In a small confined room, an echo of telephones ringing, people talking, and the sound of dozens of people typing on keyboards, may sound like chaos but is actually a coordinated effort of a group of experts at work. This is a glimpse into the central information hub of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA).
From coordinating personnel movements and supporting military-to-military engagements to personnel recovery and crisis response, the Joint Operations Center (JOC)
There is one man at Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) whose job it is to ensure that this command is always in sync with larger foreign policy goals, whether it is with partner militaries or embassies across East Africa.
Jason Hyland, CJTF-HOA Foreign Policy Advisor, supports the commanding general on foreign policy issues, by coordinating with the Department of State and other agencies, and advising on the political, security and economic environment in the region
Two million people died, four million were displaced and thousands fled civil war, but by faith and perseverance, one “lost boy” who is now an American Airman returns home.
As a young boy at the age of 5, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Deng Pour, a survivor of the 1983-2006 Sudanese civil war lived through many years of near starvation and genocide, but he never gave up.
His life was filled with gun fire and attacks and hiding from village to village to stay alive.
Bravo Company, 407th Civil Affairs Battalion, assumed authority from Alpha Company, 415th CA BN, during a ceremony on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Dec. 27, 2013.
Hailing from Arden Hills, Minn., the 407th CA BN falls under the command of the 443rd CA BN. They will have several areas of focus, but they all lead back to building positive relationships within Djibouti.
There will be three primary lines of focus for the 407th CA BN during their deployment, according to Army Lt. C