Japanese-led NEO enhances interoperability among coalition and African partner nations

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Koehler, contingency branch chief assigned to Combined JointTask Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), briefs U.S. noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) rules of engagement during a Japanese-led NEO exercise in Djibouti, Africa, Oct. 1, 2019. A NEO is the military assisted departure of civilian noncombatants and nonessential military personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gabrielle Spalding)
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Koehler, contingency branch chief assigned to Combined JointTask Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), briefs U.S. noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) rules of engagement during a Japanese-led NEO exercise in Djibouti, Africa, Oct. 1, 2019. A NEO is the military assisted departure of civilian noncombatants and nonessential military personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gabrielle Spalding)
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Military members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) worked together with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) to share capabilities during an annual noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) exercise held in Djibouti, Africa, Oct. 1-4.