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Local serving in Horn of Africa
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CAMP LEMONIER, Djibouti — U.S. Air Force TSgt. Wanda Washington of Allenhurst is serving in the Horn of Africa as part of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.  
The 1978 graduate of Bradwell Institute is working as a contracting officer.
Djibouti neighbors Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea in eastern Africa.  
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s mission is to conduct unified action in the combined joint operations area of the horn to prevent conflict, promote regional stability and protect coalition interests against extremism. The organization has three cornerstones to work with host nations to promote regional stability.
“It’s a great honor to serve with my fellow sailors, airmen, marines and soldiers, although the physical conditions here are tough, we have an important mission for the future security of the region,” Washington said.
Units affiliated with CJTF-HOA help host nations to meet their nation’s needs such as clean water, schools, improved medical facilities and care, improved roads and skills for the nation’s military and operate in a maritime environment if necessary.
The CJTF-HOA includes about 1,800 people from all branches of U.S. military service, civilian employees, coalition forces and partner nations, and they work together every day to accomplish the mission at hand.

Army Pvt. Quar’Shauuna L. Reddic has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
She is the niece of Sandra Johnson of Hinesville.
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