African and partner nation military representatives assembled at the African Union (AU) here to launch operations at the newly established Peace Support Operations Centre (PSOC). Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) provided assistance in creating the center and worked with the local staff to help begin actual PSOC operations this month.
Officials put the new operations center through exercise paces in conjunction with African Endeavor 2011 (AE11), a multi-national comman
Cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis visited the Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Naval Command Training Center in Dar Es Salaam, for training in June.
The students came at the invitation of the Tanzanian government to visit TPDF junior officers and exchange training philosophies, best practices on leadership styles and introduce the junior officers to one another to facilitate future working relationships
Chaplains from the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) Religious Affairs office welcomed three Kenyan Ministry of Defense (KMoD) chaplains to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 5, 2011, during a U.S. military professional chaplaincy familiarization visit.
Catholic Bishops (Colonels) Alfred Rotich and Paul Simuyu and Muslim Imam (Lieutenant Colonel) Mohammed Ahmed met with U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Michael Franken, CJTF-HOA commander, and visited several camp locations to inc
Djiboutian military medical professionals joined their Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) counterparts for a week-long medical seminar to share basic lifesaving skills at the Djibouti Ministry of Defense Health Service facility in Djibouti City.
This engagement, which ran July 3-8, 2011, focused on how the Djiboutian and U.S militaries practice medicine for their soldiers in a combat environment.
"This seminar instills confidence -- not just confidence in th
Cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, participated in a weeklong leadership training workshop June 2011 in cities throughout Uganda with the Ugandan Peoples Defense Force (UPDF).
The first phase training, which began June 8, consisted of classroom instruction with Tanzanian instructors, physical training and familiarization with Ugandan military tactics.
Tanzanian Army Major Paul Masinde, officer in charge of t
U.S. soldiers attached to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) have recently supported a series of missions to exchange soldiering skills with their Rwandan Defense Force (RDF) counterparts and fellow partner nation members June 30, 2001, in Gako, Rwanda.
The U.S. soldiers, assigned to the 1st Battalion 161st Field Artillery (1-161 FA), a Kansas Army National Guard unit, provided their expertise and advice if requested, said U.S. Army Major Michael McCoy, a mission comma
Thirty U.S. Marines graduated a three-week Corporals' Course June 28 at 11 Degrees North community center.
The Combined Joint Task Force Ã? Horn of Africa-sponsored (CJTF-HOA) course provides new or soon-to-be corporals the basic knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful small-unit leader.
"There were two goals behind the initiation of this course here," said U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Scott Mykoo, CJTF-HOA chief senior enlisted leader and course dir