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U.S. Army Maj. Erik Buendia, 403rd Civil Affairs (CA) Battalion commander, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), provides remarks during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 9, 2019. The 411th CA Battalion assumed civil affairs responsibilities for CJTF-HOA from the 403rd CA Battalion. Civil Affairs Soldiers are the governance and foreign-culture experts of the Army. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)
U.S. Army Maj. Erik Buendia, 403rd Civil Affairs (CA) Battalion commander, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), provides remarks during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 9, 2019. The 411th CA Battalion assumed civil affairs responsibilities for CJTF-HOA from the 403rd CA Battalion. Civil Affairs Soldiers are the governance and foreign-culture experts of the Army. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)
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U.S. Marines strengthen Djiboutian Army by leading joint bilateral academy course in Africa

The U.S. Marine Corps is arguably one of the most revered institutions within the U.S. Department of Defense. So, when Combined Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) leadership recently welcomed members of the Djibouti Armed Forces (FAD) into the U.S. Marine Corps Corporals Course, it was a distinct honor.

CJTF-HOA civil affairs veterinarians assist in diminishing animal disease, overpopulation in Djibouti

The Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa’s 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion (CAB) Functional Specialty Group (FXSP) veterinarians spayed, dewormed and immunized the cats of Caritas Djibouti here, Aug 30.

Incoming EARF completes validation, demonstrates crisis response capability

Within hours of being notified, CJTF-HOA’s East Africa Response Force prepared dozens of Soldiers and tons of supplies for takeoff during an emergency response exercise, validating the EARF’s rapid response capabilities.

U.S., Rwanda forces complete first of four phases to enhance Rwanda peacekeeping operations

Civil affairs and information operations personnel from CJTF-HOA met with members of the Rwanda Defence Force to discuss capabilities and pre-deployment tasks for Rwandan CIMIC personnel.

U.S., Japanese, French, Italian militaries partner for first multilateral NEO exercise in Africa

Initiated by the Japanese military, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) supported a joint-nation noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) exercise and training here, Sept. 29.