East Africa Response Force hones skills in Kenya

U.S. service members assigned to the East Africa Response Force (EARF), a crisis response asset of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), conducted an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE) alongside Kenyan Defense Force members with the Special Program for Embassy Augmentation and Response (SPEAR) and Marine Security Augmentation Unit (MSAU) members in Nairobi, Kenya, Feb. 25, 2022. The EDREs ensure the CJTF-HOA is prepared for any contingency, including crisis response, humanitarian assistance, non-combatant evacuation operations, disaster relief operations, support to U.S. embassies, recovery capabilities of aircraft and personnel, and other missions as directed.



By Staff Sgt. Joel Pfiester Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Kenya Mar 15, 2022
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U.S. service members assigned to the East Africa Response Force (EARF), a crisis response asset of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), conducted an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE) alongside Kenyan Defense Force members with the Special Program for Embassy Augmentation and Response (SPEAR) and Marine Security Augmentation Unit (MSAU) members in Nairobi, Kenya, Feb. 25, 2022. The EARF deploys on order to support Department of State partners in security augmentation and assisted departure in order to protect U.S. government personnel and facilities while enabling U.S. embassies to continue operations in challenging security environments. The EDREs ensure the CJTF-HOA is prepared for any contingency, including crisis response, humanitarian assistance, non-combatant evacuation operations, disaster relief operations, support to U.S. embassies, recovery capabilities of aircraft and personnel, and other missions as directed.  (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Joel Pfiester)

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