Left to right, U.S. Air Force Maj. Christopher Narvaez, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) Joint Logistics Operations Center deputy branch chief, ITA Air Force MCPO Roberto Scattolini and ITA Navy CDR Giovanni Cantamessa, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chiquivia Clark review the paperwork for the U.S. military pallet destined for Somalia on an Italian military C-130 Hercules June 6, 2017, at the Djibouti International Airport, Djibouti. The two nations participated in CJTF-HOA’s first Air Transportation and Refueling Exchange of Service. (U.S. Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond) Enabling and Strengthening Partners CJTF-HOA assists its East African partners with countering violent extremist organizations in the region to prevent them from threatening U.S. or East African people or interests.

The command strengthens the defense capability, capacity and coordination among its partners to enable them to provide for their own security, combat transnational threats and respond to crises.

Supporting African militaries and regional organizations with training, information sharing, advice and assistance is paramount to our mission. Learn more >

U.S. Army Soldiers of the East African Reaction Force, B Company “Bushmasters,” 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, deployed with the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) in Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, conduct weapons training and night qualifications at a range along the southern coast of the Gulf of Tadjoura, June 18, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood) Shaping Regional Security & Stability CJTF-HOA protects U.S. personnel and facilities, promotes regional stability, and facilitates access and freedom of movement with its strategic posture and presence on the continent.

We work with our East African partners to identify how our unique capabilities can support their efforts to achieve security and stability, as we believe Africans are best able to address African security challenges.

We share an enduring commitment with our partners to securing a safe, stable and prosperous East Africa. Learn more >

U.S. Army soldiers of the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 153rd Infantry Regiment, Arkansas National Guard deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, participated in a military parade in Djibouti City celebrating the country's 40th annual Independence Day, June 27, 2017. Hosted by the president of Djibouti, Ismail Omar Guelleh, the parade is held annually to mark Djibouti's declaration of independence from France.  In addition to the Djiboutian Armed Forces, service members from Italy, France, Japan, China and the U.S. also marched in the parade. The event offered an opportunity for the militaries of various nations with a presence in Djibouti to show support for shared goals in the region, including security and stability. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood) Forging Relationships CJTF-HOA develops and strengthens joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multilateral partnerships to address mutual security concerns.

In doing so, we work to enhance cooperation among our East African partners to promote a coordinated regional approach to regional security challenges.

Our approach is a balance between operations and engagements. We engage routinely with senior leaders and counterparts from African militaries to reinforce our strategic relationships and further our shared security goals and objectives. Learn more >

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