African nations have spent years working to equip Somalia’s fledgling government to achieve stability. As the African Union peacekeeping mission gave way to the AU Transition Mission in Somalia, the work has continued. Women have been an essential element of that effort. Lance Cpl. Dorine Chekwemboi, a Ugandan tank driver serving in the mission in Mogadishu, and her colleagues continue to contribute to peace and security as Somalia begins to take more control of its future.