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Sgt. Gaudence Siame, Tanzania People’s Defense Force ammunition technician, places a metal shape aside during a metal detector familiarization class at the Peace Keeping Training Center in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Aug. 23, 2015. Two U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians, assigned to Combined to Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa, instructed a three-week Humanitarian Mine Action course to TPDF ammunition technicians and officers in order to increase ordnance knowledge. EOD technicians share knowledge with Tanzanian service members Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 12, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, held a Humanitarian Mine Action instruction course for Tanzanian People’s Defense Force soldiers, in Dar es Salaam, Aug. 6-28. Read more >
U.S. Army Gen. David Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa Command, and Mauritania Brig. Gen. Hanana Sidi Hanana, deputy chief of defense for Mauritania, pose for a photo during a gift exchange in Stuttgart, Germany, Sept. 1, 2015. Hanana visited AFRICOM to discuss how the U.S. military plans and conducts joint operations at the strategic level.
Mauritania Deputy Chief of Defense Visits AFRICOM Mauritania Brig. Gen. Hanana Sidi Hanana visited U.S. Africa Command to discuss how the U.S. plans and conducts joint operations at the strategic level. Read more >
Nineteen officers from the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) and Kenyan Defense Force (KDF) completed the 16th iteration of the U.S. Department of State’s Africa Contingency Operations Training & Assistance (ACOTA) Force Headquarters training course at the International Peace Support Training Center in Nairobi, Kenya, Aug. 28, 2015. The course was designed to prepare staff officers from the African Union Mission in Somalia contributing countries for possible assignment to AMISOM Force Headquarters as a part of the command staff there. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathan Maysonet/released) Course Prepares Multinational Partners for Somalia Mission Officers from African partner nations attend specialized training in in Nairobi, Kenya before deploying to support the African Union Mission in Somalia. Read more >
 Segakweng Tsiane, permanent secretary of the Botswana Ministry of Defense, Justice and Security, speaks during the closing ceremony for Africa Endeavor 2015 in Gaborone, Botswana, Aug. 28, 2015. More than 1,800 communications specialists from 40 countries, six African regional organizations and six international partner nations have participated in past Africa Endeavor events.
Leaders Leave AE15 with Handbook and Mandate to Work Together Botswana's permanent secretary for defence and the U.S. Army's chief information officer gave advice to communications officers during the closing ceremony for Africa Endeavor 2015. Read more >
U.S. Marines and U.S. Embassy Benin officials meet with Benin’s Minister of Interior Placide Azande Aug. 28, to discuss the partner-nation training that will take place between U.S. Marines and sailors and policemen with Benin's National Surveillance Police. Azande met with the Marines and U.S. Embassy Benin Chargé d'affaires Todd Whatley to discuss the country’s security concerns and to express his gratitude for the Marines' willingness to train the National Surveillance Police to secure its border. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Peterson) U.S. Officials Meet With Benin Minister of Interior to Discuss Partner-nation Training U.S. and Benin officials met Aug. 28 to discuss the partner-nation training that will take place soon. Read more >

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