• Angolan Gen. Lucio Amara, commander of the Angolan Land Forces (left), discusses training and tactics with Lt. Col. Christopher Stone (far right), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. Amaral recently spent three days with U.S. Army Africa at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy.

    Angolan commander visits U.S. Army Africa

    Angolan Gen. Lucio Amara, commander of the Angolan Land Forces (left), discusses training and tactics with Lt. Col. Christopher Stone (far right), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. Amaral recently spent three days with U.S. Army Africa at Caserma...

  • U.S. Army Africa Commander, Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg, escorts Gen. Lucio Amara, commander of the Angolan Land Forces, to his office at USARAF headquarters in Vicenza, Italy, for discussions.

    Angolan commander visits U.S. Army Africa

    U.S. Army Africa Commander, Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg, escorts Gen. Lucio Amara, commander of the Angolan Land Forces, to his office at USARAF headquarters in Vicenza, Italy, for discussions.

  • U.S. Army Africa Commander, Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg, discusses USARAF’s capabilities with Gen. Lucio Amaral (left), commander of the Angolan Land Forces, and an aide, during a three-day visit in which Amaral made site visits to USARAF’s Skills Engagement Center (pictured here), Contingency Command Post, and the Current Operations Integration Center.

    Angolan commander visits U.S. Army Africa

    U.S. Army Africa Commander, Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg, discusses USARAF’s capabilities with Gen. Lucio Amaral (left), commander of the Angolan Land Forces, and an aide, during a three-day visit in which Amaral made site visits to USARAF’s Skills...

  • Gen. Lucio Amaral (pointing), commander of the Angolan Land Forces, observes training conducted by the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team during a three-day visit to U.S. Army Africa headquarters at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy.

    Angolan commander visits U.S. Army Africa

    Gen. Lucio Amaral (pointing), commander of the Angolan Land Forces, observes training conducted by the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team during a three-day visit to U.S. Army Africa headquarters at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy.

VICENZA, Italy - To mark the beginning of a growing relationship with Angola, Gen. Lucio Amaral, commander of the Angolan Land Forces, recently spent three days with U.S. Army Africa Commander Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy.

Amaral participated in three briefings, met with 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Soldiers, and made site visits to USARAF’s Skills Engagement Center, Contingency Command Post, and the Current Operations Integration Center.

“Angola is a very important country in south central Africa, and because of their history we haven’t really done a lot with them,” said Lt. Col. Ulises Calvo, desk officer with USARAF’s Security Cooperation Directorate.

“We hope that’s going to change this year, and if you look at the activities we have planned for the next couple of years with them, I think it’s the start of a good, growing relationship,” he said.

Page last updated Fri August 19th, 2011 at 02:56