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Gen. Townsend visits Mozambique to advance mutual security interests

9:07 AM12/15/2021
U. S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U. S. Africa Command, wrapped up a multi-country trip to the Southern Africa region, Nov. 17-23. During his travels, he visited civilian and military leaders in Mozambique, South Africa and Botswana. (courtesy video by: U.S. Embassy in Mozambique)
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Gen. Townsend visits Botswana to advance mutual security interests

12:00 AM11/29/2021
U. S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U. S. Africa Command, wrapped up a multi-country trip to the Southern Africa region, Nov. 17-23. During his travels, he visited civilian and military leaders in Mozambique, South Africa and Botswana. Townsend’s final stop on the trip was to Botswana where he met with several high-level members of the government and senior military members to advance the partnership between Botswana and the U.S. and discuss opportunities to increase multilateral training and military-to-military engagements.
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AFRICOM Commander concludes visit to Libya, Algeria, Tunisia

12:00 AM9/21/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, wrapped up a two-day visit to Libya, Algeria, and Tunisia, Sept. 27-28. In Algeria, Townsend, accompanied by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Gautam Rana, met with President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and the Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army, Lt. Gen. Said Chanegriha. (Video by: U.S. Embassy to Algeria)
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AFRICOM honors Women's Equality Day

12:00 AM9/21/2021
U.S. Africa Command honored Women’s Equality Day Aug 26 by hosting several virtual panels to discuss women's experiences and the improvements towards equality within the military. Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, AFRICOM combatant commander, provided opening remarks and explained the important of the panels.
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Kentucky National Guard, Djibouti Demining Company train as part of State Partnership Program

10:02 AM9/10/2021
Kentucky National Guard engineers traveled more than 15,000 miles to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to conduct training with the Djiboutian military's Demining Company as part of the State Partnership Program from Aug. 19-29, 2021. The demining unit was established in 2001 to ensure that Djibouti could become mine-free after years of civil war throughout the 1990s; this was achieved in 2003. Eighteen years later, mines remain a threat in the surrounding region.
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Defense official visit focuses on strategy to accomplish goals in Africa (Pt. II – evolution)

2:24 PM8/31/2021
Chidi Blyden, deputy assistant secretary of defense for african affairs, visited U.S. Africa Command leadership at Kelley Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany, from Aug. 2-5. Blyden’s visit was intended to enhance understanding of the command and share policy and strategy objectives her office is working on. During her time she took a few moments to share her thoughts on U.S. Africa Command has evolved to meet the problem sets and challenges in Africa through shifts in thinking, resourcing and whole-of-government approach.
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Defense official visit focuses on strategy to accomplish goals (Pt. IV – women, peace, security)

12:00 AM8/30/2021
Chidi Blyden, deputy assistant secretary of defense for african affairs, visited U.S. Africa Command leadership at Kelley Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany, from Aug. 2-5. Blyden’s visit was intended to enhance understanding of the command and share policy and strategy objectives her office is working on. During her time she took a few moments to share her thoughts on what leadership from a different gender perspective means.
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Humanitarian Aid reaches Algeria in form of field hospital to fight COVID-19

2:11 PM8/19/2021
Algerian and American officials inaugurated a U.S.-donated state-of-the-art field hospital near Blida, Algeria, Aug. 11, to help the nation fight the COVID-19 pandemic across the country.
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U.S., Kenyan Air Forces hone C-145 capabilities

9:23 AM6/7/2021
After 3 months of training, U.S. Air Force Combat Aviation Advisors assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command Africa and Kenyan Air Force (KAF) partners completed a successful culmination exercise showcasing the wide range of capabilities the recently-acquired C-145 Combat Coyote will add to the KAF fleet. The engagement enabled a fully-trained flying crew - to include pilots, loadmasters, riggers and mechanics - proficient in operating and maintaining the C-145. The culmination of the training featured an exercise in all areas to include airdrop, medical evacuation, and short take-off and landing.
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Remembering the fallen on Memorial Day

12:58 PM5/29/2021
A Memorial Day message from U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, AFRICOM commander, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher.
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AFRICOM in 2020: Engaging partners, strengthening cooperation in a COVID-19 environment

2:38 PM1/5/2021
In 2020 U.S. Africa Command continued to strengthen its relationships with African partners, strategic allies, U.S. government agencies and departments, and multinational coalitions to prevent, address and mitigate conflict in Africa.
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U.S. Africa Command releases video from Jan. 1 airstrike to disrupt al-Shabaab

12:00 AM1/1/2021
Federal Government of Somalia and U.S. Africa Command target al-Shabaab compound in the vicinity of Qunyo Barrow, Somalia, Jan. 1, 2021. This video shows the destruction of a known al-Shabaab compound following a U.S. airstrike to disrupt the terrorist group's operations.
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COVID Considerations: coping with COVID-19

12:00 AM12/28/2020
Col. Jonathan “Craig” Taylor, command surgeon for U.S. Africa Command, discusses maintaining a positive outlook to combat the second wave of COVID-19.
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Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. target al-Shabaab explosives makers

3:37 PM12/11/2020
This video shows a precision air strike on the location of a known al-Shabaab explosives network leader near Jilib around 1 p.m. local time, Dec. 10, 2020. Initial assessments show the operation killed 8 and wounded 2 terrorists.
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NCO development focus of AFRICOM Senior Enlisted Leader's visit to African nations

12:00 AM12/1/2020
U.S. Africa Command leadership wrapped-up a four-day trip to Kenya and Djibouti Dec. 18, during which both Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, and Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, conducted strategic engagements with counterparts and nation leadership to demonstrate continued commitment to working with African partners. As part of Townsend’s African Enlisted Development Strategy, Thresher focused his trip on the top Kenyan non-commissioned officers responsible for developing NCOs within the Kenya Defence Forces.
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SGM Thresher discusses the commander's African Enlisted Development Strategy

12:00 AM12/1/2020
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, U.S. Africa Command senior enlisted leader, explains the commander's Africa Enlisted Development Strategy Dec. 1, 2020. "We will continue to work alongside our partners to develop NCOs in order to build a more capable force,” Thresher said. “A stronger NCO corps has a direct impact on the ability of our partners to increase pressure on violent extremist organizations, which threaten security and stability in the region."
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Russia deploys military fighter aircraft to Libya

4:18 PM6/5/2020
Russian fighter jets were recently deployed to Libya in order to support Russian state-sponsored private military contractors (PMCs) operating on the ground there. The Russian fighter aircraft arrived in Libya, from an airbase in Russia, after transiting Syria where it is assessed they were repainted to camouflage their Russian origin. “The world heard Mr. Haftar declare he was about to unleash a new air campaign. That will be Russian mercenary pilots flying Russian-supplied aircraft to bomb Libyans,” said U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command. (Date taken = date uploaded to DVIDS)
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U.S. Africa Command 2020 mission video

1:53 PM4/20/2020
Narration by U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, with excerpts taken from testimony Townsend provided to the Senate Armed Services Committee Jan. 30, 2020. United States Africa Command is one of six of the U.S. Defense Department's geographic combatant commands and is responsible to the Secretary of Defense for military relations with African nations, the African Union, and African regional security organizations.
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Command surgeon and the "3Ds" to reduce the spread of COVID-19

12:00 AM3/27/2020
Col. Jonathan “Craig” Taylor , command surgeon for U.S. Africa Command, talks about practicing the '3Ds' (Distance, Disinfection and Deliberate decision making) to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect vulnerable populations.
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AFRICOM Commander and Command Senior Enlisted Leader address COVID-19

12:00 AM2/22/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher speak about AFRICOM's commitment to continuing the command's mission in the wake of COVID-19.
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