Secretary Wynne visits Airmen in Djibouti

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Greg Bluethmann
  • Detachment 4, Air Force News Agency
The Secretary of the Air Force visited Airmen deployed to the Horn of Africa March 29 and got a chance to see where Airmen live and work on Camp Lemonier in Djibouti. 

"Africa is a truly an emerging miracle, and I think what we can contribute as Americans to their progress is just a tremendous benefit," Secretary Michael W. Wynne said.

The Air Force contingency on Camp Lemonier has almost 200 Airmen who support the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa mission. During Secretary Wynne's visit he held an Airmen's Call where Airmen were able to ask the secretary questions about Air Force issues that were on their minds.

"One of the real benefits to coming to Djibouti is being able to see Airmen doing amazing things in the Horn of Africa -- where you might think the conditions are not as good as they could be," the secretary said.

Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa is a unit of United States Central Command. The organization's mission is to prevent conflict, promote regional stability and protect coalition interests in order to prevail against extremism. More than 1,500 people from each branch of the U.S. military, civilian employees, coalition forces and partner nations make up the organization. The area of responsibility for CJTF-HOA includes the countries of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

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