Exercise WAKRI

Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), in coordination with French forces in Djibouti (FFDJ), participates in exercise WAKRI IVO Arta Ranges in order to reinforce combat capabilities and partner interoperability in a combined joint environment.

The purpose of exercise is to reinforce partner interoperability, with a focus on communication and Casualty Evacuation Operations (CASEVAC OPS) within FFDJ/CJTF-HOA combined REDFOR and BLUEFOR elements: reassure allies and partners, and counter global power competition-China/Russia (GPC-C/R) influence across Africa

In the end state, adversaries, allies, and partners are confident in the U.S. intent and capability to effectively inter-operate as a joint and combined force; increasing the ability of CJTF-HOA to protect U.S. Forces.