The project, part of the annual Phoenix Express exercise that focuses on increasing regional stability in Northern Africa, will improve basic healthcare for people in rural Tunisia.
Building on the Pompiers’ successes during Senegal’s participation in June’s African Lion 21 exercise, the program's end marks the unit’s transition from a building phase to its sustainment as a trained and ready CBRN response organization.
First developed at the Africa Distribution Network Forum in late 2020, the PoP missions sought to leverage airlift capability and available capacity from multiple allies to extend one another’s logistical reach.
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.
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted a collective self-defense strike against al-Shabaab fighters engaged in active combat with our Somali partners in the vicinity of Cammaara, Somalia, on Aug. 24.
In the latest quarterly civilian casualty assessment reporting period ending June 30, 2021, U.S. Africa Command received one report of civilian casualties.
"A safe, stable, and prosperous Africa is an enduring American interest."