Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE officer-in-charge U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jason Ward introduces village Chief Hassan Diama to Seabees assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa gathered at a construction site in a remote village in the Arta region of Djibouti during a flag dedication ceremony, Aug. 17, 2017. The project was started by NMCB 1, now replaced by NMCB 133, who will continue working on the project. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph 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 >

U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit participate in Alligator Dagger, a two-week exercise that prepares incoming Naval Amphibious Forces and Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Amphibious Readiness Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit teams to integrate and synchronize warfighting capabilities for missions in the U.S. Central Command's area of operations.  Through cooperation with U.S. Africa Command, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, and the Djiboutian government, these Sailors and Marines made use of ranges near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, as well as used the camp's facilities and resources, to exercise amphibious assault capabilities and coordinate their efforts for successful joint operations.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood/Released) 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 >

Far right, Alain Djeudi, a Caritas kitchen and food service volunteer, talks with U.S. Army Maj. Donald Dais, 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team Environmental Health officer in charge, at Caritas Djibouti, a mission serving humanitarian aid and education to Djiboutian children living on the streets, in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Aug 23, 2017. Dais led a team to educate and inform volunteers at the mission regarding safe food handling and sanitation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond/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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