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  • USARAF, Ghana Armed Forces share medical expertise

    Apr 3, 2014

    In partnership with the Ghana Armed Forces, U.S. Army Africa and medical personnel from 3rd Medical Command Deployment Support conducted Medical Readiness Training Exercise 14-3, at the 37th Military Hospital in Accra, Ghana, March 24-April 4. "The exercise was for us to improve standards of practice and for us to work together at various workstations to combine our experiences to see where we can do things better," said Col. Awuku, deputy commander for the 37th Military Hospital.

  • U.S. Army Africa Soldier's 'biggest hero' receives Medal of Honor

    Mar 20, 2014

    March 18, 2014, was a day unlike any other day for Sgt. 1st Class Frederick Hinton from U.S. Army Africa's Logistics Directorate. It's the day President Barack Obama awarded his biggest hero, who just happens to be his uncle, retired Sgt. 1st Class Melvin Morris, the Medal of Honor.

  • Harlem Hellfighters keep troops moving during Central Accord

    Mar 19, 2014

    A team from the New York Army National Guard is keeping service members from the United States and partner nations moving during Exercise Central Accord 14 in Cameroon.

  • 3rd Medical Command trains to save lives during USARAF-led training exercise

    Mar 19, 2014

    Medical professionals from the U.S. Army Reserve 3rd Medical Command are providing support and training African armies in emergency medicine at Exercise Central Accord 14. Central Accord 14 is a U.S. Army Africa-led multinational exercise hosted by Cameroon. The exercise brings together approximately 1,000 troops from eight nations including the United States, Nigeria, Gabon, Burundi, Republic of Congo, Chad and the Netherlands. U.S. participants include contingents from the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, and the Air and Army National Guards.

  • U.S. provides safety classes to Cameroon Defense Force

    Mar 19, 2014

    Cameroon Defense Force soldiers are getting the opportunity to showcase skills previously learned from training with the U.S. military during Central Accord 14, a joint-aerial delivery training exercise in Central Africa.

  • U.S. provides valuable lessons fo Cameroon Defense Forces during Central Accord 14

    Mar 19, 2014

  • Central Accord opens in colorful style

    Mar 14, 2014

    The Cameroon Defense Force hosted an opening ceremony to kick-off Central Accord 14 at the 102 Air Force Base, March 11.

  • USARAF training in Lesotho provides sustainable knowledge

    Mar 3, 2014

    U.S. Army Africa deployed a team of medical personnel from U.S. Army Forces Command, U.S. Army Medical Command, Army Reserve Medical Command, and the 7th Civil Support Command, Feb. 3-14, for medical readiness training between the Kingdom of Lesotho Defense Forces and USARAF.

  • USARAF provides combat life saving course in Guinea

    Mar 3, 2014

    U.S. Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, are training three companies of soldiers of the Republic of Guinea Armed Forces in combat skills and battle drills in the African country of Guinea.

  • USARAF conducts training in Guinea

    Mar 3, 2014

    In support of its mission to enable full spectrum operations while conducting sustained security engagements with African land forces, the training U.S. Army Africa is providing to different African nations is helping them secure their own borders as well as their own regions.

  • USARAF training provides Africans insight into 'the greater need'

    Feb 24, 2014

    U.S. Army Africa continues to provide training to different African nations to help them secure their own borders, thereby helping them secure the region. Because of this, whatever American interests are in that region or country will, as a secondary effect, be secure as well.

  • USARAF supports airlift operations in Bangui

    Feb 3, 2014

    USARAF is in the Central African Republic assisting with the movement of Rwandan forces to take part in the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic.

  • U.S. Army Africa training helps African nations secure their own borders

    Feb 3, 2014

    In support of its mission to enable full spectrum operations while conducting sustained security engagements with African land forces, the training U.S. Army Africa is providing to different African nations is helping them secure their own borders as well as their own regions.

  • U.S. Forces airlift Rwandans to Central African Republic

    Jan 29, 2014

    Two U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft operating at the request of the French government and African Union authorities continued airlifting a Rwandan mechanized battalion Jan. 19. The joint operation with personnel from the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force is in support of an African Union effort to confront destabilizing forces and violence within Central African Republic. "The African Union has decided to stand up a mission in the Central African Republic to decrease the violence that has been occurring over the last several months," Lt. Col. Allen Pepper, senior officer in Central African Republic, U.S. Army Africa said. "A part of that is getting enough troops on the ground to execute that mission."

  • USARAF support airlift operations in S. Sudan

    Jan 29, 2014

  • U.S. airlift Rwandans to Central African Republic

    Jan 21, 2014

    Two U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft operating at the request of the French government and African Union authorities continued airlifting a Rwandan mechanized battalion Jan. 19. The joint operation with personnel from the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force is in support of an African Union effort to confront destabilizing forces and violence within Central African Republic.

  • East Africa Response Force deploys for 1st time

    Dec 28, 2013

    Four days after their official transfer of authority ceremony, U.S. Army Soldiers with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's East Africa Response Force deployed for the first time since being established earlier this year.

  • Burundi soldiers arrive in Central African Republic

    Dec 14, 2013

    In coordination with the French military and African Union, the U.S. military provided airlift support to transport Burundi soldiers, food and supplies in the CAR. This support is aimed at enabling African forces to deploy promptly to prevent further spread of sectarian violence and restore security in CAR.

  • U.S. ASSISTS BURUNDI WITH DEPLOYMENT TO CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

    Dec 13, 2013

    Burundian National Defense Forces and the U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 13 worked together Dec. 10 as the African partners prepared to embark to the Central African Republic as part of the African Union mission.

  • 2/1 liaison officers provide information flow for USARAF missions

    Dec 10, 2013

    As the newest Army Service Component Command, U.S. Army Africa doesn't have a tremendous amount of assigned resources. With assistance from liaison officers, USARAF can maximize and multiply its resources by providing a better understanding of their respective unit's capabilities and how USARAF can use those resources.

  • Army chief of staff sees 'bright future' for Natick

    Nov 18, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Natick Soldier Systems Center, Nov. 15, 2013, to tour its facilities and learn more about the research and development done to keep Soldiers safe and provide them with a better quality of life during deployments.

  • Surgeon's office imparts life-saving techniques in Burkina Faso

    Nov 18, 2013

    Helping Africans solve African problems is one of U.S. Army Africa's primary priorities. In support of this, USARAF Surgeon's Directorate just completed the second of eight Tactical Combat Casualty Care training events in Burkina Faso with the Burkinabe Gendarmerie to minimize the amount of preventable deaths they might encounter during battle. The six remaining training events are scheduled to take place now through August 2014 in different countries throughout the African continent.

  • USARAF conducts medical training exercise in Niger

    Oct 28, 2013

    U.S. Army Africa and Niger Armed Forces conducted Medical Readiness Training Exercise 14-0 at Issaka Gazobi Maternity in the capital city of Naimey, Oct. 7-18. American military health professionals, to include eleven military doctors, jointly performed surgery, and trained Nigerien medical students in specialties such as surgery, gynecology, anesthesiology, and other key medical fields.

  • Liaison officers play integral part in USARAF mission success

    Oct 28, 2013

    U.S. Army Africa is involved in a myriad of events and activities on the African continent. Whether it's a medical readiness exercise, an African partner-nation training, or a response to a natural disaster; a network of civilians and Soldiers work together to ensure USARAF mission objectives. One of the elements integral for making the USARAF mission happen is a group of about a dozen liaison officers, or LNOs, who represent a variety of agencies and organizations connected to the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense.

  • USARAF's Contingency Command Post answers call

    Oct 24, 2013

    As a preventive measure on the anniversary of Sept. 11, Soldiers from U.S. Army Africa Contingency Command Post (USARAF CCP) deployed to Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, Sept. 7-17. This 10-man team was sent to establish an Early Entry Command Post (EECP) in support of a company-sized, quick reaction force to be on standby if needed.

  • Ugandans train for future AMISOM mission

    Oct 24, 2013

    A recent U.S. Army Africa organized training event helped prepare a Uganda Peoples' Defense Force military police company for an upcoming deployment to Somalia.

  • USARAF flag football team dominates season

    Oct 24, 2013

    For the second year in a row, U.S. Army Africa's flag football team comes out victorious during the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza championship playoffs Oct. 19. With a 14-1 record, USARAF will be the top-seeded team from Vicenza heading to Germany for the Installation Management Command-Europe flag football championship.

  • USARAF Soldiers continue women integration efforts in Africa

    Oct 22, 2013

    U.S. Army Africa personnel traveled to Gaborone, Botswana and Windhoek, Namibia to recommend proposals to help integrate enlisted females in the Botswana and Namibia Defense Forces in a Woman's Integration follow up Sept. 16 -- 20.

  • Local intel training sets standard, saves dollars

    Oct 22, 2013

    With the U.S. government shutdown and budget constraints, U.S. Army Africa manages to continue mission requirements and raise Vicenza, Italy as a prominent training locale on Africa - all for the cost of nothing.

  • In his own words: U.S. Army Africa NCO provides overview of Tactical Combat Casualty Care training

    Oct 18, 2013

  • 20 years of Army research yields hope for malaria vaccine

    Oct 16, 2013

    Reports of the successful trials that could lead to the world's first malaria vaccine led the headlines of international news outlets last week. Hidden within the story line is the critical role of researchers at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research who have worked steadfastly for more than 20 years to help bring the vaccine to reality.

  • Marines support Shared Accord in South Africa

    Sep 9, 2013

    Marines from the Military Police Company, 4th Law Enforcement Battalion, participated in Exercise Shared Accord 13, to advise crowd-control, non-lethal Weapons tactics and principles, and non-lethal weapons employment to counterparts in the South African National Defense Force.

  • Bridging the lines of communication

    Aug 29, 2013

    Outside his company he might be viewed as another infantryman, but within his unit he stands out among the rest--an infantryman who loves to keep all lines of communication open. He has made a name for himself throughout Co. B, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team as a "MacGyver of Communications," a reference to the popular television character with a talent for building effective tools from basic ingredients.

  • Alicedale welcomes US, SANDF partnership

    Aug 29, 2013

    U.S. and South African Defense Force infantrymen dismounted from light medium tactical vehicles and conducted tactical movements through the small rural town of Alicedale in a joint effort to rid the area of 'insurgent' activity July 25 as part of Exercise Shared Accord 2013.

  • Poster child for 'Be, Know, Do' receives NCO of the Year honors

    Aug 29, 2013

    Albert Einstein said setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means. This can be said of Sgt. Irene Lopez, from G-1 (Personnel Management), U.S. Army Africa, who was recently named the U.S. Army Africa Headquarters, Headquarters Battalion (HHB) Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

  • Vanguards, SANDF conduct joint STX

    Aug 23, 2013

    Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) conducted a three-day joint situational training exercise (STX) with South African National Defense Forces (SANDF) here, July 26-28 as part of Exercise Shared Accord 2013.

  • U.S., South African militaries celebrate completion of successful bilateral exercise

    Aug 22, 2013

    The curtain came down Aug. 5, 2013, on Shared Accord 2013, a bilateral training exercise between the U.S. military and South African Defense Forces, which involved more than 4,000 total troops performing a wide array of tasks from live-fire scenarios and airborne operations, to a large-scale humanitarian aid project.

  • Cadet Overseas Training Mission furthers U.S. Army Africa efforts

    Aug 20, 2013

    With the help of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, U.S. Army Africa partnered with United States Army Cadet Command to create a mutually beneficial opportunity to embed cadets within an Army Service Component Command to advance USARAF Theater Security Cooperation efforts and help cadets achieve USACC goals.

  • USARAF hosts Academic Development program for West Point Cadets

    Aug 20, 2013

    U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) hosted a three-week internship with two cadets from United States Military Academy in conjunction with the Advanced Individual Academic Development program sponsored by West Point to help implement cadets' knowledge from course work to enhance leadership, decision and problem solving skills.

  • Mobile veterinary services reach rural South Africa citizens

    Aug 6, 2013

    U.S. Army and South African Military Health Service members joined forces offering mobile veterinary services as part of a Humanitarian and Civic Assistance (HCA) operation during Shared Accord (SA) 13 near Bhisho, July 30.

  • U.S., South Africa participate in a rehearsal jump

    Jul 31, 2013

    U.S. and South African Soldiers boarded a C-130 aircraft for a nighttime practice jump at Bloemspruit Airbase, South Africa, July 23. The jump was in preparation for an exercise that U.S. and South African Soldiers will conduct jointly during Shared Accord 13. Shared Accord is a biennial training exercise which promotes regional relationships, increases capacity, trains U.S. and South African forces, and furthers cross-training and interoperability. The jump will also earn each Soldier a pair of foreign wings for either jumping in a foreign country or jumping with a foreign country's jumpmasters.

  • U.S., South African paratroopers simulate tactical airfield seizure

    Jul 31, 2013

    A military aircraft sets down on a quiet South African airport late at night, and within minutes a large group of Soldiers have secured the area and seen the aircraft depart. Though an irate airport manager soon arrives on the scene, the Soldiers soothe his fears and eventually are granted residence at the airport, which they will use as a staging base for a larger operation the following night.

  • U.S., South African military members volunteer at local school

    Jul 31, 2013

    U.S. Soldiers and Airman volunteered with South African Medical Health Services members to paint a local school in celebration of Nelson Mandela's belated birthday during the Humanitarian and Civic Assistance (HCA) portion of Shared Accord (SA) 13, July 26.

  • Paratroopers spot starless African sky during SA13 exercise

    Jul 31, 2013

    Paratroopers from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division of Fort Bragg, N.C., joined with the South African 1st Parachute Battalion, 44th Parachute Regiment to perform a night parachute drop and airfield seizure during an exercise for Shared Accord (SA) 13 at Bulembo Airport, July 27.

  • U.S. Army Africa, South African partners kick-off Exercise Shared Accord 13

    Jul 25, 2013

    Approximately 700 U.S. and 3,000 South African Defense Force service members gathered at Port Elizabeth, Republic of South Africa, for the opening ceremony of U.S. Army Africa's Exercise Shared Accord 13, July 24, 2013.

  • Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visits troops in Africa

    Jul 24, 2013

  • U.S. Army Africa exercise Shared Accord 13 kicks off this week

    Jul 23, 2013

    U.S. military forces are teaming up with South African National Defense Forces for Shared Accord 13, near Port Elizabeth, South Africa, from July 24 to Aug. 7, 2013.

  • West Point cadets help Uganda renew energy resources

    Jul 23, 2013

    In an effort to limit the effects of deforestation, five cadets from the United States Military Academy travelled to Kasiisi, Uganda, to participate in the construction of a Biogas Digester during a Renewable Energy mission, conducted from June 16 to July 3, 2013, as part of an ongoing cooperation between U.S. Army Africa and USMA.

  • Western Accord 13 begins command post exercise

    Jul 18, 2013

    Ghana Armed Forces along with U.S. Army Africa concluded week one of Western Accord 13 and began a command post exercise June 24 at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center, Accra, Ghana.

  • Marines conduct non-lethal training during U.S. Army Africa's Western Accord 13

    Jul 18, 2013

    U.S. Marines Military Police from 4th Law Enforcement Battalion (LEB) provided non-lethal training to 50 Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) soldiers from 2nd Engineer Battalion June 17-26 during Western Accord 13 in Ghana.

  • Ghana, USARAF kickoff Western Accord 13

    Jul 18, 2013

    Ghana Armed Forces along with U.S. Army Africa hosted the opening ceremony for Western Accord 13, June 17, at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center, Accra, Ghana.

  • U.S. Army personnel ensure MDF remain healthy during combat

    Jul 18, 2013

    From the effects of malaria during World War II to medical problems in current deployments, Soldier health has become a great factor in unit effectiveness. With the increase of Soldiers from different militaries deploying to combat and field environments, the need for preventive medicine and field sanitation teams are in higher demand.

  • Professional partnership focus of medical exercise in Congo

    Jul 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Africa-sponsored Soldiers partnered with health care professionals of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo during a weeklong Medical Readiness Training Exercise known as a MEDRETE 13-3, June 4-12.

  • U.S. Army Africa sponsors African Deployment Partnership Training in Togo

    Jul 3, 2013

    As part of African Deployment Partnership Training known as ADAPT, three U.S. Army Soldiers traveled to Lomé, Togo, to provide Phase II of Ground Training for 29 Togolese Defense Force personnel.

  • Ghana, U.S. teachers meet during Western Accord 13

    Jul 3, 2013

    While in Accra, Ghana for exercise Western Accord 2013, 1st Lt. Matt Nielson and "JJ" Fankhanel, 141st Menouver Enhancment Brigade, North Dakota National Guard, befriended Noble Kofi Nazzah, a local teacher who was a senior prom chaperone at the hotel where the Soldiers were staying.

  • Road to Africa begins in Italy for NY Army National Guard

    May 22, 2013

    To prepare for participation for Exercise Central Accord 14, 369th Sustainment Brigade Commander Col. Reginald Sanders from New York Army National Guard traveled to Vicenza, Italy recently to share lessons learned from their participation in last year's Central Accord (CA13) in Cameroon. Sanders and four of his key leaders joined 11 officers from eight partner nations and organizations to share lessons learned from CA13 at a conference conducted by U.S. Army Africa (USARAF)

  • 'Dagger University' prepares Soldiers for missions to Africa

    May 22, 2013

    Soldiers with 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Dagger," 1st Infantry Division, have known about their regional alignment with the continent of Africa for a while now, but that doesn't mean the excitement of the unique mission-set has worn off, especially with some Soldiers having gone and come back after successfully completing their mission.

  • Humanitarian operations course focuses on inter-agency cooperation

    May 22, 2013

    Whether natural or man-made, disasters can happen anytime -- anywhere. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance is an agency that deals with deadly disasters worldwide. With global logistics and transportation capabilities, the U.S. military often assists in USAID disaster relief operations. Angela Sherbenou, USAID senior humanitarian adviser at U.S. Army Africa Command, gave 29 U.S. Army Africa Soldiers and civilians the low-down on Joint Humanitarian Operations (JHOC), May 14-15.

  • Army ROTC Cadets serve on education, humanitarian missions

    May 17, 2013

    Army ROTC cadets from all over the U.S will travel to one of forty countries with the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program this summer to assist lesser developed countries, exchange language and cultural experiences and build better relationships in these areas.

  • U.S. Army Africa team holds Intelligence course in Democratic Republic of Congo

    Apr 5, 2013

    Recently, a two-man traveling contact team from U.S. Army Africa journeyed to The Democratic Republic of the Congo to run a three-week Basic Intelligence Course for 29 members of the Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo known as FARDC

  • U.S. Army Africa Inspector General Soldiers travel to Liberia

    Apr 5, 2013

    Recently, a two-man traveling contact team (TCT) from U.S. Army Africa Inspector General's Office shared professional knowledge with 18 officers and NCOs of Armed Forces of Liberia during a week-long engagement. At the request of the AFL, Capt. James Watson and Sgt. 1st Class Bobby Conn journeyed to Camp Sandee Ware, near Monrovia, Liberia, to assist in development of an Inspector General cell.

  • U.S. Army Africa command post Soldiers train with South African Forces

    Mar 7, 2013

    Soldiers of U.S. Army Africa Contingency Command Post hosted a familiarization visit, Feb. 26-28, 2013, with six South African National Defense Force soldiers in preparation for Shared Accord 13, a joint peace keeping and humanitarian exercise scheduled for July.

  • Utah Guard linguists contribute unique skills during African exercises

    Feb 25, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ray Novak, with the 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Georgia Army National Guard, teaches in English, Parker listens, translates the message into French, and mimics the instructor's motions while varying his tone to maintain the audience's interest.

  • African, U.S. military forces join together to mark opening of Central Accord 13

    Feb 24, 2013

    Hundreds of Cameroon military personnel, alongside U.S. and other Central Africa service members, lined the 102 Air Force Base airfield in Douala, Cameroon, Feb. 20, 2013, as part of an opening ceremony for Central Accord 13.

  • Pathfinder's blaze the trail for Central Accord 2013

    Feb 24, 2013

    Central Accord is an annual U.S. Army Africa exercise that brings together Central African countries such as Cameroon and neighboring countries' militaries, to promote regional partnership while strengthening aerial resupply and medical readiness capabilities.

  • African nations to welcome 'Dagger' Brigade Soldiers

    Feb 21, 2013

    The United States has been asked by nations in Africa to assist in their training and other security requirements, said a battalion commander of 1st Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team.

  • U.S., African partners ready for Central Accord 13

    Feb 19, 2013

    Months of long-distance planning and meetings evolved in recent weeks into an in-person partnership that will launch Central Accord 13. Activity peaked in Douala, Cameroon, during the past week as American and Cameroonian military partners completed final steps for welcoming about 750 U.S. and Cameroon service members, as well as neighboring country observers, for the Feb. 20 opening ceremony.

  • U.S. Army Africa sponsors deployment training for Malawi Defence Force

    Feb 15, 2013

    As part of African Deployment Partnership Training, four U.S. Army officers traveled to Salima, Malawi, to conduct convoy training with 32 Malawian Defence Force personnel, from Jan. 21 to Feb. 1, 2013.

  • National Guard's State Partnership Program helps build relationships with African nations

    Feb 14, 2013

    A novel and flexible program managed by the National Guard is assisting U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Army Africa to create and maintain relationships with African partner nations. Known as the State Partnership Program, 54 states and territories are matched with countries around the globe to support U.S. national interests and security cooperation goals. National Guard organizations from eight states are matched with African partner nations. For example the North Dakota National Guard is partnered with Ghana Armed Forces and the California Guard is paired with Nigeria.

  • State Partnership Program helping build relationships in Africa

    Feb 13, 2013

    A novel and flexible program managed by the National Guard is assisting U.S. Army Africa to create and maintain relationships with African partner nations.

  • USARAF, Benin Soldiers share ideas to defeat infectious diseases

    Feb 1, 2013

    United States Army Africa facilitated Medical Readiness Training Exercise 13-1 with Soldiers from the Army Reserve Medical Command and Army Medical Command in Cotonou, Benin, Jan. 14-25.

  • African nations can, must do for themselves -- with U.S. support

    Dec 4, 2012

    While the United States has military forces in Africa, they are mostly limited to small groups who have specific, time-limited tasks. That setup, said Gen. Carter F. Ham, commander, U.S. Africa Command, is ideally suited to Africa, where militaries there are able to, and should take care of their own -- though the U.S. does provide support.

  • Soldiers train Uganda's veterinary, public health workers

    Nov 30, 2012

    The Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa's 448th Civil Affairs Battalion taught preventive health techniques to veterinary students and community health workers from Nov. 17 to 26 in northeastern Uganda.

  • Building eco dome brings villagers, service members together

    Nov 27, 2012

    Roughly three years ago, a group of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa military members arrived at the small village of Karabti San several hours north of Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, in the Tadjourah region to build an eco dome.

  • Troops prepare to keep steady peace in Sinai

    Nov 27, 2012

    Alongside current tensions and upheavals in the Middle East and northern Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring movements, the peacekeeping mission on the Sinai Peninsula continues after more than 30 years. Soldiers of the 5-113th Field Artillery are deploying to the Sinai for a year as Multinational Force Observers.

  • Obama nominates Rodriguez as next Africa Command chief

    Oct 22, 2012

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced that President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Army Forces Command's Gen. David M. Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter F. Ham as the commander of U.S. Africa Command.

  • Chief of Staff of the Army Visits Egypt

    Sep 22, 2012

  • CSA visits Camp Lemonnier, hosts Soldier call to express thanks, discuss Army future

    Sep 20, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. Raymond Odierno made his first visit to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Sept. 20, 2012, to meet with service members and civilians.

  • Missouri Guardsmen kick off 'Eastern Accord' in Tanzania

    Sep 12, 2012

    Members from the Missouri Army National Guard's 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade and representatives from seven East African countries began at 10-day training exercise in Tanzania, Africa.

  • Ham: Guard essential to Africa partnerships

    Sep 11, 2012

    The National Guard is vital to Africa Command, said the commander of U.S. Africa Command.

  • Eastern Accord 2012 Exercise kicks off

    Sep 10, 2012

    Members from the Missouri Army National Guard's 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, based in Kansas City, and representatives from seven East African countries begin U.S. Army Africa sponsored Eastern Accord 2012 Counter Violent Extremism Exercise.

  • 414th Contracting Support Brigade deploys to support Southern Accord 2012

    Sep 6, 2012

    As training for Southern Accord 2012 commenced, members of the 414th Contracting Support Brigade deployed and provided contracting support and more in support of the U.S. Africa Command joint exercise.

  • CJTF-HOA members deliver 'care' to orphanage

    Sep 4, 2012

    Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Soldiers, forward-deployed to Ethiopia, delivered care packages to a local orphanage, Sept. 2, 2012.

  • U.S. forces perform mass casualty evacuation training with Botswana Defence Force

    Aug 31, 2012

    Army and Air National Guard Soldiers, Marine Reservists, and soldiers from the Botswana Defence Force trained together to save lives, Aug. 14, 2012, during a mass casualty evacuation exercise at Southern Accord 2012.

  • Ham closes Southern Accord praising U.S.-Botswana partnership

    Aug 20, 2012

    The commander of U.S. Africa Command closed one of the largest joint exercises ever conducted on the African continent at Thebephatshwa Air Base, Aug. 16, 2012, praising the Botswanan military as a capable partner and an important and positive influence throughout southern Africa.

  • Botswana Defense Force, U.S. engineers improve roads, ponds

    Aug 20, 2012

    The 631st Engineer Support Company from Lawrenceville, Ill., are assisting the Botswana Defense Force engineers with a road improvement and pond restoration project near Mkankake Village in the Republic of Botswana, as part of Southern Accord 2012.

  • New Jersey Soldiers perform assault, support-for-fire missions

    Aug 15, 2012

    The ground shook as satchel and improvised Bangalore charges packed with C-4 explosives detonated, to clear the way for 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment, New Jersey Army National Guard, Aug. 11, 2012, in The Republic of Botswana.

  • Illinois Army National Guardsmen fuel Southern Accord 2012

    Aug 15, 2012

    In an effort to keep the wheels turning during Southern Accord 2012, petroleum supply specialists from Company A, 405th Brigade Support Battalion, Illinois Army National Guard, and their counterparts from the Botswana Defense Force, have been running both static and mobile re-fueling operations at Thebephatswha Air Base, Botswana.

  • Collective training creates partnership between U.S., Botswana forces

    Aug 13, 2012

    Marines from the Anti-terrorism Battalion, 4th Marine Division from Anchorage, Alaska, and Billings, Mont., as well as Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment from the New Jersey National Guard, conducted infantry training exercises for soldiers of the Botswana Defense Force over a period of six days at Thebephatshwa Air Base, Botswana.

  • Rwandan Defense Force, Texas National Guardsmen exchange best practices

    Aug 13, 2012

    Soldiers with the Texas Army National Guard and Rwandan soldiers and policemen shared their experiences and knowledge on basic soldier skills and staff officer duties and responsibilities during a military-to-military exchange hosted by the Rwandan Defense Force in Gako, Rwanda.

  • Chicago Soldiers teach rapid trauma response in Botswana

    Aug 10, 2012

    Soldiers from the 909th Forward Surgical Team out of Fort Sheridan, Ill., provided medical training to soldiers of the Botswana Defense Force, Aug. 2, 2012, in The Republic of Botswana.

  • Hawaii Army National Guard test pilot ensures safe flights during Southern Accord 12

    Aug 8, 2012

    "Mahalo," or "thank you," the pilot said, after being handed a bottle of water from the rear of the aircraft. The kind nature of Hawaiian culture reinforced the unique mix of service members present at Southern Accord 12 in The Republic of Botswana, Africa.

  • Indiana soldier serves in Botswana during Southern Accord 12

    Aug 7, 2012

    If there is one Army value which Maj. Melinda Rayter of Hobert, Ind., embodies most, it is selfless service. Rayter, a certified registered nurse anesthetist with the 909th Forward Surgical Team out of Fort Sheridan, Ill., serves her country both in and out of uniform.

  • U.S., Botswana Defense Forces cook together during Southern Accord 12

    Aug 7, 2012

    Food service soldiers from four different Illinois Army National Guard units have the opportunity to feed more than 1,200 service members from around the world, in support of Southern Accord 12 in the Republic of Botswana.

  • Training at Southern Accord 2012 demonstrates strong partnership between U.S., BDF

    Aug 7, 2012

    Training for Southern Accord 2012 commenced Aug. 2, 2012, at Thebephatshwa Air Base, Botswana, as personnel from the U.S. military and Botswana Defense Force came together to share experiences and tactics which will enhance the readiness capabilities of both countries.

  • Chaplains travel the world to ensure spiritual readiness

    Aug 7, 2012

    U.S. forces traveling to the Republic of Botswana Aug. 1-17 for Southern Accord 2012, are under the spiritual care of Army Chaplain Capt. M. Paul Weberg from Aurora, Ill., and chaplain

  • U.S. Army Africa welcomes new commander

    Aug 4, 2012

    Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg relinquished command of U.S. Army Africa to Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue II during a ceremony on Hoekstra Field.

  • Super team

    Jul 26, 2012

    Civil affairs and military information support Soldiers, alongside Navy "Seabees," have formed teams capable of just about anything. Five teams from the 448th Civil Affairs Battalion have recently arrived in the Horn of Africa and replaced Soldiers from the 490th Civil Affairs Battalion, and with them bring an experimental team concept.

  • Texas National Guard troops mentor Burundi soldiers

    Jul 24, 2012

    Texas Army National Guard troops were invited to participate in a joint training seminar with Burundi National Defense Force soldiers in Mudubugu, Burundi.

  • U.S. Army Africa chaplains conduct combat stress management for Liberian forces

    Jul 20, 2012

    To help Armed Forces of Liberia soldiers deal with the effects of combat, two U.S. Army Africa chaplains conducted a chaplaincy professionalization engagement, focusing on combat stress.

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