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U.S. Army Maj. Jeremy Mitchell, far left, walks with Burundi National Defense Force soldiers to their next scenario during a 10-day civil-military co-operation course (CIMIC) course in Bujumbura, Burundi, March 20, 2014. Members of the U.S. Army and British army instructed the CIMIC course for 35 BNDF soldiers. The soldiers are preparing for a deployment to Somalia, in support of the African Union Mission in Somalia, a regional peacekeeping mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross)
U.S. Army Maj. Jeremy Mitchell, far left, walks with Burundi National Defense Force soldiers to their next scenario during a 10-day civil-military co-operation course (CIMIC) course in Bujumbura, Burundi, March 20, 2014. Members of the U.S. Army and British army instructed the CIMIC course for 35 BNDF soldiers. The soldiers are preparing for a deployment to Somalia, in support of the African Union Mission in Somalia, a regional peacekeeping mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross)
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AMISOM strength bolstered with AFRICOM vehicle delivery to UPDF

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US, UK team up, prepare Burundi soldiers for civil affairs in Somalia

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CJTF-HOA assesses BNDF hospitals, looks for ways to help

A 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion (443rd CA BN) team from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, engaged with Burundi National Defense Force (BNDF) medical professionals during an assessment of hospitals in Bujumbura, Burundi, from March 17-21, 2014.

CJTF-HOA civil affairs veterinarians assist in diminishing animal disease, overpopulation in Djibouti

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Newly-appointed CJTF-HOA leaders’ visit helps reinforce an independent Somali defense force

Newly-appointed Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. David J. Furness and the CJTF-HOA Command Senior Enlisted Leader U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin J. Higginbotham joined the U.S. Ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz and U.S. Africa Command commander U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser for a series of meetings regarding East African security in Somalia.