Kenya

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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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Press Release

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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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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DoD supports African partner nations in multiple ways

12:00 AM5/1/2020
AFRICOM continues to work closely with African partners to for capacity-building programs, security assistance, military equipment sales, education and exercises.
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Vehicle donation enhances Kenya’s capability to combat corruption, drug trafficking

10:10 AM6/1/2020
The donation also furthers the investigation of transnational criminal organizations, highlighting a commitment to preserve and strengthen the rule of law in Kenya.
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Vehicle donation enhances investigation of corruption, drug trafficking in Kenya

10:19 AM6/1/2020
The U.S. is committed to working with Kenyan law enforcement partners to help preserve and strengthen the rule of law
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Vehicle donation enhances investigation of corruption, drug trafficking in Kenya

10:20 AM6/1/2020
The U.S. is committed to working with Kenyan law enforcement partners to help preserve and strengthen the rule of law
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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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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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Press Release

AFRICOM’s new director of operations visits Africa to engage with partners

7:56 AM10/3/2020
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Joel Tyler, director of operations, U.S. Africa Command, traveled to the African continent to engage with partners, visit key U.S. military operating locations, and deepen his understanding of security in the region, Sept. 27 to Oct. 1.
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Nations of the African Outbreak Response Alliance conclude series of virtual symposiums on healthcare, COVID19 response

10:38 AM10/14/2020
Topics included threats and opportunities in the COVID-19 environment, best practices in prevention and response to COVID-19, biosecurity threat reduction, and disease management during COVID-19.
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AFRICOM Donates Field Hospital to Kenya Border Police

4:22 PM11/23/2020
In addition to providing the control officer for the project, the Massachusetts National Guardsman will also assist in providing medical expertise post-COVID response when the Mobile Field Hospital is deployed to other areas.
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AFRICOM Donates Field Hospital to Kenya Border Police

4:26 PM11/23/2020
U.S. Africa Command donated a 40-bed, negative air pressure mobile field hospital to the Kenya Border Police, demonstrating its longstanding commitment to Kenya and continued support for partner nations in the fight against COVID-19.
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NCO development focus of AFRICOM Senior Enlisted Leader's visit to African nations

12:00 AM12/18/2020
As part of Townsend’s African Enlisted Development Strategy (AEDS), Thresher focused his trip on the top Kenyan non-commissioned officers (NCO) responsible for developing NCOs within the Kenya Defense Forces.
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NCO development focus of AFRICOM Senior Enlisted Leader's visit to African nations

4:17 PM12/18/2020
Warrant Officer Class One Elijah Koranga, Kenya Defense Forces Sergeant Major, invited Thresher to observe the culminating event of the newly-developed Kenyan Command Course for NCOs – a course implemented by Koranga following an AEDS key leader engagement in the U.S. in March, when he visited NCO academies from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
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NCO development focus of AFRICOM Senior Enlisted Leader's visit to African nations

4:17 PM12/18/2020
Warrant Officer Class One Elijah Koranga, Kenya Defense Forces Sergeant Major, invited Thresher to observe the culminating event of the newly-developed Kenyan Command Course for NCOs – a course implemented by Koranga following an AEDS key leader engagement in the U.S. in March, when he visited NCO academies from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
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AFRICOM leaders visit key Africa nations to strengthen partnerships, security

9:44 AM12/28/2020
Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Africa Command, meets with Warrant Officer Class One (WO1) Elijah Koranga, Kenya Defence Forces Sergeant Major, at the Kenya Defence Forces headquarters Dec. 15. As part of the commander’s African Enlisted Development Strategy (AEDS), Thresher focused his trip on the top Kenyan non-commissioned officers (NCO) responsible for developing NCOs within the Kenya Defence Forces.
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AFRICOM commander visits key Africa nations to strengthen partnerships, security

9:47 AM12/28/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, greets Gen. Robert Kibochi, Kenya's Chief of Defence, before conducting a pass and review of Kenya Defence Force Soldiers Dec. 15. Townsend and Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Africa Command, conducted a four-day trip to Kenya and Djibouti to conduct strategic engagements with partner nation leadership, assess operations and security of U.S. force locations, and demonstrate continued commitment to working with African partners.
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AFRICOM commander visits key Africa nations to strengthen partnerships, security

9:47 AM12/28/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, conducts a pass and review of KDF Soldiers Dec. 15. Townsend and Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Africa Command, conducted a four-day trip to Kenya and Djibouti to conduct strategic engagements with partner nation leadership, assess operations and security of U.S. force locations, and demonstrate continued commitment to working with African partners.
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AFRICOM commander visits key Africa nations to strengthen partnerships, security

9:48 AM12/28/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, conducts a pass and review of KDF Soldiers Dec. 15. Townsend and Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Africa Command, conducted a four-day trip to Kenya and Djibouti to conduct strategic engagements with partner nation leadership, assess operations and security of U.S. force locations, and demonstrate continued commitment to working with African partners.
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AFRICOM commander visits key Africa nations to strengthen partnerships, security

9:51 AM12/28/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, stands with senior Kenyan Defence Forces leadership prior to conducting a pass and review of KDF Soldiers Dec. 15. Townsend and Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Africa Command, conducted a four-day trip to Kenya and Djibouti to conduct strategic engagements with partner nation leadership, assess operations and security of U.S. force locations, and demonstrate continued commitment to working with African partners.
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AFRICOM commander visits key Africa nations to strengthen partnerships, security

9:53 AM12/28/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, and Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, speak with service members stationed at Manda Bay Airfield, Kenya, as part of a four-day trip to Kenya and Djibouti visit to key Africa nations to strengthen partnerships and security Dec. 14-17. The visit allowed for an updated commander’s assessment of the operations, security and infrastructure, with a special focus on assessing security and force protection improvements.
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AFRICOM leaders visit key Africa nations to strengthen partnerships, security

9:57 AM12/28/2020
Warrant Officer Class One Elijah Koranga, Kenya Defence Forces Sergeant Major, invites Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Africa Command, to observe the culminating event of the newly-developed Kenyan Command Course for NCOs Dec. 15. The course was implemented by Koranga following an AEDS key leader engagement in the U.S. in March when he visited NCO academies from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
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AFRICOM commander visits key Africa nations to strengthen partnerships, security

10:01 AM12/28/2020
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, distributes coins to recognize members of the Marine Security Guard detachment at the U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya, while beginning a visit to key Africa nations to strengthen partnerships and security Dec. 15. Townsend and Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Africa Command, conducted a four-day trip to Kenya and Djibouti to conduct strategic engagements with partner nation leadership, assess operations and security of U.S. force locations, and demonstrate continued commitment to working with African partners.
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Press Release

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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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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Commander, command senior enlisted leader conclude visit to East Africa

12:00 AM1/15/2021
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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AFRICOM commander, senior enlisted leader conduct trip to East Africa

12:00 AM1/16/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, wrapped up a five-day visit to East Africa in mid-January 2021, which included stops in Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya as well as to the USS Makin Island, operating off the coast of Somalia. Townsend was accompanied by the Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, whose participation on the trip emphasized the need for professional, well trained enlisted corps for partner forces, recognized U.S. forces and spoke with Somali military leadership about training possibilities.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams enters Mombasa, Kenya

8:16 AM2/9/2021
Williams is the first U.S. naval ship to enter the port of Mombasa in over a decade.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams enters Mombasa, Kenya

8:19 AM2/9/2021
The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams steams along through the Mombasa, Kenya, harbor, Feb. 8, 2021. Williams is operating in U.S. Sixth Fleet to conduct interoperability training and build strategic partnerships with their African partners.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams enters Mombasa, Kenya

8:24 AM2/9/2021
The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams steams along through the Mombasa, Kenya, harbor, Feb. 8, 2021. Williams is operating in U.S. Sixth Fleet to conduct interoperability training and build strategic partnerships with their African partners.
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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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Virtual African Air Chiefs Symposium strengthens alliances

12:00 AM4/6/2021
The 10th annual AACS focused on exchanging experiences and examining opportunities to cooperate and collaborate in order to improve and support air operations across Africa.
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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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U.S., Kenyan Air Forces hone C-145 capabilities

9:26 AM6/7/2021
The engagement enabled a fully-trained flying crew - to include pilots, loadmasters, riggers and mechanics - proficient in operating and maintaining the C-145.
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U.S., Kenyan Air Forces hone C-145 capabilities

9:51 AM6/7/2021
The engagement enabled a fully-trained flying crew - to include pilots, loadmasters, riggers and mechanics - proficient in operating and maintaining the C-145.
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Combined Joint Task Force - Horn

10:55 AM6/7/2021
U.S. Air Force combat aviation advisors assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command showcase Kenya’s newly acquired C-145 Skytruck to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Kenyan officials in Nairobi, Kenya, May 12, 2021. The U.S. Air Force provided training in C-145 Skytruck flight and maintenance operations, as well as combat and survival training.
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USAF Combat Aviation Advisors provide C-145 training to Kenyan Air Force personnel during CULEX

10:57 AM6/7/2021
U.S. Air Force combat aviation advisors assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command and Kenyan Air Force aircrews and Rapid Response Units conduct personnel recovery training on Moi Air Base, Kenya, May 12, 2021. The U.S. Air Force provided training in C-145 Skytruck flight and maintenance operations, as well as combat and survival training.
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Press Release

Commander participates in Cutlass Express, JCET opening ceremonies during East Africa trip

12:00 AM7/30/2021
U.S. Africa Command leaders including U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, conducted a multi-national East Africa trip, visiting Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia and Djibouti from July 25-30.
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Cutlass Express 21 begins, aims to strengthen coalition to secure maritime domains

8:40 AM7/28/2021
CE 21 assesses and improves combined maritime law enforcement capacity and promotes national and regional security in East Africa.
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Commander participates in Cutlass Express, JCET opening ceremonies during East Africa trip

2:15 PM7/30/2021
Indian Sailors, assigned to the Marine Commandos aboard the INS Talwar (F 40), share visit, board, search and seizure best practices with personnel from the navies of Kenya, Djibouti, Mozambique and Comoro, and the Georgia Coast Guard, on July 27, 2021, at the Bandari Maritime Academy in Mombasa as part of exercise Cutlass Express 2021. Cutlass Express is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities between the U.S., East African and Western Indian Ocean nations to counter illicit maritime activity.
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Commander participates in Cutlass Express, JCET opening ceremonies during East Africa trip

3:08 PM7/30/2021
Indian Sailors, assigned to the Marine Commandos aboard the INS Talwar (F 40), share visit, board, search and seizure best practices with personnel from the navies of Kenya, Djibouti, Mozambique and Comoro, and the Georgia Coast Guard, on July 27, 2021, at the Bandari Maritime Academy in Mombasa as part of exercise Cutlass Express 2021. Cutlass Express is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities between the U.S., East African and Western Indian Ocean nations to counter illicit maritime activity.
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A different perspective: Women of Cutlass Express

8:21 AM8/5/2021
Service members from the Comorian military discuss maritime law while attending a class during exercise Cutlass Express 2021, in Mombasa, Kenya, July 30, 2021.
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A different perspective: Women of Cutlass Express

8:21 AM8/5/2021
Special Agent Kyle Burns, Homeland Security Investigations liaison to U.S. Africa Command, teaches a class about maritime smuggling during exercise Cutlass Express 2021, in Mombasa, Kenya, July 30, 2021.
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