U.S. Navy Maritime Civil Affairs team 202 worked side-by-side with the 353rd Functional Specialty (FxSp) Team and Pemba livestock officers to vaccinate and treat more than 4,000 animals during a veterinary civic action project (VETCAP) on Pemba Island, Tanzania. May 3-14, 2010.
All animals were given a vaccination that kills internal, external, and blood-borne parasites including fleas and ticks. Animals also received a dose of multi-vitamins and examinations for additional treatable al
"Like a person who was blind, we are able to see a little better," said the commander of the Djibouti Navy as he discussed the Regional Maritime Awareness Capability (RMAC), a maritime surveillance program.
Speaking about the only Eastern African country that has access to RMAC, Colonel Abdourahman Aden Cher said he hopes that the system that monitors the waters will be completely operational soon. He said he also looks forward to the future where other East African countries can exchan
Comorian President Ahmed Abdallan Mohamed Sambi , U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Brian Losey, commander of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), U.S. Ambassador to the Comoros and Madagascar Niels Marquadt, and numerous Comorian government officials and CJTF-HOA personnel attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Hamramba school in Moroni, Comoros, May 15, 2010.
The ceremony marked the completion of a $500,000 project funded by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), providing eight classro
More than two dozen military volunteers piled into shuttles for the chance to improve a local community's facility and interact with Djiboutian youth May 8, 2010.
Camp Lemonnier's Community Assistance Volunteers (CAV) organization planned the event a few weeks back so that military members could help enhance one of Djibouti city's 26 career development centers with fresh paint and supplies.
"The focus was to help improve the grounds where the local children learn and p
Civil Affairs teams from the 478 and 418 Battalion, accompanied by other U.S. service members, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, left a lasting impression on local residents of Alioune, Djibouti through a new photo project, May 9, 2010.
Through this project, residents had their photos taken, which were then printed on site with a battery-powered, high-quality printer, and presented on photo paper with a goodwill message on the backside--all within a few moments of it being taken
The Contingency Contracting Support training team met with six members of the Djiboutian Chamber of Commerce in Djibouti, May 4, 2010, for a training session that focused on assessing and utilizing the Navy's Electronic Commerce Solicitation Website, European Navy Electronic Commerce Online (EURONECO).
A critical aspect in Contingency Contracting (CCO) support is finding adequate supply and service vendors in any forward deployed operating environment. This is a challenge for the
Thousands of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets, or mosquito bed-nettings, were handed out by a U.S. Army Civil Affairs team to the people of Hayo Oda Kebele, Dollo Mena District, Bale Zone, Ethiopia, April 26, 2010.
"We are distributing 35,000 nets to a population of approximately 93,000 people," said Lieutenant Daniel Deckard, commander of the Civil Affairs team, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. "That's approximately two nets per household," he said.
The distribution i