Photo Credit: Sgt. Terysa M. King, U.S. Army Africa Public Affairs
Lt. Col. J.U. Van der Westhuijzen, combat readiness infantry formation, South African National Defense Force, presents thank you gifts to Maj. Ivan Palacios (center) and Lt. Col. Kevin Saatkamp of U.S. Army Africa Contingency Command Post. The contingency command post exercise was designed to prepare USARAF for Shared Accord 13, a joint peace keeping and humanitarian exercise. The intent for the contingency command post exercise was to familiarize the South African National Defense Force with Combined Joint Task Force Headquarters capabilities so U.S. and South African soldiers will have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities as a Combined Joint Task Force during Shared Accord 13.