U.S. Navy members are working to improve the quality of life for Kenyans in the Garissa district by bringing clean water to the region through a series of well-drilling projects. On April 22, 2008, the service members broke ground on a water well in Shaba, Kenya.
This well is one of three planned in the district of Garissa as part of a Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) project. The well, once complete, will provide a better alternative for the villagers than going t
U.S. Navy and Marine Corps medical and dental teams joined Army counterparts to provide basic medical and dental treatment to hundreds of Djiboutian citizens. This was part of a series of Medical Civil Action Projects from March 29 through April 2 in the remote villages of Goubetto, Chabelley and Dammerjog.
In addition to treating thousands of patients, the medical teams conducted preventive health presentations and delivered basic hygiene items to one of the poorest regions in the wor
Airmen and sailors joined Kenyans on March 30 and 31, 2008, in an effort to increase access to clean drinking water within the country's arid Garissa District.
More than 100,000 pounds of well-drilling equipment and nearly a dozen Navy construction specialists known as "Seabees" were delivered to Nairobi's airport by an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III during the two-day delivery mission. The Seabees will use the equipment to drill wells which will be used by Somali nomads who inh
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.