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Making a Difference in Djibouti One Class at a Time 4/17/2014
Making a Difference in Djibouti One Class at a Time At the top of a hill overlooking the Gulf of Tadjoura, sits the hotel trade school, Lycee Hotelier d’Arta. The school provides Djiboutian teens the opportunity to learn skills for the restaurant and Full Story
Multinational Participation Plays Key Factor to Exercise African Lion 4/15/2014
Multinational Participation Plays Key Factor to Exercise African Lion Exercise African Lion is U.S. Africa Command’s flagship program in Northern Africa to build partner-nation capacity and interoperability. The African Lion 14 Observer Program was built to showcase Full Story
Ghana and U.S. Maritime Forces Complete Combined Maritime Law Enforcement Operation 4/14/2014
Ghana and U.S. Maritime Forces Complete Combined Maritime Law Enforcement Operation SEKONDI, Ghana –Ghanaian and U.S. maritime forces completed a three-week combined maritime law enforcement operation as part of African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP), April 11.     Full Story
Marines Land in Morocco, Demonstrate Crisis Response Capability 4/10/2014
Marines Land in Morocco, Demonstrate Crisis Response Capability In today’s security environment, the ability to quickly place military personnel on a location anywhere on the globe is at a premium. In order to stay ready for that task, the U.S. Marines of Full Story
Africa Presents Challenges, Opportunities to U.S. Command 4/9/2014
Africa Presents Challenges, Opportunities to U.S. Command In Africa, success sometimes lives right next to failure.“The African continent presents significant opportunities and challenges,” said Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, the commander of U.S. Africa Full Story
Partnerships Key to Solving African Problems, DOD Official Says 4/9/2014
Partnerships Key to Solving African Problems, DOD Official Says Cooperation - internationally and on the continent - is changing Africa, defense officials said here today.Partnerships among the nations of the continent, among international allies and among both Full Story
Ghana Defence Chief visits AFRICOM 4/9/2014
Ghana Chief of Defence visits AFRICOM Vice Adm. Mathew Quashie, Chief of Defence for the Ghana Armed Forces, traveled from Accra to meet with leaders of U.S. Africa Command on April 7 at the Command’s headquarters at Kelly Barracks, Full Story
North Dakota National Guard Celebrates Togo as Third African Partner 4/9/2014
North Dakota National Guard Celebrates Togo as Third African Partner For the second time in two days, the North Dakota National Guard has formalized a partnership with a west African nation. Today's signing ceremony officially affiliates the North Dakota National Full Story
US Marine, Coastguardsman Work Together, Train with Togolese Navy, Gendarmerie 4/9/2014
US Marine, Coastguardsman Work Together, Train with Togolese Navy, Gendarmerie A U.S. Marine and U.S. Coastguardsmen traveled to Lomé, Togo, to demonstrate small-boat engine mechanics to a group of sailors and Gendarmerie from the Togo Navy, March 22-29. Lance Cpl. Tyler Full Story
USARAF and Ghana Armed Forces Share Medical Expertise 4/8/2014
USARAF and Ghana Armed Forces Share Medical Expertise In partnership with the Ghana Armed Forces, U.S. Army Africa and medical personnel from 3rd Medical Command Deployment Support conducted Medical Readiness Training Exercise 14-3, at the 37th Full Story
Marines Conduct Non-lethal Weapons Training in Nigeria 4/8/2014
Marines Conduct Non-lethal Weapons Training in Nigeria A group of Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14.1 recently returned from a five-day training exercise in Abuja, Nigeria, March 22.The group of four Marines trained Full Story
Pentagon Press Briefing with General Rodriguez and Amanda Dory 4/8/2014
Africa Command Pentagon Press Briefing U.S. Africa Command Commander GEN David Rodriguez and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs, Amanda Dory, will brief the Pentagon press corps 8 April at 1930 CET (1330 EST Full Story
World Health Day 7 April 2014 theme: small bite, big threat 4/7/2014
World Health Day 2014 U.S. Africa Command joins in celebrating World Health Day on 7 April. Full Story
Moroccans, U.S. Engage in Stability Operations Training 4/3/2014
Moroccans, U.S. Engage in Stability Operations Training The U.S. and coalition forces learned valuable lessons during recent campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, specifically regarding the importance of stability operations and their relevance during Full Story
April 4 is International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action 4/3/2014
International Day of Mine Awareness April 4 is International Mine Awareness Day. As the world marks this day, U.S. Africa Command joins the observance through its support of demining efforts across Africa. Full Story
African Partnership Flight Angola 2014 Concludes 4/2/2014
African Partnership Flight Angola 2014 Concludes African Partnership Flight Angola 2014 came to a close after a full week of events including Airmen from the Angolan, U.S. and Zambian air forces, March 28. Full Story
Intelligence Building Workshop an Indication of Interoperability during African Lion 14 4/1/2014
MOROCCO - During African Lion 14, the Intelligence Capacity Building Workshop was a small but significant example of multilateral cooperation and international partnerships to bolster Full Story
AFRICOM Women take center stage at U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum 3/31/2014
AFRICOM Women take center stage at the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum U.S. Africa Command’s senior female leaders were out in force as keynote speakers and presenters to the audience of about 120 women, girls and even a few men at the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s Full Story
AFRICOM Honors Winners at Annual Awards Ceremony 3/31/2014
AFRICOM Honors Winners at Annual Awards Ceremony U.S. Africa Command honored the best of the best during the 2013 Annual Awards event held at Kelley Barracks, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany, March 31, 2014. Full Story
USAFE Band Supports African Partnership Flight 3/28/2014
USAFE Band supports African Partnership Flight The U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band rock ensemble, Touch n' Go is playing concerts at multiple venues here throughout the duration of African Partnership Flight Angola 2014. Full Story
Chance Meeting Leads to Recognition for Djiboutian Soldiers, Closure for Pilots 3/28/2014
Chance Meeting Leads to Recognition for Djiboutian Soldiers, Closure for Pilots October 5, 2013, was a day like most others for Staff Sergeant Luke Thompson. As a team sergeant for the 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion at Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), Full Story
Burundi National Defense Force Soldiers Head to Training 3/28/2014
Burundi National Defense Force Soldiers Head to Training U.S. Marines from the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa (SP-MAGTF AF) have been training Burundi National Defense Force (BNDF) soldiers in preparation for deployments to Somalia. Full Story
Marine with Students from Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti, and Kenya Visit Orphanage during Military Intelligence Basic Officer Course 3/27/2014
A visit to Orphanage in Dar Es Salaam Within intelligence courses, practical application exercises have their place, but might not be a universal fit. Presenting course material outside the classroom often increases efficacy of Full Story
Marines celebrate 10th graduating class of Military Intelligence Basic Officer Course with students from Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti, and Kenya 3/27/2014
Military Intelligence Basic Officer Course Students Graduate Twenty-five Students representing the countries of Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti, and Kenya graduated from the Military Intelligence Basic Officer Course – Africa which was hosted in Dar Es Full Story
U.S. Provides Safety Classes to Cameroon Defense Force 3/27/2014
U.S. Provides Safety Classes to Cameroon Defense Force Cameroon Defense Force soldiers are getting the opportunity to showcase skills previously learned from training with the U.S. military during Central Accord 14, a joint-aerial delivery training Full Story
Nitze Sailors Make a Difference during Port Visit in Mauritius 3/27/2014
Nitze Sailors Make a Difference during Port Visit in Mauritius Nitze Sailors Make a Difference during Port Visit in Mauritius Full Story
Benin Unveils Pandemic and Disaster Preparedness Plan at AFRICOM sponsored event 3/25/2014
Disaster response plan unveiled in Benin The Government of Benin unveiled its final draft of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan, and the Military Support to Civil Authorities (MSCA) Disaster Contingency Plan during a Full Story
African Partnership Flight Angola 2014 begins 3/25/2014
African Partnership Flight Angola 2014 begins African Partnership Flight Angola 2014 began with an opening ceremony here today.More than 200 people from the participating nations of Angola, the United States and Zambia were in attendance to Full Story
AFRICOM Update 24-29 March Edition 3/24/2014
AFRICOM Update photo 23 March AFRICOM Update March 23-29 Edition Full Story
United Kingdom Defence Academy students learn role, mission of U.S. Africa Command 3/21/2014
AFRICOM DCMO meets with UK Defence Academy students “We just had an event we called the Africa Strategic Dialogue, where we created an opportunity to spend time with counterparts from the State Department to discuss respective priorities, and to find Full Story
Nine Questions for Sean Poole 3/20/2014
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Nine Questions for Sean Poole
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AFRICOM Public Affairs Full Story

North Dakota Citizen Soliders support Central Accord 14 3/18/2014
Central Accord opens in coloful style Almost 7,000 miles from their home in Fargo, N.D., three members of the 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade are responsible for managing multinational training during Exercise Central Accord 14. Full Story
AFRICOM Update for March 15-21 3/14/2014
AFRICOM Update March 15-21 Chech out the latest AFRICOM Update here- http://www.africom.mil/Newsroom/Video/11908/africom-update-for-march-15-21 Full Story
AFRICOM Celebrates International Women’s Day 3/12/2014
Dr. Barbara Sotirin presents an award to Army Col. Melvin Jones for his winning essay International Women’s Day - what is it, why do we have it, and who cares? Imagine a world without modern medicine, technology, access to education, or even clean drinking water.  Every advancement Full Story
AFRICOM International Women's Day 2014, Non-Fiction Essay Winners 3/12/2014
AFRICOM International Women’s Day Celebration 2014, Non-fiction Essay Winners Full Story
Saharan Express Building Collective Skills to Increase Maritime Security in Waters off West Africa 3/11/2014
Saharan Express Building Collective Skills to Increase Maritime Security in Waters off West Africa

Today, March 10, a team of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Sailors had the great pleasure of joining with personnel from 13 partner nations to kick off the at-sea portion of Exercise Saharan Full Story

Africom Commander: Terror Threat Remains Across Africa 3/10/2014
Helped by the Arab Spring, terrorist groups in North and West Africa have expanded their operations, increasing threats to the United States and its interests, the commander of U.S. Africa Command Full Story
Exercise Saharan Express 2014 Commences 3/7/2014
By Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public AffairsDAKAR, Senegal – Naval forces from the United States along with African and European maritime partners commenced the fourth Full Story
Exercise Saharan Express 2014 Commences 3/7/2014
Exercise Saharan Express 2014 Commences Naval forces from the United States along with African and European maritime partners commenced the fourth annual multinational exercise Saharan Express 2014, March 6. Full Story
USS Simpson Arrives in Casablanca, Morocco 3/7/2014
USS Simpson Arrives in Casablanca, Morocco

The guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) arrived in Casablanca for a scheduled port visit, March 6. Full Story

US Marines Volunteer at Local Ugandan School 3/7/2014
US Marines Volunteer at Local Ugandan School “Mzungu! Mzungu! Mzungu!” shouted children while chasing an SUV pulling into the remote compound where their school is located.‘Mzungu’ is a word many people in countries across Africa used to use Full Story
USNS Spearhead Departs Rota and Ready to Work with Partners in Africa 3/6/2014
The U.S. Navy’s first-in-class joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) departed Rota, Spain March 2, as the ship now sets sail to the waters off Africa to participate with Africa partners in Full Story
Turning Terror into Triumph - A young journalist turns 460 days of brutal captivity into a vision for humanitarian service 3/6/2014
Amanda Lindhout visits AFRICOM I looked back at the woman who had fallen, a total stranger just moments ago, to see her face covered with tears; her hand still reaching out to try and save me as I was dragged by my ankles outside Full Story
USAFE-AFAFRICA Surgeon General wins Prestigious Humanitarian Assistance Award 3/6/2014
USAFE-AFAFRICA Surgeon General wins Prestigious Humanitarian Assistance Award USAFE-AFAFRICA Surgeon General wins Prestigious Humanitarian Assistance Award Full Story
Africa Center Co-Hosts Countering Violent Extremist Messaging Workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 3/5/2014
The U.S. government and African partners met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a dialogue on strategic approaches to countering violent extremist messaging in the greater Horn of Africa region. The Feb. Full Story
New Health Clinic Opens in Sankal with US Assistance 3/4/2014
New Health Clinic Opens in Sankal with US Assistance U.S. military, U.S. Embassy-Djibouti and key Djiboutian personnel in Eastern Africa traveled to Sankal, Djibouti, and participated in opening ceremonies for a new health clinic Feb. 13, 2014. Full Story
Niger Army Trains on Air Resupply during Flintlock 2014 3/3/2014
African-led Exercise Flintlock Kicks off in Niger The Niger Army’s 22nd Battalion trained with American, Canadian and Spanish troops supporting Flintlock 2014 on necessary learning objectives for a successful airborne supply delivery here, Feb. Full Story
North Dakota National Guard Announces New African Partnerships 3/3/2014
North Dakota Guard adds Benin and Togo to their list of partner nations The North Dakota National Guard (NDNG) has broadened its participation in the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program (SPP) by announcing the addition of two new partnerships with the West Full Story