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United States Africa Command

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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.

Latest News

Thirty male and female officers from the FAR participated in discussions surrounding gender in military operations and opportunities to promote female officer development within their armed forces.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Thousands of troops from the North and South America, Europe, and across Africa are heading to Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia and Ghana for African Lion 2022, scheduled to run June 6-30.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) hosted an Inspector General (IG) conference at Kelley Barracks, Germany, from May 17 and 18, 2022, bringing together the combatant command, joint, and service component IGs.

Thursday, June 2, 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.

Latest Press Releases

In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab terrorists after they attacked partner forces in a remote location near Beer Xaani, Somalia 3 June 2022.

Friday, June 3, 2022

U. S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U. S. Africa Command, concluded a two-day visit to Angola to meet with Angolan President João Lourenço and other senior government officials May 18.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

The trip provided U.S. Africa Command leaders the opportunity to meet with civilian and military leaders in each nation to underscore the importance of partnership to confronting regional threats and achieving shared security goals.

Monday, May 23, 2022

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U.S. Africa Command recognizes D-Day anniversary in Normandy
Partner nations at Flintlock 2022 train to counter VEOs, collaborate across borders
African Land Forces Summit: going farther together
U.S. Africa Command recognizes D-Day anniversary in Normandy
Partner nations at Flintlock 2022 train to counter VEOs, collaborate across borders
African Land Forces Summit: going farther together
U.S. Africa Command recognizes D-Day anniversary in Normandy

Leadership

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."