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APORA: Building African partner nations healthcare programs through information sharing

9:52 AM10/23/2020
The 9th annual African Partnership Outbreak Response Alliance conference, designed to support efforts to collectively respond to infectious disease outbreaks in Africa, concluded at the end of the third and final virtual seminar Oct. 7.
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USS Roosevelt port visit in Algeria demonstrates global maritime partnership

12:58 PM10/21/2020
The Oct. 18 visit by leaders with U.S. Naval Forces Africa and the Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt is the latest in a series of engagements with Algeria, including Oct. 1 by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, and Sept. 23 by Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command.
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Chaplains bridge the COVID gap using modern methods

1:17 PM10/20/2020
SOCAFRICA chaplains use VTC and social media to stay connected to their units, assist Burkina Faso chaplains in doing the same
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U.S. donates personal protective equipment to Zambian Ministry of Defense

10:35 AM10/20/2020
The PPE donation includes: 8,000 surgical masks, 8,600 N-95 respirator masks, 4,500 examination gloves, 7,000 hand sanitizer bottles, and over 200 containers of chlorine disinfectant supplies.
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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., Senegalese naval leaders plan new Naval Infantry Symposium

1:47 PM10/8/2020
Maj. Gen. Stephen Neary, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, visited with Senegalese Naval Chief of Staff Rear Adm. Oumar Wade and U.S. Ambassador to Senegal Tulinabo Mushingi, in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 5-7, 2020.
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USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams operates with the Senegalese Navy

3:07 PM10/7/2020
Hershel “Woody” Williams is on a regularly-scheduled deployment to the U.S. Naval Forces Africa area of operations and is a key element in integration between U.S. Navy and Marine Corps operations, especially Marine aviation and support to amphibious operations.
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U.S. increases engagements with African nations

10:25 AM10/5/2020
Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper visited Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4, highlighting America's long-term involvement in North Africa.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams, Royal Moroccan Navy conduct tracking exercise

8:40 AM9/21/2020
The exercise follows Morocco’s participation in an air interoperability mission Sept. 7, in which four F-16s from the Moroccan Air Force trained alongside U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortresses and the U.S. Navy's USS Roosevelt.
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Military leaders recognize partnership, regional security

12:00 AM9/17/2020
Maj. Gen. Neary thanked Brig. Gen. Omola for Uganda’s contributions to regional security, and its longstanding partnership with the U.S. Marines, which has fostered growth between the two countries.
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SOCAF commander, expert panel discuss the significance of countering VEO efforts in Africa

3:07 PM9/15/2020
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Virtual communication forum centers on female roles in cybersecurity

3:16 PM9/11/2020
Delegates from AFRICOM, including cyber operations planners, met with African representatives from Burkina Faso, Chad, Botswana, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda, and Uganda to strengthen partner networks.
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U.S., Djiboutian veterinarians partner to treat local livestock

10:07 AM9/2/2020
Veterinary care and welfare for animals is essential throughout rural villages of Djibouti, where animals are interconnected with residents’ livelihoods.
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SOCAFRICA senior enlisted leader reflects on 35 years of service

11:12 AM9/1/2020
Of those 35 years, 27 of those were served as a Green Beret. Marsh saw the majority of modern U.S. conflict in-person, but that’s not what he wanted to talk about during his 40-minute speech to a sizeable, socially-distanced crowd.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams supports U.S. SOF interoperability

2:23 PM8/31/2020
The ship will be a long-term presence assigned to the AFRICOM mission set and support security cooperation missions and operations in and around the African continent.
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U.S. Africa Command celebrates Women's Equality Day through storytelling, mentorship

3:07 PM8/28/2020
U.S. Africa Command commemorated the 100th-anniversary of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote, by hosting a special event at Kelley Barracks on August 26, 2020.
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Virtual symposium focuses on cybersecurity, teleworking during COVID

3:41 PM8/13/2020
U.S. Africa Command hosted a virtual engagement on cybersecurity at Kelley Barracks Aug. 5-6, 2020.
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Medical supplies, PPE support Ghana Armed Forces’ COVID-19 treatment center

2:37 PM7/20/2020
The PPE donation is a follow-up to the donation of two state of the art Level II Field Hospitals to the Ghana Armed Forces Feb. 4 on behalf of the U.S.
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Burke to helm U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa

1:00 PM7/20/2020
Foggo, outgoing commander, strengthened the U.S. Navy-Africa partnership, increasing maritime security and combating the influence of common malign actors.
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