Ooops, that was a copy and paste slip--the two groups are a line apart in my document of groups--and I must not have read what I posted before I hit "Add Reply." This is what it should have posted:
There is a group, Sailors in Africa, which has not been active in a while or perhaps can start one.
(I just had to switch from my smart phone to reply so that I could paste and I somehow managed to delete my previous comment when I was on the Smart phone. It is way too touchy.)
my hubby was there for 8 months loved it!!! Very safe base, and he got to see a lot of the local culture.
Melanie, they do have excursions. My daughter went to Tanzania during her first 6 months there and then Cape Town.
Melanie, I sent you a message. My daughter was IA to Djibouti for 13 months and enjoyed her time there.
My son is in Djibouti too. He is finishing up his deployment in October. He said he's met a lot of nice people. His only complaint is the days are long, his work schedule changes a lot (goes from working nights to days and has a hard time adjusting) and it is recommended you don't leave the base. I'm looking forward to his homecoming but I am grateful that he isn't in a worse place.
My best to you and your family.
Hello Djibouti Moms. My son is in SC currently preparing to deploy to Djibouti. He's not worried, but this is his first overseas deployment and I'm concerned. Most of the information I see is very reassuring. Anybody have any thoughts about what life is like at Camp Lemmonier? Can I expect to see him during the year? I have heard mixed information about the internet on base but the word on the galley is all good :) My boy is an IS. thanks all.
laurelbc 11/180, My daughter is also IS and deploying to Djibouti in Nov. She will be at Ft. Jackson for combat training, then on to Djibouti. I'm sure our sailors will cross paths as some point. Let's try to keep in touch!