United States Africa Command

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby, Jr., Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Commanding General, administers the officer’s oath to 2nd Lt. Komi Afetse, a U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command Soldier deployed to CJTF-HOA, during a ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb 14, 2015. Afetse immigrated to the U.S. from Togo and received his commission through the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Accession program, or direct commission (courtesy photo) Soldier earns direct commission, gives back to his new country The U.S. is known as “the land of opportunity.” American history has many stories of people who immigrated with little or nothing in search of a better life. For one man, the tales of the American dream inspired him to do just that. Read more >
U.S. Amb. to the European Union, Amb. Anthony Gardner (right) and AFRICOM’s Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagements, Amb. Phillip Carter, pose for a photo.  Gardner spent the day with AFRICOM staff experts. The visit provides an opportunity to facilitate greater cooperation with the EU in Africa.  (U.S. Africa Command photo by Brenda Law/Released) U.S. Amb. to EU visits AFRICOM U.S. Amb. to the European Union, Amb. Anthony Gardner (right) and AFRICOM’s Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagements, Amb. Phillip Carter, pose for a photo. Gardner spent the day with AFRICOM staff experts. The visit provides an opportunity to facilitate greater cooperation with the EU in Africa. (U.S. Africa Command photo by Brenda Law/Released) Read more >
Chadians receive information about treatment from medical care personnel during Exercise Flintlock 2015. Flintlock: 400 patients treated by medical professionals from 23 countries Training enables medical treatment to continue after exercise. Read more >
NAPLES, Italy (March. 2, 2015) Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, Vice Adm. James Foggo, III, welcomes Gabon navy Chief Rear Adm. Yves Keba Malekou as he arrives for the 2015 Combined Force Maritime Component Commander (CFMCC) Flag Course Africa at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, March 2, 2015. During this weeklong CFMCC course, facilitated by the U.S. Naval War College, 33 senior naval leaders from maritime countries in Europe and Africa will participate in seminars and discussions focusing on the effective employment of naval forces in a joint, coalition or interagency environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel P. Schumacher/Released) Military Naval leaders gather for week long maritime summit U.S. Naval course brings 33 naval leaders from Africa and Europe to discuss maritime issues of mutual concern in effort to improve war-fighting capability. Read more >
“A Century of Black Life, History and Culture” served as the theme for this year’s Black History Month celebration, held at Kelley Barracks, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Feb. 26, 2015.  Performances by the Patch High School and Stuttgart Gospel Service Choirs and a dance from the play “Her Stories” highlighted the accomplishments of African Americans over the past century. (U.S. Africa Command photos by Brenda Law/Released)  Black History Month celebrated with music, dance and food The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart teamed with AFRICOM to host this year's Black History Month celebration. Read more >
face capture for billboard #2 AMCHAM Members Visit AFRICOM On Thursday, Feb. 26, member of the American Chamber of Commerce, Germany paid a visit to U.S. Africa Command to learn more about the Combatant Command. Check out the video to learn more about their visit. Read more >