Four Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa explosives professionals recently taught 25 Sudan People's Liberation Army soldiers skills they'll use as force multipliers in efforts to end civilian casualties.
Specifically, the deaths they aim to stop are those caused by explosives left after the war-fighting in their country between 1983 and 2005. According to the U.N., these hostilities left 572 explosives "danger zones" in South Sudan.
The newly-trained Sudanese
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa conducted a joint training exercise with French forces during which two simulated aircraft crashes prompted rescue efforts both on land and sea in Djibouti Jan. 16, 2013.
The exercise was one of many periodic training opportunities accomplished throughout the year to maintain proficiency and improve the personnel recovery capability here. Their objective: dispatch rescue parties in a timely and efficient manner after receiving the distress cal
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 22nd Airlift Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., delivered HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters Jan. 25, 2013 to be used by the U.S. Air Force 303rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron to perform personnel recovery in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. Prior to their arrival, U.S. Marines were a vital part of the PR mission. Marine Heavy Helicopter 464 Detachment A departed in February following a refueling flight with the Pave Hawks and a change of aut
Members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, gathered for a prayer breakfast recently. The event, open to camp members of all faiths, offered attendees an opportunity to engage in fellowship, reflect on their mission in the East African region, and pray for their government and military leaders, family and friends.
Members of the new 303rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron unload a HH-60 helicopter from a C-5 Galaxy. The 303rd ERQS is replacing Heavy Marine Helicopter 464th Detachment A, the last of several Marine detachments that have handled the mission here in the past 10 years. The arrival of the 303rd ERQS will better equip Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa for personnel recovery due to the HH-60's capabilities. This is one more tool CJTF-HOA uses to be the preferred security partner of choi
French Marines from the 93rd Expeditionary Mountain Artillery Regiment, worked with members of the Kentucky National guard during a multi-lateral training exercise in the Grand Bara desert, Dec. 10, 2012. During Exercise Amitie, CJTF-HOA Members helped strengthen the relationship and increase interoperability between the French, U.S. and Djiboutian militaries.