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.

Learn more >
- For Home Rotator Billboard Only - 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
Learn more >

Combined Joint Task Force -- Horn or Africa

Latest Stories

More stories >

Latest Video

Service members of CJTF-HOA participate in the French desert survival course. More videos >

Latest Images

Veterinarians from Burundi, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda gathered together with the 407th Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team following the conclusion of a week-long AMISOM Military Veterinary Conference held Oct. 20-24, 2014.Burundi National Defense Force soldiers take notes during a class discussion about gender issues at Gukumba Training Area in Bujumbura, Burundi, Sept. 16, 2014. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dustin Winkelman, Team 3, Charlie Company, 407th Civil Affairs Battalion chief, forward deployed from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, observes a group of Burundi National Defense Force soldiers create a PMESII-ASCOPE Crosswalk at Gukumba Training Area in Bujumbura, Burundi, September 11, 2014. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dustin Winkelman, Team 3, Charlie Company, 407th Civil Affairs Battalion medic, forward deployed from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, discusses the PMESII-ASCOPE Crosswalk with a small group of Burundi National Defense Force soldiers at Gukumba Training Area in Bujumbura, Burundi, Sept. 11, 2014. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Denise Rodriguez, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa CJ-6, left, and U.S. Army Cpl. Darnelle O’Hair, CJTF-HOA CJ-6, help a child try on shoes Oct 12, 2014, at the Caritas Djibouti Clinic, Djibouti. U.S. Army Cpl. Brad McPherson, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa CJ-6, helps a child try on shoes Oct 12, 2014, at the Caritas Djibouti Clinic, DjiboutiA Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa member holds a child’s hand during a volunteer event Oct 12, 2014, at the Caritas Djibouti Clinic, Djibouti. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa CJ-6, carries a child on his shoulders Oct 12, 2014, at the Caritas Djibouti Clinic, Djibouti.
More images >