U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James R. Kriesel, deputy commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, signs the guest book at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda, May 7, 2019. A survivor of the genocide led Kriesel and his team on a private tour through the memorial, which holds the bodies of more than 250,000 of the estimated 1 million victims.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel) CJTF-HOA deputy commanding general visits Rwanda during 25th Anniversary of genocide U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James R. Kriesel, deputy commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, visited Kigali, Rwanda, May 6-8, as part of a familiarization visit to countries within CJTF-HOA’s combined joint operations area. Read more >
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James R. Kriesel, center, deputy commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), meets with a staff member at the Regional Centre for Operations Coordination (RCOC) in Seychelles, March 26, 2019. The RCOC, modeled after the Regional Maritime Information Exchange and Sharing Mechanism in Madagascar, helps provide a more effective and coordinated fight against piracy in the region. (Courtesy Photo) Seychelles, CJTF-HOA build partnership The East African island nation of Seychelles is a key partner with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, working towards increasing security and regional stability in the Indian Ocean. Read more >
Hassan Debaleh Ahmed, prefet, or regional representative, for Obock, Djibouti, gives a speech for Djiboutian media during an Iftar celebration in Obock, May 14, 2019. Iftar is a fast-breaking meal Muslims eat after sunset during Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic year observed with daily fasting from dawn to sunset. Staff from the U.S. Embassy Djibouti and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa coordinated the event. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nick Scott) CJTF-HOA, U.S. Embassy celebrate Iftar in Djibouti Leaders from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and representatives from the U.S. Embassy Djibouti celebrated Iftar, the fast-breaking meal Muslims eat after sunset during Ramadan month, with Djiboutian partners in Obock, Djibouti, May 14, 2019. Read more >

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