United States Africa Command

From right: Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commanding general, U.S. Africa Command, and Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, unveil the Joint Meritorious Unit Award during a ceremony at McAuliffe Hall August 27, 2015. The JMUA, the second most prestigious award a unit can receive, was presented to the 101st Airborne Division for their humanitarian mission during the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. (U.S. Army photo by Jerry Woller, Lead VI Specialist-Fort Campbell) 101st Airborne Division Receives Prestigious Award for OUA Mission The 101st Airborne Division was awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the second highest unit award, for their role in Operation United Assistance. Read more >
Representatives from more than 35 nations and regional and international organizations pose for a photo after the Africa Endeavor 2015 opening ceremony in Gaborone, Botswana, Aug. 24, 2015. The seminar, hosted by the Botswana Defence Force and sponsored by U.S. Africa Command, is a forum for leaders to improve communications among and between partner nations and regional and international organizations. Africa Endeavor 2015 Begins in Botswana The seminar is a forum for leaders to improve communications among and between partner nations and regional and international organizations. Read more >
The Secretary of the Army, the Honorable John M. McHugh, addresses participants of a U.S. Army Africa Training and Leader Development Conference, in the Golden Lion Conference Center Aug. 17 at Vicenza, Italy. The conference is designed to help the USARAF team understand the Army Chief of Staff's guidance on Army training and leader development in order to apply that guidance to the USARAF training and leader development program.  Some of the other topics discussed during this conference include Regionally Aligned Force lessons learned, RAF readiness, training on the continent, and State Partnership Program lessons learned. (U.S. Army Africa photo by Sgt. Lance Pounds) Senior leaders build foundation for African Horizons U.S. Army Africa Commander Gen. Darryl A. Williams hosted a training and leader development conference and a senior leader strategy and orientation session in Vicenza, Italy, Aug. 17-20. Read more >
BAMAKO, Mali - Lt. Col. Robert Hailey, USACE Liaison to AFRICOM, leads a discussion on base camp water management during the Mali Military Base Design and Operational Energy Workshop. Workshop Strengthens Skills of Mali Military Engineers The Mali Military Base Design and Operational Energy Workshop, co-hosted by U.S. Africa Command’s Environmental Security Office and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), was held Aug. 3-7, in Bamako, Mali. Read more >
150204-N-QY759-110 LE CHALAND, Mauritius (Feb. 4, 2015) Boarding team members from East African and Indian Ocean militaries gather for a group photo after the Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 closing ceremony. Exercise Cutlass Express 2015, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, and information sharing practices to increase capabilities of East African and Indian Ocean nations to counter sea-based illicit activity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum/Released) Exercise Cutlass Express 2016 Nations Meet in Tanzania for Important Planning Maritime professionals from South and East Africa, Europe, Indian Ocean nations and the U.S. met for the Cutlass Express 2016 Main Planning Event (MPE) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Aug. 4 – 7. Read more >