Our Mission
Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa conducts operations to enhance partner nation capacity, promote regional stability, dissuade conflict, and protect U.S. and partner interests.
Our Mission
Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa conducts operations to enhance partner nation capacity, promote regional stability, dissuade conflict, and protect U.S. and partner interests.
Our Mission
Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa conducts operations to enhance partner nation capacity, promote regional stability, dissuade conflict, and protect U.S. and partner interests.
Our success in the region stems from our five official
Lines of Effort

Strengthen Strategic Influence
1
We work hard to be the partner of choice for our African friends
Protect U.S. Interests
2
We guard American interests, protect U.S. forces, and monitor malign activities across Africa
Respond to Crises
3
We're the local 9-1-1; we respond to crises involving embassy and U.S. personnel across Africa
Support Allies and Partners, and Strengthen Partnerships
4
We synchronize U.S. defense, diplomacy, and development activities with our allies and partners
Enable, Support, and Project Operations, Activities, and Investments (OAIs)
5
We exercise, support, and synchronize U.S. access and interests across Africa, working by, with, and through our African partners
Our success in the region stems from our five official
Lines of Effort

1
Strengthen Strategic Influence
We work hard to be the partner of choice for our African friends
2
Protect U.S. Interests
We guard American interests, protect U.S. forces, and monitor malign activities across Africa
3
Respond to Crises
We're the local 9-1-1; we respond to crises involving embassy and U.S. personnel across Africa
4
Support Allies and Partners, and Strengthen Partnerships
We synchronize U.S. defense, diplomacy, and development activities with our allies and partners
5
Enable, Support, and Project Operations, Activities, and Investments (OAIs)
We exercise, support, and synchronize U.S. access and interests across Africa, working by, with, and through our African partners

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Surgeon Cell hosts Tactical Combat Casualty Care knowledge exchange

The Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) Surgeon Cell hosted a Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCC) knowledge exchange at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, with members of CJTF-HOA, Task Force WolfHound, and Italian and Japanese partners. The course was separated into two parts - classroom presentations and hands-on scenarios where they applied their skills.
Exercise Bull Shark strengthens personnel recovery, interoperability between partners

Exercise Bull Shark takes place at Arta Beach, Djibouti Dec. 3, 2022. Exercise Bull Shark is a personnel recovery exercise involving members of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, U.S. Navy, the Djiboutian Coast Guard, Spanish Navy, and Spanish Special Operations Maritime Task Unit, aimed to strengthen interoperability between like-minded partners in the region. (U.S. Air Force video by Staff Sgt. Dylan Murakami)
CJTF-HOA celebrates Partner Appreciation Day

U.S. and coalition service members participated in a Partnership Appreciation Day event at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Nov. 10, 2022. The event celebrated the 20th anniversary of the landfall of U.S. service members in Djibouti after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and gave partners and allies a chance to mingle, and learn about one anothers militaries and cultures. (Department of Defense video by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Thomas Johns)
Surgeon Cell hosts Tactical Combat Casualty Care knowledge exchange

The Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) Surgeon Cell hosted a Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCC) knowledge exchange at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, with members of CJTF-HOA, Task Force WolfHound, and Italian and Japanese partners. The course was separated into two parts - classroom presentations and hands-on scenarios where they applied their skills.
Exercise Bull Shark strengthens personnel recovery, interoperability between partners
CJTF-HOA celebrates Partner Appreciation Day

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