U.S. Navy Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Six led a Humanitarian Mine Action Train the Trainer Program with Kenyan Army EOD Combat Engineers Jan. 15 to Feb. 5, 2013, at the Humanitarian Peace Support School, Nairobi, Kenya.
The purpose of the program is to strengthen Kenya's institutional capabilities by training future instructors so they can instruct other members from their respective units in the knowledge they learned.
"We have been having proble
Caleb Otino, a local member of the Kenyan Red Cross, said that many of his friends have perished in the Kenyan coastal waters while fishing. His reason behind the loss of life: lack of water survival training. Otino said he wanted to change this.
Otino and other Local Kenyans are recent graduates of the Basic Sea Survival Train-the-Trainer Course, a program facilitated by U.S. Navy Maritime Civil Affairs Team 112, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, to help people better prepare
Djiboutian naval personnel and sailors from three U.S. Navy organizations participated in Visit, Board, Search and Seizure training here May 7-31.
This reflected a joint venture with the Djiboutian navy, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, U.S. Naval Forces Africa and Maritime Civil Affairs and Security Training Command - Security Force Assistance section, and was sponsored by Africa Partnership Station, said U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Dustin Smiley, CJTF-HOA maritime coordination offi
The U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which have extended a helping hand to a number of West African countries in the past few years, are now reaching out to East Africa, too.
The broad program is known as the Africa Partnership Station (APS). It started in 2007 as an international security effort offering training and other forms of collaboration to improve maritime safety and security off the West African coast.
The commander and deputy commander of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) attended the graduation ceremony of 32 military officers from nine East African countries who successfully completed the Peace Operations Staff Course conducted by CJTF-HOA.
U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Anthony M. Kurta, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's commander, and U.S. Army Brigadier General Chris Leins, deputy commander, visited the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC