U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Hurst, 346th Tactical Psychological Operations Company (Airborne) noncommissioned officer in charge, deployed to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, talks to Uganda People’s Defence Force Marine commander, Lt. Alvin Murungi, outside a classroom at the Uganda Senior Command and Staff College in Jinja, Uganda, Aug. 14, 2017. Since 2015, CJTF-HOA military information support operations (MISO) has been conducting a four-phase course to train the UDPF. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond) 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 watch an MV-22 Osprey fly over 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 >

U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Wallace, a dental specialist with the 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion functional specialty team, shows children a tube of toothpaste during a dental demonstration in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Aug. 8, 2017. With demonstrations such as these, the team contributes to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s efforts to promote regional security, stability and prosperity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Prince) 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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