GRAND BARA DESERT, Djibouti -- Members of the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron recover a simulated downed pilot during a joint and coalition training exercise in the Grand Bara Desert, Djibouti, Jan. 16. The exercise involved two synchronized rescues - one on land and one at sea - and involved Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa as well as members of the French Foreign Legion.  The exercise helped enhance joint and coalition interoperability and underscored the importance of personnel recovery in the Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Caleb Pierce) CJTF-HOA

Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa is a dynamic, operational United States Military headquarters countering violent extremist organizations in East Africa, helping to ensure the protection of the homeland, American citizens, and American interests.

Positioned on the African continent in Djibouti, we work with partner nations, coalition forces, and interagency/intergovernmental organizations to achieve a unified effort.

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The Djiboutian navy Visit, Board, Search and Seizure team boards a simulated captured vessel, during Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 in Djibouti, Jan 31, 2015. Sponsored by U.S. Africa Command, Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities of East African and Indian Ocean nations to counter sea-based illicit activity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie) Developing Security

We defend the National Security interests of the United States by:

  • Supporting partner nation military operations in East Africa fighting violent extremists
  • Conducting focused military-to-military engagement to strengthen East African partner nation militaries
  • Conducting crisis response and personnel recovery in support of - U.S. military, diplomatic, and civilian personnel throughout East Africa
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