Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Kirkpatrick (right), team chief, and Col. James Lucas (left), surgeon, both assigned to 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion (CA BN), place a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine, which is used to test for pathogens like the COVID-19 virus, on display prior to a ceremony at the ministry’s Central Purchasing of Materials and Essential Medicine’s facility in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Aug. 17, 2020. Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) purchased the equipment on behalf of the United States using Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster Assistance, and Civic Aid (OHDACA) funds for approximately $76,000, following a request for aid from the Djiboutian government earlier this year. In total, CJTF-HOA has facilitated nearly $300,000 worth of U.S. aid to the government of Djibouti, including hygiene kits, 95 hospital beds, PPE and hand sanitizer among other supplies and equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Murakami)

By Senior Airman Dylan Murakami Combined Joint Task Force - Horn Djibouti City, Djibouti Aug 20, 2020
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