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Exercise Phoenix Express 2022 set to begin in Tunisia

9:04 AM5/26/2022
The exercise focuses on regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and operational capabilities to enhance efforts that promote safety and security in the Mediterranean Sea and territorial waters of participating North African nations.
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Malawi Defense Force JAG visits Boone Center, Guard Staff Judge Advocates

4:13 PM5/17/2022
Soldiers with the Kentucky National Guard's legal team hosted Brig. Gen. Dan Kuwali of the Malawi Defense Force, for a 2-day visit that included a tour of Kentucky's Capital building and presentations to Guardsmen Apr. 21-22.
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Department of State and Defense officials meet for 2022 East African Security Forum

1:54 PM5/16/2022
Maj. Gen. William Zana, commander, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, hosted the forum, which provided a face-to-face platform for representatives with the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, U,S. Agency for International Development, and National Security Council. The discussions ranged from overarching long-term strategy to specific security threats in the region.
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NC Guard Hosts African Military Law Forum Advisory Council

11:16 AM5/12/2022
The North Carolina National Guard hosted the African Military Law Forum Advisory Council at the 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.
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US military, Djiboutians champion Women, Peace and Security at co-hosted event

1:40 PM5/11/2022
U.S. leadership with the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) co-hosted a Women, Peace and Security (WPS) workshop with the Djiboutian Ministry of Women and Family at the Palace Kempinski, Djibouti, May 8, 2022. The participating parties, including members of the Djiboutian Ministry of Women and Family, CJTF-HOA, and U.S. Embassy Djibouti, used the venue to initiate an update to Djibouti’s WPS National Action Plan (NAP). The NAP serves as a binding document for integration of WPS principles, including how they will be prioritized and governed within Djibouti.
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U.S. Africa Command visit launches new U.S.-Zambia security cooperation

12:00 AM4/26/2022
Building on the foundation of U.S.-Zambia shared security interests, the new Office of Security Cooperation will enhance military-to-military relations and expand areas of cooperation in force management, modernization and professional military education for the Zambian security forces.
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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, the SPP is guided by foreign policy goals to support combatant commanders and chiefs of mission.
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Donated field hospital increases care capacity in Agadez, Niger

12:00 AM4/4/2022
This donation follows a similar mobile field hospital donation in Niamey in March 2021, and reinforces the U.S. commitment to partnering with the Nigerien government to help ensure the health and security of Niger's citizens.
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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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Aviators in Vermont, Senegal conduct exchange to strengthen relationships, piloting skills

12:00 AM3/29/2022
The Vermont National Guard and Senegal have a relationship through the State Partnership Program extending back to 2008. The partners conduct several military-to-military engagements each year.
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African Land Forces Summit: going farther together

12:00 AM3/25/2022
The goal of the African Land Forces Summit is to strengthen partnerships across Africa to improve regional and continent-wide security, as well as demonstrate to African partners that the U.S. is committed to their long-term success.
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Healthcare initiative supports Zambian Defence Force military health clinics

12:00 AM3/25/2022
With the ECHO launch, the Zambian military will be better equipped to support its service members, their families, and the roughly 400,000 civilians living within the military health clinics’ catchment areas.
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Interceptor boats go to Moroccan Navy to fight maritime crime

12:00 AM3/24/2022
The two boats, valued at $970,000, are aimed at enhancing the Royal Moroccan Navy’s capacity to stop illicit trafficking in regional waters and are part of the broader military partnership between Morocco and the U.S.
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Obangame Express brings a multinational approach to security in African waters

12:00 AM3/21/2022
The exercise 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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Justified Accord hones peacekeeping operations for over 20 countries

9:45 PM3/17/2022
The exercise, with participation from more than 800 personnel from the U.S. joint force, interagencies, African Union and NATO, focused on a multinational field training exercise, a command post exercise, and medical training to enhance peacekeeping operations in the region.
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Bomber Task Force mission to West Africa exercises counter-illicit maritime capabilities

9:17 AM3/1/2022
Two U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, Royal Air Force Fairford, flew a Bomber Task Force mission to southeastern Mauritania and along the west coast of Africa, where aircrew and U.S. Coast Guard members aboard the aircraft exercised their ability to conduct counter-illicit maritime tracking efforts, Feb. 28, 2022.
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405th AFSB LOGCAP provides vital life support services to Flintlock 2022 exercise in Africa

9:47 AM2/17/2022
The Flintlock exercise is designed to strengthen the ability of key partner nations in the region to counter violent extremist organizations, collaborate across borders and provide security for the people of Africa.
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Djibouti, U.S. strengthen partnership through medical knowledge exchange

9:26 AM2/10/2022
More than 40 U.S. service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and the Djiboutian Gendarmerie came together for a medical knowledge exchange of casualty care practices at the Gendarmerie compound in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Jan. 17- 20, 2022.
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Exercise Cutlass Express 2022 commences

12:00 AM2/6/2022
This year’s exercise leverages the recently adopted Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct, which 14 nations are signatories, as a framework for exercising information sharing practices and enforcing marine rule of law.
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New Hampshire National Guard, Cabo Verde become AFRICOM's latest state partners

12:00 AM2/4/2022
The signing ceremony marked the 16th State Partnership among the U.S. and African nations.
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