As General William "Kip" Ward prepares to fully stand up U.S. Africa Command, he told a crowd of about 1,000 members of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa that U.S. AFRICOM was a way for the Department of Defense to focus its efforts in Africa.
"We were looking to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our military programs on this continent," Ward said. "As we deliver our military-to-military programs, we'll be able to do it in a way that hopefu
U.S. service members from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa worked in partnership with residents of the Tanga region of Tanzania to repair wells, making clean water more accessible to more than 6,000 community members.
Team members installed manual pumps in water wells in the towns of Ubembe, Kibanda, and Bwembwera to make water retrieval easier and more efficient. Additionally, the new pumps now protect the wells from contamination and reduce the amount of well-related injur
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