Functional Specialty Team (FST) of healthcare providers and 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion (402 CA BN) soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa' (CJTF-HOA) provided medical care to more than 400 Ethiopians during a Medical Civil Action Program (MEDCAP) in the sub-Sahara area of Dire Dawa May 9 to 27, 2011.
The team partnered with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health as part of the Global Health Initiative, a program designed to provide and improve healthcare access to un
U.S. sailors assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) partnered with four Kenyan Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) instructors and more than 30 trainees during a Humanitarian Mine Action Program at the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS) in Nairobi, Kenya, May 18, 2011.
The three-week program allowed service members the opportunity to share best practices on safely removing land mines and explosive remnants through several classes and basic practical
U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Michael Franken assumed command Thursday of the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), an organization comprised of service members from each branch of the U.S Armed Forces, civilian employees and representatives of coalition and partner nations.
Franken, who served as the vice director, Strategy Plans and Policy at U.S. Central Command since July 2008, replaced U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Brian Losey, who has led CJTF-HOA since March 2010.
The town of Obock recently played host to an team of U.S. and local dental, optometry, and wellness professionals attached to Camp Lemonnier who combined their skills to provide treatment for Afar tribesmen residing in the Obock Prefecture.
This team was part of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) Medical Civic Action Program (MEDCAP) and their first order of business was to direct Obock patients to the right place at the right time.
"We set-up an initi
U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians, from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, teamed with the Namibian Defense Force and Namibian Explosive Control Unit police officers recently for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Level One and International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) training.
"The purpose of us being down here is to show support for their country and to give the understanding of IMAS operations," said Master EOD Technician John Richards, U.S. Navy petty
Anyone passing by Camp Lemonnier’s athletic field at dusk April 19 would have no doubt heard the enthusiastic cries of “Hoorah!” and “Kill Kill!” coming from the 26 joint service members sparring under the field’s bright lights.
An observer may have even considered calling the military police as surely camp leadership wouldn’t condone such a savage brawl, but upon closer inspection one would see that this was no ordinary melee. These servicemembers – virtually all Marines - were partic
During his visit to various units around East Africa, Chaplain (U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel) David Terrinoni celebrated Christian Holy Week with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) personnel beginning with a Palm Sunday service on April 17.
Terrinoni, who is the CJTF HOA deputy director for Religious Affairs, led the service at Camp Kasenyi, Uganda, with Chaplain (U.S. Navy Commander) Stephen Beyer, Camp Lemonnier command chaplain, for staff members, the Ugandan
Chaplain (U.S. Navy Captain) Jon Cutler, director of Religious Affairs for Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), and U.S. Navy Chief Religious Programs Specialist Antoine Roach traveled to Nairobi, Kenya and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from April 25 to May 1 to meet with religious leaders and discuss new initiatives promoting regional stability.
The trip included meetings with representatives from the All Africa Council of Churches (AACC), Kenyan Ministry of Defense (KMOD)
The Maritime Civil Affairs Team (MCAT) 208 from Manda Bay, Kenya, spent a week visiting health dispensaries in the Tana Delta region to conduct assessments, and speak with nurses, community health workers and locals in preparation for a future Medical Civil Action Project (MEDCAP) to support Kenya’s Ministry of Public Health.
The team is currently working with the area’s health officer to identify the hospital or health dispensary most in need of additional training or assistance, accor