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Participants from the Joint Forces Senior Enlisted Professional Development Course view a traditional swordsmanship demonstration at the Japanese base in Djibouti, Nov. 24, 2015. The Japan Self-Defense Forces hosted the second gathering of senior enlisted members to share their culture and mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed) Japan Self-Defense Forces host Joint Forces Senior Enlisted Professional Development Course This one-day course introduces Djiboutian and American military personnel to Japanese culture. Read more >
U.S. Maj. Gen. Mark Stammer, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, presents Command Sgt. Maj. Butler Kendrick Jr. with the U.S. Africa Command combat patch during a ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Nov. 28, 2015. The soldiers assigned to CJTF-HOA are now authorized to wear the U.S. Africa Command patch for the duration of their careers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook) CJTF-HOA soldiers earn AFRICOM combat patch Ceremony honors 150 Soldiers' service in Africa Read more >
Angola's Fuzileiros Operaçües Especiais Marines prepare to clear buildings after disembarking a boat during room-clearing training, Oct. 7, in Lobito, Angola. U.S. Marines and U.K. Royal Marine Commandos trained the Fuzileiros Operaçües Especiais Marines as part of the Africa Partnership Station, which is a U.S Naval Forces Africa initiative that aims to increase the maritime safety and security capacity of African partners through collaboration, regional cooperation through engagement exercises that build toward self-sustained African security of the maritime domain. US, UK Build West African Partners’ Maritime Security Capabilities U.S. Marines and sailors and U.K. Royal Marine Commandos recently completed partner-nation training in multiple countries in Africa during Africa Partnership Station. Read more >
General David M. Rodriguez Africa Command building capacity, helping African nations work together AFRICOM commander talks about helping African partners build capacity Read more >
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc, Special Operations Command – Africa Commander, addresses U.S. and African participants at exercise Silent Warrior 16, held from Nov. 9-13, in Garmisch, Germany. Silent Warrior 16 brought together Special Operations Forces and representatives from 19 African states to discuss cooperative strategies to combat violent extremist organizations in the region.
(Special Operations Command Africa photo by Sgt. 1st Class Anthony L. Taylor/Released)
African, European Special Operations Forces Plan Future Cooperation Silent Warrior Exercise and SOCAFRICA Commanders Conference shape SOF operational plans. Read more >
While the U.S. military played a supporting role through Operation United Assistance, our presence helped provide the confidence for the international community and the affected countries to respond and battle this deadly virus. Opinion: Advancing Africa through Logistics AFRICOM's director for logistics shares his views on Africa's strategic relevance. Read more >


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Leadership U.S. Africa Command Biographies of the Commander, Senior Enlisted Leader, and other senior staff
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USAFRICOM Posture Statement 2015 For Posture Statement Feature Module U.S. Africa Command's Formal Report to the U.S. House & Senate Armed Serices Committees
Command Feedback Official Command Photo for General David M. Rodriguez The Commander welcomes your comments.
Joint Hometown News Release Service Share your AFRICOM accomplishments with your hometown. CLICK HERE to share your AFRICOM accomplishments with your hometown.
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Interactive Map Single-color political map of Africa AFRICOM's Area of Responsibility Region Map