United States Africa Command

U.S. Army Sgt 1st Class Jacob Olson, Charlie Company 407th Civil Affairs Battalion senior medic, shares medical best practices with cadets during a splinting course at the Arta Interservice Military Academy Aug. 22, 2014 in Djibouti. Olson arrived from Arden Hills, Minn., recently to begin a nine-month deployment as his Company relieves their sister company, Bravo Company, 407th Civil Affairs Battalion, also from Arden Hills, Minn. Also participating in the day’s exercises and English Discussion Group were Soldiers from the 2/16th Infantry Battalion. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Daniel Halsey) Relief in Place: Charlie Company Takes Reins The Civil Affairs Soldiers are hot-desking again. NCOs are getting blood types, officers are scheduling sync meetings and the top-floor shipping container-turned office is what U.S. Army Spc. Andrew Paget calls the New York Stock Exchange. Read more >
More than 60 senior medical representatives from countries in East and West Africa gathered in Bujumbura Aug. 25 for the opening ceremony of the East and West Africa Malaria Task Force conference in Burundi.  The three-day event was funded by United States Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center and coordinated by U.S. Africa Command. As part of the United States effort to eradicate malaria on the African continent, in Burundi alone, the United States has provided more than $40 million through USAID to help build capacity of Burundi's malaria prevention and control program.  (Photos by Air Force Technical Sergeant Olufemi A. Owolabi)
East and West Africa Malaria Task Force conference underway in Burundi More than 60 senior medical representatives from countries in East and West Africa gathered in Bujumbura Aug. 25 for the opening ceremony of the East and West Africa Malaria Task Force conference in Burundi. Read more >
Eagle Scout service members deployed to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier pose for a group photo Aug. 22, 2014, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Leslie Keopka) Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle; Deployed Military Members take Pride in Heritage More than 2.3 million Boy Scouts have earned the rank of Eagle Scout and of those, several are deployed to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Read more >
 
140821-N-YT963-024 STUTTGART, Germany (Aug. 21, 2014) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens records an interview with American Forces Network Stuttgart in the U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs Studio during his visit to the Stuttgart area Aug. 21. MCPON is in Northern Europe visiting Sailors as part of a fleet engagement to the area (U.S. Africa Command photo by Petty Officer First Class D. Keith Simmons) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens visits Stuttgart Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, Mike Stevens, visited with sailors during a trip to U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany, Aug. 20-21, 2014. Read more >
Soldiers from the 407th Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team taught Soldiers from the 2/16th Infantry Battalion crucial skills during a field sanitation course during the month of August, here. Soldiers Teaching Soldiers; Helping to Save Lives Soldiers from the 407th Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team taught Soldiers from the 2/16th Infantry Battalion crucial skills during a field sanitation course. Read more >