United States Africa Command

Tech. Sgt. Saquadrea Crosby gets fitted for an N95 respirator by Airman 1st Class Aaron Gonzalez Oct. 17, 2014, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The N95 respirator is a device that is used to help prevent the spread of germs (viruses and bacteria) from one person to another. As members of the 86th Airlift Wing continue to support missions for Operation United Assistance, Airmen who are expected to interact with returnees from Ebola affected areas will be fitted for the N95 respirators. Crosby is the 86th Aerospace Medicine Squadron public health NCO in charge and Gonzalez is an 86th Bioenvironmental Engineering technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sara Keller) Ramstein Airmen support Ebola fight, mitigate risks at home As service members travel to Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, Ramstein Air Base continues to establish itself as a power projection platform for Europe and Africa. Read more >
Dempsey video aims to calm troops’ Ebola fears 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Army General Martin E. Dempsey talks about the U.S. military mission in West Africa as well as precautions in place to ensure the safety of the service members addressing the Ebola crisis. Read more >
141018-Z-VT419-205: U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky (right), commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, speaks with Lt. Col. Bruce Bancroft (left) and Col. David Mounkes of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group Oct. 18, 2014, during a tour of the Joint Operations Center for Joint Task Force-Port Opening Senegal at Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, Senegal. The JTF-PO is funneling humanitarian supplies and military support into West Africa as part of Operation United Assistance, the international effort to fight Ebola. Volesky will serve as the new commander of the U.S. military’s Operation United Assistance Joint Forces Command, headquartered in Liberia, where the Army is sending 3,000 Soldiers to support the USAID-led, whole-of-government effort to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer/Released) 101st ABN en route to Liberia U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky (right), commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, speaks with Lt. Col. Bruce Bancroft (left) and Col. David Mounkes of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Response Group Oct. 18, 2014, during a tour of the Joint Operations Center. Read more >
A child tries on a new pair of shoes Oct 12, 2014, at the Caritas Djibouti Clinic, Djibouti. Twenty five service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa distributed nearly 460 pairs of donated shoes as well as 60 bags and 10 boxes of donated clothing, toys and school supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson) CJTF-HOA Volunteers give Shoes to Djiboutian Children Twenty five service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa distributed donated shoes, clothes, toys and school supplies to Djiboutian children Oct. 12, 2014, at the Caritas Djibouti Clinic. Read more >
AFRICOM Update, Episode 28 This week's AFRICOM UPDATE continue to focus on Operation United Assistance. Support from the U.S. government continues to stream into West Africa as the region suffers through the worst Ebola Outbreak in human history. Read more >
USAID’s director of the Office of Civil-Military Cooperation, Beth Cole, discusses cooperation on and strategies to combat Ebola with U.S. Africa Command's Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Michael Kingsley, during a recent visit to the command’s headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, Oct. 16, 2014. Through Operation UNITED ASSISTANCE, Africa Command is providing 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. Africa Command photo by Tech. Sgt. Olufemi A. Owolabi/Released) Director of USAID's Office of Civil-Military Cooperation visits AFRICOM The director of the Office of Civil-Military Cooperation at United States Agency for International Development, Beth Cole, recently visited AFRICOM to discuss strategies to combat Ebola in West Africa. . Read more >