Atlas Accord

Atlas Accord, an annual-joint-aerial-delivery exercise, is hosted by U.S. Army Africa. The exercise brings together U.S. Army personnel with militaries in Africa to enhance air drop capabilities and ensure effective delivery of military resupply materials and humanitarian aid. 

The 2012 exercise took place in Mali.

U. S. service members joined troops from six partner nations with the purpose of sharing their knowledge of aerial resupply and recovery of as part of exercise Atlas Accord 2012 in Mali.

During the 2012 exercise, members of the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) conducted pathfinder training to locate suitable drop zones, cleared the area to ensure the safety of local residents, marked the drop zones for the aircraft and recovered supplies.

The focus of the exercise was to deliver supplies to people who may not have access to normal supply lines due to natural disasters or other difficult circumstances.The pathfinder training during Atlas Accord 12 can potentially help future joint operations between partner nations to deliver humanitarian supplies safely to those in need.
 


Media Releases for Atlas Accord

Marines, West Africans Train for Peace 8/17/2012
U.S. AFRICOM Photo During Exercise Western Accord 2012 in Thies, Senegal, U.S. Marines, sailors, soldiers and airmen reservists trained and lived alongside their West African partners to build military Full Story
Service Members from Mali Take Part in Aerial Resupply and Recovery Exercise 2/22/2012
U.S. AFRICOM Photo U. S. service members joined troops from six partner nations with the purpose of sharing their knowledge of aerial resupply and recovery of as part of exercise Atlas Accord in Mali, February 2012. Full Story
U.S., Malian Military Medics Train to Save Lives 2/10/2012
U.S. AFRICOM Photo Soldiers of the 807th Medical Deployment Support Command, Fort Douglas, Utah, joined with their Malian medical defense forces counterparts for the start of Atlas Accord12 in Mopti, Mali, February Full Story
Malian Defense Soldiers Learn Logistics with U.S. Army Special Forces 12/8/2011

West Virginia Army National Guard Special Forces soldiers from Charlie Company, 219th Special Forces Group, along with the 300th Military Intelligence Battalion, the 294th Quartermaster Company Full Story

197th STC (A) Hosts Atlas Drop 11 Aerial Delivery Familiarization 2/24/2011
U.S. AFRICOM Photo

On February 8, 2011, members of the 197th Special Troops Company, along with active-duty U.S. and Ugandan soldiers, stood on the open doors of a C-130 at Provo Airport, rehearsing a cargo drop to Full Story