Joint Civil Affairs Team Gets Fit with Comorian Coast Guard

GRAND COMORE, Comoros (Dec. 13, 2010)  Members of the Comorian Coast Guard, Aspirant Solah Mohammed and Lieutenant Ali Mohammed run warm-up laps during a joint physical training session with members of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), U.S. Army Captain Ivan Hong, Staff Sergeant Jeffrey Carr, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Spencer Brown, December 21, 2010. CJTF-HOA's Joint Civil Affairs Team 101 invited the Comorian Coast Guard to participate in physical training sessions to build espirit de corps with the partner nation military. CJTF-HOA Photo GRAND COMORE, Comoros (Dec. 13, 2010) Members of the Comorian Coast Guard, Aspirant Solah Mohammed and Lieutenant Ali Mohammed run warm-up laps during a joint physical training session with members of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), U.S. Army Captain Ivan Hong, Staff Sergeant Jeffrey Carr, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Spencer Brown, December 21, 2010. CJTF-HOA's Joint Civil Affairs Team 101 invited the Comorian Coast Guard to participate in physical training sessions to build espirit de corps with the partner nation military.
GRAND COMORE, Comoros (Dec. 13, 2010)  Comorian Coast Guard Lieutenant Ali Mohammed leads a group in a stretching exercise during a joint physical training session with members of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), U.S. Army Captain Ivan Hong, Staff Sergeant Jeffrey Carr, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Spencer Brown, December 21, 2010. CJTF-HOA's Joint Civil Affairs Team 101 invited the Comorian Coast Guard to participate in physical training sessions to build espirit de corps with the partner nation military. CJTF-HOA Photo GRAND COMORE, Comoros (Dec. 13, 2010) Comorian Coast Guard Lieutenant Ali Mohammed leads a group in a stretching exercise during a joint physical training session with members of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), U.S. Army Captain Ivan Hong, Staff Sergeant Jeffrey Carr, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Spencer Brown, December 21, 2010. CJTF-HOA's Joint Civil Affairs Team 101 invited the Comorian Coast Guard to participate in physical training sessions to build espirit de corps with the partner nation military.
GRAND COMORE, Comoros (Dec. 13, 2010)  U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class Spencer Brown (center), assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) demonstrates stretching exercises after a challenging upper body workout with members of the Comorian Coast Guard (left), Aspirant Solah Mohammed, Lieutenant Ali Mohammed, and U.S. Army Captain Ivan Hong, Staff Sergeant Jeffrey Carr, also members of CJTF-HOA (right) December 21, 2010. CJTF-HOA's Joint Civil Affairs Team (JCAT) 101 invited the Comorian Coast Guard to participate in physical training sessions to build espirit de corps with the partner nation military. CJTF-HOA Photo GRAND COMORE, Comoros (Dec. 13, 2010) U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class Spencer Brown (center), assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) demonstrates stretching exercises after a challenging upper body workout with members of the Comorian Coast Guard (left), Aspirant Solah Mohammed, Lieutenant Ali Mohammed, and U.S. Army Captain Ivan Hong, Staff Sergeant Jeffrey Carr, also members of CJTF-HOA (right) December 21, 2010. CJTF-HOA's Joint Civil Affairs Team (JCAT) 101 invited the Comorian Coast Guard to participate in physical training sessions to build espirit de corps with the partner nation military.

As a member of a Civil Affairs team, you understand relationships are a fundamental piece to the mission. One of the best ways to enhance relationships is to participate in group physical training. Maintaining physical health is understood by all, no matter what part of the world you are from, as an essential part of our daily lives.

This holds true here in Comoros as well. When Joint Civil Affairs Team 101 with Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, invited the Comorian Coast Guard and commando unit to participate in our physical training sessions, they gladly accepted.

Being trained as command fitness leader, I was able to apply what I have learned in the states to our exercise sessions here. In return, I have learned a few new techniques I look forward to sharing with my shipmates back home.

Not only have these sessions enabled us to maintain our physical readiness while deployed, but they helped build espirit de corps, leaving the door open for future engagements.

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