Nursing students of the Arts Medical College of Dire Dawa, Ethiopia with assistance from the U.S. Army 418th Civil Function Specialty Team (Fx SP), Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), distributed medications to more than 900 children in seven remote villages during the second phase of a Medical Civic Action Program (MEDCAP) to improve health conditions in the Shinile Zone (Woreda).
Medications distributed in the second phase were tailored to the results of parasitolo
Over the past several months, members of the Moroto District Veterinary Office (DVO), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Makerere University, Uganda's Peoples Defence Force - Civil Military Coordination Center (UPDF-CMCC), the U.S. Army's 418th Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team (FxSP) and Delta Company, as well as various other non-governmental organizations (NGO's) worked together to conduct Veterinary Civic Action Programs in conjunction with valu
U.S. Navy Maritime Civil Affairs Team 205, currently assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, joined hands with the local Kenyan host nation government, the head teachers of Kiunga Primary School and Secondary School, and local parents and students of Kiunga in the dedication of the schools, October 15, 2010.
The dedication ceremony was a formal handing over of the newly-constructed and renovated schools to the village of Kiunga, Kenya. The projects included the following:
Leadership of the 449th Air Expeditionary Group, attached to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, met with members of the Djiboutian Air Force for breakfast to exchange ideas on aircraft maintenance September 22, 2010. This is the first interaction between the maintenance crews of the two nations' air forces.
"We talked about how we maintain aircraft in unfriendly conditions," said Chief Master Sergeant Randall Becker, 81st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron maintenance superintenda
Nurses of the Dil Chora Hospital in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, attended the first week-long emergency medical technician (EMT) course, October 15, 2010.
The course is a partnership between Dr. Manyazewal Dessie, senior orthopedic surgeon at Dil Chora Hospital, soldiers of the U.S. Army 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, Charlie Company, and Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7 (NMCB 7).
The curriculum for the 23 students, approved by the hospital to meet their standards, consist
Alongside their Djiboutian counterparts, members of the U.S. Army's 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, Charlie Company and the Army National Guard 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, helped construct the Djibouti National Police Academy K-9 obstacle course. They attended a ceremony to dedicate the obstacle course on October 11, 2010.
In the past month, the teams leveled the surface of the training area, welded fence gates and corner pole braces, then built and placed
The chief master sergeant of the U.S. Air Force spent a day in Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti to see firsthand the role Airmen play in the mission of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and throughout the U.S. Africa Command theater.
During the October 13, 2010 visit, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Roy visited Airmen in various work centers around the camp.
"What Airmen are doing here is important," the chief said. "You have to understand your presence here has an imp
A U.S. Army 418th Civil Affairs Team (Charlie Company) was invited by the tribal Chief (Ugaas) of Issa, Mustafe Maxamed Ibraahim, to attend his wedding celebration September 23, 2010.
Through meetings with tribal elders and advisors, the team learned Issa is one of the major tribes in the Horn of Africa. The Ugaas is the chosen king of the Somali Issa people (approximately 2.5 million reside in Northeast Ethiopia, Southern Djibouti, and Northern Somaliland, as well as a large expatriat