Department of State and Defense officials meet for 2022 East African Security Forum
Maj. Gen. William Zana, commander, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, hosted the forum, which provided a face-to-face platform for representatives with the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, U,S. Agency for International Development, and National Security Council. The discussions ranged from overarching long-term strategy to specific security threats in the region.
U.S. Marines Continue Humanitarian Mine Action Program
At the request of the Kingdom of Morocco, U.S. Marine Corps explosive ordnance disposal technicians will facilitate HMA explosive ordnance disposal level one validation for the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces in 2020
Gen. Townsend Engages African Leaders at African Land Forces Summit
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
AFRICOM commander visits Kenya, Somalia, to emphasize partnership, security
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
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.