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Djibouti Armed Forces receive 54 new Humvees

The Djibouti Army has received a shipment of 54 new Humvees at the Djibouti City port.

The vehicles are part of a $31 million train-and-equip partnership between the US government and the Djiboutian military.

The military vehicles will be delivered to the Armed Forces of Djibouti (FAD) for use by its Rapid Intervention Battalion, a FAD advanced infantry battalion being trained and equipped by the US military.

The train-and-equip deal facilitated by US Embassy Djibouti, US Africa Command, US Army Africa, and Combined Joint Task Force—Horn of Africa is the result of a relationship nurtured by the United States and the Republic of Djibouti.

Djibouti is also home to Camp Lemonnier, the primary base of operations for US Africa Command in the Horn of Africa.

Camp Lemonnier provides, operates and sustains superior service in support of combat readiness and security of ships, aircraft, detachments and personnel for regional and combatant command requirements. Led primarily by the US Navy, the base supports approximately 4,000 US, joint and allied forces military and civilian personnel and US defense department contractors.