Africa

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All-female military-intelligence training in Nigeria supports peace, security initiatives

3:50 PM1/14/2020
The U.S. Africa Command director of intelligence presided over the graduation of an all-female intelligence course and engaged with Nigerian intelligence officials during a multi-day trip
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Senior U.S. Africa Command Officials Visit Troops at Manda Bay

3:52 PM1/14/2020
Senior U.S. Africa Command officials visited partner forces and U.S. troops stationed at Camp Simba and Manda Bay Airfield, Kenya, Jan 9
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Air Forces Africa helps develop Malawian Air Force

7:31 AM2/10/2020
Force development training such as this provides an opportunity for the U.S. Air Force to enhance relations, share ideas and build partnership capability in the region
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Militaries make final preparations for African Lion 20

7:33 AM2/10/2020
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Humanitarian aid training: preparing for when disaster strikes

7:47 AM2/10/2020
STUTTGART, Germany – Humanitarian aid training course prepares nearly 15 U.S. Africa Command personnel to respond when disaster strikes
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AFRICOM commander visits Kenya, Somalia, to emphasize partnership, security

12:00 AM2/14/2020
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, completed a two-day trip to East Africa to personally assess the security situation at the Kenyan Defense Force installation at Manda Bay, Kenya, before continuing to Somalia to meet with senior Somali officials to discuss the impact of broader U.S. government programs taking place in Somalia
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Gen. Townsend Engages African Leaders at African Land Forces Summit

12:00 AM2/21/2020
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, completed a two-day trip to Ethiopia where he attended the closing ceremony of the African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) and met with African senior military leaders
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Association of African Air Forces Liaison Working Group meets in Zambia

12:00 AM2/24/2020
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AFRICOM welcomes new command senior enlisted leader

12:00 AM2/28/2020
"I want him to be the senior enlisted advisor to me, my candid advisor," he said. "Every commander should have people on their staff that can come in, close the door, and say 'hey boss, we need to have some straight talk.' I charged him with that responsibility," Townsend said
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Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa stands up East Africa’s first blood storage and distribution center

12:00 AM3/18/2020
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s (CJTF-HOA) medical logistics Soldiers processed blood for the first time with the command’s brand-new, and only, blood storage and distribution center.
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Marines train to expeditiously move cargo and equipment

10:12 AM6/2/2020
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, secure a cargo bundle during external lift training at Morón Air Base, Spain, March 25, 2020. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa.
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Marines train to expeditiously move cargo and equipment

10:28 AM6/2/2020
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, secure a cargo bundle during external lift training at Morón Air Base, Spain, March 25, 2020. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nello Miele)
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CJTF-HOA supports Djibouti’s fight against COVID-19

11:19 AM6/29/2020
Members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), in coordination with the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), delivered approximately $9,400 worth of hospital beds to the Djibouti Ministry of Health during a ceremony at the Bouffard Hospital in Djibouti City, Djibouti, June 25.
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Logistics challenges, opportunities discussed during webinar

1:58 PM7/10/2020
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Leonard Kosinski, U.S. Africa Command director of logistics, spoke to international logistics experts during a webinar hosted by the Lexington Institute July 8.
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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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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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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams supports U.S. SOF interoperability

2:55 PM8/31/2020
Sailors on combat craft assault conduct small boat operations with the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams in the Mediterranean Sea Aug. 27, 2020. Hershel "Woody" Williams is on its inaugural deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa area of responsibility in support of maritime missions and special operations.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams supports U.S. SOF interoperability

2:58 PM8/31/2020
Sailors on combat craft assault conduct small boat operations with the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams in the Mediterranean Sea Aug. 27, 2020. Hershel "Woody" Williams is on its inaugural deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa area of responsibility in support of maritime missions and special operations.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams supports U.S. SOF interoperability

3:00 PM8/31/2020
Sailors on combat craft assault conduct small boat operations with the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams in the Mediterranean Sea Aug. 27, 2020. Hershel "Woody" Williams is on its inaugural deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa area of responsibility in support of maritime missions and special operations.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams supports U.S. SOF interoperability

3:01 PM8/31/2020
Sailors on combat craft assault conduct small boat operations with the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams in the Mediterranean Sea Aug. 27, 2020. Hershel "Woody" Williams is on its inaugural deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa area of responsibility in support of maritime missions and special operations.
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SOCAFRICA senior enlisted leader reflects on 35 years of service

11:24 AM9/1/2020
Major General Dagvin Anderson, (left) commander of Special Operations Command Africa, and Command Sergeant Major Hank Marsh, senior enlisted advisor of Special Operations Command Africa stand at attention during the start of Marsh's retirement ceremony August 21, 2020. Marsh retired after 35 years of service.
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SOCAFRICA senior enlisted leader reflects on 35 years of service

11:26 AM9/1/2020
Command Sergeant Major Hank Marsh, former senior enlisted advisor of Special Operations Command Africa pauses with his wife Jesse after presenting the "retired" pin during Marsh's retirement ceremony August 21, 2020. Marsh retired after 35 years of service.
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SOCAF commander, expert panel discuss the significance of countering-VEO efforts in Africa

3:12 PM9/15/2020
Maj. Gen. Dagvin Anderson, commander, U.S. Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAF), and a panel of experts on violent extremist organizations in Africa conducted a web event, “The crossroad of competition: Countering the rise of violent extremists and revisionist powers in Africa,” moderated by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Sept. 9.
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AFRICOM & SOCAF leaders visit East & West partner nations

6:22 PM9/25/2020
During the trip, both Young and Anderson conducted key leader engagements with African and international partner civilian and military leaders. At trip stops, leaders focused on the regional VEO threats and collective solutions to degrade these terrorist networks.
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AFRICOM & SOCAF leaders visit East & West partner nations

8:25 AM9/26/2020
The trip, which included stops in Somalia, Djibouti, Chad and Niger, demonstrated AFRICOM’s whole of government approach in Africa.
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AFRICOM & SOCAF leaders visit East & West partner nations

9:38 AM9/28/2020
During the trip, both Young and Anderson conducted key leader engagements with African and international partner civilian and military leaders. At trip stops, leaders focused on the regional VEO threats and collective solutions to degrade these terrorist networks.
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USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams operates with the Senegalese Navy

3:13 PM10/7/2020
The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams conducts a passing exercise with Senegalese Navy patrol vessel Kedougou, in the Atlantic Ocean, Sept. 21. Hershel “Woody” Williams is on its inaugural deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa area of responsibility in support of maritime missions and special operations.
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USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams operates with the Senegalese Navy

3:16 PM10/7/2020
The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams conducts a passing exercise with Senegalese Navy patrol vessel Kedougou, in the Atlantic Ocean, Sept. 21. Hershel “Woody” Williams is on its inaugural deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa area of responsibility in support of maritime missions and special operations.
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USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams operates with the Senegalese Navy

3:48 PM10/7/2020
The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams conducts a passing exercise with Senegalese Navy patrol vessel Kedougou, in the Atlantic Ocean, Sept. 21. Hershel “Woody” Williams is on its inaugural deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa area of responsibility in support of maritime missions and special operations.
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USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams operates with the Senegalese Navy

3:55 PM10/7/2020
The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams conducts a passing exercise with Senegalese Navy patrol vessel Kedougou, in the Atlantic Ocean, Sept. 21. Hershel “Woody” Williams is on its inaugural deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa area of responsibility in support of maritime missions and special operations.
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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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U.S., Senegalese naval leaders plan new Naval Infantry Symposium

2:08 PM10/8/2020
Maj. Gen. Stephen Neary, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, takes a tour of the Cooperative Security Location in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 6, 2020. Neary traveled to Senegal to discuss future opportunities for collaboration with the head of Senegal’s Navy, visit to critical locations, and meet with U.S. Embassy officials.
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U.S., Senegalese naval leaders plan new Naval Infantry Symposium

2:13 PM10/8/2020
Maj. Gen. Stephen Neary, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, poses with Senegalese Naval Chief of Staff Rear Adm. Oumar Wade during a visit to Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 6, 2020. Neary traveled to Senegal to discuss future opportunities for collaboration with the head of Senegal’s Navy, visit to critical locations, and meet with U.S. Embassy officials.
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Plans underway for African Lion, Africa's biggest military exercise

8:39 AM2/4/2021
African Lions 21 is scheduled to kick off in June 2021. This year's iteration will involve ~5,000 troops from the U.S., Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal and elsewhere.
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Chiefs of Defense meet: African voices for a secure future

8:36 AM2/17/2021
U.S. Africa Command hosted senior commanders from 46 African militaries during a virtual Chiefs of Defense Conference Jan. 27, 2021.
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Michigan and Liberia partner to reinforce the role of military legal advisors in promoting the rule of law

12:59 PM2/18/2021
LANSING, Mich. – While the spread of Coronavirus has left an indelible mark on nearly every area of modern life, these currents of change also have brought new opportunities to innovate, problem-solve, and grow. Legal professionals from the Michigan National Guard (MING) and the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) have together done just that by implementing a new program that deepens military adherence to the rule of law and facilitates military support to the prosecution of terrorists.
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USNS Carson City Arrives in Port Sudan

11:01 AM2/24/2021
This is the first U.S. Navy ship visit to Sudan since the creation of U.S. Africa Command, and highlights U.S. engagement that strives to build a partnership with the Sudanese Armed Forces.
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AFRICOM commander visit to Ghana highlights U.S. support for joint security cooperation

12:00 AM2/25/2021
U.S. Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, conducted a two-day visit to Ghana, Feb. 23-24. This was Townsend’s first visit to the country, where he met with Ghanaian leaders and U.S. Embassy personnel in Accra.
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Commander says Africa is too important for Americans to ignore

8:20 AM4/22/2021
Africa has 13 of the 25 fastest growing economies in the world, holds resources critical to 21st century progress, and is at the crossroads of the world.
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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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Hershel “Woody” Williams Returns to Gulf of Guinea, Strengthening Partnership with Coastal African Nations

11:04 AM8/9/2021
Members of the Ghanaian Special Boat Squadron embarked the expeditionary sea base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) to participate in maritime security training alongside the Nigerian Navy, Aug. 5, 2021.
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Exercise Cutlass Express 2021 Concludes

3:03 PM8/9/2021
The exercise ran 14 days within the vicinity of Djibouti, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles.
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North and West Africa Response Force conducts engagement in Niger

9:57 AM8/13/2021
U.S. service members assigned to U.S. Africa Command's North and West Africa Response Force (NARF) conducted a cross-continent strategic engagement in Niger, August 7-9.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Returns to Cape Town to Strengthen Partnerships

12:00 AM9/25/2021
Hershel “Woody” Williams previously visited Cape Town in February to resupply fuel and promote maritime security through a persistent presence in African waters.
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NAVAF Leaders Promote Gender Cooperation with South African Partners

11:42 AM10/8/2021
The event was an introductory forum to share ideas on increasing women participation in the security sector and important areas for human rights development. WPS is a critical way to engage with local communities to build relationships, and gain local knowledge and insight.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Arrives in Mozambique

12:00 AM10/15/2021
The visit will include engagement opportunities with Mozambican military and government leaders, including a ship tour and capabilities demonstrations. Additionally, the visit will include engagement opportunities for the crew to interact with the local community.
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UAV Training: Becoming the eyes in the sky

2:19 PM10/29/2021
The Raven is a UAV system employed by CJTF-HOA for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The course instructed Soldiers on how to operate the small hand-launched remote-controlled aircraft system and maintain it by fixing broken parts or performing emergency procedures.
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Justified Accord planning event paves way for PKO exercise

10:50 AM11/2/2021
The planning event is one of a series of similar events before the actual exercise in March. Beginning Oct. 18, 2021, participants laid the groundwork for the various aspects of Justified Accord 2022.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Arrives in Seychelles

12:00 AM10/29/2021
Deck Department assist Seaman Apprentice Ethan J. Dowden, second from left, is donning a harness to install the accommodation ladder aboard the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams as the ship pulls into port in Victoria, Seychelles, Oct. 29, 2021. Hershel "Woody" Williams is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Malachi Lakey)
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Arrives in Seychelles

12:00 AM10/29/2021
Machinist's Mate 1st Class Jhairo Pereyra stands watch aboard the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams as the ship pulls into port in Victoria, Seychelles, Oct. 29, 2021. Hershel "Woody" Williams is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Malachi Lakey)
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Arrives in Seychelles

12:00 AM10/29/2021
The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams approaches port in Victoria, Seychelles, Oct. 29, 2021. Hershel "Woody" Williams is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Malachi Lakey)
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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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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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NC Guard hosts African Military Law Forum Advisory Council

11:16 AM5/12/2022
The forum, running April 26-28, 2022, provided legal advisors from several nations a chance to share their expertise in international, operational, administrative and civil law.
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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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U.S., partners conduct amphibious recon during Phoenix Express 2022

11:17 AM6/2/2022
Participating personnel used scout swimmer techniques and practiced securing a beach during the drill May 24, 2022.
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Combined joint task force in Africa welcomes first female commanding general

12:00 AM5/14/2022
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley assumed command of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa from U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Zana during a change of command ceremony May 14, 2022. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) presided.
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Idaho National Guard participates in exercise African Lion ‘22

6:07 PM6/28/2022
During the two-week training in late June 2022, Moroccans and the Idaho National Guard learned how each unit uses its weapon platforms.
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U.S. Army Europe and Africa welcomes new commander

12:00 PM6/29/2022
Gen. Darryl Williams, incoming commander, assumed command from Gen. Christopher Cavoli, outgoing commander, during a ceremony at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Germany, on June 28, 2022.
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Strength in small numbers

6:00 PM6/29/2022
When supporting participants in a military exercise like African Lion 2022, conducted in an austere environment, all activities are made possible by a group like the 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command.
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New York Army National Guard Soldiers partner with South African military in Shared Accord 2022

12:00 AM7/13/2022
This year's iteration of Shared Accord, taking place in South Africa during June 2022, focuses on medical readiness and field training exercise to demonstrate interoperability and strengthen partnerships.
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U.S. Africa Command Special Operations Forces train alongside partners in Kenya

8:53 AM7/28/2022
The JCET program’s primary purpose is to provide partner nation special operations units specific training to promote security and stability in Africa.
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