AFRICOM

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EARF deploys to provide airfield security at Manda Bay

3:47 PM1/14/2020
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.
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United States delivers tactical vehicles to armed forces of Djibouti

3:49 PM1/14/2020
Part of a $31 million train-and-equip partnership between the U.S. government and the Djiboutian military
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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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U.S. Africa Command continues to develop Senegal's Enlisted Development Strategy

7:58 AM2/10/2020
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
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411th CAB veterinarians host seminar for Djiboutian veterinarians and sanitary inspectors

8:06 AM2/10/2020
A team of two veterinarians and a veterinarian technician hosted the first in a series of monthly seminars
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2020 Posture Statement to Congress

9:02 AM2/10/2020
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, provided testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee Jan. 30, 2020, and the House Armed Services Committee March 10, 2020.
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U.S. Dedicates C-130 Hangar to Nigerien Air Force

1:23 PM2/10/2020
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)
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U.S. Dedicates C-130 Hangar to Nigerien Air Force

1:23 PM2/10/2020
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)
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U.S. Dedicates C-130 Hangar to Nigerien Air Force

1:23 PM2/10/2020
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)
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U.S. Dedicates C-130 Hangar to Nigerien Air Force

1:23 PM2/10/2020
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)
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U.S. Dedicates C-130 Hangar to Nigerien Air Force

1:23 PM2/10/2020
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)
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U.S. Dedicates C-130 Hangar to Nigerien Air Force

1:23 PM2/10/2020
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)
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U.S. Dedicates C-130 Hangar to Nigerien Air Force

1:23 PM2/10/2020
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)
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U.S. Dedicates C-130 Hangar to Nigerien Air Force

1:23 PM2/10/2020
AGADEZ, Niger – 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.
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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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Command Senior Enlisted Leader

9:39 AM3/9/2020
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Tunisian Air Show develops aerospace and defense partnerships

12:00 AM3/20/2020
Military members from across U.S. Africa Command attended the inaugural Tunisia International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (IADE) March 4-8.
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Legal Colloquium strengthens relationships between African commanders and legal advisors.

11:34 PM4/21/2020
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.
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Fallen Soldier memorialized at contingency locations

11:26 AM6/2/2020
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.
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CJTF-HOA: Incoming commander uniquely suited to lead in Africa

11:12 AM6/9/2020
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.
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Liaison officer bridges Kenya, U.S. cooperation

9:40 AM6/16/2020
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).
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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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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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Final installment of donated medical equipment reaches Namibia, Botswana

4:09 PM11/12/2020
The latest donation completes a $100 million Namibian dollars ($6.71 million US) donation of medical equipment to Namibia announced this spring.
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U.S. Africa Command visit concludes, sparks key discussions with Sudan, DRC

4:12 PM2/1/2021
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.
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AFRICOM forces conduct first engagements in Somalia since repositioning

5:14 PM2/1/2021
U.S. Africa Command forces completed the first engagement into Somalia since the successful repositioning of U.S. forces under Joint Task Force - Quartz Jan. 30.
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U.S., Niger forces conduct joint mortar training event

2:27 PM6/16/2021
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.
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U.S. Army Civil Affairs empowers women in Djibouti

8:56 AM7/7/2021
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.
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U.S., Moroccan special operations forces further strengthen security cooperation

11:01 AM7/23/2021
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.
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Kentucky National Guard, Djibouti Demining Company train as part of State Partnership Program

9:33 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.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams, First ESB to Complete Voyage Repair in South Africa

9:56 AM10/14/2021
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.
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