Five personnel assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa exchanged best practices with soldiers from the Rwandan Defense Force here April 2-14.
Rwandan military members from the 71st RDF Battalion took a five-week training course designed to ramp up their deployment and mission readiness capabilities.
The main purpose of the CJTF-HOA involvement was to observe and share advice and practices with Rwandan Defense Force military personnel supporting United Nations peacek
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
U.S. soldiers attached to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) have recently supported a series of missions to exchange soldiering skills with their Rwandan Defense Force (RDF) counterparts and fellow partner nation members June 30, 2001, in Gako, Rwanda.
The U.S. soldiers, assigned to the 1st Battalion 161st Field Artillery (1-161 FA), a Kansas Army National Guard unit, provided their expertise and advice if requested, said U.S. Army Major Michael McCoy, a mission comma
A team of U.S. Army soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa recently concluded a month-long operation teamed with the Kenyan army to develop a counter-improvised-explosive-device training program for East African militaries.
Drawing on their own experiences and training, the three-man team partnered with soldiers from the Kenyan army to share information with four classes of service members from several East African nations including Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, Comoros
KIGALI, Rwanda (Jan. 28, 2011) – A two soldier traveling contact team from the 402nd Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team (FxSp), assigned to Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, traveled to Kigali, Rwanda, recently to facilitate a flight medic operations seminar to Rwanda Defense Force battalion medical officers (BMO) and exchange ideas on medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) procedures in support of pre-deployment preparations for the United Nations – African Mission in Darfur (
Rwanda and the United States partnered in expanding the Masaka Secondary School near Kigali City and celebrated with a school dedication July 9, 2010. With more than 250 students in attendance, the dedication was symbolic of a successful joint effort project that improved the school and left a lasting impression on the community.
"We can't thank you enough for the things you have done for us," said 3rd year Masaka student Axel Hozo, who spoke during the ceremony. "We hope and dream
Charge d 'Affairs of the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda Anne Casper and the Mayor of Kicukiro District Jules Ndamage officially participated in a dedication of the newly renovated Masaka Secondary School in the Gasabo District of Kigali City, July 9, 2010.
Charge d' Affaires Casper said that it was a pleasure to return to Masaka Secondary School after she and other Americans participated in the construction of three classrooms last year. "In September of last year, just a few month