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
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
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 (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
U.S. Africa Command and the U.S. Embassy in Mauritius, supported by the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa conducted an East Africa Region Spill Preparedness and Response workshop June 1-3, 2009 in Balaclava, Mauritius.
More than 35 stakeholders from the islands of Mauritius and Seychelles participated in the workshop. The participants included representative from the Department of Risk and Disaster Management, Ministry of Environment, Mauritius ports authority, Mauritius police
U.S. service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and USS Halsey reviewed visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) tactics with Seychelles Coast Guard personnel at Seychelles Coast Guard headquarters on August 14, 2008.
U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Stuart Cravens, CJTF-HOA, said the Seychelles Coast Guard already has some experience with these procedures.
"The Seychelles Coast Guard does an excellent job of patrolling the Seychelles waters," said Crave
Members of the Praslin Island community and the U.S. military's Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) dedicated a new health clinic in Grand Anse, Seychelles, on April 24, 2008.
Praslin's pre-existing clinic was not able to handle its patient load, resulting in conflicting interests. The new Grand Anse clinic boasts a covered ambulance bay, a casualty unit and a physiotherapy room.
"In the past, babies were being weighed in the same rooms where family planni
Officers from three different countries recently embarked on USS Germantown the first week of April, 2008, to train with the United States Navy. The training, facilitated by Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and the crew of the USS Germantown, familiarized navy officers from Djibouti, Seychelles and Yemen with the way the U.S. Navy conducts business on a warship. The four-day event consisted of briefings, hands-on instruction, as well as demonstrations by USS Germantown crew members.