United States Africa Command

Chadian traditional and military leaders meet for the first time in N’Djamena, Chad, Dec. 13-14, 2014 to discuss security cooperation as the only way for peace and stability in the Sahel region of Africa. (Photo by Bardha Azari) Chadian Sultan: Security is the duty of every citizen Security cooperation as the only way for peace and stability in the Sahel region of Africa was the focus of a two-day symposium with senior Chadian traditional leaders, military leaders and U.S. representatives, December 13-14 in Chad. The aim was to start a dialogue between traditional and military leaders. Read more >
AFRICOM Holiday Video Thumbnail Happy Holidays from the AFRICOM Family Happy Holidays from the AFRICOM Family! Read more >
Soldiers and Airmen prepare to depart the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s Controlled Monitoring Facility Dec. 16 on Smith Barracks. The service members formed the first “cohort” of personnel to rotate through the CMA after service in West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance.
Soldiers, Airmen depart Controlled Monitoring Area More than 50 Soldiers and Airmen staying in the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s Controlled Monitoring Area since their return from missions in support of Operation United Assistance returned to their home units at Dec. 16 – nine days before Christmas Day. Read more >
Riggers with the 372nd Inland Cargo Transportation Company watch a CH-47 Chinook helicopter from Task Force Iron Knights hover above a dropped sling load during an airlift operation at Roberts International Airport, Liberia, Dec. 12, 2014. The mission was to airlift incinerators to a new Ebola treatment unit built in support of Operation United Assistance. Task Force Iron Knights is comprised of element of the 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armor Division deployed as part of Joint Forces Command – United Assistance. United Assistance is a Department of Defense operation to provide command and control, logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West African nations. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brien Vorhees, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) / Released) Airlifting incinerators to new ETU (images) Service members with the 372nd Inland Cargo Transportation Company prepare a crate for a sling load operation at Roberts International Airport, Liberia, Dec. 12, 2014. Read more >
Workers at the main supply warehouse, prepare a resupply box for one of the Ebola treatment units, Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 26, 2014. The World Food Program will be transitioning to take over supply operations mid-December. Through the combined effort with their U.S. Service member partnership, they've established an efficient process for distributing much needed supplies to ETUs throughout the area. Operation United Assistance is a Department of Defense operation in Liberia to provide logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matt Britton 27th Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED) JFC-UA to transfer ETU resupply mission to World Food Program Together troops and their Liberian partners have paved the way for the World Food Program to take over supply operations for Ebola treatment units this month. Read more >
Spc. Addison Amaral, left, a Gainesville, Fla., native and a combat medical specialist, demonstrates how to pick up a casualty played by Capt. Bryan Blintliff, a Newton, Pa., native, both from the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion, 85th Civil Affairs Brigade, at the National Police Training Academy in Paynesville, Liberia, Dec. 9, 2014. First aid classes to help increase readiness of Liberian police Soldiers assigned to the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion, from Fort Stewart, Georgia, provided a first aid training class to Liberian law enforcement personnel at the National Police Training Academy to help protect them from diseases such as the Ebola virus. Read more >