Prime Minister of Somalia Hassan Ali Khayre speaks to Somali National Army soldiers and their U.S. trainers at a graduation ceremony for a logistics course May 24, 2017, in Mogadishu, Somalia. The six-week logistics training event, focused on various aspects of moving personnel, equipment and supplies, is the first of several the U.S. plans to hold at the request of the Federal Government of Somalia. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood) 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 >

Five U.S. Army 101st Airborne Soldiers deployed with U.S. Army Africa to train Somali National Army soldiers stand at a graduation formation on May 23, 2017, in Mogadishu, Somalia. The six-week logistics course focused on various aspects of moving personnel, equipment and supplies. (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 Capt. Timothy Samms, 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, Bravo Company, Civil Affairs Team 3 officer-in-charge, converses with residents of the village of Holhol, Djibouti during a key leader engagement, May 18, 2017. Supporting Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa’s efforts to assist the region in furthering security and stability, key leader engagements are essential to establish relationships with African partners and are built on trust, dependability, and shared security interests. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Eboni Prince) 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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