa to include Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, said Fahey.
As Fischer moves on to his new assignment in Quantico, Va., he says Camp Lemonier's greatest achievement is its day-to-day operation.
“We're an anti-terrorism base, so our most important accomplishment is providing security and safety to Camp Lemonier each and every day,” he said.
Originally a French Foreign Legion post, the camp was later renovated by the U.S. CJTF-HOA later moved its headquarters from the flagship USS Mount Whitney to the East African facility. [...]
Germans also operating out of Djibouti (H/T Armies of Liberation)
Germany's recent decision to continue participating in the "Enduring Freedom" campaign against international terrorism has caused some controversy, but for troops on naval patrol in Africa, it's business as usual.[...]
[...]While many Germans may be starting to question the usefulness of the "Enduring Freedom" campaign, the marines themselves are sure of their aims.
"We are here to fight international terrorism," says one soldier on the frigate "Schleswig Holstein."[...]