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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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The visit will include engagement opportunities with Mozambican military and government leaders, including a ship tour and capabilities demonstrations. Additionally, the visit will include engagement opportunities for the crew to interact with the local community.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

The symposium, presented by the Tunisian Navy and the U.S. Naval War College and hosted by U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes, is designed to foster honest discussions on the challenges of combating maritime security threats in North Africa.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

The event was an introductory forum to share ideas on increasing women participation in the security sector and important areas for human rights development. WPS is a critical way to engage with local communities to build relationships, and gain local knowledge and insight.

Friday, October 8, 2021

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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U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, wrapped up a two-day visit to Libya, Algeria, and Tunisia, Sept. 27-28.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

U.S. Army General Stephen Townsend, Commander, U.S. Africa Command, traveled to Bamako, Mali September 23, accompanied by U.S. Africa Command Deputy Commander for Civil-Military Engagement Ambassador Andrew Young.

Friday, September 24, 2021

U.S. Department of Defense leaders attended the A-29 Super Tucano induction ceremony, hosted by Nigerian Minister of Defence Bashir Salihi Magashi and the Nigerian Air Force, here Aug. 31.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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AFRICOM Commander concludes visit to Libya, Algeria, Tunisia
AFRICOM Commander concludes visit to Libya, Algeria, Tunisia
U.S. Africa Command honors Women's Equality Day
AFRICOM Commander concludes visit to Libya, Algeria, Tunisia
AFRICOM Commander concludes visit to Libya, Algeria, Tunisia
U.S. Africa Command honors Women's Equality Day
AFRICOM Commander concludes visit to Libya, Algeria, Tunisia

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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."