Photo Credit: Air Force Tech Sergeant Jeremy T. Lock/JTF-HOA
Sgt. Catherine Olivarez looks over a toddler during a medical civil action program, July 24, at a village school in Goubetto, Djibouti. Olivarez is a medic with the 345th Civil Affairs Brigade working with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. Navy and Marine Corps medical teams from the USS Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group joined with their Army counterparts during the six-day project. On Oct. 1, the Department of Defense stood up U.S. Africa Command, or AFRICOM. AFRICOM is now responsible for managing any U.S. military activities in African countries.