In a small confined room, an echo of telephones ringing, people talking, and the sound of dozens of people typing on keyboards, may sound like chaos but is actually a coordinated effort of a group of experts at work. This is a glimpse into the central information hub of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA).
From coordinating personnel movements and supporting military-to-military engagements to personnel recovery and crisis response, the Joint Operations Center (JOC)
Six Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard's 2-138th Forward Support Company assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, recently shared best entry control point practices with La Force Armee de Djibouti (FAD) at FAD Poste de Loyada, near the Somalia border.
"This event is about strengthening our partner nation's capability and capacities," said U.S. Army Maj. Michael Woodson, 2-138th Field Artillery Regiment military-to-military coordinator. "We're
The last place Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard ever thought they would be is on the Comoros Islands (officially called Union of the Comoros) off the coast of Eastern Africa. After all, they were deploying to Djibouti, 1,600 miles north of the Comoros. But that is exactly where Capt. Matthew Doughman, 1st Lieutenant Justin Gilliam, and Spc. Ryan Stull would end up. The mission was a 1-week military-to-military exchange to provide 28 Comoran soldiers "best practices" in first aid.
Five service members from U.S. Africa Command, or AFRICOM, partnered with the year-old Sudan People's Liberation Army, or SPLA, Aug. 22 to Sept. 7, 2012, to instruct 18 SPLA Soldiers.
This marks the third Humanitarian Mine Action, or HMA, military-to-military training engagement between AFRICOM and the SPLA, during which HMA explosive ordnance disposal, or EOD, and tactical casualty combat care, or TCCC, train-the-trainer courses were held with a simple mission focus.
U.S. soldiers attached to Combined Joint Task Forcee -- Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) completed their latest military-to-military training when more than 170 Ugandan People's Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers graduated the Kasenyi Special Forces Group Advanced Infantry Course, June 22.
Training for the 16-week program was led by a combined team of UPDF and U.S. soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion 161st Field Artillery and the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion 137th Infantry, both Kansas Army Na
Service members with the Gabonese Navy completed a three-day Dive Program Orientation and Demonstration led by two U.S. Navy divers from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) in Libreville, September 25, 2009.
This military-to-military engagement, in support of U.S. Africa Command's (AFRICOM) Theater Security Cooperation strategy, provided Gabonese Navy leadership with an overview of the requirements and challenges of instituting their own organic dive program. It a
Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), completed its sixth military-to-military training Uganda Counter Terrorism Course as 134 Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers graduated during a ceremony at Kasenyi training school on June 16, 2009.
Leaders from both CJTF-HOA and UPDF spoke during the ceremony and congratulating the soldiers on completing the course and challenging them to share what they learned with others.
"This training is an excellent example
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