United States Africa Command

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 >
U.S. service members, consisting of Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, are working everyday supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-led Operation United Assistance. U.S. Africa Command is also supporting the effort by providing command and control, logistics, training and engineering assets to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West African nations. US Service Members Support USAID-led Operation United Assistance U.S. service members are supporting OUA in order to help combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Here are some of their photos. Read more >
U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 633rd Medical Group stationed at Langley Air Force Base, Va., begin construction on the Monrovia Medical Unit site in Monrovia, Liberia on Oct. 7. The MMU is being constructed in the event that any of the medical workers in the area catch Ebola while assisting in Operation United Assistance. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead U.S. Government organization for Operation United Assistance. U.S. Africa Command is supporting the effort by providing command and control, logistics, training and engineering assets to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West African nations. (U.S. Army Africa photo by Pfc. Craig Philbrick) U.S. Air Force Airmen help construct MMU in Liberia The MMU (Monrovia Medical Unit) is being constructed in the event that any of the medical workers in the area catch Ebola while assisting in Operation United Assistance. Read more >