United States Africa Command

The commander of U.S. Air Forces Africa, Gen. Frank Gorenc talks one on one with AFN before the opening ceremony of the 4th Annual African Air Chiefs Symposium, Sept. 9, 2014, in Douala, Camerron. Gen. Gorenc talked about growing partnerships, building our combined capabilities together so that we can promote security, prosperity and human dignity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Patrick Mitchell) 4th Annual African Air Chiefs Symposium begins Military leaders of 17 African nations and the United States have gathered for the fourth annual African Air Chiefs Symposium to discuss air force capabilities and important regional issues. Read more >
Cpl. Tyler Furman (center), an infantryman with Security Cooperation Team- 1, prepares members of the Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos, or COFUMACO, for a magazine reloading competition in Toubacouta, Senegal, Aug. 28, 2014. The competition was part of a joint-training engagement between U.S. Marines, Coast Guard, and the COFUMACO. (Courtesy Photo by Lance Cpl. Jonathan Neumann) SP-MAGTF Africa 14 Marines, Coastguardsmen, Senegalese Companie de Fusilier Marine Commandos Train-the-Trainer A train-the-trainer theater security cooperation engagement is underway in Toubacouta, Senegal. Read more >
U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Tamalia Adams, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Contingency Contracting Office contracting officer, speaks to local Djibouti venders during a business exchange Sept. 2, 2014, at the Kempinski Hotel in Djibouti. The business exchange was held to build relationships and working partnerships with the local vendors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Leslie Keopka) Business Exchange builds CJTF-HOA, Camp Lemonnier and Djibouti on Working Relationships The Djibouti Chamber of Commerce, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier came together for a Business Exchange in Djibouti. Read more >
More than 60 senior medical representatives from countries in East and West Africa gathered in Bujumbura Aug. 25 for the opening ceremony of the East and West Africa Malaria Task Force conference in Burundi.  The three-day event was funded by United States Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center and coordinated by U.S. Africa Command. As part of the United States effort to eradicate malaria on the African continent, in Burundi alone, the United States has provided more than $40 million through USAID to help build capacity of Burundi's malaria prevention and control program.  (Photos by Air Force Technical Sergeant Olufemi A. Owolabi) East and West Africa Malaria Task Force Countries Partner to Exchange Ideas on Malaria Eradication The East and West Africa Malaria Task Force, launched four years ago, has matured into a robust collaboration between East and West African countries and the United States. Read more >
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, speaks to officers Aug. 21, 2014, at the Uganda Senior Command and Staff College in Kimaka, Uganda. Grigsby met and spoke with military officers from several different countries including, but not limited to, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania about what it means to be a leader, a teammate and competent in their craft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Riley Johnson) Maj. Gen. Grigsby Strengthens Relationships with Ugandan Military U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, gave a lecture to students, planted a tree and spoke during a conference at the Uganda Senior Command and Staff College in Kimaka, Uganda. Read more >