Djibouti Archive

  • Courtesy Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – As part of the State Partnership Program (SPP), Kentucky National Guard Chaplain Col. Yong K. Cho, state command chaplain and Chaplain Lt. Col. Bill Draper, senior state support chaplain, visited Djibouti, Africa, in May during Ramadan. The trip marks a first for the Guard Chaplaincy Corps yet Cho hopes it will not be the last.  “We are grateful to the AFRICOM chaplain office, CJTF-HOA religious affairs team and our Kentucky State Partnership program director and senior leaders for the opportunity to visit Djibouti during their holy season of Ramadan.” […]

    Kentucky Guard Chaplains and Djibouti religious leaders strengthen their partnership

    Courtesy Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – As part of the State Partnership Program (SPP), Kentucky National Guard Chaplain Col. Yong K. Cho, state command chaplain and Chaplain Lt. Col. Bill Draper, senior state support chaplain, visited Djibouti, Africa, in May during Ramadan. The trip marks a first for the Guard Chaplaincy Corps yet Cho hopes it will not be the last.  “We are grateful to the AFRICOM chaplain office, CJTF-HOA religious affairs team and our Kentucky State Partnership program director and senior leaders for the opportunity to visit Djibouti during their holy season of Ramadan.” […]

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  • Kentucky National Guard Staff Report FRANKFORT, Ky. — Members of the Kentucky National Guard Medical Detachment traveled to Djibouti Feb. 15-23 as part of Kentucky’s State Partnership Program with the African nation. The Guardsmen met with Djiboutian medical personnel to share best practices for delivering and managing medical care to military members, their families and the community. “I do believe our medical visits have had an impact on the delivery of healthcare with our Djibouti partners,” said Maj. Stephanie Fields. “During previous medical visits Kentucky offered recommendations that the hospital had adopted as standard procedures. I do believe that the medical […]

    Kentucky shares medical expertise with Djibouti

    Kentucky National Guard Staff Report FRANKFORT, Ky. — Members of the Kentucky National Guard Medical Detachment traveled to Djibouti Feb. 15-23 as part of Kentucky’s State Partnership Program with the African nation. The Guardsmen met with Djiboutian medical personnel to share best practices for delivering and managing medical care to military members, their families and the community. “I do believe our medical visits have had an impact on the delivery of healthcare with our Djibouti partners,” said Maj. Stephanie Fields. “During previous medical visits Kentucky offered recommendations that the hospital had adopted as standard procedures. I do believe that the medical […]

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  • Medical Leader | TORIE FOWLER TECHNOLOGY BRINGS FAMILY TOGETHER: Sergeant First Class Jason Rhodes looks on thanks to SKYPE as his wife gives birth to the couple’s first child. The Kentucky National Guard member was stationed in Djibouti, Africa. Courtesy The Medical Leader, Pikeville Medical Center PIKEVILLE, Ky. — When Sergeant First Class Jason Rhodes and his wife Samantha found out they were expecting their first child, they were ecstatic. Unfortunately,  they were about to walk out the door to attend a conference in Lexington for families facing deployment. “I had taken a test that came out negative, so I […]

    WITNESSING A MIRACLE: Pikeville Medical Center helps Guardsman watch baby’s birth

    Medical Leader | TORIE FOWLER TECHNOLOGY BRINGS FAMILY TOGETHER: Sergeant First Class Jason Rhodes looks on thanks to SKYPE as his wife gives birth to the couple’s first child. The Kentucky National Guard member was stationed in Djibouti, Africa. Courtesy The Medical Leader, Pikeville Medical Center PIKEVILLE, Ky. — When Sergeant First Class Jason Rhodes and his wife Samantha found out they were expecting their first child, they were ecstatic. Unfortunately,  they were about to walk out the door to attend a conference in Lexington for families facing deployment. “I had taken a test that came out negative, so I […]

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  • Human-interest feature as posted on Task Force Longrifles news website:  http://www.taskforcelongrifles.wordpress.com Story and pictures by Staff Sgt. Steve Tressler DJIBOUTI, AFRICA – Patrick Dolan would have you to believe that he is just a humble boy from Marion County, Ky., whose father taught him a lot about faith and God. Like most country boys from Marion County, Dolan did his share of hunting and drag car racing. He tried his best not to get into trouble. Brig. Gen. Chaplain Dolan is also a humble and diverse man with a wealth of hands-on experience. Task Force Longrifles Soldiers currently in Djibouti […]

    Soldiers in Africa Get Their Blessings from a Former Drag Car Racer

    Human-interest feature as posted on Task Force Longrifles news website:  http://www.taskforcelongrifles.wordpress.com Story and pictures by Staff Sgt. Steve Tressler DJIBOUTI, AFRICA – Patrick Dolan would have you to believe that he is just a humble boy from Marion County, Ky., whose father taught him a lot about faith and God. Like most country boys from Marion County, Dolan did his share of hunting and drag car racing. He tried his best not to get into trouble. Brig. Gen. Chaplain Dolan is also a humble and diverse man with a wealth of hands-on experience. Task Force Longrifles Soldiers currently in Djibouti […]

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