Within hours of being notified, CJTF-HOA’s East Africa Response Force prepared dozens of Soldiers and tons of supplies for takeoff during an emergency response exercise, validating the EARF’s rapid response capabilities.
ARTA, Djibouti – The Arta Plage training grounds were quickly filled with 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) members during amphibious landings from Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), earlier this month, near Djibouti. Once on shore, the Marines wasted no time initiating training events associated with the month long Exercise Alligator Dagger.
African Union Mission in Somalia and Somali combat medics participated in the AMISOM Sector Medical Conference in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sept. 5-7, 2016, to exchange best medical practices in combat and casualty medicine with physicians from the U.S. and United Kingdom.
The table-top exercise focused on supporting Japanese military forces in the event of a necessary evacuation of Americans or Japanese citizens from a hostile location in Africa. During the multi-day exercise, both forces discussed route planning, logistics, equipment maintenance, how military personnel would be involved, medical support and use of air and ground transportation for evacuees. The plans also examined their strengths and weaknesses and reassessed the movement of evacuees to safety.
Members of the Combined Joint Task-Force Horn of Africa provides logistical and trainer support to the annual Eastern Accord 2016 command post exercise at the Tanzanian Peacekeeping Training Centre, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.