United States Africa Command

U.S., African and European military personnel stand in formation during the closing ceremony for Western Accord 15, at Winkelman Kazerne, Harskamp, Netherlands, July 31. Western Accord 2015 replicates the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, Sector Headquarters mission command in support of United Nation and African Union mandated peacekeeping operations. (U.S. Army Africa photo by Sgt. Marcus Fichtl) Western Accord 2015 Closes on a Note of Cooperation Military members from 16 nations participated in the 12-day exercise that ended July 31 in The Netherlands. Read more >
Niger Lt. Col. Souleymane Gazobi introduces himself during a visit to the George Mason University International Cyber Center in Washington, July 21, 2015. The visit was part of an AFRICOM-sponsored cyber security event. Officers from 9 African Nations Attend Cyber Security Event in Washington Leaders in their countries’ cyber security programs, participants visited government agencies and academic institutions to learn how the U.S. approaches cyber security. Read more >
From left, Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), Marie Goetzke, Mary Kate Adgie, Connor Hartzell, Victoria Smith, all interns at AFRICOM, and Command Sgt. Maj. Darrin J. Bohn, the command's senior enlisted leader, pose for a photo in Stuttgart, Germany, July 24, 2015. The interns were among the first to participate in the command's new internship program which is now accepting applications year-round.
From Student to Staffer – AFRICOM Starts Intern Program The command's first interns served a combined 1,080 hours over seven weeks. Read more >
Staff members from a number of military organizations participating in Western Accord 15 prepare for the upcoming a command post exercise at Winkelman Kazerne, Harskamp, The Netherlands, July 22. The exercise encourages participants to work together in preparation for multi-national responses to peacekeeping and humanitarian operations. (U.S. Army Africa photo by Staff Sgt. Killo Gibson) Academic Week Begins During Western Accord Western Accord 2015 is officially underway as participants enter the academic phase of the exercise at Winkelman Kazerne in the Netherlands. Read more >
Participations of a U.S. Naval Forces Africa-sponsored Maritime Operations Center/Maritime Domain Awareness Curriculum (MOC/MDA) Curriculum Finalization Workshop pose for a group photo in Yaounde, Cameroon, July 22, 2015. The workshop is being held to further develop MOC standards and gain sufficient input from Gulf of Guinea partner nations in order to finalize the curriculum for a MOC/MDA training course that will be used throughout the region for future training. (Photo courtesy of the Interregional Coordination Center) U.S. 6th Fleet Finalizes Content for Maritime Operations Course in Africa Military representatives from the U.S. and partner nations in the Gulf of Guinea finalized the course's content during a workshop in Cameroon. Read more >
OFDA Director Thanks AFRICOM Jeremy Konyndyk, director of the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, USAID, talks about the interagency and international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Read more >