The eighth iteration of the Military Intelligence Basic Officer Course-Africa graduated 28 partner-nation intelligence officers, March 20. The course brought together officers from the countries of Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and South Sudan for an eight-week course in Nairobi, Kenya, that strengthens intelligence capabilities of East African militaries.
"For me to be able to conduct and advise accordingly, I need to understand how my counterparts work," said Ke
Sailors and civilian maritime professionals from eight nations officially kicked-off exercise Cutlass Express 2012-2 (CE12-2) during pre-sail conferences in Djibouti, Djibouti; Port Louis, Mauritius; and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Nov. 1.
This year's week-long exercise, being conducted for the second time since its inception last year, is part of the larger Express Series exercises and is designed to advance East African maritime relationships and address mutual security issues.
Fifteen Tanzanian animal healthcare professionals, Soldiers from the U.S. Army 448th Civil Affairs Battalion, and the Joint Civil Affairs Team in Tanzania assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa came together to participate in a two-week Veterinary Civic Action Program, or VETCAP, training session in Mkinga District, Tanzania Sept. 3-14.
The VETCAP was broken into two stages: three days of classroom training and eight days of field training in eight different villages in
Two members of the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa legal staff and one U.S. Army Africa legal staff member recently attended the Military Law Symposium at the Peacekeeping Training Center here as part of a traveling contact team.
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Michael Deegan and U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Peter Tunis, CJTF-HOA judge advocate generals, and U.S. Army Capt. Daniel Sciapli, USARAF judge advocate general, went to Dar es Salaam for an exchange of legal practices with the Tanzania
The Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Medical Logistics Traveling Contact Team exchanged best practices with the Tanzanian Peoples' Defense Force in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, January 30 through February 2.
"We went down at the invitation of the TPDF," said U.S. Navy Commander Dan Patterson CJTF-HOA deputy force surgeon. The team spent five days exchanging ideas with the Tanzanians on U.S. procedures for medical planning and logistics, he said.
Tanzanian medical providers working in partnership with U.S. service members from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa provided medical care to more than 2,100 Tanzanian women and children during a Medical Civil Action Program January 9 - 13.
The 5-day MEDCAP was conducted in the villages of Mtimbwani, Duga Maforoni, Mwakajembe and Daluni in the Tanga region in northeast Tanzania in coordination with the Tanzania People's Defense Force and local police.
"This is a very i
A Photo Essay by U.S. Army by Major Gregg A. Tooley.
How comfortable would one feel with taking concepts shared by foreign people with a language barrier and applying them to their profession?
The Tanzania People's Defense Force did just that. They put aside linguistic and cultural barriers to share military police best practices with U.S. service members and civilians, August 15 to September 2.
"They were extremely perceptive," said U.S. Army Major John Sherrill, 1st Battalion 161st Field Artillery Kansas Army National Guard mi
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
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
Six Army cadets and six midshipmen from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, arrived at the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), May 26, 2011, to better understand the role of U.S. forces in the area.
During the course of one month, the students will travel around Djibouti, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania to participate in key leader engagements, observe civilian and military operations and contribute to building partnerships
U.S. sailors recently visited the Tanzania People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) Naval Training School, April 16, to share best practices concerning proper use of Defender Boats.
Defender Boats are small, agile watercraft used by the TPDF Navy to respond to emergency situations along the Tanzanian coast, according to U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Charles Benoit.
Benoit, Petty Officer 1st Class Albert Perret and several TPDF Navy trainers led a week-long event to familiarize more tha
ARUSHA, Tanzania – At the request of the Tanzanian government, a week-long pandemic response table-top exercise is being held to assist its government and military identify baseline pandemic preparedness capabilities.
Hosted by the Tanzania Government, the exercise is designed to enhance Tanzanian military and civil authorities’ response capabilities and emphasize limitations of normal responders, such as international non-government organizations, during a severe pandemic disaster.
PEMBA ISLAND, Zanzibar—Hundreds of students, educators and residents of Bopwe shehia attended a ceremony hosted by a delegation of Tanzanian and U.S. guests to commemorate the completion of a $320,000 Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa construction project: a new school.
During the ceremony, Zanzibar President Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania Alfonso E. Lenhardt, and CJTF-HOA Commander Rear Admiral Brian Losey stood side-by-side to cut a yellow ribbon, an ac
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Feb 26, 2011) - More than 10 U. S. legislators from six states visited Camp Lemonnier February 26, 2011.
The group, led by Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe, stopped in Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia, before arriving in Djibouti. The delegation met with U.S. military personnel and foreign leaders to discuss partnership efforts in the region, according to officials.
The delegation met with several servicemembers from their respective states, Combined Joint Ta
DJIBOUTI (February 2, 2011) - Six medical representatives from the Tanzanian Peoples Defense Force (TPDF) visited with representatives from Camp Lemonnier and the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF - HOA) in Djibouti, January 31 and February 1, 2011 to engage in discussions on how the U.S. military manages their medical operations in a forward deployed clinic.
The TPDF is increasing their participation in peacekeeping operations and enlarging their role in assisting civi
The Tanzanian People's Defence Force (TPDF) held a dedication November 23, 2010 to accept two 27-foot defender class boats at the Tanzanian Navy Base in Kigamboni, Tanzania.
The boats were presented by Rear Admiral Brian Losey, Commander Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, on behalf of the American people and U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM).
The dedication ceremony highlighted the continuing partnership between the U.S. and Tanzanian militaries.
"On behalf of the
For most people, getting a glass of water or taking a shower requires a simple turn of a knob. For the residents of Fundo Island, a small islet that is part of Pemba Island, the act of getting water can involve a 16 mile round trip boat ride to Pemba and back, followed by an overland trek of up to 5 miles to get the water back to their villages.
Maritime Civil Affairs Team (MCAT) 115, based out of Little Creek, Virginia, and deployed to Tanzania as part of Combined Joint Task Force -
U.S. Navy Maritime Civil Affairs team 202 worked side-by-side with the 353rd Functional Specialty (FxSp) Team and Pemba livestock officers to vaccinate and treat more than 4,000 animals during a veterinary civic action project (VETCAP) on Pemba Island, Tanzania. May 3-14, 2010.
All animals were given a vaccination that kills internal, external, and blood-borne parasites including fleas and ticks. Animals also received a dose of multi-vitamins and examinations for additional treatable al
Knowing the HIV/AIDS epidemic at regional and national levels is the key to developing strategies for combating it, said health experts at the International Military HIV/AIDS Conference, April 13, 2010 in Arusha, Tanzania.
The second day of the conference kicked off a series of plenary sessions focusing on developing plans for improving HIV/AIDS surveillance and data use. International health experts spoke on the importance of knowing the HIV epidemic in both the military and civilian
The International Military HIV/AIDS Conference opened April 12, 2010 in Arusha, Tanzania bringing together representatives from 60 multinational militaries, including nearly 40 African militaries, to share information and work together in developing a joint strategy for combating the pandemic.
The four-day conference, co-hosted by the Tanzania People's Defence Force and the U.S. Department of Defense, represents one of the most inclusive international military partnerships ever unde
Tanzanian representatives met with U.S. Embassy officials and military civil affairs members to celebrate a fresh water well dedication in the Tanga district March 9, 2010.
Local residents made sure the event was no ordinary celebration. Nearly the entire Tanzanian fishing village of Putini-Chonoleani, and others from surrounding villages, came out to show their appreciation for the clean water.
"Because of the well, the people are getting fresh water, which is without disease,"
Twenty-one Tanzanians graduated from a two-week malaria microscopy course at the Tanzania National Health Laboratory and Quality Assurance Center, January 22, 2010.
The training came together through the cooperation and funding of multiple agencies within the U.S. government.
Seven Tanzanians from the November to December 2009 train-the-trainer course returned to instruct the students. They taught two methods of identifying malaria: rapid diagnostic testing and malaria microscopy.