A member of the Uganda People’s Defence Force assists in parking a convoy of armored troop carrying vehicles provided by the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of State as they are driven into the UPDF compound, Mogadishu International Airport, Somalia, Sept. 25, 2017. The contribution comes with spare parts for the vehicles and a maintenance team assigned to train personnel for timely repairs. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 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 >

Spc. Britton Boone,1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment, deployed with the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) in Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, mans the M240 machine gun to secure an entry control point from a base defense tower, June 2, 2017. Soldiers of Alpha company secure the installation 24 hours a day and work with Djiboutian contractors to support efforts in countering regional violent extremist organizations. (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. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. David Furness, Commanding General of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, views items obtained from poachers and others involved in illicit trafficking during a visit with CJTF-HOA civil affairs Soldiers who are conducting counter illicit trafficking training at a game reserve in Tanzania, Sept. 28, 2017. CJTF-HOA seeks to develop the capacity of the Tanzanian Wildlife Authority game wardens to conduct effective patrol operations, information management and civil engagement in order to promote local and regional security and counter transnational illicit trafficking networks.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood/Released) 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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