U.S. Army Capt. Seth Church with the 101st Airborne Division stands in front of a military formations of Somali National Army soldiers during a graduation ceremony May 24, 2017, in Mogadishu, Somalia. Church was one of five trainers the U.S. sent at the request of the Federal Government of Somalia to train its soldiers on logistics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas M. Byers) 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 >

Somali National Army soldiers of the Danab battalion conduct convoy operations training with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division May 22, 2017, in Mogadishu, Somalia. The logistics course focused on various aspects of moving personnel, equipment and supplies. (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 >

Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division present certificates of training completion to Somali National Army soldiers during a graduation ceremony May 24, 2017, in Mogadishu Somalia. The six-week course focused on various aspects of moving personnel, equipment and supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas M. Byers) 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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