United States Africa Command

AFRICOM Update, Episode 33 In this week's AFRICOM Update, senior policy fellows from the Council on Foreign Relations meet with AFRICOM leaders, while journalists from the countries Malawi and Botswana get an inside look at AFRICOM headquarters. Read more >
Reginald Richardson, broadcaster with Botswana Gabz FM, asks an Ebola-related question during a briefing by the AFRICOM Command Surgeon, Navy Capt. David Weiss, at U.S. Africa Command’s headquarters Nov. 18, 2014.  Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command. The journalists, along with a military public affairs officer from each country, were invited by AFRICOM Public Affairs and selected by U.S. embassy staff to participate in a program designed to enhance journalists' understanding of the command's mission and programs on the continent. Journalists from Botswana and Malawi visit AFRICOM Ten journalists from Botswana and Malawi are in Stuttgart this week as participants of a media delegation to learn about U.S. Africa Command. Read more >
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus speaks to participants about the importance of maritime security at the final planning event of Exercise Cutlass Express 2015. Cutlass Express is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored multinational maritime exercise designed to increase maritime safety and security in the waters off East Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cheryl A. Collins/Released) Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 Nations Meet to Finalize Plans SIMON’S TOWN, South Africa – Maritime professionals from South and East Africa, Europe, Indian Ocean nations and the U.S. met to begin finalizing plans for the fourth iteration of Cutlass Express 2015, Nov. 18. Read more >
Senior Chief Fire Controlman Mark Gilling, left, and Lt. Ray Adkins, both assigned to USS James E. Williams (DDG 95), carry soil, which will be used to plant in a nursery during a community relation event here Nov. 14, 2014. James E. Williams, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer homeported in Norfolk, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe (US Navy photo by Ensign Michael Scarborough/Released) Sailors Help Out at Nature Sanctuary in Seychelles Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) participated in a community relations project in Port Victoria, Seychelles, Nov. 14. Read more >
Lieutenant General Steven A. Hummer, U.S. Africa Command's deputy to the commander for military operations (DCMO), cuts a cake for the Marine Corps' 239th birthday at the command's headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, Nov. 17, 2014.  Marines from the command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake.  Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations, served as they keynote speaker and cut the cake where he served the first pieces to the oldest and youngest Marines in attendance.  Hummer spoke on the important role the Marine Corps has played throughout the history of the United States and why today's Marines must remain focused on their training and always ready to be called upon. AFRICOM celebrates United States Marine Corps' birthday Marines from U.S. Africa Command gathered to celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Nov. 17 with a special ceremony that included a videotaped message from the Commandant and a birthday cake. Read more >
Djiboutian Cadets, continue the third full week of civil affairs training, provided by the 407th Civil Affairs Battalion on Nov. 4, 2014. The Djiboutian cadets will be completing their third year at AMIA. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) U.S. Soldiers Partner with Djibouti Armed Forces Cadets Charlie Company, 407th Civil Affairs Battalion educated 19 Djibouti Armed Forces cadets during their ongoing partnership with Arta Interservices Military Academy (AMIA), Nov. 4, 2014. Read more >