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Cutlass Express 21 begins, aims to strengthen coalition to secure maritime domains

8:40 AM7/28/2021
CE 21 assesses and improves combined maritime law enforcement capacity and promotes national and regional security in East Africa.
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Inaugural symposium connects U.S., European, African senior naval infantry leaders

9:25 PM7/23/2021
Through participation in the forum, allied and partner naval infantries increase understanding of the operating environment, broaden perspectives on maritime security, and identify ways to increase capability, capacity and interoperability.
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U.S., Moroccan special operations forces further strengthen security cooperation

11:01 AM7/23/2021
This Joint Combined Exchange Training, one of many exercises in Morocco designed to increase the U.S. and Moroccan security cooperation and interoperability, comes shortly after the 17th iteration of African Lion.
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U.S., Ivoirian special operations forces sharpen skills to counter violent extremists

8:41 AM7/22/2021
Special Operations Command Africa forces concluded Joint Combined Exercise Training in Abidjan and Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire July 9, 2021. The team partnered with Côte d'Ivoire Forces Speciales Ivoirennes to hone special operations skills.
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Special Operations Command Africa's new leader brings specific experience

3:39 PM7/13/2021
“Thank you, thank you for making a difference, thank you for helping people to have a better life, thank you for helping them resist oppression. What we do matters, our small efforts have huge impact,” said Maj. Gen. Dagvin Anderson, outgoing commander, SOCAF.
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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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Leaders committed to transparency with African partners

1:35 PM7/9/2021
During an online conversation with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Gen. Townsend talked about transparency with African partners.
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Foreign policy advisors strengthen security partnerships

10:09 AM7/9/2021
Political advisors help bring a State Department perspective to military operations and ensure that commanders and other military staff benefit from the diplomatic expertise of foreign service officers.
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U.S. Army Civil Affairs empowers women in Djibouti

8:56 AM7/7/2021
The team has made Women, Peace and Security (WPS) a part of their mission to empower the women at Solidarte Feminine, a local organization in Djibouti that provides resources to women in need in Djibouti as well as those directly or indirectly affected by HIV.
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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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African Lion 21 concludes after honing multinational operations on land, in air and over sea

7:57 AM6/23/2021
Exercise highlights included airborne parachute jumps, live-fire rocket and artillery ranges, joint flights among U.S. and Moroccan F-16s, sea-based maneuvers and a humanitarian assistance mission treating 8,000 patients.
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Moroccan, U.S. fighters and refuelers showcase combined capabilities

2:31 PM6/17/2021
Two U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, conducted an Agile Combat Employment (ACE) event in Guelmim, Morocco, June 16, 2021.
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U.S., Niger forces conduct joint mortar training event

2:27 PM6/16/2021
Starting in May, eight Task Force Iron Gray Mortar trainers and 25 Nigerien Soldiers began the classroom portion of the training event to learn system procedures and prepare Nigerien mortar leaders to train current and future mortar teams.
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U.S. Naval Forces Africa ships participate in exercise African Lion

12:45 PM6/15/2021
U.S. Sixth Fleet ships, Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), and expeditionary fast transport USNS Trenton (T-EPF-5) are participating in U.S. Africa Command’s (AFRICOM) largest and premier annual exercise African Lion, June 13, 2021.
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U.S. Airmen begin African Lion humanitarian efforts

2:30 PM6/14/2021
Utah Air National Guard and active duty airmen have partnered with the Moroccan military to provide medical care at a surgical field hospital set up for humanitarian civic assistance during African Lion 2021.
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Strategic bombers fly mission to Gulf of Guinea

1:49 PM6/10/2021
The flight over parts of Northern Africa and all of Western Africa exercised the aircraft’s capability to operate in a variety of airspaces.
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Civil Affairs soldiers conduct English discussion groups in Djibouti

10:22 AM6/8/2021
U.S. Army Soldiers with Civil Affairs East Africa (CA-EA), a forward deployed element of Southern European Task Force - Africa (SETAF-AF) in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), participated in information exchanges called English discussion groups (EDG) at schools and learning centers in Djibouti.
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U.S., Kenyan Air Forces hone C-145 capabilities

9:26 AM6/7/2021
The engagement enabled a fully-trained flying crew - to include pilots, loadmasters, riggers and mechanics - proficient in operating and maintaining the C-145.
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Nigerien and U.S. forces mark a series of firsts for Humanitarian Aid operations at Airbase 201

9:07 AM6/2/2021
The aid delivery was the first combined operation out of Airbase 201 between U.S. Civil Affairs and their recently formed Forces Armees Nigeriennes (FAN) counterpart, the Action Civil‐Militaire (ACM). It also marked the ACM’s inaugural humanitarian aid delivery from Airbase 201.
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