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Marine aviation support to AFRICOM Crisis Response Force changes hands

12:45 PM4/21/2021
Sailors lift a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey from the North and West Africa Response Force Aviation Combat Element from the Expeditionary Sea Base Hershel “Woody” Williams operating off the Horn of Africa, Jan. 30, 2021. The NARF stands ready to respond to crisis response missions in Africa.
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APORA strengthens rapid response capabilities through partnership, communication

10:42 AM4/21/2021
The 112 participants discussed their unique experiences with mass emergency medical response and collaborated on potential emergency response strategies to implement in the future.
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U.S. Africa Command testimony to Senate Armed Services Committee

9:19 AM4/21/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, to deliver the 2021 U.S. Africa Command posture testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee April 22.
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2021 Posture Statement to Congress

9:11 AM4/21/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, to provide testimony to the House Armed Services Committee April 20, 2021, and the Senate Armed Services Committee April 22, 2021.
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U.S. Africa Command statement for record 2021 posture testimony.pdf

9:03 AM4/21/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, to provide testimony to the House Armed Services Committee April 20, 2021, and the Senate Armed Services Committee April 22, 2021.
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AFRICOM commander testifies before Congress

7:24 AM4/21/2021
U.S. Africa Command commander, U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, testified before the House Armed Services Committee on April 20 as part of the command’s annual Posture Statement to Congress.
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U.S. Africa Command testimony to House Armed Services Committee

2:54 PM4/19/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, to deliver the 2021 U.S. Africa Command posture testimony before the House Armed Services Committee Apr. 20.
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APORA strengthens rapid response capabilities through partnership, communication

2:22 PM4/19/2021
The 112 participants discussed their unique experiences with mass emergency medical response and collaborated on potential emergency response strategies to implement in the future.
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U.S. Naval Forces-Africa’s FAST conducts cross-continent exercise

2:17 PM4/19/2021
U.S. Sailors and Marines assigned to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team, Europe, a part of Navy Expeditionary Combat Force Europe-Africa/Task Force 68, stationed in Rota, Spain, traveled to Timbuktu, Mali, on April 16, 2021. U.S. forces routinely conduct operational and logistics assessment exercises across regions to prepare for contingencies, exercise readiness, and identify areas of improvement.
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U.S. Naval Forces-Africa’s FAST conducts cross-continent exercise

2:15 PM4/19/2021
U.S. Marines with Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Company, Europe, Commander, Task Force - 68, and French armed forces soldiers conduct Military Operations in Urban Terrain training during a joint forces readiness exercise in Timbuktu, Mali, April 16, 2021. This latest trip to Timbuktu tested the command’s ability to rapidly move troops from Europe into West Africa.
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U.S. Naval Forces-Africa’s FAST conducts cross-continent exercise

2:13 PM4/19/2021
U.S. Sailors and Marines assigned to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team, Europe, a part of Navy Expeditionary Combat Force Europe-Africa/Task Force 68, stationed in Rota, Spain, traveled to Timbuktu, Mali, on April 16, 2021. U.S. forces routinely conduct operational and logistics assessment exercises across regions to prepare for contingencies, exercise readiness, and identify areas of improvement.
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U.S. Naval Forces-Africa’s FAST conducts cross-continent exercise

1:52 PM4/19/2021
The first two exercises were completed by troops stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, and tested the command’s ability to move troops quickly across the continent from east to west in support of partners throughout the region.
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Secretary of Defense visits AFRICOM to share vision, recognize personnel

1:25 PM4/15/2021
As part of an overseas trip, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III visited U.S. Africa Command headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, from April 13-14, 2021, where he met with personnel and senior leaders to highlight his vision for security interests in the region.
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Secretary of Defense visits AFRICOM to share vision, recognize personnel

1:24 PM4/15/2021
As part of an overseas trip, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III visited U.S. Africa Command headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, from April 13-14, 2021, where he met with personnel and senior leaders to highlight his vision for security interests in the region.
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Secretary of Defense visits AFRICOM to share vision, recognize personnel

1:21 PM4/15/2021
As part of an overseas trip, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III visited U.S. Africa Command headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, from April 13-14, 2021, where he met with personnel and senior leaders to highlight his vision for security interests in the region.
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Secretary of Defense visits AFRICOM to share vision, recognize personnel

2:38 PM4/14/2021
Topics of discussion included combating the malign influence of shared strategic rivals, and continued dialogue on U.S. force posture in Germany and elsewhere.
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Morocco praises continued security cooperation with AFRICOM

1:54 PM4/12/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command spoke with the Inspector General of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces, Gen. Abdelfatah Louarak on April 6.
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U.S. Africa Command delegation attends presidential inauguration in Niger

8:04 PM4/6/2021
Ambassador Andrew Young, deputy to the commander for civil-military engagement traveled to Niger to attend the presidential inauguration of Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum, April 2. U.S. Ambassador to Niger, Eric P. Whitaker led the delegation, which included representatives from diplomacy, defense, and development.
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AFRICOM delegation attends presidential inauguration in Niger

8:02 PM4/6/2021
Ambassador Andrew Young, deputy to the commander for civil-military engagement traveled to Niger to attend the presidential inauguration of Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum, April 2.
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SETAF-AF mobility division delivers equipment to support operations in Niger

12:00 AM4/6/2021
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, coordinated for the ground movement of 16 Armored Personnel Carriers to support joint-force G5 Sahel efforts in northern Niger. The Joint Force’s missions include combating counterterrorism, transnational organized crime and trafficking in the Sahel.
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