Spotlight East Africa June 10, 2013

In this edition of Spotlight East Africa, two CJTF-HOA service members train with the French in a desert survival course and U.S. Army Soldiers help villagers in Uganda battle disease. Plus, Photos from the Horn and shoutouts to family and friends back home. Tech. Sgt. Jon LaDue and Staff Sgt. Caleb Pierce report.


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U.S., Uganda forces build mental resilience

A U.S. Army Soldier deployed to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and more than 40 members of the Africa Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) gathered for a sharing of best practices for mental health Oct. 10, 2016, in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Eye in the sky: Task Force Hurricane teaches Kenya Defense Forces how to fly

Members of Task Force Hurricane, 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, are conducting unmanned aerial vehicle training with members of the Kenya Defense Forces Sept. 8-24, 2016, at a training center in Kenya.

U.S., Rwanda forces complete first of four phases to enhance Rwanda peacekeeping operations

Civil affairs and information operations personnel from CJTF-HOA met with members of the Rwanda Defence Force to discuss capabilities and pre-deployment tasks for Rwandan CIMIC personnel.

U.S., French soldiers prove desert survival is for the fittest

U.S. and French soldiers prove desert survival is for the fittest by completing phase two of the French Desert Survival Course, preparing them to not only survive, but complete their mission in the subtropical desert climate of Djibouti.

Maj. Gen. Grigsby visits Ugandan Pre-Deployment Training Center

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, met with Uganda People’s Defense Force Brig. Gen. Jack Bakasumba, Peace Support Operations Training Centre commandant, Aug. 20, 2014, in Singo, Uganda.