Seabees of CJTF-HOA continue with Arta-region medical clinic

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Baldus, a Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE Seabee deployed with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, prepares an oxygen-acetylene welding rig to create manhole covers out of steel at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, July 7, 2017. The covers are for an Arta-region medical clinic that CJTF-HOA is building in continued partnership with the Djiboutian people. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond) Seabees of CJTF-HOA continue with Art-region medical clinic U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Baldus, a Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE Seabee deployed with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, prepares an oxygen-acetylene welding rig to create manhole covers out of steel at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, July 7, 2017. The covers are for an Arta-region medical clinic that CJTF-HOA is building in continued partnership with the Djiboutian people. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond)
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Baldus, a Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE Seabee deployed with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, prepares an oxygen-acetylene welding rig to create manhole covers out of steel at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, July 7, 2017. The covers are for an Arta-region medical clinic that CJTF-HOA is building in continued partnership with the Djiboutian people. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond) Seabees of CJTF-HOA continue with Art-region medical clinic U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Baldus, a Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE Seabee deployed with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, prepares an oxygen-acetylene welding rig to create manhole covers out of steel at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, July 7, 2017. The covers are for an Arta-region medical clinic that CJTF-HOA is building in continued partnership with the Djiboutian people. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond)
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Baldus, a Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE Seabee deployed with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, prepares an oxygen-acetylene welding rig to create manhole covers out of steel at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, July 7, 2017. The covers are for an Arta-region medical clinic that CJTF-HOA is building in continued partnership with the Djiboutian people. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond) Seabees of CJTF-HOA continue with Art-region medical clinic U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Baldus, a Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE Seabee deployed with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, prepares an oxygen-acetylene welding rig to create manhole covers out of steel at Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, July 7, 2017. The covers are for an Arta-region medical clinic that CJTF-HOA is building in continued partnership with the Djiboutian people. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond)

In May, members of the U.S. Navy’s Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE (NMCB 1), deployed to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) here, were charged with fabricating a medical clinic for the local Djiboutian public.

And as the heat rises, it appears their resolve to finish the job does also. Specifically, the Seabees of NMCB 1 are the ones braving the extreme heat and elements of East Africa to accomplish this task.

All members of CJTF-HOA support U.S. Africa Command in its efforts to counter transnational threats. A method of accomplishing this is by engaging with partners to deter, disrupt and deny violent extremist organizations (VEOs) in the region. By informally forging partnerships with the local population through friendly behavior like building this clinic, the CJTF-HOA Seabees are directly helping to deter the recruitment practices of VEOs.

To read more about what the U.S. Navy's combat construction is doing while deployed to the Horn of Africa, go to: https://www.hoa.africom.mil/story/20924/cjtf-hoa-seabees-build-structures-bonds-to-help-counter-regional-veos

 

 

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