United Security Forces in the Horn of Africa

Security forces airmen and their Navy counterparts integrated their operations at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, consolidating force protection at the installation, announced camp officials on July 18. Lemonnier is home to the US military’s Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. “We have all brought in different security with different capabilities, and we saw an opportunity for us to combine some of our efforts and improve our overall capabilities,” said Col. Dean Lee, 449th Air Expeditionary Group commander at Lemonnier. Under the changes, which took effect on July 1, Air Force and Navy—and also Army—security personnel will train together and serve side by side on details, such as flight-line duty and camp entry control points, providing internal security, conducting patrols, and performing law enforcement, said the officials.