U.S. service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and USS Halsey reviewed visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) tactics with Seychelles Coast Guard personnel at Seychelles Coast Guard headquarters on August 14, 2008.
U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Stuart Cravens, CJTF-HOA, said the Seychelles Coast Guard already has some experience with these procedures.
"The Seychelles Coast Guard does an excellent job of patrolling the Seychelles waters," said Crave
Officers from three different countries recently embarked on USS Germantown the first week of April, 2008, to train with the United States Navy. The training, facilitated by Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and the crew of the USS Germantown, familiarized navy officers from Djibouti, Seychelles and Yemen with the way the U.S. Navy conducts business on a warship. The four-day event consisted of briefings, hands-on instruction, as well as demonstrations by USS Germantown crew members.
Members of U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa assist members of the Djiboutian Armed Forces during the construction of modular shelter systems in and around Djibouti City, Feb. 27, 2017. The six military grade shelter systems were donated by Alaska Structures through the Global Action Coalition for use as schools, clinics, and centers for cottage industry to promote the health, education and economic stability of the Djiboutian people.
Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe and the United States as well as several international organizations, completed the seventh iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express, Feb. 7, 2018.
Engineers of CJTF-HOA are working with laborers from the Africa First Initiative in Djibouti to renovate the region, solidifying the ongoing partnership between the U.S. and Republic of Djibouti.