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Aviation Support underway in Seychelles

Three service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Contingency Contracting Office traveled to Victoria, Seychelles to negotiate a service contract for an upcoming mission and to purchase mission essential supplies Sept. 21, 2014.

SPDF Tazar Special Forces, US Marines share combative practices

U.S. Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air–Ground Task Force 13.1, Marine Forces Africa, conducted a bilateral exercise with the Seychelles People's Defense Force Tazar Special Forces unit at Sans Souci, Seychelles, Dec. 3–7, 2012.

The Marines partnered with the SPDF Tazar Special Forces to develop counter–piracy skills and set the foundation for future engagements, supporting the Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa vision of being the security part

US, Seychelles militaries partner to hone search, rescue procedures

Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa service members assigned to the 81st and 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadrons recently completed a week-long joint military training engagement alongside the Seychelles Air Force and Coast Guard where best medical and search and rescue operations practices were shared.

The event was divided into several classroom learning sessions and culminated with a joint training exercise that offered all attendees an opportunity to use the skills they'd l

Building Esprit de Corps - CJTF-HOA Hosts Senior NCO Symposium

For the first time in its nine-year history, the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa hosted a senior enlisted conference, August 22 to 24, bringing together service members from 11 countries, spanning four continents, to enhance regional and international partnerships and build esprit de corps.

The CJTF-HOA 2011 Senior Non-Commissioned Symposium hosted representatives from Djibouti, Rwanda, Japan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Spain, Seychelles, Mauritius, Burundi, Uganda and the United Sta

USS Nicholas captures suspected pirates

USS Nicholas (FFG 47) captured suspected pirates on Thursday, April 1, 2010, after exchanging fire, sinking a skiff, and confiscating a suspected mother ship.

While operating west of the Seychelles in international waters, Nicholas reported taking fire at 12:27 a.m. local time from a suspected pirate skiff and returned fire before commencing pursuit of the vessel until the disabled skiff stopped.

At 1:59 a.m. personnel from Nicholas boarded the disabled skiff and detained three