United States Africa Command

LE CHALAND, Mauritius (Jan. 28, 2015) Capt. Rich Dromerhauser, deputy commodore CTF-65, addresses attendees during the opening ceremony of Exercise Cutlass Express 2015, Jan. 28. Exercise Cutlass Express 2015, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, and information sharing practices to increase capabilities of East African and Indian Ocean nations to counter sea-based illicit activity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum/Released) Opening Ceremony Cutlass Express 2015 Maritime forces from East Africa, South Africa, Europe, Indian Ocean nations, the United States and several international organizations began the fourth iteration of the multinational maritime Exercise Cutlass Express, Jan. 28, 2015. Read more >
Ambassador Phillip Carter, III, Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement, Africa Command, makes opening remarks at the East African Theater Security Cooperation Conference at Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa, Jan. 13. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie) Bilateral Efforts to Achieve Regional Effects Creating an open line of communication helps instill a regional approach and is vital to the success of any operation or organization. This concept is extremely important to the development of our East African partners. Read more >
Joint Forces Command – United Assistance service members, deployed to Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, take a tour of the Liberian National Museum, Jan. 20, 2015, in Monrovia. The JFC-UA sponsored museum visit was initiated to allow service members deployed in support of Operation United Assistance to more fully understand and experience Liberian culture. The museum has three floors, each one dedicated to a different medium. The third floor displays prints of historic photos. Operation United Assistance is a Department of Defense operation in Liberia to provide logistics, training and engineering support to U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Caitlyn Byrne, 27th Public Affairs Detachment/Released) JFC-UA service members visit Liberian National Museum Joint Forces Command – United Assistance service members from the Barclay Training Center got to experience some Liberian culture, Jan. 20, when they took a quick bus ride to the Liberian National Museum. Read more >
Planners from more than 20 African and European maritime nations attend a final planning conference in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, for Exercise Obangame Express Jan. 12, 2015. The exercise will take place in the Gulf of Guinea in March 2015, and will focus on developing regional maritime interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Kent Laborde/Released) Exercise Obangame Express 2015 Nations Meet to Finalize Plans Maritime professionals from more than 20 maritime nations met in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, to finalize plans for Exercise Obangame Express 2015, Jan. 12, 2015. Read more >
Four Mine-Resistant Ambushed Protective Vehicles that are part of the 20 vehicles that will be donated to Troop Contributing Countries Uganda and Burundi, wait to be turned over at the end of the month, Jan 13, 2014. (U.S. Army Courtesy Photo) MRAPS enhance AMISOM operations As part of the CJTF-HOA’s mission to enable regional actors to neutralize violent extremist organizations and enable regional access and freedom of movement, Uganda and Burundi will receive a new mission asset. Read more >
A health worker dons protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone.

Read more: http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2015/01/20150120313054.html#ixzz3PRn4N3W9 Innovation Is Transforming the Fight Against Ebola Today, the United States is helping to lead a global response in West Africa with a strategy driven by evidence, innovation, and data. As the epidemic has evolved, so too has our response — adapting our strategy to be highly mobile and scalable and allowing for a quick response to flare-ups in rural and hard-to-reach areas. Read more >