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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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)
SFAB trains FAD BIR on combat water survival

The Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) trains and advises foreign security forces to improve partner capabilities and facilitate achievement of U.S. strategic objectives. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Bryan Guthrie)
Kenyan Culture Appreciation Day

The chaplain ministry team and members of the 475th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron, under the 449th Air Expeditionary Group, held the first Kenyan Culture Appreciation Day event at Camp Simba, Kenya, Aug. 20, 2022. To promote cultural awareness, the event consisted of Kenyan foods, music, a fashion show, and a mini-bazaar. In addition, current and former U.S. service members, who were born in Kenya, also spoke on what it was like growing up in Africa.
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)
SFAB trains FAD BIR on combat water survival
Kenyan Culture Appreciation Day

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