United States Africa Command

General David M. Rodriguez, U.S. Africa Command commander, welcomes Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work to the command headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, April 17, 2015.  This is Secretary Work’s first visit to AFRICOM.  (U.S. Africa Command photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Olufemi A. Owolabi/RELEASED) Deputy Secretary of Defense visits AFRICOM General David M. Rodriguez, U.S. Africa Command commander, welcomes Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work to the command headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, April 17, 2015. This is Secretary Work’s first visit to AFRICOM. Read more >
Military officers from Saudi Arabia listen to a presentation about U.S. Africa Command.  The 25 officers are participants in the year-long Saudi Arabia War Course, a professional development program designed for those with potential for high level leadership opportunities within the Saudi Arabian military.  The course was developed some years ago using the U.S. Army War College as a model to help the Saudis develop their own program.  Past classes have heard from EUCOM, but this was the first year that AFRICOM was added to the agenda, based on a desire by the Saudi Arabia War Course leaders for their officers to learn more about the command’s mission and programs in Africa, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, April 16, 2015.  (U.S. Africa Command photo by Brenda Law/RELEASED) Saudi Arabia War Course provides first opportunity to learn about AFRICOM Twenty-five military officers from Saudi Arabia traveled to Stuttgart to learn firsthand and for the first time about the mission and programs of U.S. Africa Command. Read more >
Dr. Leonardo Simão, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, opening the Mozambique Oil Spill 
Response Symposium
Mozambique Hosts Oil Spill Response Symposium The Mozambique Oil Spill Response Symposium, co-hosted by the United States Africa Command Environmental Security Program, the Joaquim Chissano Foundation (FJC), and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) was conducted on 14-16 April 2015. Read more >
CJTF-HOA Welcomes Commanding General U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Mark R. Stammer assumed command of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti April 14. Read more >
Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Austin Wills, originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and assigned to the USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), helps refurbish the Centre Esperance Mission orphanage in Port Gentil, Gabon, April 8, 2015. Spearhead is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of the international collaborative capacity-building program Africa Partnership Station. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Davies/Released) USNS Spearhead and NMCB 11 Repair Orphanage in Gabon Joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead and its embarked detachment of U.S. Navy Sailors, civil service mariners and U.S., Spanish and British Marines conduct the Gabon phase of Spearhead’s support to Africa Partnership Station in Port Gentil, Gabon. Read more >
Ambassador Phillip Carter, (Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement of United States Africa Command), makes opening remarks at the Senior Leaders Summit, “Professionalization of Forces in the Horn of Africa,” in Nairobi, Kenya, Apr. 8, 2015. Horn of Africa Senior Leaders Summit In coordination with U.S. Africa Command, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, East Africa’s senior leaders gathered for the inaugural Senior Leaders Summit April 8-10 in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more >