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  • Making a Difference in Djibouti One Class at a Time
    Right, U.S. Army Sgt. Joe Swilley, 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion, and a translator talk to students in the English Discussion Group beginner’s class at the hotel trade school, Lycee Hotelier d’Arta in Arta, Djibouti. The five-person civil affairs team teaches beginner and advanced classes at the...
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  • Making a Difference in Djibouti One Class at a Time
    U.S. Army Capt. Bismark Vergara, 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion, goes over the class notes of Nasser, handyman at hotel trade school, Lycee Hotelier d’Arta in Arta, Djibouti. When he has time, Nasser attends the English Discussion Group beginner’s class, which is taught by the five-person civil...
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  • US Sailors Conduct Search and Seizure Familiarization Training in Douala
    Petty Officer 2nd Class Zolo Ruphim, Cameroon navy, left, assumes a security posture as part of a search and seizure familiarization in Douala, Cameroon as part of exercise Obangame Express 2014. Obangame Express is a Gulf of Guinea-based multinational maritime exercise designed to improve...
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  • US Sailors Conduct Search and Seizure Familiarization Training in Douala
    DOUALA, Cameroon – United States Army Private First class Chirac Nqueadjeu, center, translates to Cameroon and Gabon sailors during a search and seizure familiarization in Douala, Cameroon as part of exercise Obangame Express 2014. Obangame Express is a Gulf of Guinea-based multinational maritime...
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  • US Sailors Conduct Search and Seizure Familiarization Training in Douala
    DOUALA, Cameroon – Petty Officer 2nd class Brian Ott demonstrates a takedown technique with Gabon navy sailor during a search and seizure familiarization in Douala, Cameroon as part of exercise Obangame Express 2014. Obangame Express is a Gulf of Guinea-based multinational maritime exercise...
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  • Service Members in Djibouti Visit Caritas Day Shelter
    U.S. service members pass out donated sandals to children at Caritas day shelter in Djibouti City, April 12, 2014. Service members from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, volunteer at Caritas, which provides support to women and street children. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class...
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  • Service Members in Djibouti Visit Caritas Day Shelter
    U.S. service members play with children at Caritas day shelter in Djibouti City, April 12, 2014. Service members from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, volunteer at Caritas, which provides support to women and street children. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric...
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  • Obangame Exercise2014  Improves Maritime  Expertise and Cooperation of African Partners
    LAGOS, Nigeria - U.S. and German service members discuss room-clearing tactics with Nigerian sailors during tactical moments drill at exercise Obangame Express 2014 (OE-14). OE-14 is a Gulf of Guinea-based multinational maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation, interdiction expertise...
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  • Counselor to Secretary of State Meets AFRICOM Leadership
    (Right) Ambassador Thomas Shannon, counselor to the Secretary of State, meets General David M. Rodriguez, U.S. Africa Command commander, during a visit to the command’s headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, April 15, 2014. This is Shannon’s first visit to the command. During the visit Shannon was...
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  • Multinational Participation Plays Key Factor to Exercise African Lion
    An MV-22B Osprey from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response flies into Tifnit, Morocco, to demonstrate the rapid-response capability of the airframe during a multinational observer day for African Lion 14. Exercise African Lion is U.S. Africa Command’s flagship program in...
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  • 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 the exercise to potential participants, setting the foundation for more robust military engagements...
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  • Counselor to Secretary of State Meets AFRICOM Leadership
    (Center) Ambassador Thomas Shannon, counselor to the Secretary of State, meets with the leadership of U.S. Africa Command during a visit to the command’s headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, April 15, 2014. This is Shannon’s first visit to the command. (AFRICOM photo by Technical Sergeant Olufemi...
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  • Counselor to Secretary of State Meets AFRICOM Leadership
    Ambassador Thomas Shannon (left), counselor to the Secretary of State, meets with Ambassador Phillip Carter, III, deputy to the commander for civil-military engagement, during a visit to the command’s headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, April 15, 2014. This is Shannon’s first visit to the...
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  • Ghana and U.S. Maritime Forces Complete Combined Maritime Law Enforcement Operation
    GULF OF GUINEA - Members of Ghanaian maritime forces embarked joint, high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), load a weapon prior to a boarding operation as part of a U.S.-Ghana combined maritime law enforcement operation under the African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP) program....
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  • AFRICOM Update Episode 7
    Below is the link to the video of AFRICOM Update for April 7-13, 2014....
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  • Marines Land in Morocco, Demonstrate Crisis Response Capability
    U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response board an MV-22B tiltrotor Osprey travelling to Tifnit Military Instillation, Morocco, April 3, 2014 as a part of exercise African Lion 14. SP-MAGTF Crisis Response is a self-deployable, highly mobile response force...
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  • Marines Land in Morocco, Demonstrate Crisis Response Capability
    U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response conduct landing zone security at Tifnit Military Instillation, Morocco, April 3, 2014 during exercise African Lion 14. SP-MAGTF Crisis Response is a self-deployable, highly mobile response force allocated to U.S. Africa...
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  • Marines Land in Morocco, Demonstrate Crisis Response Capability
    U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response conduct landing zone security at Tifnit Military Instillation, Morocco, April 3, 2014 during exercise African Lion 14. SP-MAGTF Crisis Response is a self-deployable, highly mobile response force allocated to U.S. Africa...
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  • Marines Land in Morocco, Demonstrate Crisis Response Capability
    U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response conduct landing zone security at Tifnit Military Instillation, Morocco, April 3, 2014 during exercise African Lion 14. SP-MAGTF Crisis Response is a self-deployable, highly mobile response force allocated to U.S. Africa...
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  • Marines Land in Morocco, Demonstrate Crisis Response Capability
    U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response conduct landing zone security at Tifnit Military Instillation, Morocco, April 3, 2014 during exercise African Lion 14. SP-MAGTF Crisis Response is a self-deployable, highly mobile response force allocated to U.S. Africa...
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  • April is Month of the Military Child
    The Department of Defense and the military community is celebrating April as the Month of the Military Child. Spouses of senior enlisted military leaders gathered to honor Month of the Military Child and send a special message about military kids and how they make sacrifices that nonmilitary...
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  • US Marine, Coastguardsman Work Together, Train with Togolese Navy, Gendarmerie
    Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Spence, a Coastguardsman with U.S. Coastguard Station Seattle, explains the electronic control module of a small-boat engine a group of sailors from the Togolese Navy in Lomé, Togo, March 25. Spence flew from Seattle to attend a week-long training program designed to...
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  • US Marine, Coastguardsman Work Together, Train with Togolese Navy, Gendarmerie
    A group of sailors with the Togolese Navy watch as Lance Cpl. Tyler Jackson, a Marine with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14.1, works on a small-boat engine in Lomé, Togo, March 25. Jackson and Spence put together a week-long training program of classroom instruction and...
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  • North Dakota National Guard Celebrates Togo as Third African Partner
    Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk (left), North Dakota adjutant general, and Brig. Gen. Abalo Kadangha, Chief of Defense Staff of the Togolese Armed Forces, shake hands in Lome, Togo, April 4, 2014. The exchange followed a ceremony in which the North Dakota National Guard formalized its association...
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  • North Dakota National Guard Celebrates Togo as Third African Partner
    Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, North Dakota adjutant general, greets a troop leader of the Togolese Armed Forces in front of the military headquarters at Lome, Togo, April 4, 2014. The greeting occurred during a ceremony in which the North Dakota National Guard formalized its association with the...
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  • North Dakota National Guard Celebrates Togo as Third African Partner
    Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk, North Dakota adjutant general, returns a salute from several senior leaders of the Togolese Armed Forces during a State Partnership Program signing ceremony in Lome, Togo, April 4, 2014. The ceremony formalized the North Dakota National Guard's association with the...
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  • Africa Presents Challenges, Opportunities to U.S. Command
    Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa Command takes a question during a briefing at the Pentagon, April 8, 2014. (DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett) ...
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  • Partnerships Key to Solving African Problems, DOD Official Says
    Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa Command, takes a question during a briefing at the Pentagon, April 8, 2014. (DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett)...
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  • North Dakota National Guard Celebrates 10-Year Partnership with Ghana
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  • Ghana Chief of Defence visits AFRICOM
    Arrival ceremony in honor of Ghana COD. Vice Adm. Mathew Quashie, Chief of Defence for the Ghana Armed Forces, is honored during an arrival ceremony at U.S. Africa Command at the Command’s headquarters at Kelly Barracks, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany, on April 7. Pictured left to right are...
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  • Marines Conduct Non-lethal Weapons Training in Nigeria
    Nigerian soldiers practice riot control techniques taught to them by Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14.1 during a training exercise, March 19. The group of four Marines trained approximately 20 Nigerian soldiers on basic non-lethal weapons techniques in support of...
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  • Marines Conduct Non-lethal Weapons Training in Nigeria
    Nigerian soldiers practice take down techniques taught to them by Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14.1 during a training exercise, March 19. The group of four Marines trained approximately 20 Nigerian soldiers on basic non-lethal weapons techniques in support of...
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  • Marines Conduct Non-lethal Weapons Training in Nigeria
    Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14.1 and Nigerian soldiers, pose for a photo in Abuja, Nigeria, March 19. The group of four Marines trained approximately 20 Nigerian soldiers on basic non-lethal weapons techniques in support of U.S. Africa Command and Marine Corps...
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  • Marines Conduct Non-lethal Weapons Training in Nigeria
    Nigerian soldiers practice take down techniques taught by Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14.1 during a training exercise in Abuja, Nigeria, March 19....
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  • USARAF and Ghana Armed Forces Share Medical Expertise
    Col. Jim Czarnik, U.S. Army Africa command surgeon and Col. Chris O'Connell, 405th Combat Support Hospital battalion commander, listen to the morning song, prayer and brief from the Ghana Armed Forces 37th Military Hospital intensive care unit staff during Medical Readiness Training Exercise 14-3...
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  • USARAF and Ghana Armed Forces Share Medical Expertise
    Dr. Sadi Opoku, Ghana Armed Forces 37th Military Hospital operating room doctor and Capt. Duane Leist, 405th Combat Support Hospital operating room nurse review a patient's X-ray to determine the course of action during Medical Readiness Training Exercise 14-3 in Accra, Ghana. MEDRETE 14-3 was a...
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  • USARAF and Ghana Armed Forces Share Medical Expertise
    Dr. Sadi Opoku, Ghana Armed Forces 37th Military Hospital operating room doctor and Capt. Duane Leist, 405th Combat Support Hospital operating room nurse, perform a surgery at the 37th Military Hospital during Medical Readiness Training Exercise 14-3. Leist worked with Opoku in the operating room...
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  • 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 Wash., DC). Watch LIVE on AFN or www.pentagonchannel.mil ...
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  • Cabo Verde Signs ACSA with DoD
    Cabo Verde (formerly known as Cape Verde) becomes the 19th African nation with an active Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA) with the U.S Department of Defense (DOD). An ACSA is a bilateral military-to-military (mil-to-mil) agreement that allows the exchange of logistics support,...
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  • Cabo Verde Signs ACSA with DoD
    Brig Gen James Johnson, U.S. Africa Command’s director for logistics, signs an Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA) with Republic of Cabo Verde’s Minister of National Defense, Mr. Paulo Lopes on 24 March 2014 in Praia, Cabo Verde. Cabo Verde became the 19th African nation with an...
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  • Kenya Defense Forces Conduct Train the Trainers
    Train the Trainers...
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  • AFRICOM Update Episode 6
    Check out the latest AFRICOM video update....
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  • World Health Day 2014
    World Health Day poster "small bite, big threat" (photo/image courtesy UN 2014)...
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  • International Day of Mine Awareness
    April 4 is International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action...
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  • Moroccans, U.S. Engage in Stability Operations Training
    U.S. service members and members of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces conduct non-lethal weapons training during Exercise African Lion 2014 on the Tifnit Royal Moroccan Armed Forces Base in Morocco, Mar. 27, 2014. African Lion is conducted as a combined-joint exercise between the Kingdom of Morocco...
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  • Moroccans, U.S. Engage in Stability Operations Training
    U.S. service members and members of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces conduct non-lethal weapons training during Exercise African Lion 2014 on the Tifnit Royal Moroccan Armed Forces Base in Morocco, Mar. 27, 2014. African Lion is conducted as a combined-joint exercise between the Kingdom of Morocco...
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  • African Partnership Flight Angola 2014 Concludes
    Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Leonard, African Partnership Flight lead planner, leads discussions of vehicle inspections March 24, 2014 in Angola, Africa. The intention of APF is to strengthen the regional partnerships within Africa by improving the proficiency and readiness of key mission areas...
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  • African Partnership Flight Angola 2014 Concludes
    Capt. Danielle Butler, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air forces Africa surgeon general specialist, briefs students on natural disasters March 24, 2014 in Angola Africa. The intention of APF is to strengthen the regional partnerships within Africa by improving the proficiency and readiness of key...
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  • AFRICOM Honors Winners at Annual Awards Ceremony
    Information Specialist Petty Officer 1st Class Gerard Martin receives a djembe drum from Command Sergeant Major Darrin J. Bohn, on behalf of Information Technician Petty Officer 2nd Class Kristen M. McDonald, an AFRICOM 2013 Annual Awards winner from J2-Molesworth, during the awards ceremony held...
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  • AFRICOM Honors Winners at Annual Awards Ceremony
    Award winners pose for a group photo after receiving their awards at the AFRICOM 2013 Annual Awards Ceremony held here March 31, 2014. The awards ceremony celebrated the outstanding service and achievements of all nominees over the course of the previous fiscal year. ...
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  • Chance Meeting Leads to Recognition for Djiboutian Soldiers, Closure for Pilots
    Djiboutian army Cpl. Youssouf Afgada Said, right, embraces U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Heath Ruppert during a reunion at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on March 24, 2014. Youssouf was one of a group of four Djiboutian soldiers who rescued Ruppert and Susan Craig, a former Marine Corps pilot, following the...
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  • AFRICOM Women take center stage at the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum
    U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jody Daniels, Deputy Director, Intelligence and Knowledge Development Directorate (J2), provided the keynote address at the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum, held at the Swabian Special Events Center at Patch Barracks on March 27. (U.S. AFRICOM...
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  • Burundi National Defense Force Soldiers Head to Training
    Two Burundi National Defense Force (BNDF) soldiers make their way to training provided by the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa (SP-MAGTF AF) in Bujumbura, Burundi, March 19, 2014. The SP-MAGTF AF has been working with the BNDF during a 10-week logistics training course to...
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  • Chance Meeting Leads to Recognition for Djiboutian Soldiers, Closure for Pilots
    The Humanitarian Service Medal is displayed along with other medals on Djiboutian army Sgt. Younis Ahmed Douleh’s uniform after the Djiboutian Soldier Recognition Ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 25, 2014. The Humanitarian Service Medal was presented to four Djiboutian soldiers for...
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  • Chance Meeting Leads to Recognition for Djiboutian Soldiers, Closure for Pilots
    Djiboutian army Sgt. Younis Ahmed Douleh holds a letter he had written and carried for five years in search of the two survivors he rendered assistance to after a helicopter crash, Djibouti, March 25, 2014. The Djiboutian soldiers rescued Susan Craig, a former U.S. Marine Corps pilot, and Marine...
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  • USAFE Band supports African Partnership Flight
    Staff Sgt. Jill Diem and a student sing with the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band ensemble Touch n' Go at the Dom Bosco School in Luanda, Angola, March 26, 2014. The band is in Angola as part of African Partnership Flight Angola 2014, which is an event providing a collaborative learning environment...
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  • Nitze Sailors Make a Difference during Port Visit in Mauritius
    Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) play 'ring around the rosey' with the children of the Ti Rayons Solei shelter for underprivileged children. Nitze is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the...
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  • Nitze Sailors Make a Difference during Port Visit in Mauritius
    Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) team paint the exterior walls of Association pour la Promotion de la Santé (APSA) Diabetes Clinic in the city of Trianon. Nitze is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation...
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  • Nitze Sailors Make a Difference during Port Visit in Mauritius
    Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) play 'ring around the rosey' with the children of the Ti Rayons Solei shelter for underprivileged children. Nitze is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in...
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  • U.S. Provides Safety Classes to Cameroon Defense Force
    Cameroon Defense Force Soldiers, with guidance from U.S. forces, practice the safe loading and unloading of casualties on a rotary aircraft during Central Accord 14 at the 102 Air Force Base airfield in Douala Cameroon, March 13. The U.S. is working with Host Nation and Partner Nations in order to...
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  • Military Intelligence Basic Officer Course Students Graduate
    U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa Intelligence Chief-of-Staff Lt. Col. Vernon Williams addresses the 25 Military Intelligence Basic Officer’s Course-Africa students from the nations of Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti, and Kenya during the course’s Final Exercise. The current MIBOC-A...
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  • Military Intelligence Basic Officer Course Students Graduate
    Brig. Gen. Jody Daniels, deputy director for intelligence of U.S. Africa Command, presents a certificate to Navy Lt. Jorim Disengomoka, a Canadian Military Intelligence Basic Officer’s Course-Africa instructor during a graduation ceremony, March 19. The current MIBOC-A is the tenth iteration of...
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  • Visit to Orphanage in Dar Es Salaam
    Students from the Military Intelligence Basic Officer Course – Africa planned and executed a community relations project for Chamazi Orphanage in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, March 15. The event was part of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa-led MIBOC-A program and brought together...
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  • A visit to Orphanage in Dar Es Salaam
    Students from the Military Intelligence Basic Officer Course – Africa planned and executed a community relations project for Chamazi Orphanage in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, March 15. The event was part of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa-led MIBOC-A program and brought together...
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  • AFRICOM's Latest Commercials
    Check out our three new commercial spots which will be airing on AFN soon....
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  • Disaster response plan unveiled in Benin
    Francois Houessou, Benin Minister of Interior, and Todd Whatley, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission to Benin, unveil the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan, and the Military Support to Civil Authorities (MSCA) Disaster Contingency Plan during a ceremony in Cotonou, Benin, on March 17,...
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  • African Partnership Flight Angola 2014 begins
    Members of African Partnership Flight Angola 2014 participate in a discussion on cargo build up on Luanda Air Base, Angola, March 24, 2014. The intention of APF is to strengthen the regional partnerships within Africa by improving the proficiency and readiness of key mission areas through a...
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  • AFRICOM Update photo 23 March
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  • U.S. Africa Command FRG hosts meet and greet
    The U.S. Africa Command Family Readiness Group hosted an event to welcome command personnel and their family members during an informal meet and greet at the Kelley Theater, U.S. Army Garrison in Stuttgart, Germany, March 17. Staff and family members heard from FRG volunteers, U.S. Africa...
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  • Mary Stewart leads the U.S. Africa Command Family Readiness Group
    The U.S. Africa Command Family Readiness Group hosted an event to welcome command personnel and their family members during an informal meet and greet at the Kelley Theater, U.S. Army Garrison in Stuttgart, Germany, March 17. Staff and family members heard from FRG volunteers, U.S. Africa...
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  • Col and Mrs. Manuel Griego at the U.S. Africa Command FRG welcome
    The U.S. Africa Command Family Readiness Group hosted an event to welcome command personnel and their family members during an informal meet and greet at the Kelley Theater, U.S. Army Garrison in Stuttgart, Germany, March 17. Staff and family members heard from FRG volunteers, U.S. Africa...
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  • Tammie Corbin talks transition at U.S. Africa Command FRG event
    Tammie Corbin, U.S. Africa Command directorate of Resources (J1/8) addresses staff and family about what to expect as part of their in-processing when they arrive to U.S. Africa Command. The U.S. Africa Command Family Readiness Group hosted an event to welcome command personnel and their family...
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  • Central Accord opens in coloful style
    Military Representatives from the countries of Burundi, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Gabon, Netherlands, Nigeria, Chad and the United States participate in the opening ceremony for Central Accord 2014 at the 102 Air Force Base airfield in Douala Cameroon, 11 Mar. The U.S. is working with Host...
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  • Central Accord opens in colorful style
    Cameroon Minister of Defense Edgar Alain Mebengo shakes the hands of partner nation military representatives during the opening ceremony for Central Accord 2014 at the 102 Air Force Base airfield in Douala Cameroon, 11 Mar. By participating in Central Accord 2014, the U.S. military is getting...
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  • Central Accord opens in colorful style
    Brig. Gen. Peter Corey, deputy commander of U.S. Army Africa speaks during the opening ceremony of Central Accord 14 March 11, 2014 at the 102 Air Force Base airfield in Douala Cameroon. CA 14 is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored joint aerial-delivery exercise focused on military promoting working...
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  • AFRICOM DCMO meets with UK Defence Academy students
    U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Steven Hummer, U.S. Africa Command Deputy for Military Operations, addresses a group of military officers and civilians who are students from the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and participants in the Higher Command and Staff Course. As part of their professional...
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  • UK Defence Academy students meet U.S. Africa Command staff
    Colonel Charlie Stickland, Royal Marines, poses a question to U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Steven Hummer, U.S. Africa Command Deputy for Military Operations. Col. Stickland is among a group of military officers and civilians who are students from the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and...
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  • UK Defence Academy students meet U.S. Africa Command staff
    Group Captain David Manning, Royal Air Force, poses a question to U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Steven Hummer, U.S. Africa Command Deputy for Military Operations. Group Captain Manning is among a group of military officers and civilians who are students from the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom...
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  • Defence Academy students meet U.S. Africa Command staff
    Ms Kathryn Casson, Dept. for International Development, UK, poses a question to U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Steven Hummer, U.S. Africa Command Deputy for Military Operations. Ms Casson is among a group of military officers and civilians who are students from the Defence Academy of the United...
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  • U.S. Africa Command staff meet with UK Defence Academy students
    Senior staff from U.S. Africa Command explain the roles and missions of the command to a group of military officers and civilians who are students from the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and participants in the Higher Command and Staff Course, Rogers Center on Patch Barracks at the U.S....
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  • AFRICOM DCMO meets with UK Defence Academy students
    U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Steven Hummer, U.S. Africa Command Deputy for Military Operations, addresses a group of military officers and civilians who are students from the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and participants in the Higher Command and Staff Course. As part of their professional...
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  • Sean Poole
    The Program Manager of for Invisible Children, Sean Poole, visited U.S. Africa Command Headquarters to discuss the work Invisible Children is doing with the African Union Regional Task Force to defeat the Lord’s Resistance Army and take down their leader, Joseph Kony. ...
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  • Senegal CA 7 2014
    The daughter of the elder leader of the village of Podor helped to welcomed the Civil Affairs group and the medical aid that they secured along with the local military in Podor and civilian medical teams. They negotiated with the newly-trained CA team and established areas to host the MEDCAP. ...
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  • CA 6 Senegal 2014
    The elder leader of the village of Podor welcomed the Civil Affairs group and the medical aid that they secured along with the local military in Podor and civilian medical teams. He negotiated with the newly-trained CA team and established areas to host the MEDCAP. ...
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  • CA 5 2014 Senegal
    At far right, Capt. Tyler (last name withheld for Operational Security concerns), Civil Military Support Element (CMSE) team leader for a company out of the 91st CA Battalion out of Fort Bragg, N.C., joins Senegalese Capt. Abdoulaye Diop, the company commander of the CA team, at far left, in...
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  • CA Training 4 2014
    As part of their Civil Affairs training, Adjutant Chef el Hadji Theo Dieng of the Senegal Army Headquarters in Dakar, actively engages the local populace of Podor and it’s surrounding villages. Dieng said CA work is the perfect fit for him. He and the rest of the CA graduates are currently...
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  • Senegal CA 2014 2
    Adjutant Chef el Hadji Theo Dieng of the Senegal Army Headquarters in Dakar, instructs other Senegalese soldiers from Podor on the basics of Civil Affairs as part of a final test to show their American counterparts that they are ready to work the field alone Jan 21. Now the graduated team is...
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  • Senegal CA 2014 2
    Adjutant Chef el Hadji Theo Dieng of the Senegal Army Headquarters in Dakar, instructs other Senegalese soldiers from Podor on the basics of Civil Affairs as part of a final test to show their American counterparts that they are ready to work the field alone Jan 21. Now the graduated team is...
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  • Senegal CA 2014
    Senegalese soldiers from the town of Podor rehearse a mock civilian leadership meeting. Newly trained Civil Affairs soldiers had the troops dress in traditional attire and role-play different situations they may find themselves in as PA specialists. The CA team is now teaching foreign soldiers the...
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  • Senegal MEDCAP 2014
    A woman waits in line with her young child in order to receive needed vaccinations Jan. 23. About 140 children were seen during the MEDCAP with about 40 of those receiving vaccinations. ...
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  • Senegal MEDCAP 2014
    Lines in front of the pharmacy window grew, as both sick patience and non-sick visitors waited in line to receive sanitary care items Jan. 23. Soap, bleach and mosquito netting were given to nearly all visitors. ...
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  • Senegal MEDCAP 2014
    A medical doctor from Podor, Senegal, assesses a young villager during the MEDCAP Jan. 23. He and a local team of medical personnel assisted the Army medical team and newly trained Civil Affairs team from Dakar to bring free medical care to the populace...
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  • Senegal MEDCAP 2014
    Senegalese Capt. Abdoulaye Diop, the company commander of the newly trained Civil Affairs team that hosted the MEDCAP, assists an 83-year-old villager who is known for having fought in World War II. Nearly 300 civilians from Podor and its surrounding villages were seen by medical staff for...
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  •  MEDCAP Jan 23 Senegal
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    Abba Barry, a Senegalese Army doctor, checks out his first patient at the start of the Medical Civic Action Program (MEDCAP) Jan. 23. Nearly 300 civilians from Podor and its surrounding villages were seen by medical staff for everything from birth defects to general pain. All who came to the...
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  • AFRICOM Update March 15-21
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  • Maj. Gen. Tracey Garrett delivers closing remarks
    Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Tracey Garrett, U.S. Africa Command Special Assistant to the Commander, delivers closing remarks for U.S. Africa Command’s International Women’s Day event, March 10, 2014, Stuttgart. (U.S. Africa Command photo by Brenda Law/Released)...
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  • Dr. Barbara Sotirin presents an award to Army Col. Melvin Jones for his winning essay
    Dr. Barbara Sotirin, U.S. Africa Command Deputy for Programs, presents an award to Army Col. Melvin Jones for his winning essay. Each of the three essayists were honored as part of U.S. Africa Command’s International Women’s Day event, conducted March 10, 2014, in Stuttgart. (U.S. Africa Command...
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  • Maj. Tamara Schoon reads her winning essay about her desire to raise the visibility of wounded women veterans
    Air Force Maj. Tamara Schoon, with U.S. Africa Command’s J3, reads her winning essay about her desire to raise the visibility of wounded women veterans at U.S. Africa Command’s International Women’s Day event conducted March 10, 2014, in Stuttgart. As part of event, an essay contest was conducted...
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  • Col. Melvin Jones reads his winning essay about his daughter
    Army Col. Melvin Jones, U.S. Africa Command Assistant Chief of Staff (Reserves), reads his winning essay about his daughter, a woman who inspires him, at U.S. Africa Command’s International Women’s Day event conducted March 10, 2014, in Stuttgart. As part of event, an essay contest was conducted...
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