Representatives from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa attended a Gender Mainstreaming Seminar recently in Arusha, Tanzania.
Fifteen Tanzanian animal healthcare professionals, Soldiers from the U.S. Army 448th Civil Affairs Battalion, and the Joint Civil Affairs Team in Tanzania assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa came together to participate in a two-week Veterinary Civic Action Program, or VETCAP, training session in Mkinga District, Tanzania Sept. 3-14.
The VETCAP was broken into two stages: three days of classroom training and eight days of field training in eight different villages in
The Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Medical Logistics Traveling Contact Team exchanged best practices with the Tanzanian Peoples' Defense Force in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, January 30 through February 2.
"We went down at the invitation of the TPDF," said U.S. Navy Commander Dan Patterson CJTF-HOA deputy force surgeon. The team spent five days exchanging ideas with the Tanzanians on U.S. procedures for medical planning and logistics, he said.
U.S. Navy healthcare providers from Camp Lemonniers' Michaud Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) recently teamed up with Djiboutian surgeons to successfully remove a large lymphatic cyst from the neck and shoulder of a local newborn infant. This procedure represents one of many surgeries involving combined U.S. Navy and local medical staffs.
According to U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Jason Hollensbe, EMF chief surgeon, the girl was born with the cystic lymphatic malformation which
U.S. sailors recently visited the Tanzania People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) Naval Training School, April 16, to share best practices concerning proper use of Defender Boats. Defender Boats are small, agile watercraft used by the TPDF Navy to respond to emergency situations along the Tanzanian coast, according to U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Charles Benoit.
Benoit, Petty Officer 1st Class Albert Perret and several TPDF Navy trainers led a week-long event to familiarize more tha