United States Africa Command

Lance Cpl. Justin Forrester teaches immediate action drills to a park ranger with the Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux at the Pongara National Forest in Pongara, Gabon, Sept. 17. U.S. Marines and park rangers with ANPN, worked together to help the nation's fight against wildlife trafficking. The Marines trained with the ANPN focusing on infantry tactics to help build the nation’s capacity to counter trafficking of ivory and other animal-related products. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photos by Staff Sgt. Ryan Nikzad) U.S. Marines, Gabonese Share Tactics Sharing Infantry tactics with partners in Gabon supports the U.S. National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking. Read more >
Graduates of the 7th West Africa Disaster Preparedness Initiative (WADPI) course pose with faculty and senior government officials from Liberia, Nigeria and Ghana at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra, Ghana, Sept. 18, 2015.  Funded by U.S. AFRICOM and executed by KAIPTC, the National Disaster  Management Organization (NADMO) of Ghana, and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), WADPI aims to strengthen national capacities in disaster preparedness, response and management among 17 African Partner Nations, primarily ECOWAS member states, and Mauritania, Chad and Cameroon. (Photo by the KAIPTC-WADPI Communications Team/Released) Nigeria and Liberia Pledge to Collaborate on Disaster Preparedness A West Africa Disaster Preparedness Initiative course graduation ceremony provides an opportunity for officials to agree to promote regional collaboration on disaster preparedness. Read more >
Multinational Cooperation Center hosts initial NATO staff exchange: Michel Soula, Head of all NATO Operations but Afghanistan, met with AFRICOM staff during a recent staff exchange visit, conducted Sept. 10, 2015, at AFRICOM’s headquarters, U.S. Army Garrison, Stuttgart, GE. The MNCC is AFRICOM’s hub for multinational cooperation and is primarily responsible for integrating international partners into staff processes that inform strategic planning and operations.  (USAFRICOM photo by Brenda Law/Released) AFRICOM’s Multinational Cooperation Center Hosts First NATO Staff Exchange Key leaders from NATO’s Operations Division met with AFRICOM staff to learn about the potential for partnering. Read more >
U.S. Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, the commander of U.S. Africa Command met Ugandan Chief of Defense Forces Katumba Wamala and other senior officials of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces in Kampala Sept. 30, 2015. (Photo courtesy U.S. Embassy - Kampala) AFRICOM Commander Visits East African Partners A look at the commander's trip to Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda that concluded Oct. 2. Read more >
Maj. Gen. Scott Rice, Massachusetts National Guard Adjutant General, and Kenyan Defence Principal Secretary Kiritu Wamae sign the State Partnership Program agreement during a signing ceremony in Nairobi Oct. 1, 2015. Massachusetts National Guard begin State Partnership with Kenya The Massachusetts National Guard and the Republic of Kenya signed an agreement Oct. 1 as part of the National Guard's State Partnership Program. Read more >


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