Exercises
U.S. Africa Command forces serve as trainers and examples of military professionalism and U.S. core national values during the command's joint exercises. The exercises they conduct encourage the development of partner security capabilities and the instilling of professional ethos among African military elements.
African Lion is an annually scheduled, bilateral U.S. and Moroccan sponsored exercise designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation's tactics, techniques and procedures.
Cutlass Express is an exercise sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), and conducted by Naval Forces Africa (NAVAF) to assess and improve maritime law enforcement capacity, promote national and regional security in eastern Africa, inform planning and operations, and shape security force assistance (SFA) efforts.
Justified Accord is a military exercise focusing on African partner capability and interoperability in support of a United Nations/Africa union peace keepting operations (PKO). The exercise seeks to assess participant abilities in conducting PKO and to enhance positive bilateral and regional relationships in austere enviornments with coalition partners.
Flintlock is an annual regional exercise among African, allied and U.S. counterterrorism forces, and has taken place since 2006.
Obangame Express, conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the Gulf of Guinea. It focuses on maritime interdiction operation, as well as visit, board, search, and seizure techniques.
U.S. and European partners conduct exercises with North African maritime and land forces to increase regional maritime awareness and improve maritime security in Phoenix Express.
Shared Accord is a joint exercise intended to enhance U.S. and African forces' capabilities in the areas of humanitarian/disaster relief operations, peacekeeping operations, and aeromedical evacuation in sub-Saharan Africa.
United Accord is sponsored by U.S. Africa Command and led by Marine Forces Africa.
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