Spotlight East Africa Aug. 5, 2013

In this edition of Spotlight East Africa, CJTF-HOA soldiers from the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment received their combat patches, MG Terry Ferrell shares his thoughts about being Forward Deployed and Forward Focused, and "Photos from the Horn" highlight a friendly game of basketball bringing U.S. service members and Djiboutians together. Plus, shout-outs to family and friends back home. Staff Sgt. Ashley Manz and Staff Sgt. Antoinette Gibson report.



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CJTF-HOA civil affairs veterinarians assist in diminishing animal disease, overpopulation in Djibouti

The Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa’s 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion (CAB) Functional Specialty Group (FXSP) veterinarians spayed, dewormed and immunized the cats of Caritas Djibouti here, Aug 30.

Keeping the Faith

Deputy command chaplain for U.S. Africa Command engages with key leaders and local practitioners of the Islamic faith during a week-long temporary duty assignment to Djibouti, Africa to take part in USAFRICOM’s Cutlass Express 2017 exercise.

Incoming EARF completes validation, demonstrates crisis response capability

Within hours of being notified, CJTF-HOA’s East Africa Response Force prepared dozens of Soldiers and tons of supplies for takeoff during an emergency response exercise, validating the EARF’s rapid response capabilities.