Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines gathered to take part in a week-long Field Sanitation Team Training course at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 13-17, 2017.
A U.S. Army Soldier deployed to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and more than 40 members of the Africa Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) gathered for a sharing of best practices for mental health Oct. 10, 2016, in Mogadishu, Somalia.
CJTF-HOA turns to the “Fusion Action Cell/Hive” and its Deputy Director, Canadian Army Lt. Col. Fred Moore to effectively provide this type of training across East Africa. The Fusion Action Cells are specially designed teams that represent a particular country in East Africa and work with a host of participants to build relationships. Clustered together in an open room, the FAC’s become a hive of activity working and learning from one another and which the collective effort was named the “Hive”.
"Yes!" shouted all the participants in unison.
This collective response answered the question, "Are we together?", posed to the public health and animal health workers at the beginning of a One Health training held in Moroto, Uganda, Nov. 18-27, 2012. The event, which was the first of its kind in Uganda, brought together health professionals from various disciplines to provide better veterinary and human health services to the public.
The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa
Fifteen Tanzanian animal healthcare professionals, Soldiers from the U.S. Army 448th Civil Affairs Battalion, and the Joint Civil Affairs Team in Tanzania assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa came together to participate in a two-week Veterinary Civic Action Program, or VETCAP, training session in Mkinga District, Tanzania Sept. 3-14.
The VETCAP was broken into two stages: three days of classroom training and eight days of field training in eight different villages in