More than 200 soldiers with Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) graduated from a 16-week Counterterrorism Course in Folkasenyi, Uganda on May 16, 2008.
The Ugandan Counterterrorism Course was taught by service members with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and was designed to teach military necessity, distinction, and proportionality.
Brigadier General Roosevelt "Rose" Barfield, deputy commander, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, and Brigadier
More than 180 soldiers in the Ugandan People's Defence Force attended a counterterrorism course in Folkasenyi, Uganda May, 2008, where they learned basic laws of armed conflict.
The Ugandan Counterterrorism Course, Cycle 04-08, taught by Air Force Major David Bosco, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, was part of a 16-week counterterrorism program and was designed to teach military necessity, distinction and proportionality.
"There are two components to the laws
Approximately 120 service members from the United States and France participated in desert survival training in early May, 2008 in the desert and mountains of Djibouti.
The French have maintained a military presence in Djibouti for the last 150 years and have often use the unforgiving and rugged terrain to help train their troops for various engagements around the world. For the past two years, Americans deployed to Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa have been afforded the opportun
U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), conducted Veterinary Civil Action Projects in several villages surrounding the city of Dire Dawa May 1 to May 17, 2008. During their visit, the team saw more than 17,000 animals, inoculated them for several diseases, and treated internal and external parasites.
Lieutenant Colonel Bethany Lenderman, a civil affairs officer with CJTF-HOA, says in an area that is so dependent on livestock, the health of
A team of U.S. veterinarians with the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) partnered with Ethiopian veterinarians to vaccinate several animals on May 14, 2008 in an effort to improve livestock health and enhance the economic development of the region.
Through the veterinary civil action project (VETCAP), Service Members are providing treatment and care to livestock at seven locations in Eastern Ethiopia. During the nine-day program, CJTF-HOAAÃ¢?s 13-member veterinarian te
Personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia and service members deployed to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) distributed new sleeping bags and pillows on May 20, 2008, to hundreds of residents of the Sidist Kilo neighborhood who lost their homes in a fire.
According to Army Major Todd Mitchell, CJTF-HOA civil affairs team leader for Addis Ababa, the fire destroyed approximately 48 homes, displacing more than 345 people.
"The fire happened at night and spread fas
U.S. service members from the Combined Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) gathered with residents of Mikocheni on May 15, 2008 to celebrate the completion of a newly built health clinic.
The Jaypal Singh Babhra Memorial Clinic was completed by U.S. service members of the CJTF-HOA, as part of their efforts to improve security and promote economic stability in the region. The new clinic includes 10 offices, four bathrooms, and a reception area.
The project also included the ins
Several thousand miles and seven time zones away from their home base in Gulfport, Mississippi, U.S. Navy construction specialists, "Seabees," are working on bringing clean water to the Garissa District through a series of well-digging project with the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA).
In a location this close to the equator -- less than 1 degree south latitude -- the sun beats down ferociously on the service members. The heat, combined with the continuous nee
Members of the Praslin Island community and the U.S. military's Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) dedicated a new health clinic in Grand Anse, Seychelles, on April 24, 2008.
Praslin's pre-existing clinic was not able to handle its patient load, resulting in conflicting interests. The new Grand Anse clinic boasts a covered ambulance bay, a casualty unit and a physiotherapy room.
"In the past, babies were being weighed in the same rooms where family planni
In the first ever meeting of its kind, the senior enlisted advisor for the Kenyan Department of Defense forces met with the top enlisted leaders of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) in Nairobi, Kenya, the week of April 28, 2008.
Kenyan Defense Sergeant Major Ashford Miriti Ndubi welcomed U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Mark Ripka, AFRICOM command sergeant major, and Command Master Chief Roy Maddocks, CJTF-HOA command master chief