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AFRICOM commander visit to Ghana highlights U.S. support for joint security cooperation

11:08 AM2/25/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, meets with the Honorable Dominic Nitiwul, Ghana Minister of Defense designate, as part of a two-day visit to Ghana, Feb. 23-24. As violence in the Sahel and piracy in the Gulf of Guinea both steadily increase, Ghana’s strategic location makes it a critical anchor for multiple efforts, including activities to improve maritime security and counter transnational crime.
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AFRICOM commander visit to Ghana highlights U.S. support for joint security cooperation

11:10 AM2/25/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, poses with Ghanaian leaders and U.S. Embassy personnel in Accra as part of a two-day visit to Ghana, Feb. 23-24. Topics of discussion throughout the trip included the shared commitment to degrade the influence of regional violent extremist organizations.
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AFRICOM commander visit to Ghana highlights U.S. support for joint security cooperation

11:10 AM2/25/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, oversees a color parade at the Ghana Armed Forces headquarters at Burma Camp, Ghana, as part of a two-day visit Feb. 23-24. “It’s important we grow our partnership with Ghana to advance shared security goals," Townsend said.
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AFRICOM commander visit to Ghana highlights U.S. support for joint security cooperation

11:11 AM2/25/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, meets with President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House as part of a two-day visit Feb. 23-24. “Ghana is an African security leader and a key partner of U.S. Africa Command. I look forward to exploring ways we can continue to deepen our partnership,” Townsend said.
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AFRICOM commander visit to Ghana highlights U.S. support for joint security cooperation

11:12 AM2/25/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, meets with President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House as part of a two-day visit Feb. 23-24. “Ghana is an African security leader and a key partner of U.S. Africa Command. I look forward to exploring ways we can continue to deepen our partnership,” Townsend said.
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AFRICOM commander visit to Ghana highlights U.S. support for joint security cooperation

11:12 AM2/25/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, meets with Lt. Gen. O.B Akwa, former chief of defense staff, as part of a two-day visit Feb. 23-24. “We are improving out military ties through exchanges and Non-Commissioned Officer development. It’s important we grow our partnership with Ghana to advance shared security goals,” Townsend said.
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AFRICOM commander visit to Ghana highlights U.S. support for joint security cooperation

11:39 AM2/25/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, oversees a color parade at the Ghana Armed Forces headquarters at Burma Camp, Ghana, as part of a two-day visit Feb. 23-24. “It’s important we grow our partnership with Ghana to advance shared security goals," Townsend said.
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AFRICOM logistics team spearheads distribution Proof of Principle to support multinational operations in Africa

11:25 AM3/23/2021
The U.S. Africa Command logistics team, working in partnership with the Movement Coordination Centre Europe (MCCE) and other multinational partners, displayed a picture of the future; allies and partner integrated logistics.
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U.S. Naval Forces-Africa continues exercises to test movement of troops across Africa

4:27 PM5/13/2021
This movement continues U.S. Africa Command's series of exercises in West Africa this spring. The first two exercises were completed by troops stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, and tested the command's ability to move troops quickly across the continent from east to west in support of partners throughout the region.
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Strategic bombers fly mission to Gulf of Guinea

1:49 PM6/10/2021
The flight over parts of Northern Africa and all of Western Africa exercised the aircraft’s capability to operate in a variety of airspaces.
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Strategic bombers fly mission to Gulf of Guinea

1:53 PM6/10/2021
A B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, takes off out of Morón Air Base, Spain to fly over the continent of Africa in support of Bomber Task Force Europe June 9, 2021. U.S. Strategic Command forces are on watch 24 hours a day, seven days a week to deter and defeat strategic attack against the U.S. and our allies with conventional and nuclear capabilities.
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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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Bomber Task Force mission to West Africa exercises counter-illicit maritime capabilities

9:17 AM3/1/2022
Two U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, Royal Air Force Fairford, flew a Bomber Task Force mission to southeastern Mauritania and along the west coast of Africa, where aircrew and U.S. Coast Guard members aboard the aircraft exercised their ability to conduct counter-illicit maritime tracking efforts, Feb. 28, 2022.
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