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Maj. Gen. Grigsby visits Ugandan Pre-Deployment Training Center
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, met with Uganda People’s Defense Force Brig. Gen. Jack Bakasumba, Peace Support Operations Training Centre commandant, Aug. 20, 2014, in Singo, Uganda.
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, visits with training instructors from the U.S., British, French and Dutch militaries, and the Africa Contingency Operations Training & Assistance program Aug. 20, 2014, at Camp Singo, Uganda. While in Singo, Grigsby toured the training facilities, watched a live-fire exercise, met with the camp commandant and training staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson)
7 photos: CJTF-HOA Commander Visits Training Instructors
Photo 1 of 7: U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, visits with training instructors from the U.S., British, French and Dutch militaries, and the Africa Contingency Operations Training & Assistance program Aug. 20, 2014, at Camp Singo, Uganda. While in Singo, Grigsby toured the training facilities, watched a live-fire exercise, met with the camp commandant and training staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, right, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bonnie Skinner, CJTF-HOA senior enlisted leader, watch Uganda People's Defense Force members conduct live-fire training Aug. 20, 2014, at Camp Singo, Uganda. Grigsby, Skinner and other leaders from CJTF-HOA also toured the training facilities and met with the commandant and training staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson)
7 photos: CJTF-HOA Commander and Senior Enlisted Leader Watch Uganda People's Defense Force Conduct Live-Fire Training
Photo 2 of 7: U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, right, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bonnie Skinner, CJTF-HOA senior enlisted leader, watch Uganda People's Defense Force members conduct live-fire training Aug. 20, 2014, at Camp Singo, Uganda. Grigsby, Skinner and other leaders from CJTF-HOA also toured the training facilities and met with the commandant and training staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson) Download full-resolution version
Uganda People’s Defense Force soldiers sit behind cover during a live-fire training Aug. 20, 2014, at Camp Singo, Uganda. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, and other leaders from CJTF-HOA watched the live-fire training, toured the training facilities and met with the commandant and training staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson)
7 photos: Uganda People's Defense Force Soldiers sit behind Cover during Live-Fire Training
Photo 3 of 7: Uganda People’s Defense Force soldiers sit behind cover during a live-fire training Aug. 20, 2014, at Camp Singo, Uganda. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, and other leaders from CJTF-HOA watched the live-fire training, toured the training facilities and met with the commandant and training staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson) Download full-resolution version
A Uganda People’s Defense Force soldier fires a rocket-propelled grenade during a live-fire  training Aug. 20, 2014, at Camp Singo, Uganda. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, and other leaders from CJTF-HOA watched the live-fire training, toured the training facilities and met with the commandant and training staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson)
7 photos: Uganda People's Defense Force Soldier Fires Rocket-Propelled Grenade during Live-Fire Training
Photo 4 of 7: A Uganda People’s Defense Force soldier fires a rocket-propelled grenade during a live-fire training Aug. 20, 2014, at Camp Singo, Uganda. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, and other leaders from CJTF-HOA watched the live-fire training, toured the training facilities and met with the commandant and training staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, salutes the Camp Singo Honor Guard during a welcoming ceremony Aug. 20, 2014, at Camp Singo, Uganda. While in Singo, Grigsby toured the training facilities, watched a live-fire exercise and met with the camp commandant and training staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson)
7 photos: CJTF-HOA Commander Salutes Camp Singo Honor Guard during Welcoming Ceremony
Photo 5 of 7: U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, salutes the Camp Singo Honor Guard during a welcoming ceremony Aug. 20, 2014, at Camp Singo, Uganda. While in Singo, Grigsby toured the training facilities, watched a live-fire exercise and met with the camp commandant and training staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson) Download full-resolution version
Uganda People’s Defense Force soldiers conduct a tactical movement during a live-fire training Aug. 20, 2014, at Camp Singo, Uganda. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, and other leaders from CJTF-HOA watched the live-fire training, toured the training facilities and met with the commandant and training staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson)
7 photos: Uganda People's Defense Force Soldier Conduct Tactical Movements
Photo 6 of 7: Uganda People’s Defense Force soldiers conduct a tactical movement during a live-fire training Aug. 20, 2014, at Camp Singo, Uganda. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, and other leaders from CJTF-HOA watched the live-fire training, toured the training facilities and met with the commandant and training staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, tours the Force’s Peace Support Operations Training Centre Aug. 20, 2014, at Camp Singo, Uganda. While in Singo, Grigsby toured the training facilities, watched a live-fire exercise and met with the camp commandant and training staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson)
7 photos: Maj. Gen. Grigsby visits Ugandan Pre-Deployment Training Center
Photo 7 of 7: U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, tours the Force’s Peace Support Operations Training Centre Aug. 20, 2014, at Camp Singo, Uganda. While in Singo, Grigsby toured the training facilities, watched a live-fire exercise and met with the camp commandant and training staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson) Download full-resolution version
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, visits with training instructors from the U.S., British, French and Dutch militaries, and the Africa Contingency Operations Training & Assistance program Aug. 20, 2014, at Camp Singo, Uganda. While in Singo, Grigsby toured the training facilities, watched a live-fire exercise, met with the camp commandant and training staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson)
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, right, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bonnie Skinner, CJTF-HOA senior enlisted leader, watch Uganda People's Defense Force members conduct live-fire training Aug. 20, 2014, at Camp Singo, Uganda. Grigsby, Skinner and other leaders from CJTF-HOA also toured the training facilities and met with the commandant and training staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson)
Uganda People’s Defense Force soldiers sit behind cover during a live-fire training Aug. 20, 2014, at Camp Singo, Uganda. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, and other leaders from CJTF-HOA watched the live-fire training, toured the training facilities and met with the commandant and training staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson)
A Uganda People’s Defense Force soldier fires a rocket-propelled grenade during a live-fire  training Aug. 20, 2014, at Camp Singo, Uganda. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, and other leaders from CJTF-HOA watched the live-fire training, toured the training facilities and met with the commandant and training staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson)
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, salutes the Camp Singo Honor Guard during a welcoming ceremony Aug. 20, 2014, at Camp Singo, Uganda. While in Singo, Grigsby toured the training facilities, watched a live-fire exercise and met with the camp commandant and training staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson)
Uganda People’s Defense Force soldiers conduct a tactical movement during a live-fire training Aug. 20, 2014, at Camp Singo, Uganda. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, and other leaders from CJTF-HOA watched the live-fire training, toured the training facilities and met with the commandant and training staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson)
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, tours the Force’s Peace Support Operations Training Centre Aug. 20, 2014, at Camp Singo, Uganda. While in Singo, Grigsby toured the training facilities, watched a live-fire exercise and met with the camp commandant and training staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson)

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, met with Uganda People’s Defense Force Brig. Gen. Jack Bakasumba, Peace Support Operations Training Centre commandant, Aug. 20, 2014, in Singo, Uganda.

Grigsby also toured the training facilities, watched a live-fire exercise and met with Africa Contingency Operations Training & Assistance instructors, and other cadre from the U.S., British, French and Dutch militaries.

“We want to assist and enable you the best we can,” Grigsby said to Bakasumba. “What you are doing is here is very important and I applaud you for that.”

The U.S. Government, through the efforts of CJTF-HOA and the State Department enables and strengthens the UPDF in their mission to improve regional peace and stability. This includes training Ugandan forces that deploy to support the African Union Mission in Somalia.

“We thank the U.S. for their continuous support to this training center of the UPDF, one of the major partners on the African continent in the fight against terrorism,” Bakasumba said during an office call with Grigsby and othe CJTF-HOA leadership.

According to the AMISOM website the Ugandan contingent remains the largest troop contributing nation to AMISOM.

“What the Ugandans are doing is tremendous,” Grigsby said to Bakasumba while discussing efforts in Somalia. “You have been one of our best partners.”

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Story originally posted by CJTF-HOA on 29 Aug 2014

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