Coastal Riverine Squadron 8

The Port of Djibouti is a vital resupply location for both the U.S. Navy's Sixth and Fifth Fleet.  Vessels transiting in and around the port rely on Coastal Riverine Squadron 8 to protect their passage. CRS8, comprised of a diverse team of U.S. Navy Reserve sailors deployed to Djibouti in…

Coastal Riverine Squadron

The Coastal Riverine Squadron 10, Task Group 68.6 mission is to provide 360-degree security, anti-terrorism and force protection for significant high value assets that enter and exit the port of Djibouti DJIBOUTI 06.21.2018 Video by Senior Airman Megan Coin  Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Combat Camera

French Desert Commando Course 2017

11/01/2017: Members of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa participated with French forces in a French Desert Commando Course in the Arta region of Djibouti. The course consists of up to seven phases that teach participants combat life-saving skills, field tactics, land navigation, weapons training, trap setting, survival cooking,…

24th MEU Marines Depart USS New York for French Bilateral Training in Djibouti

05//2015: Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Dennis Lewis watches a landing craft air cushion return to the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) after transporting 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit gear and personnel assigned to Djibouti for bilateral training with the French, May 6, 2015.…

Visiting Djibouti: November 2014

03/31/2015: In November 2014, Second Line of Defense Co-Founder, Murielle Delaporte, visited the French and American forces in Djibouti.  These photos highlight some aspects of that visit and we will shortly have an overview on Djibouti and on the role of French forces there informed by that visit. Djibouti is…

Helo Lift of Parts from Djibouti to the USS Iwo Jima

02/19/2015: A CH-53E Super Stallion, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (Reinforced), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, carries a packaged 8,400-pound helicopter rotor head above Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 13, 2015. The rotor head, a high-priority part, was carried from Djibouti to the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD…

11th MEU Djibouti Sustainment Training: A Shot in the Dark

11/11/2014: LAV-25 Light Armored Vehicles from Charlie Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance detachment, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire on fixed targets as part of a combined arms engagement range during sustainment training in D'Arta Plage, Djibouti, Nov. 9. The 11th MEU is…