U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class David Rojas from the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One, a maneuver unit of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, along with emergency medical services personnel and members  of the French Air Force  Tactical Airlift Squadron 88, transport a patient from a SA 330 Puma helicopter across the flightline, during a bilateral exercise with French forces at Camp Lemonnier, July 20, 2017. CJTF-HOA partners with French counterparts to strengthen regional cooperation and interoperability, enhancing the mutual ability to conduct operations in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Prince) Enabling and Strengthening Partners CJTF-HOA assists its East African partners with countering violent extremist organizations in the region to prevent them from threatening U.S. or East African people or interests.

The command strengthens the defense capability, capacity and coordination among its partners to enable them to provide for their own security, combat transnational threats and respond to crises.

Supporting African militaries and regional organizations with training, information sharing, advice and assistance is paramount to our mission. Learn more >

Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit in an amphibious assault vehicle are dusted by an MV-22 Osprey during an exercise on the east coast of Africa from the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) July 9, 2017. Marines with the 24th MEU conduct annual training while deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group to stay mission ready and maintain Marine Corps standards. Bataan and its ARG are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations designed to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood) Shaping Regional Security & Stability CJTF-HOA protects U.S. personnel and facilities, promotes regional stability, and facilitates access and freedom of movement with its strategic posture and presence on the continent.

We work with our East African partners to identify how our unique capabilities can support their efforts to achieve security and stability, as we believe Africans are best able to address African security challenges.

We share an enduring commitment with our partners to securing a safe, stable and prosperous East Africa. Learn more >

Lt. Gen. Wilson Mbadi, the Deputy Chief of Uganda People’s Defense Force (middle) greets Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. David Furness (right) for an office call during a recent visit to an historic UPDF engineering course graduation at the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Center, based in Jinja, Uganda. The two military leaders, along with Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Center commandant Maj. Gen. James Nnkibus Lakara (far left) discussed shared interests, including partnership opportunities for future courses. In the latest iteration of the engineering course, UPDF trainers were advised by U.S. Marine Corps partners from the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa. (Courtesy photo by Uganda Army Lt. Col. Nelson Aheebwa) Forging Relationships CJTF-HOA develops and strengthens joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multilateral partnerships to address mutual security concerns.

In doing so, we work to enhance cooperation among our East African partners to promote a coordinated regional approach to regional security challenges.

Our approach is a balance between operations and engagements. We engage routinely with senior leaders and counterparts from African militaries to reinforce our strategic relationships and further our shared security goals and objectives. Learn more >

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