A team of medics with the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, conducted a Combat Lifesaver Course for a class of 16 members of the Italian Army, Navy, Air Force and Carabinieri (National Police) on Base Militar Italiano de Supporte, Jan. 14-18. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Kirsten Brandes)
LTG Charles D Luckey addresses concerns about the requirements for Ready Force X.
Balikatan 2019: AFP, U.S. Army begin construction project at Pagasa Elementary
(From left to right) The Honorable Efren Pascual Jr., municipal mayor of Orani, Bataan, Armed Forces of the Philippines Army Lt. Col. Francesca Dapiton, Office of the Chief Engineer, and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Michael Tucker, Combined Joint Civil Military Operations Task Force commander, break ground during the Engineering Civic Action Project (ENCAP) 4 opening ceremony as part of Exercise Balikatan, March 12, 2019.  U.S. Army 1st Lt. Brendon Cagney, ENCAP 4 officer in charge, looks on.  During the exercise planning process, military planners visited various locations in coordination with AFP and local officials to nominate sites. Numerous factors were taken into account, including logistics requirements, unit capabilities, and exercise requirements. Pagasa Elementary School was selected as one of the Balikatan construction projects following this selection process. Exercise Balikatan, in its 35th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counter-terrorism, and other combined military operations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Scott Vargas, 128th MPAD)
March 22, 2019 - Philippine Airmen and U.S. Soldiers came together with local officials to begin a construction project at Pagasa Elementary School.

USACAPOC(A) CG: Command must adapt, prepare for the future
Maj. Gen. Darrell Guthrie, United States Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) commanding general, speaks to senior leaders during the Yearly Training Brief Monday, March 4, 2019 at the USACAPOC(A) headquarters building on Fort Bragg. N.C.
March 11, 2019 - The United States Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) is moving into the future.

‘Y’all got this:’ Retirees leave USACAPOC(A) in good hands
Maj. Gen. Daniel Ammerman, left, stands with retirees Col. George J. Hanhauser IV, the former USACAPOC(A) chief of staff; Col. Charles J. Butler, the outgoing chief of logistics; and Lt. Col. Scott A. Matti, who served in multiple positions in the G-3 operations section, during a retirement ceremony Friday, March 8, 2019 at Clark Auditorium in the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Fort Bragg, N.C.
March 9, 2019 - United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) lost 100 years of experience after three senior officers retired during Saturday’s battle assembly.

CWOC students find Fort McCoy to be fitting place for winter training
Students in the Fort McCoy Cold-Weather Operations Course (CWOC) Class 19-02 start their skiing orientation and familiarization Jan. 10, 2019, at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area at Fort McCoy, Wis. In addition to skiing, CWOC students are trained on a variety of cold-weather subjects, including snowshoe training as well as how to use ahkio sleds and other gear. Training also focuses on terrain and weather analysis, risk management, cold-weather clothing, developing winter fighting positions in the field, camouflage and concealment, and numerous other areas that are important to know in order to survive and operate in a cold-weather environment. The training is coordinated through the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy. (U.S. Army Photo by Scott T. Sturkol, Public Affairs Office, Fort McCoy, Wis.)
March 7, 2019 - “Some skill sets I take with me from the course include learning how to build and sustain a fire using multiple techniques and working as a team or squad during movements carrying equipment and pulling an ahkio sled," said Staff Sgt. Kimberly Gorman, CWOC Class 19-02 student with the 431st Civil Affairs Battalion at Little Rock, Ark.

Army Reserve veterinarians visit remote Djibouti village to promote herd health
U.S. Soldiers with the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, Functional Specialty Cell’s Veterinary Team, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, engaged local pastoralists to promote better herd-health management and facilitate communication for further engagements during a veterinary civic action project (VETCAP) in Oulma, Djibouti, on Feb. 14, 2019. The purpose of Civil Affairs VETCAPs is to build relationships with local community animal health workers and the Djiboutian Ministry of Livestock via animal health surveillance, and to improve knowledge, skills, livestock medicine and best practices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shawn Nickel)
March 1, 2019 - “It’s rewarding to see the light in peoples eyes when they learn something new, but also the other way around when these people help me learn something and the light just turns on."
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