United States Africa Command

Recipients and winners of U.S. Africa Command’s 4th Quarter Awards pose for a group photo after the presentation of the awards during a ceremony at the event center here March 27, 2015.   The ceremony, which recognized the outstanding achievements of all winners over the course of the previous year’s fourth quarter, was held in conjunction with an all-hands call.  (AFRICOM photo by Tech. Sgt. Olufemi A. Owolabi) AFRICOM Recognizes 4th Quarter Award Winners Winners and their recipients pose for a group photo after the presentation of U.S. Africa Command’s 4th Quarter Awards during a ceremony at the event center here March 27, 2015. Read more >
Capt. James Regan, ship’s master of the Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), right, signs the official guest registry of Commodore Steve Darbo of Ghanaian navy March 26, 2015. Spearhead is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of the international collaborative capacity-building program Africa Partnership Station. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenan O’Connor/Released) USNS Spearhead Delivers Project Handclasp Materials to Ghana Charities The U.S. Navy’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead delivered wheelchairs and medical supplies to Ghanaian non-governmental organizations. Read more >
Ghanaian Chief of the Naval Staff Rear Adm. Geoffrey Mawuli Biekro speaks during the closing ceremony of Exercise Obangame Express March 27, 2015. Obangame Express is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored multinational maritime exercise designed to increase maritime safety and security in the Gulf of Guinea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum/Released) Obangame Express 2015 Concludes in the Gulf of Guinea Maritime forces from Gulf of Guinea nations, Europe, South America, and the United States and several regional and international organizations concluded the multinational maritime exercise, Obangame Express 2015, March 27. Read more >
U.S. Army Gen. David Rodriguez at the closing ceremony for Flintlock, Mar. 9, 2015, N'Djamena, Chad. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jessica Espinosa, U.S. Special Operations Command Africa/RELEASED) AFRICOM Commander Briefs Senate Armed Services Committee “In the past year, we achieved progress in several areas through close cooperation with our allies and partners” - Gen. David M. Rodriguez Read more >
AFRICOM Update, Episode 48 In this episode, the Wounded Warrior Project visits AFRICOM Headquarters. Read more >
U.S. Marine Sgt. Kyle Kimbriel, right, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the Theater Security Cooperation team with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, helps a Tanzanian park ranger aim an AKM assault rifle in the prone position during a combat marksmanship class at the Selous Game Reserve in Matambwe, Tanzania, March 3, 2015. The Marines and Sailors will spend the next several weeks teaching the Tanzanian park rangers infantry skills such as patrolling, offensive tactics, land navigation and mounted operations to aid in countering illicit trafficking. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lucas J. Hopkins/Released)
US Marines, Tanzanian Rangers Train to Fight Trafficking Marines and Sailors conducted small unit tactics training with Tanzanian park rangers at the Selous Game Reserve in Matambwe, Tanzania, March 2-3. Read more >