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8 African nations attend APF

12:00 AM11/4/2022
Tunisian Maj. Gen. Mohamed Hajem, Chief of Staff of the Tunisian Air Force, gives opening remarks during the 2022 African Partnership Flight held in Tunis, Tunisia, Nov. 2, 2022. The APF hosted partners from across North and West Africa, including delegations from Algeria, Chad, Ghana, Libya, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal as well as the two co-hosts, Tunisia and the U.S. The event will focus on broadening interoperability on Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance objectives.
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8 African nations attend APF

12:00 AM11/4/2022
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen James Kriesel, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa national guard assistant to the commander, gives opening remarks during the 2022 African Partnership Flight held in Tunis, Tunisia, Nov. 2, 2022. The APF hosted partners from across North and West Africa, including delegations from Algeria, Chad, Ghana, Libya, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal as well as the two co-hosts, Tunisia and the U.S. The event will focus on broadening interoperability on Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance objectives.
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8 African nations attend APF

12:00 AM11/4/2022
United States Air Force Airmen and service members from North and West Africa, including delegations from Algeria, Chad, Ghana, Libya, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Tunisia and Senegal, visit the North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial in Carthage, Tunisia to pay respects to fallen American service members during the 2022 African Partner Flight being held in Tunis, Nov. 2-4, 2022. The North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial in Tunisia is the resting place of 2,841 fallen military members and has an additional 3,724 names located on the Wall of the Missing. Most honored at the cemetery lost their lives in World War II in military activities ranging from North Africa to the Persian Gulf. APF serves as opportunity to open dialogue between air force leaders across the continent, identify opportunities for the U.S. to assist African partners, and implement collective solutions.
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Naval Forces Africa joins allies, partners for Grand African NEMO 22

12:00 AM10/11/2022
During the week long exercise, USS Hershel “Woody” Williams will participate in maritime security scenarios that combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, piracy, drug trafficking, pollution, and rescue at sea.
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Leadership by example: AFRICOM hosts senior enlisted conference

1:29 PM8/29/2022
Participants used the forum to discuss security cooperation, and the importance of leadership and professional military education.
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Association of African Air Forces: twenty-seven African nations come together

8:01 AM8/24/2022
The event allows action officer-level personnel designated by their respective Air Forces to collaborate.
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Leadership by example: AFRICOM hosts senior enlisted conference

12:00 AM8/23/2022
From left to right, California's National Guard State Sergeant Major Lynn Williams and Nigeria's Warrant Officer Abdullahi Baba make notes during the Africa Senior Enlisted Leader Conference in Rome, Italy, from Aug. 22-23.. California and Nigeria have been state partners in the State Partnership Program since 2006.
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North Carolina National Guard

11:16 AM5/12/2022
Maj. Mike Sterling, North Carolina National Guard State Partnership Director, greets Uganda People’s Defense Forces Brig. Gen. Godard Busingye at the African Military Law Forum Advisory Council at NCNG Joint Force Headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, April 26 - 28, 2022. The conference, created by the United States Africa Command, brought African military legal advisors from several nations including Botswana, one of the NCNG State Partnership Program peers, and Nigeria, Cameroon, Namibia, Burkina Faso, Uganda, Tunisia, Niger, Malawi, Burundi, and NCNG leaders including U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffery Copeland, the NCNG Director of Joint Staff and retired Col. Rick Fay, NCNG Chief Counsel, to share their expertise in International, Operational, Administrative, and Civil law and to announce the formation of the Women’s Peace and Security component to the ongoing forum.
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State Partnership Program critical to security cooperation in 93 countries

12:00 AM4/12/2022
What began with 13 partnerships in 1993 is now up to 87 partnerships with 93 countries (as of April 12, 2022), the SPP is guided by foreign policy goals to support combatant commanders and chiefs of mission.
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Discussing Women, Peace & Security with Nigerian partners

12:00 AM4/1/2022
Participants exchanged questions about the role of females in the U.S. military, best practices for leading women in service, and the importance of seeking mentorship and using opportunities to mentor others.
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Discussing women, peace, and security with Nigerian partners

12:00 AM4/1/2022
Brig. Gen. Rose Keravuori, deputy director of intelligence, U.S. Africa Command, hosts a women’s luncheon with 17 female officers from each of the Armed Forces of Nigeria military services and the commander of the Nigeria Army Women’s corps during a visit to Nigeria in March 2022.
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Discussing women, peace, and security with Nigerian partners

12:00 AM4/1/2022
Brig. Gen. Rose Keravuori, deputy director of intelligence, U.S. Africa Command, hosts a women’s luncheon with 17 female officers from each of the Armed Forces of Nigeria military services and the commander of the Nigeria Army Women’s corps during a visit to Nigeria in March 2022.
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Obangame Express brings a multinational approach to security

12:00 AM3/21/2022
The exercise, concluding March 18, 2022, featured an in-port training period followed by an at-sea portion that tested the participating ships’ and maritime operation centers’ abilities to conduct maritime interdiction operations.
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U.S.-made A-29 Super Tucano aircraft officially inducted into Nigerian Air Force

3:22 PM8/31/2021
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. The aircraft will assist the Nigerian Air Force in their fight against violent extremist organizations including the Islamic State West Africa Province.
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U.S.-made A-29 Super Tucano aircraft officially inducted into Nigerian Air Force

2:59 PM8/31/2021
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. The aircraft will assist the Nigerian Air Force in their fight against violent extremist organizations including the Islamic State West Africa Province.
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U.S.-made A-29 Super Tucano aircraft officially inducted into Nigerian Air Force

2:55 PM8/31/2021
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. The aircraft will assist the Nigerian Air Force in their fight against violent extremist organizations including the Islamic State West Africa Province.
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U.S.-made A-29 Super Tucano aircraft officially inducted into Nigerian Air Force

2:53 PM8/31/2021
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. The aircraft will assist the Nigerian Air Force in their fight against violent extremist organizations including the Islamic State West Africa Province.
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U.S.-made A-29 Super Tucano aircraft officially inducted into Nigerian Air Force

2:51 PM8/31/2021
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. The aircraft will assist the Nigerian Air Force in their fight against violent extremist organizations including the Islamic State West Africa Province.
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U.S.-made A-29 Super Tucano aircraft inducted into Nigerian Air Force

2:44 PM8/31/2021
The aircraft, inducted into the Nigerian Air Force Aug. 31, 2021, will help improve capabilities and increase training and integration opportunities between Nigerian and U.S. service members.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Arrives in Nigeria for Maritime Security Engagement

9:54 AM8/10/2021
“Maritime engagements that include many navies working together really improve our interoperability and collective capability, which are absolutely necessary for a busy area such as the Gulf of Guinea,” Graham said.
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U.S. Army Special Forces conclude training with Nigeria Navy Special Boat Service

11:38 AM7/13/2021
Officers of the Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service completed a five-week Joint Combined Exchange Training alongside a team of U.S. Army Special Forces on July 8 in Lagos, Nigeria. The JCET is part of a close and continuous military partnership between the U.S. and Nigeria spanning decades to strengthen defense ties and promote regional security.
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U.S. Army Special Forces conclude training with Nigeria Navy Special Boat Service

11:37 AM7/13/2021
Officers of the Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service completed a five-week Joint Combined Exchange Training alongside a team of U.S. Army Special Forces on July 8 in Lagos, Nigeria. The JCET is part of a close and continuous military partnership between the U.S. and Nigeria spanning decades to strengthen defense ties and promote regional security.
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U.S. Army Special Forces conclude training with Nigeria Navy Special Boat Service

10:27 AM7/13/2021
The Joint Combined Exchange Training is part of a close and continuous military partnership between the U.S. and Nigeria spanning decades to strengthen defense ties and promote regional security.
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Conference focuses on security at sea to ensure free trade in Gulf of Guinea

10:14 AM7/12/2021
Chiefs of Navies and Air Forces from across the world focus on combatting piracy and supporting economies.
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Africa Malaria Task Force reconvenes to share resources, strategies and expertise

2:31 PM7/6/2021
Attendees take part in a two-day virtual training event, hosted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa Force Medical June 29, 2021, in support of Africa Malaria Task Force in Naples, Italy. AMTF is a program developed in 2011, designed to strengthen and expand effective malaria programs and provide support for military personnel and their families and countries.
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Africa Malaria Task Force reconvenes to share resources, strategies and expertise

2:16 PM7/6/2021
The task force brings together scientists and policy makers with demonstrated interest in malaria programs to share resources, strategies, and expertise that would ultimately act as a catalyst for change.
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Virtual African Air Chiefs Symposium strengthens alliances

12:00 AM4/6/2021
The 10th annual AACS focused on exchanging experiences and examining opportunities to cooperate and collaborate in order to improve and support air operations across Africa.
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Medical experts conduct virtual pandemic preparation, response event during Obangame Express

9:10 AM3/22/2021
The virtual medical event served as an opportunity for partner nations to discuss infectious disease surveillance and virus outbreak response.
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U.S. Africa Command leadership visits Nigeria

1:37 PM2/26/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, wrapped up a three-day West African visit Feb. 22-25 with a stop in Nigeria yesterday to meet with the nation’s leaders and further the long-standing partnership and security cooperation between the two nations. As part of the visit, Townsend participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Nigeria Military National Cemetery to honor those who have given their lives in the service of their nation. During the visit, the delegation expressed their condolences for the seven service members killed in the crash of a Nigerian Air Force aircraft in Abuja earlier this week.
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U.S. Africa Command leadership visits Nigeria

1:34 PM2/26/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, wrapped up a three-day West African visit Feb. 22-25 with a stop in Nigeria yesterday to meet with the nation’s leaders and further the long-standing partnership and security cooperation between the two nations. As part of the visit, Townsend participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Nigeria Military National Cemetery to honor those who have given their lives in the service of their nation. During the visit, the delegation expressed their condolences for the seven service members killed in the crash of a Nigerian Air Force aircraft in Abuja earlier this week.
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U.S. Africa Command leadership visits Nigeria

1:33 PM2/26/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, wrapped up a three-day West African visit Feb. 22-25 with a stop in Nigeria yesterday to meet with the nation’s leaders and further the long-standing partnership and security cooperation between the two nations. As part of the visit, Townsend participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Nigeria Military National Cemetery to honor those who have given their lives in the service of their nation. During the visit, the delegation expressed their condolences for the seven service members killed in the crash of a Nigerian Air Force aircraft in Abuja earlier this week.
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U.S. Africa Command leadership visits Nigeria

1:32 PM2/26/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, wrapped up a three-day West African visit Feb. 22-25 with a stop in Nigeria to meet with the nation’s leaders and further the long-standing partnership and security cooperation between the two nations. During the visit, Townsend met with the Nigerian President’s Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari, and National Security Adviser, Babagan Monguno, to discuss regional security issues and to express the command’s gratitude for the assistance provided during a hostage rescue operation last year.
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U.S. Africa Command leadership visits Nigeria

1:31 PM2/26/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, wrapped up a three-day West African visit Feb. 22-25 with a stop in Nigeria to meet with the nation’s leaders and further the long-standing partnership and security cooperation between the two nations. During the visit, Townsend met with the Nigerian President’s Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari, and National Security Adviser, Babagan Monguno, to discuss regional security issues and to express the command’s gratitude for the assistance provided during a hostage rescue operation last year.
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U.S. Africa Command leadership visits Nigeria

12:55 PM2/26/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, wrapped up a three-day West African visit Feb. 22-25, 2021, with a stop in Nigeria to meet with the nation’s leaders and further the long-standing partnership and security cooperation between the two nations.
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Series aims to build partner military capacity through expert legal advice

12:00 AM1/17/2021
The virtual conference series, developed in spring 2020, was held over a period of eleven weeks. It was attended by representatives from nine African nations, the United States, three European nations, and two international organizations.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Conducts Maneuvering Exercise, UAV Demonstration with Nigerian Navy

2:57 PM10/26/2020
Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams, right, conducts maneuvers during a maneuvering exercise with Nigerian Navy ships NNS Prosperity, center, and NNS Okpabana in the Gulf of Guinea, Sept. 30, 2020. Hershel “Woody” Williams is on its inaugural deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa area of responsibility in support of maritime missions and special operations.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Arrives in Rota, Spain

2:40 PM10/26/2020
While operating in the U.S. Africa Command area of operations, the ship conducted six maritime evolutions alongside African partner nations, participated in a major multinational exercise, and conducted refueling operations.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams joins allies, partners for exercise Grand African NEMO

9:26 AM10/16/2020
The USS Hershel "Woody" Williams conducts exercises with Italian Navy frigate ITS Federico Martinengo, Nigerian Navy frigate NNS Thunder, patrol vessel NNS Ologbo, seaward defense boat NNS Andoni and the patrol vessel NNS Kyanwa, during Grand African NEMO, in the Gulf of Guinea, Oct. 08.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams joins allies, partners for exercise Grand African NEMO

9:18 AM10/16/2020
Hershel “Woody” Williams recently completed tracking and maneuvering exercises with Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Cabo Verde, and Morocco.
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Nations of the African Outbreak Response Alliance conclude series of virtual symposiums on healthcare, COVID19 response

10:38 AM10/14/2020
Topics included threats and opportunities in the COVID-19 environment, best practices in prevention and response to COVID-19, biosecurity threat reduction, and disease management during COVID-19.
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U.S. Africa Command Survey and Assessment Team - Nigeria Assessment Out Brief - 14 March 2019.pdf

1:48 PM8/18/2020
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Multinational planners put final touches on Exercise Unified Focus 2017 in Cameroon

3:04 PM2/15/2017
Countering violent extremist organizations in Lake Chad Basin focus of exercise.
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