Photos | United States Africa Command

April 2010

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    VICENZA, Italy - Brigadier General Silver Moses Kayemba, chief of training and operations, Uganda Peoples Defence Force (right), is welcomed by Major General William B. Garrett III, commander of U.S. Army Africa, at the start of his visit to U.S. Army Africa's headquarters in Vicenza, Italy, April...
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    ACCRA, Ghana - Airmen with the North Dakota National Guard's 119th Wing Civil Engineer Squadron work on gutting a building in Accra, Ghana, April 2010. The Airmen are on a two-week humanitarian mission as part of the U.S. Department of Defense-sponsored State Partnership Program. (Photo courtesy...
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    ACCRA, Ghana - Airmen with the North Dakota National Guard's 119th Wing Civil Engineer Squadron paint the trim on a building on Burma Camp near Accra, Ghana, April 2010. The building will serve as classrooms to train members of the Ghanaian Armed Forces. The two-week mission is part of the Ghana -...
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    ACCRA, Ghana - Airmen with the North Dakota National Guard's 119th Wing Civil Engineer Squadron renovate a building on Burma Camp in Accra, Ghana, for use as classrooms to train the Ghanaian Armed Forces. The squadron took over the mission from the Michigan Air National Guard's 127th Wing in April...
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    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Nigerian Navy Captain Adejimi Osinowo, deputy commander of Africa Partnership (APS) West, and Captain Cindy Thebaud, commander of Africa Partnership Station (APS) West, interview with Hawanatu Conteh, a journalist for the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation, at the...
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    ROTA, Spain - Lance Corporal Drew Van Hook, assigned to Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team (FAST), Company Europe, at Naval Station Rota, Spain, instructs a Moroccan maritime interdiction operations team on basic close quarter battle training, April 27, 2010, in preparation for Exercise Phoenix...
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    CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti - Ultimate Fighter Championship (UFC) fighters grapple with personnel deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), during an autograph and demonstration session at Thunderdome, the camppâ€s athletic facility, April 29. Over the last week, five members of the UFC have been...
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    CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti - Army Specialist Reyshalise Ramos, a member of Puerto Ricooâ€s 1/65th Army National Guard unit, deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), receives an autographed photo from Chris â€The Cripplerr†Leben, an Ultimate Fighter Championship (UFC) fighter, during an...
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    CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti - A military member deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), grapples with Chris â€The Cripplerr†Leben, an Ultimate Fighter Championship (UFC) fighter, during an autograph and demonstration session at Thunderdome, the camppâ€s athletic facility, April 29, 2010. ...
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    CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti - Petty Officer 3rd Class Jake Larson, a member of the armory at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), grapples with Kurt Shrout, a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) coach and trainer from Portland, Oregon during an autograph and demonstration session for Ultimate Fighter Championship...
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    MONROVIA, Liberia - U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Gary Morris talks to students at the American International School of Monrovia, Liberia where he has been voluntarily teaching a physical education class since February 2010. As a certified trainer, he wants the students to have a positive...
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    MONROVIA, Liberia - U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Gary Morris races a student at the American International School of Monrovia, Liberia during a 90 minute physical education class that he teaches at the school once a week. A reservist, Morris' time in Liberia, which originally began as a...
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    MONROVIA, Liberia - U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Gary Morris stands in front of the American International School of Monrovia, Liberia where he has been voluntarily teaching a physical education class since February 2010. A reservist, Morris' time in Liberia, which originally began as a...
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    DAMERJOG, Djibouti - Army Sergeant Donald Douds (right) and Staff Sergeant Josh Erickson (left), members of the C418th, Team 4, Civil Affairs Team unload books and other school supplies at the Damerjog Secondary School in Damerjog, Djibouti, April 27, 2010. Douds, Erickson and other members of...
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    LYCEE KESSEL, Djibouti - Technical Sergeant Theodore Lee of Combined Task Force - Horn of Africa, poses with students at Kessel School in Djibouti April 14, 2010 after delivering letters from the Lake Joy Elementary School in Warner Robins, Georgia. Lee worked with his daughter's school to start a...
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    GABORONE, Botswana - Members of local and regional Botswana media outlets engage General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, and U.S. Ambassador to Botswana Stephen Nolan in a media roundtable conducted at the U.S. Embassy, Gaborone, Botswana, April 28, 2010. Ward had earlier...
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    GABORONE, Botswana - Members of local and regional Botswana media outlets engage General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, and U.S. Ambassador to Botswana Stephen Nolan in a media roundtable conducted at the U.S. Embassy, Gaborone, Botswana, April 28, 2010. Ward had earlier...
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    GABORONE, Botswana - Approximately 700 soldiers, mostly commissioned officers, from the Botswana Defence Forces (BDF) listen to a lecture on Intelligence Support to Operations given by General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, during his visit to Gaborone, Botswana April 28, 2010....
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    GABORONE, Botswana - Colonel M.C. Mophuting, commandant of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Training Establishment, and Colonel Baatweng, BDF chief of protocol greet General William Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, upon his arrival in Gaborone, Botswana, April 28, 2010. During Ward's...
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    CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti - Captain Darius Banaji accepts the Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ) pennant from Captain Bill Finn, symbolizing the transfer of command from Finn to Banaji, during a change of command ceremony at 11 Degrees North, the camp's recreational facility, April 27, 2010. During...
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    CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti - Captain Bill Finn, commanding officer Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), talks about his past experiences with Captain Darius Banaji, the prospective commanding officer at CLDJ (background, left), during a change of command ceremony at 11 Degrees North, the camp's...
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    DAMERJOG, Djibouti - Abddi Hassan, the principle of the Damerjog secondary school in Damerjog, Djibouti, looks on as Army Staff Sergeant Josh Erickson, a member of the C418th, Team 4, Civil Affairs Team discusses with teachers what supplies they need at the school, April 27, 2010. Erickson and...
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    DAMERJOG, Djibouti - Abddi Hassan, the principal of the Damerjog secondary school in Damerjog, Djibouti, looks on as Army Staff Sergeant Josh Erickson, a member of the C418th, Team 4, Civil Affairs Team discusses with teachers what supplies they need at the school, April 27, 2010. Erickson and...
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    BISMARCK, North Dakota - Leaders of the Ghanaian Armed Forces practice using the Beam Hit system for marksmanship practice under the guidance of North Dakota National Guard Staff Sergeant Dane Severinson, April 2010. A delegation of Ghanaian military officials visited Bismarck, North Dakota as...
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    BISMARCK, North Dakota - Ghana Lieutenant General Peter Blay (right) participates in a demonstration of an Armored Security Vehicle at the Raymond J. Bohn Armory in Bismarck, April 2010, along with North Dakota National Guard Specialist Lindsay Suko (left) and Sergeant 1st Class Troy Skelto, 191st...
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    BISMARCK, North Dakota - Ghana Lieutenant General Peter Blay (left) operates an Armored Security Vehicle as Specialist Lindsay Suko (right), 191st Military Police Company, looks on, April 2010. Blay visited North Dakota as part of the State Partnership Program, a Department of Defense program that...
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    BISMARCK, North Dakota - Ghanaian Armed Forces Colonel George Biah practices rifle marksmanship under the instruction of Sergeant 1st Class Troy Skelton (center) of the North Dakota Army National Guard's 191st Military Police Company. The familiarization took place during a command visit from the...
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    CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti - Air Force Technical Sergeant Jose Lopez, a member of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), receives an autographed photo from Ed 'short fuse' Herman, an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter, during an autographing session at combat cafe on Camp...
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    CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti - Military personnel deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), take photos as a member of Puerto Rico's 1/65th Army National Guard unit poses with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters during an autographing session at combat caffà at CLDJ, April 27, 2010. Five...
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    KISUMU, Kenya - Researchers and local residents of Kisumu, Kenya participate in a World Malaria Day event, April 25, 2010. The daylong event offered an opportunity for people to share information about the advances of malaria research and reiterate prevention measures with the community. (Photo...
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    KISUMU, Kenya - Lieutenant Colonel Maria Bovill (right), director of U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya's Kombewa Clinical Research Center, talks with participants of a World Malaria Day event in Kisumu, April 25, 2010. The daylong event offered an opportunity for people to share information...
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    USS GUNSTON HALL, At Sea - African sailors use a fire hose to spray water on an approaching vessel in an attempt to thwart it and its crew from coming alongside during a crucible which is designed to test skills and knowledge acquired from several classes on force protection as part of Africa...
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    CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti - Suraj Magar, a Camp Lemonnier firefighter from Nepal, acts as a safety as Ahmed Kadir, a Djiboutian training to become a firefighter, focuses on his target while participating in camp's firefighter agility drill April 24, 2010. The agility drill is an obstacle course...
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    STUTTGART, Germany - The Minister-President Stefan Mappus, Baden Wurtemberg, is greeted by U.S. Africa Command staff on his first visit to the command headquarters to consult with General William E. "Kip" Ward, commander, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), in Stuttgart, Germany, April 23, 2010. (U.S....
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    STUTTGART, Germany - The Stuttgart Garrison honors volunteers during a recognition ceremony April 22, 2010, at Panzer Kaserne. More than 100 volunteers, whose work contributed a value of more than $4,000 in 2009, were awarded for their work within the garrison community. Six were further...
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    ARUSHA, Tanzania - Thomas Walsh, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, speaks to nearly 300 participants of the International Military HIV/AIDS Conference in Arusha, Tanzania, April 12, 2010. Representatives from 60 multinational militaries, the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Africa...
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    ARUSHA, Tanzania - Colonel Ojor Robinson Ayemoba, Nigeria Ministry of Defense, asks a question during the International Military HIV/AIDS Conference in Arusha, Tanzania, April 12, 2010. Representatives from 60 multinational militaries, the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Africa Command, and...
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    ARUSHA, Tanzania - Tanzania People's Defence Forces Chief of Staff, General David A Mwamunyange, speaks to press outside the Arusha International Conference Centre, April 12, 2010. Mwamunyange was in attendance for the opening day of the International Military HIV/AIDS conference, co-hosted by the...
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    ARUSHA, Tanzania - Nearly 300 participants of the International Military HIV/AIDS Conference in Arusha, Tanzania, listen to a presentation by Thomas Walsh, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, April 12, 2010. Representatives from 60 multinational militaries, the U.S. Department of Defense,...
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    MONTE CASSINO, Italy - Staff members of U.S. Africa Command pose for a group photo in Monte Cassino, Italy, during a historical study of the World War II Italian military campaign, March 25, 2010. Participating staff visited several battle sites in the order in which they occurred during Fifth...
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    NOTO GOUREY DIAME, Senegal - Commander Antonio Rodriguez, Africa Partnership Station (APS) West senior medical officer, holds a Senegalese baby during a medical outreach project April 19, 2010. A 16-member team of U.S. Navy and Air Force medical and dental professionals have treated more than...
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    NOTO GOUREY DIAME, Senegal - Lieutenant Commander Karen Corson, Africa Partnership Station (APS) West medical liaison officer, escorts a Senegalese woman during a medical outreach project April 19, 2010. A 16-member team of U.S. Navy and Air Force medical and dental professionals have treated more...
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    STUTTGART, Germany - The Stuttgart Garrison honors volunteers during a recognition ceremony April 22, 2010, at Panzer Kaserne. More than 100 volunteers, whose work contributed a value of more than $4,000 in 2009, were awarded for their work within the garrison community. Six were further...
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    ATLANTIC OCEAN - Sailors aboard the Spanish navy Servola-class offshore patrol vessel SPS Centinela (P 72), conduct flight deck firefighting training with a group of African sailors from Africa Partnership Station Gunston Hall (LSD 44) as part of a cross deck training exercise with ships from...
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    CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti †Senior Chief Petty Officer Leo Godet takes a neck measurement of a sailor deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), during the first ever physical fitness assessment (PFA) at the camp April 17, 2010. Godet, the command fitness leader at CLDJ, checked that more than...
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    GUERERO BEACH, Senegal - Members of the Senegalese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Security Cooperation Marine Air Ground Task Force, Africa Partnership Station 10, offload personnel and vehicles, April 6, 2010, at Guerero Beach, Senegal. The Marines and SAF are participating in military-to-military...
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    DAKAR, Senegal - Senegalese Army Sergeant Sidy Niang tests an intravenous catheter under the instruction of Chief Petty Officer (FMF) Carl Holzhauer of the USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), during a tactical combat casualty care training course April 16, 2010, at the Ouakam Military Hospital for 26...
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    MONROVIA, Liberia - U.S. Coast Guard Commander Jennifer Ketchum, of the Monrovia Office of Security Cooperation, speaks with Petty Officer 2nd Class Dickson Agbo (center) and other members of the Liberian Coast Guard just prior to their first successful boat launch of a Zodiac boat. Ketchum is a...
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    DAKAR, Senegal - Nigerian Navy Captain Adejimi Osinowo, center, acting deputy commander of Africa Partnership Station (APS), embarked aboard the USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), briefs media about APS during a media day aboard the ship April 13, 2010. Gunston Hall is on a scheduled deployment in West...
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    GABORONE, Botswana - Major Generals Ronald Ladnier, 17th Air Force (Air Forces Africa) commander, and T.M. Paledi, Botswana Defence Force Air Arm commander, pause during meetings March 10, 2010. The two discussed a number or air force-related topics, including professional development and the...
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    VICENZA, Italy - Ambassador J. Anthony Holmes, AFRICOMMâ€s deputy to the commander for civil military activities, opened the three-day professional development event geared toward East Africa amid his official visit to U.S. Army Africa headquarters at Caserma Ederle. The seminarrâ€s coursework...
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    ARUSHA, Tanzania - Nearly 300 participants of the International Military HIV/AIDS Conference in Arusha, Tanzania stand for the entrance of Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (center, left), April 12, 2010. Representatives from 60 multinational militaries, the U.S. Department of Defense,...
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    ARUSHA, Tanzania - Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete addresses participants of the International Military HIV/AIDS Conference, in Arusha, Tanzania, April 12, 2010. Nearly 300 representatives from 60 multinational militaries, the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Africa Command, and...
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    MONROVIA, Liberia - At a ceremony marking Liberia's 53rd Annual Armed Forces Day, Lieutenant Junior Grade Stephen Mulbah, commanding officer of the Liberian Coast Guard, accepts the unit's new guidon from Major General S.A. Abdurrahman, a Nigerian officer responsible for the Armed Forces...
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    CAMP LEMMONIER, Djibouti - Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Chevere, equipment operator, Seabees water well team tower leader, tows the USO in a box onto Camp Lemonnier March 12, 2010. The USO in a box, a self-sustaining morale center with game systems, entertainment and internet access, arrived...
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    CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti - Puerto Rico Army National Guard Sergeant Roberto Diaz Boria was remembered during a memorial service April 11, 2010 at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Sergeant Boria, 1st Battalion, 65th Infantry Regiment, died April 8 while stationed in Mombasa, Kenya. The cause of death is...
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    THIES, Senegal - Soldiers from the Senegalese Armed Forces and U.S. Marines from the Security Cooperation Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SC-MAGTF) and conduct a joint physical training session at the Senegalese Zone-7 military base training compound as part of a military-to-military familiarization...
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    ARUSHA, Tanzania - Participants of the International Military HIV/AIDS Conference ask questions to a panel of speakers during a breakout session on counseling and testing, April 13, 2010. Panel members from left to right: Colonel Jose Felix, Mozambique Defense Force; Eugene Zimulinda, U.S....
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    DAKAR, Senegal - U.S. Navy Ensign Michael Manaskie shows Tanzanian Navy Corporal Charles Mtono (left), Togolese Navy Chief Petty Officer Kouessan Kpomgbe (middle), and Tanzanian Navy Corporal Majengo Sylivanus a nautical navigation chart aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock-landing ship...
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    MONROVIA, Liberia - Petty Officer 2nd Class Fitzroy Hall, an optometry technician attached to a Humanitarian Civic Assistance (HCA) medical team, examines the eyes of a patient as a Liberian medic looks on. The HCA team is deployed to Liberia in support of Africa Partnership Station (APS), an...
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    STUTTGART, Germany - Ambassador Soad Shalaby, Cairo Center for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peace, asks General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), a question during the first Maghreb Academic Symposium April 12, 2010, at the Millennium Hotel and Resort. The event,...
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    GABORONE, Botswana - Sabers drawn, cadets from Class 34 of 2010, pass in review prior to their commissioning April 9, 2010, at Sir Seretse Khama Barracks in Gaborone, Botswana. Sixty-five cadets from the Botswana, Lesotho and Umbutfo Swazi Defence Forces received their commissions during the...
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    PIKINE, Senegal - Petty Officer 3rd Class Guy Leppry, assigned to USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), paints the outside walls of a classroom at Pikine17A and HLM grade school during a community outreach project in Pikine, Senegal April 9, 2010. Gunston Hall is on a scheduled deployment in West Africa in...
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    STUTTGART, Germany - General William E. "Kipp" Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), welcomes Maghreb Academic Symposium attendees April 12, 2010, at the Millennium Hotel and Resort in Stuttgart, Germany. The event is held April 12-15 to enhance understanding of U.S. Africa...
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    STUTTGART, Germany - General William E. "Kipp" Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), fields questions from Maghreb Academic Symposium attendees April 12, 2010, at the Millennium Hotel and Resort in Stuttgart, Germany. The event is held April 12-15 to enhance understanding of...
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    STUTTGART, Germany - U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) staff gather to bid "Fair Winds and Following Seas" to Navy Vice Admiral Robert T. Moeller, deputy to the commander for military operations since October 2007, as he departs the U.S. Africa Command Headquarters, Kelley Barracks, April 12, 2010....
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    DAKAR, Senegal - Petty Officer 1st Class Roger Starcher, a member of U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band's Five Star Brass Quintet, performs for more than 300 children at the Colin Powell Cultural Center, April 8, 2010. The band is embarked aboard USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) as part of Africa Partnership...
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    DAKAR, Senegal - Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Strauss, a member of U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band's Five Star Brass Quintet, gives "high fives" to children following a performance at the Colin Powell Cultural Center, April 8, 2010. The band is embarked aboard USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) as part of...
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    DAKAR, Senegal - Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Strauss, a member of U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band's Five Star Brass Quintet, performs for more than 300 children at the Colin Powell Cultural Center, April 8, 2010. The band is embarked aboard USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) as part of Africa Partnership...
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    DAKAR, Senegal - Senegal Army Colonel Antoine Wardini, Chef de Commandement, Zone Militaire 1, Camp Dial Diop, talks with Captain Cindy Thebaud, commander of Africa Partnership Station (APS) West, following an office call April 8, 2010. APS West is embarked aboard USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). The...
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    GABORONE, Botswana - Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, presents a gift to Major Israel Mbangwe, task force commander for the Chobe Sub Sector of northeastern Botswana in front of a Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Air Arm C-130 transport aircraft on April 8, 2010. ...
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    ARUSHA, Tanzania - Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete addresses participants of the International Military HIV/AIDS Conference, in Arusha, Tanzania, April 12, 2010. Nearly 300 representatives from 60 multinational militaries, the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Africa Command, and...
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    GABORONE, Botswana - Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Africa, and Lieutenant Colonel Chris Wyatt, Office of Security Cooperation, Botswana, discuss camp life and patrolling with junior enlisted soldiers at a Botswana Defence Force base camp for anti-poaching...
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    GABORONE, Botswana - Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD), Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, presents a gift to Major Israel Mbangwe, Task Force Commander for the Chobe Sub Sector of northeastern Botswana, in front of a Botswana Defence Force Air Arm C-130 transport aircraft that flew the...
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    KASANE, Botswana - Task Force Commander Major Israel Mbangwe, 15 Infantry Battalion, Botswana Defence Force, briefs Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Africa on operations in the Chobe Sub Sector of northern Botswana during her first visit to the country in...
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    STUTTGART, Germany - U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) staff gather to bid "Fair Winds and Following Seas" to Navy Vice Admiral Robert T. Moeller, deputy to the commander for military operations since October 2007, as he departs the U.S. Africa Command Headquarters, Kelley Barracks, April 12,...
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    ARUSHA, Tanzania - Nearly 300 participants of the International Military HIV/AIDS Conference in Arusha, Tanzania stand for the entrance of Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (center, left), April 12, 2010. Representatives from 60 multinational militaries, the U.S. Department of Defense,...
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    CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti - Puerto Rico Army National Guard Sergeant Roberto Diaz Boria was remembered during a memorial service April 11, 2010 at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Sergeant Boria, 1st Battalion, 65th Infantry Regiment, died April 8 while stationed in Mombasa, Kenya. The cause of death is...
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    DAKAR, Senegal - Petty Officer 1st Class Corry Webb teaches sailors from The Gambia, Liberia, and Sierra Leone the proper procedure for measuring shoring during damage control training onboard USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), April 7, 2010. Gunston Hall, a Whidbey Island class amphibious dock landing...
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    DJIBOUTI - Illinois Senator Roland Burris talks over dinner with U.S. service members from Illinois while visiting Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 7, 2010. (Photo by MC2 Joshua Bruns, CJTF-HOA)...
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    DJIBOUTI - Illinois Senator Roland Burris Poses for a picture with U.S. service members from Illinois after eating dinner with the group on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 7, 2010. (Photo by MC2 Joshua Bruns, CJTF-HOA) ...
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    DAKAR, Senegal - Chief Yeoman Arthur King, assigned to Africa Partnership Station (APS) West staff, talks with Senegalese ship riders before they take part in a training evolution aboard USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), April 6, 2010. Gunston Hall is deployed as part of APS, an international initiative...
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    STUTTGART, Germany - Vice Admiral Robert Moeller, U.S. Africa Command's military deputy, speaks to blog writers during a telephone conference call April 7, 2010, with the Defense Department's DoD Bloggers Roundtable. Moeller is U.S. AFRICOM's deputy to the commander for military...
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    FOMBOUNI, Comoros - Petty Officer 2nd Class Dennis Harris teaches Comoros fishermen compass navigation during a water survival, navigation, and signaling course conducted by Maritime Civil Affairs Team (MCAT) March 24, 2010. The San Diego-based MCAT 106, currently assigned to Combined Joint Task...
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    MITSAMIHOULI, Comoros - Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Woodard teaches Comoros fishermen chart orientation during a basic compass navigation course conducted by Maritime Civil Affairs Team (MCAT) 106, March 15, 2010. Approximately 10-12 fishermen perish each year when they get lost in the Indian...
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    ACCRA, Ghana - Army Brigadier General Robert Ferrell, U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) C4 Systems director (right), and U.S. Navy Commander Britt Talbert, Africa Endeavor (AE) lead planner (left), conduct a one-on-one interview with Oman 107.1 FM Radio following the AE 2010 Mid-Planning Conference...
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    ACCRA, Ghana - Ghanaian Brigadier General Joseph Searyho, Defence Communications Information Systems director general (5th from right) and Army Brigadier General Robert Ferrell, U.S. Africa Command (U.S. AFRICOM) C4 Systems director (Ferrell's left), pose for a photo with delegation chiefs from 28...
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    TAKORADI, Ghana - A Ghanaian sailor boards USS Gunston Hall during a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure drill with the Ghana Navy, March 31, 2010. The training took place as the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock-landing ship departed Sekondi, Ghana, following a visit there in support of Africa...
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    TAKORADI, Ghana - Nigerian Navy Commander Godffrey Kwetishe (left), prepares a radiosonde transmitter for a weather balloon launch to gather atmospheric data as Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory Clare (right) and U.S. Navy Lieutenant Brandon Le assist, April 1, 2010. The three are crew members of...
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    TAKORADI, Ghana - Lieutenant junior grade Dan Day (center), Maritime Civil Affairs Team 203 officer-in-charge, and USS Gunston Hall commanding officer, Commander Fred Wilhelm (center, left), talk with the director of St. Theresa's Early Childhood Centre, parish priest Anthony Eshun, and the...
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    ACCRA, Ghana - General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, responds to a reporter's question during a media roundtable at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) on March 25, 2010. Seated next to Ward is Ghana Air Vice Marshall Christian Kobla Dovlo,...
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    ACCRA, Ghana - Ghana Air Vice Marshall Christian Kobla Dovlo, commandant of the KAIPTC, walks beside General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, as they enter the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), March 25, 2010, for a media roundtable. View the...
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    ACCRA, Ghana - General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, responds to a reporter's question during a media roundtable at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) on March 25, 2010. Seated next to Ward is Ghana Air Vice Marshall Christian Kobla Dovlo,...
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    GABORONE, Botswana - Brigadier General George Tlhaerwa, deputy chief of staff, Defence Logistics Command (second from left), and Lieutenant Colonel William M. Wyatt, chief of the Office of Security Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Gaborone (right) review notes during the closing ceremony of a...
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    GABORONE, Botswana - Major Nyame from the Botswana Defence Force Air Arm explains how his team deployed resources and communicated with other agencies during a simulated flood disaster as part of the recent disaster consequence management seminar in Botswana, March 23, 2010. The seminar, part of...
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    GABORONE, Botswana - Military and civilian representatives gather for a group photo during a disaster consequence management workshop at Sir Seretse Khama Military Barracks in Gaborone, Botswana, March 23, 2010. The seminar, part of an ongoing military-to-military program, was made possible in...
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    STUTTGART, Germany - Robert Schwartz renders a salute to a friend at a memorial service held in the Patch Barracks Chapel in Stuttgart, Germany in remembrance of retired Chief Warrant Officer Three Albert E. Rowe, March 30, 2010. Rowe worked for U.S. Africa Command as the chief of Assessments,...
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    STUTTGART, Germany - An honor guard prepares to render a 21 gun salute at a memorial service held in the Patch Barracks Chapel in Stuttgart, Germany in remembrance of retired Chief Warrent Officer Three Albert E. Rowe. Rowe worked for U.S. Africa Command as the chief of Assessments, Office of the...
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    ACCRA, Ghana - A panel of speakers participate in discussion at U.S. Africa Command's first Inspector General Conference at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra, Ghana, March 25, 2010. The purpose of the conference was to promote understanding and awareness of how...
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    ACCRA, Ghana - General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, provides closing remarks at U.S. Africa Command's first Inspector General Conference at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra, Ghana, March 25, 2010. The purpose of the conference was to...
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