Paving the road to a more secure Somalia

Maj. Gen. Kurt Sonntag, commanding general of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, right, recognizes members of the Ugandan military responsible for defeating a vehicle borne IED attack while serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia during the SNA Symposium in downtown Mogadishu, Jan. 11, 2017. AMISOM is an active, regional peacekeeping mission operated by the African Union with the approval of the United Nations in Somalia.
Maj. Gen. Kurt Sonntag, commanding general of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, right, recognizes members of the Ugandan military responsible for defeating a vehicle borne IED attack while serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia during the SNA Symposium in downtown Mogadishu, Jan. 11, 2017. AMISOM is an active, regional peacekeeping mission operated by the African Union with the approval of the United Nations in Somalia.
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Paving the road to a more secure Somalia

Leaders of the Somali National Army met with international military and civilian officials to discuss the future of Somalia’s security at the 2017 SNA Symposium in downtown Mogadishu, Jan. 10.

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AMISOM, Somali medics perfect lifesaving skills

African Union Mission in Somalia and Somali combat medics participated in the AMISOM Sector Medical Conference in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sept. 5-7, 2016, to exchange best medical practices in combat and casualty medicine with physicians from the U.S. and United Kingdom.

Newly-appointed CJTF-HOA leaders’ visit helps reinforce an independent Somali defense force

Newly-appointed Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. David J. Furness and the CJTF-HOA Command Senior Enlisted Leader U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Benjamin J. Higginbotham joined the U.S. Ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz and U.S. Africa Command commander U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser for a series of meetings regarding East African security in Somalia.

Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa leadership meets with international partners in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU – Members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) leadership traveled to Mogadishu, Somalia, to meet with international partners, Nov. 2, 2016. The trip included individual, face-to-face discussions with key players in the Somalian defense sector and a group Defense Steering Committee meeting.