• Salima, Malawi—Command Sgt. Maj. Larry H. Orvis, command sergeant major, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division greets some of the local children during Southern Accord 14, July 15. The U.S. and other partner nations are working together to ensure they have a common ability to conduct peacekeeping and humanitarian support operations throughout Southern Africa.

    Exercise Southern Accord 14 kicks-off in Malawi

    Salima, Malawi—Command Sgt. Maj. Larry H. Orvis, command sergeant major, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division greets some of the local children during Southern Accord 14, July 15. The U.S...

  • Salima, Malawi-- Brig. Gen. Peter L. Corey, deputy-commanding general, U.S. Army Africa (left) and Maj. Gen. Rodrick Chimowa, commandant, Malawi Armed Forces College (right), listen to remarks during the opening ceremony of Southern Accord 14, July 14.  Southern Accord 14 is a key element in a broader series of military-to-military activities to demonstrate the strong partnership between the U.S. and regional/national African partners, and all of the participating militaries.

    Exercise Southern Accord 14 kicks-off in Malawi

    Salima, Malawi-- Brig. Gen. Peter L. Corey, deputy-commanding general, U.S. Army Africa (left) and Maj. Gen. Rodrick Chimowa, commandant, Malawi Armed Forces College (right), listen to remarks during the opening ceremony of Southern Accord 14, July 14...

  • Salima, Malawi—Capt. Paul Wiles, intelligence officer, (bottom left), Capt. Steve Dray (middle), legal officer and Maj. James Crump (back left), intelligence officer, of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division attend a mission analysis briefing along with Capt. Olly Nyirenda, intelligence officer, Umbutfo Swaziland Defense Force (right), during Southern Accord 14, July 18. SA 14 promotes regional relationships, increases capacity, trains US and Southern African forces, and furthers cross training and interoperability.

    Exercise Southern Accord 14 kicks-off in Malawi

    Salima, Malawi—Capt. Paul Wiles, intelligence officer, (bottom left), Capt. Steve Dray (middle), legal officer and Maj. James Crump (back left), intelligence officer, of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division attend a mission...

  • Salima, Malawi—Capt. Joshua Van Buskirk, intelligence officer, New Hampshire Army National Guard (middle), performs mission analysis with a host of partner nation officers during the first week of Southern Accord 14, July 18. SA 14 promotes regional relationships, increases capacity, trains US and Southern African forces, and furthers cross training and interoperability.

    Exercise Southern Accord 14 kicks-off in Malawi

    Salima, Malawi—Capt. Joshua Van Buskirk, intelligence officer, New Hampshire Army National Guard (middle), performs mission analysis with a host of partner nation officers during the first week of Southern Accord 14, July 18. SA 14 promotes...

  • Salima, Malawi—Staff Sgt. Simon Mdlovu, U6 cell, communications noncommissioned officer, Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force (left), and Maj. Fikameni Paulus, U6 cell, communications officer, Namibia Army, perform mission analysis during the first week of Southern Accord 14. July 18. SA 14 is a key element in a broader series of military-to-military activities to demonstrate the strong partnership between the U.S. and regional/national African partners, and all of the participating militaries.

    Exercise Southern Accord 14 kicks-off in Malawi

    Salima, Malawi—Staff Sgt. Simon Mdlovu, U6 cell, communications noncommissioned officer, Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force (left), and Maj. Fikameni Paulus, U6 cell, communications officer, Namibia Army, perform mission analysis during the first...

  • Lt. Col. S.N. Amaambo, Namibia Army, gives a mission analysis brief during the first week of Southern Accord 14, July 17. SA 14 is a key element in a broader series of military-to-military activities to demonstrate the strong partnership between the U.S. and regional/national African partners, and all of the participating militaries.

    Exercise Southern Accord 14 kicks-off in Malawi

    Lt. Col. S.N. Amaambo, Namibia Army, gives a mission analysis brief during the first week of Southern Accord 14, July 17. SA 14 is a key element in a broader series of military-to-military activities to demonstrate the strong partnership between the...

  • Salima, Malawi—Maj. Herman Khairabeb, artillery officer, Namibia Army (left), works along side Capt. Brent Vann, brigade aviation officer, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, as part of the U3, operations cell, during the first week of Southern Accord 14, July 17. SA 14 is a key element in a broader series of military-to-military activities to demonstrate the strong partnership between the U.S. and regional/national African partners, and all of the participating militaries.

    Exercise Southern Accord 14 kicks-off in Malawi

    Salima, Malawi—Maj. Herman Khairabeb, artillery officer, Namibia Army (left), works along side Capt. Brent Vann, brigade aviation officer, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, as part of the U3, operations cell, during the...

  • Salima, Malawi—Capt. Joshua Van Buskirk, U2 intelligence officer, New Hampshire Army National Guard, attends a mission analysis overview brief with partner nation personnel during Southern Accord 14.  July 17. SA 14 is a key element in a broader series of military-to-military activities to demonstrate the strong partnership between the U.S. and regional/national African partners, and all of the participating militaries.

    Exercise Southern Accord 14 kicks-off in Malawi

    Salima, Malawi—Capt. Joshua Van Buskirk, U2 intelligence officer, New Hampshire Army National Guard, attends a mission analysis overview brief with partner nation personnel during Southern Accord 14. July 17. SA 14 is a key element in a broader...

  • Salima, Malawi-- Brig. Gen. Peter L. Corey, deputy-commanding general, U.S. Army Africa, (left) shakes hands with Col. CH. Soko, deputy commandant, Malawi Armed Forces College (right), during the opening ceremony of Southern Accord 14, July 14. Southern Accord is an annual combined, joint exercise that brings together U.S. military personnel with counterparts from various African militaries. The U.S. and other partner nations are working together to ensure they have a common ability to conduct peacekeeping and humanitarian support operations throughout Southern Africa.

    Exercise Southern Accord 14 kicks-off in Malawi

    Salima, Malawi-- Brig. Gen. Peter L. Corey, deputy-commanding general, U.S. Army Africa, (left) shakes hands with Col. CH. Soko, deputy commandant, Malawi Armed Forces College (right), during the opening ceremony of Southern Accord 14, July 14...

  • Salima, Malawi— (Maj.) Chaplain Steven J. Moser, brigade chaplain, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division (left), speaks with (Capt.) Chaplain Lawrence Kamwana, Malawi Defense Force chaplain, during the first week of Southern Accord 14, July 16. The U.S. is committed to partnering with the Southern African Developmental Community and African countries to develop military interoperability and build strong, lasting relationships.

    Exercise Southern Accord 14 kicks-off in Malawi

    Salima, Malawi— (Maj.) Chaplain Steven J. Moser, brigade chaplain, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division (left), speaks with (Capt.) Chaplain Lawrence Kamwana, Malawi Defense Force chaplain, during the first week of Southern...

  • Salima, Malawi— Brig. Gen. Peter L. Corey, deputy-commanding general, U.S. Army Africa (right), Lt. Col. Dana T. Stowell, commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Larry H. Orvis, command sergeant major, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division speak with Col. (Ret.) Anthony S. Lieto, United Nations academic instructor, during the first week of Southern Accord 14, July 16.  Southern Accord 14 will help provide participating military forces the skills required to enable readiness in support of peacekeeping and humanitarian support operations.

    Exercise Southern Accord 14 kicks-off in Malawi

    Salima, Malawi— Brig. Gen. Peter L. Corey, deputy-commanding general, U.S. Army Africa (right), Lt. Col. Dana T. Stowell, commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Larry H. Orvis, command sergeant major, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry...

Civilian and military personnel from Malawi Defense Force, the U.S. and other partner nations have gathered in Lilongwe, Malawi to participate in the U.S. Africa Command-sponsored Exercise Southern Accord 14, July 14-31.

Comprising approximately 200 participants from ten countries, SA14 combines academics and team building into a command post exercise built around a fictional deployment in support of a United Nations peacekeeping mission.

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