African Lion

The exercise bolsters interoperability among partner nations and supports U.S. military strategic readiness to respond to crises and contingencies in Africa and around the world.

African Lion is U.S. Africa Command’s largest and premier annual exercise, involving more than 7,500 service members from June 6 - 30.

African Lion 22 will execute in four countries: Morocco, Ghana, Senegal and Tunisia. Militaries from Brazil, Chad, France, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom will join U.S. and host nation troops. U.S. participants come from all service components, including the Reserves and National Guard.

African Lion 22 features a joint task force command post exercise, a combined arms live fire exercise, a maritime exercise, an air exercise including bomber aircraft, a joint forcible entry with paratroopers into a field training exercise, a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear response exercise, and a humanitarian civic assistance program event.

This effort involves strengthening our shared defense capabilities to counter transnational threats and violent extremist organizations, which is in the common good of the U.S. and African partner nations.

In October 2021, planners came together to start coordinating for African Lion 22:



LISTEN: Brig. Gen. Aida Borras, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, on the relationships built and joint-training executed during African Lion 21.


African Lion 21, conducted by U.S. Africa Command with allies and African partners in Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal and the surrounding seas from June 7-18, was executed to strengthen U.S. and partner nations capability to promote regional stability and support interoperability.

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