Civil Affairs: small team with a big mission
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa
It starts with a hearty handshake and a pleasant exchange of greetings and ends with smiles of gratitude and appreciation. Personal interaction between U.S. Army Soldiers of the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, Bravo Company, Civil Affairs Team 3, a unit associated with the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), and regional partners go a long way to assist U.S. Africa Command in its efforts to promote regional security, stability and prosperity.
After beginning construction of a medical clinic in the Arta Region of Djibouti, Africa, a few months ago, the U.S. Navy Seabees deployed to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, are staying true to their "Can Do!" adage.
U.S. Airmen from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, and the French Air Force’s Transport Squadron ET 88 participated in the first bilateral rotary wing water operations exercise in the Gulf of Tadjoura July 3.
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander Brig. Gen. David Furness attended the graduation ceremony for 60 engineers from Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) on July 7, at a Marine base in Jinja, Uganda.
Engineers of CJTF-HOA are working with laborers from the Africa First Initiative in Djibouti to renovate the region, solidifying the ongoing partnership between the U.S. and Republic of Djibouti.