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Our Mission
U.S. Africa Command, with partners, counters transnational threats and malign actors, strengthens security forces, and responds to crises in order to advance U.S. national interests and promote regional security, stability, and prosperity.
Our Mission
U.S. Africa Command, with partners, counters transnational threats and malign actors, strengthens security forces, and responds to crises in order to advance U.S. national interests and promote regional security, stability, and prosperity.
Our Mission
U.S. Africa Command, with partners, counters transnational threats and malign actors, strengthens security forces, and responds to crises in order to advance U.S. national interests and promote regional security, stability, and prosperity.

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U.S. Army Civil Affairs members, assigned to the 91st Civil Affairs Battalion, and Ghanaian soldiers provided a range of medical services to a diverse set of patients to include young children and the elderly. The team performed medical examinations and diagnostic care, and prescribed medications.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

With support from Royal Danish Defense forces, the joint and combined team will also make critical construction builds or repairs to a mobile camp facility at the Ghana Navy Training command (NAVTRAC) in preparation for the NAVAF-led exercise Obangame Express 2023 and the U.S. Special Operations Command Africa-led exercise Flintlock.

Monday, October 3, 2022

The engagement reinforced the strength of the U.S.-Mauritania defense partnership, and provided a forum to discuss advancing partnership, security assistance and military cooperation activities.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Through multinational exercises and military-to-military engagements, U.S. Africa Command strengthens relationships with African partner nations to help build the defense capability and capacity of their security forces.

U.S. Africa Command embraces a holistic approach to security challenges by working closely with U.S. Government interagency counterparts and partner nation militaries from around the world.

Along with regional partners, U.S. Africa command conducts military operations to disrupt, degrade and neutralize violent extremist organizations that present a transnational threat.

Operations set conditions for continued partnering to help African partner nations build the capacity they need to secure the region.

U.S. Africa Command stands ready to protect U.S. personnel and facilities within the region.

By forging relationships with regional partners, U.S. Africa Command ensures U.S. and partner nation security forces will have what they need, where and when they need it to respond to crisis.

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In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike against the al-Shabaab militant network in Somalia on October 1. The strike occurred near Jilib, about 370 kilometers southwest of Mogadishu

Monday, October 3, 2022

At the request of the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab terrorists who were attacking Somali National Army forces near Buulobarde, Somalia, on Sept. 18.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

The trip highlighted multiple fronts of the U.S./Namibia partnership, from investments in healthcare to shared interests in protecting the natural resources as well as deepening security exchanges including the second visit in a year by the USS Hershel "Woody" Williams.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

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Our Mission

U.S. Africa Command, with partners, counters transnational threats and malign actors, strengthens security forces, and responds to crises in order to advance U.S. national interests and promote regional security, stability, and prosperity.

"A safe, stable, and prosperous Africa is an enduring American interest."

Our Mission

U.S. Africa Command, with partners, counters transnational threats and malign actors, strengthens security forces, and responds to crises in order to advance U.S. national interests and promote regional security, stability, and prosperity.

"A safe, stable, and prosperous Africa is an enduring American interest."

Our Mission

U.S. Africa Command, with partners, counters transnational threats and malign actors, strengthens security forces, and responds to crises in order to advance U.S. national interests and promote regional security, stability, and prosperity.

"A safe, stable, and prosperous Africa is an enduring American interest."