United States Africa Command

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 >
Staff Sgt. Roberto Ortiz, a wheeled vehicle mechanic from AFRICOM’s Regionally Aligned Force, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division from Fort Bliss, Texas, provides assistance to a DRC student rebuilding a light truck engine during hands on training at the DRC Logistics School. (U.S. Army Africa photo) U.S.Troops Support Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Logistics School The U.S. and partner nations worked together with logistics leaders in the DRC to design a six-month logistics course. Read more >
Dutch Brig. Gen. Gino van der Voet, director of training and operations, Royal Netherlands Army Command, addresses a formation of U.S., African and European servicemembers during the opening ceremony for Western Accord 2015, at Harkscamp, The Netherlands, July 20. Western Accord 2015 is a command post exercise in the Netherlands July 20-31. Western Accord 15 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 Begins in the Netherlands Using a scenario modeled after an existing U.N. mission in Mali, Western Accord is a command post exercise designed to strengthen multinational coordination during military operations. Read more >
Erik Threet, left, disaster preparedness program manager with U.S. Africa Command, presents an award for service to Sir Ebeneezer Kofi Portuphy, former national coordinator for Ghana's National Disaster Management Organization, in Accra, Ghana July 13, 2015. AFRICOM Supports Disaster Preparedness Initiative Building on lessons learned during Operation United Assistance, an initiative is underway in West Africa to increase the capacity of governments to respond to emergencies. Read more >