Officers from Kenya, Burundi and Uganda plan military operations for a simulated scenario Feb. 29, 2016, during an exercise to complete a staff officers course in Nairobi, Kenya. This exercise culminated their five-week training and proved they’re ready to serve at African Union Mission in Somalia headquarters or any of the six sectors’ command staffs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton) 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 >

Members of the Tanzania People's Defence Force practice carries as part of
the emergency medical portion of Humanitarian Mine Action Level 1 training
hosted by TPDF with assistance from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of
Africa's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 1 in Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania, Feb. 17, 2016. Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Isgar, EOD Mobile Unit
1, facilitated classroom training and hands-on practical exercises to
enhance the TPDF's ability to handle injuries in the field. (U.S. Air Force
photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook) 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 >

Senior enlisted leaders from the Kenya Defence Forces host a junior enlisted town hall meeting at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, during an SEL engagement Feb. 11, 2016. A difference amongst the KDF and U.S. enlisted forces is the level of responsibility and decision-making authority given to young Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and Marines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton) 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 >

Combined Joint Task Force -- Horn or Africa

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