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USNS Trenton and Tunisian Navy exercise maritime security capabilities

3:32 PM1/22/2021
The expeditionary fast transport USNS Trenton participates in a photo exercise with the expeditionary sea base Hershel "Woody" Williams (not pictured) in the Mediterranean Sea, Aug. 20, 2020.
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USNS Trenton and Tunisian Navy exercise maritime security capabilities

3:27 PM1/22/2021
The series of naval exercises with the Tunisian Navy focused on developing both nations’ ability to conduct maritime security operations in the Mediterranean, further enhancing cooperation between U.S. and Tunisian forces in support of shared security goals.
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USS Porter Completes Exercise Atlas Handshake with the Royal Moroccan Navy

2:27 PM1/21/2021
The bilateral naval surface fire support training evolution between Porter and Moroccan multi-mission frigate Allal Ben Abdellah (FF 9813) took place off the coast of Morocco.
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USS Porter Completes Exercise Atlas Handshake with the Royal Moroccan Navy

2:25 PM1/21/2021
210115-N-BM428-0260 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 15, 2021) Lt. Mikaela Robbins determines the course of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) with Lt. j.g. Brian Callahan on the bridge of the ship during Exercise Atlas Handshake while in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 15, 2021. Porter, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its ninth patrol in the U.S. 6th fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Damon Grosvenor
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USS Porter Completes Exercise Atlas Handshake with the Royal Moroccan Navy

2:01 PM1/20/2021
210115-N-BM428-0366 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 15, 2021) Rounds fired from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter’s (DDG 78) Mark 45 5-inch gun make impact on the Aourioura Ordnance Range near Tan Tan, off the coast of Morocco, during a live-fire exercise portion of Exercise Atlas Handshake, Jan 15, 2021. Porter, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its ninth patrol in the U.S. 6th fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
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U.S. Africa Command forces conduct two strikes on al-Shabaab operatives

4:35 PM1/19/2021
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command forces conducted two airstrikes in the vicinities of Jamaame and Deb Scinnele, Somalia, Jan. 19, 2021.
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Commander, command senior enlisted leader conclude visit to East Africa

2:37 PM1/19/2021
Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Africa Command, congratulates a service member during an award ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Jan. 15, 2021. Thresher was part of a five-day visit to East Africa with U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command. During the trip, Thresher recognized U.S. forces and spoke with partner military leadership about training possibilities.
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Commander, command senior enlisted leader conclude visit to East Africa

1:56 PM1/19/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, speaks to a group of service members during an award ceremony at an airfield in East Africa, Jan 15, 2021. Townsend traveled to East Africa to review future posturing of U.S. forces with key leaders in support of Operation Octave Quartz in preparation for the next phase of operations in East Africa.
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AFRICOM commander concludes visit to East Africa

11:59 AM1/19/2021
Commander, senior enlisted leader, wrap up a five-day visit to East Africa including stops in Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya as well as to the USS Makin Island (LHD 8), operating off the coast of Somalia.
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U.S. Africa Command forces conduct strike on al-Shabaab compound

9:52 PM1/18/2021
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command forces conducted one airstrike in the vicinity of Tiyeeglow, Somalia Jan. 18, 2021.
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AFRICOM leadership visits USS Makin Island

5:33 PM1/18/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, speaks to Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island during a tour of the ship. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit have operated off the coast of Somalia since Dec. 21 as part of the Joint Forces Maritime Component Command for Joint Task Force – Quartz.
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AFRICOM leadership visits USS Makin Island

5:30 PM1/18/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, inspects an F-35B Lightning II, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island during a tour of the ship. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit have operated off the coast of Somalia since Dec. 21 as part of the Joint Forces Maritime Component Command for Joint Task Force – Quartz.
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AFRICOM leadership visits USS Makin Island

5:05 PM1/18/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, speaks to Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island during an award ceremony on the ship's flight deck. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit have operated off the coast of Somalia since Dec. 21 as part of the Joint Forces Maritime Component Command for Joint Task Force – Quartz.
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AFRICOM leadership visits USS Makin Island

5:00 PM1/18/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, speaks to Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island during an award ceremony on the ship's flight deck. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit have operated off the coast of Somalia since Dec. 21 as part of the Joint Forces Maritime Component Command for Joint Task Force – Quartz.
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AFRICOM commander conducts engagements in Somalia

4:48 PM1/18/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, completed a multi-day engagement in Somalia and a visit to the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island, operating off the coast of Somalia, Jan. 16-18.
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AFRICOM commander conducts visit to Manda Bay

11:05 AM1/17/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, conducted a visit to Cooperative Security Location, Manda Bay, Kenya, Jan. 16, to meet with U.S. commanders and forces supporting security and training in the region.
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Air Forces Africa commander reaffirms commitment to North Africa

10:29 AM1/15/2021
Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett, and Donald Blome, U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia, attend a ceremony at the North Africa American Cemetery, Tunisia, Jan. 6, 2021. Harrigian visited various locations in North Africa to reaffirm the U.S. military's commitment to the region.
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Air Forces Africa commander reaffirms commitment to North Africa

10:26 AM1/15/2021
Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett, and Donald Blome, U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia, attend a ceremony at the North Africa American Cemetery, Tunisia, Jan. 6, 2021. Harrigian visited various locations in North Africa to reaffirm the U.S. military's commitment to the region.
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Air Forces Africa commander reaffirms commitment to North Africa

10:25 AM1/15/2021
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Lapthe Flora, commanding general, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, escorts U.S. Air Force Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, Jan. 4, 2020, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Harrigian arrived at CLDJ as part of a battlefield circulation to East Africa.
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Air Forces Africa commander reaffirms commitment to North Africa

10:20 AM1/15/2021
Continued engagement plays a crucial role in strengthening U.S. relationships with North African partner nations to better pursue a shared goal of global security.
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