U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ghanaian military train on base camp design
Efficiently and logically developing base camps for deployed forces is key to any mission’s success, and that is why experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were recently in Ghana teaching courses in base camp design to Ghana Armed Forces combat engineers and planners in the Ghanaian capital of Accra.
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.
Malawi Defense Force JAG visits Boone Center, Guard Staff Judge Advocates
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.
Combined joint task force in Africa welcomes first female commanding general
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.
SFAB Soldiers grow partnerships in Ghana through peacekeeping training exercise
In January, U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade out of Fort Bragg, N.C., attended and supported a new training program for Ghana Armed Forces in Bundase, Ghana, as GAF soldiers prepare for an upcoming peacekeeping mission.
USS Hershel “Woody” Williams, First ESB to Complete Voyage Repair in South Africa
During the scheduled port visit, Hershel “Woody” Williams completed a 14-day maintenance period in Cape Town’s Cruise Terminal. The ship received preventative and preservative repairs to the flight deck safety nets, mission deck, freeboard and superstructure, as well as the insulation and lighting fixtures.
U.S., Kenya forces enhance partnership through integrated training
The U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to C Company, 1-102nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), Task Force Iron Gray, CJTF-HOA, most recently completed urban rifle marksmanship training with Rangers assigned to the Kenya Defence Forces, in Manda Bay, Kenya, Oct. 2, 2021.
Kentucky National Guard, Djibouti Demining Company train as part of State Partnership Program
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.
U.S., Moroccan special operations forces further strengthen security cooperation
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.
U.S. Army Civil Affairs empowers women in Djibouti
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.
U.S., Niger forces conduct joint mortar training event
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.
U.S. Africa Command visit concludes, sparks key discussions with Sudan, DRC
The trip occurred during a critical time for Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo as both countries navigate paths toward democracy and civilian-led governments. Engagements renewed partnerships between the U.S. and these African nations and provided opportunities to discuss commonalities, shared values, pursue mutual interests, and strengthen the regional capacity of these nations to address security challenges.
CJTF-HOA supports Djibouti’s fight against COVID-19
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.
With mission sets that cover 12 different countries throughout East Africa, the ability to work with various units and nations is key to the success of an organization like the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA).
CJTF-HOA: Incoming commander uniquely suited to lead in Africa
Maj. Gen. Michael Turello, outgoing commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), transfers command of the task force to Maj. Gen. Lapthe Flora, former deputy commander, U.S. Army Africa.
Fallen Soldier memorialized at contingency locations
On May 1 a grand-opening ceremony was held at Baledogle Military Airfield, Somalia, for the Henry Mayfield Jr. Dining Facility, and on May 21 the Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility at Manda Bay was officially renamed the Henry J. Mayfield Jr. Recreation Center.
Legal Colloquium strengthens relationships between African commanders and legal advisors
More than 110 African participants from nearly 40 AU member militaries were represented at the 2020 Colloquium. Delegates from the British Army, AFRICOM headquarters and its component units, and the Legal Counsel from the African Union attended the event, with commanders and legal advisors discussing military-legal issues that arise in a wide variety of military operations.
AFRICOM welcomes new command senior enlisted leader
"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
Several prominent civic Nigerien leaders, including the governor, mayor, and sultan of Agadez, participated in a tour of the new C-130 hangar at Nigerien Air Base 201. The hanger itself is comprised of 58 tons of steel and includes an engine maintenance room, supply storage, training area, battery, and tool rooms. (Released: Samantha Reho, U.S. Africa Command)
Members of the Nigerien Air Force participated in a turnover and dedication ceremony of a new C-130 hangar at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, Jan. 22. The hangar will ultimately shelter up to two C-130 mobility aircraft, recently purchased by the Nigerien Air Force from the United States. (Released: Samantha Reho, U.S. Africa Command)
Ambassador Eric P. Whitaker, U.S. Ambassador to Niger, and Colonel Abdoul Kader Amirou, deputy chief of staff for the Nigerien Air Force, cut the ribbon signifying the facility's turnover to Niger at a dedication ceremony at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, Jan. 22. (Released: Samantha Reho, U.S. Africa Command)
Ambassador Eric P. Whitaker, U.S. Ambassador to Niger, provide remarks during a turnover and dedication ceremony of a new C-130 hangar at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, Jan. 22. (Released: Samantha Reho, U.S. Africa Command)
The U.S. conducted a turnover and dedication ceremony of a new C-130 hangar to the Nigerien Air Force, Jan. 22. The new hangar at Nigerien Air Base 201 will ultimately shelter up to two C-130 mobility aircraft, recently purchased by the Nigerien Armed Forces from the United States. (Released by Samantha Reho, U.S. Africa Command)
The U.S. conducted a turnover and dedication ceremony of a new C-130 hangar to the Nigerien Air Force at Nigerien Air Base 201, Jan. 22. Several prominent civic leaders from the surrounding community, including the governor, mayor, and sultan of Agadez, attended the ceremony alongside both Department of State and U.S. Africa command leadership. (Released by Samantha Reho, U.S. Africa Command)
The U.S. conducted a turnover and dedication ceremony of a new C-130 hangar to the Nigerien Air Force at Nigerien Air Base 201, Jan. 22. The new hangar is comprised of approximately 58 tons of steel and measures 2,800 square meters with a taxiway and apron measuring almost 13,000 square meters. (Released by Samantha Reho, U.S. Africa Command)
U.S. Africa Command continues to develop Senegal's Enlisted Development Strategy
U.S. Navy Command Master Chief Ryan P. Burton, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) acting command senior enlisted leader, met with the Senegal Chief of Defense Lt. Gen. Birame Diop, his staff, and Senegalese command senior enlisted leaders Jan. 22-23, in Dakar City, Senegal
EARF deploys to provide airfield security at Manda Bay
Following a Jan. 5 terrorist attack at Manda Bay Airfield, Kenya, U.S. service members comprising part of U.S. Africa Command’s East Africa Response Force deployed to secure the airfield and augment security.