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  • MEDRETE brings U.S. military medical professionals to Senegal

    Feb 5, 2016

    DAKAR, Senegal -- U.S. Army Reserve medical professionals from around the world gathered in Dakar, Senegal, Jan. 18-29, partnering with Senegalese military medical professionals for Medical Readiness Training Exercise 16-1. U.S. Army Africa conducts MEDRETE exercises in different partner nations throughout the year to increase medical capabilities and proficiencies. MEDRETE 16-1 is the first of many exercises to be coordinated by USARAF this year and brought U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers to Dakar to share and learn with their Senegalese counterparts.

  • Western Accord 2016 planning event lays foundation for May exercise

    Feb 4, 2016

    Representatives from the U.S. Army and the Burkina Faso Defense Forces, in conjunction with eight African partner nations, came together here for Western Accord 2016 initial planning event Jan. 25-29. Exercise WA 16, scheduled later in the year, assist in the development of capacity of the stand-by force, its member nations and allied rapid deployment capability to plan and deploy, employ, sustain and redeploy forces in support of African Union and European Union mandated peace operations in a regional crisis.

  • Chaplains collaborate, share values during exercise

    Feb 3, 2016

    Chaplains, from the United States and South Africa, got the chance to meet and collaborate during Exercise Allied Spirit IV, which is taking place until Feb. 5 at the U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • CoESPU director visits USARAF mobile forensic labs

    Jan 27, 2016

    Director of the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units, Italian Brig. Gen. Paolo Nardone, and his deputy, U.S. Army Col. Darius Gallegos, visited U.S. Army Africa's mobile forensic laboratories at Caserma Ederle, Jan. 25. The visit was hosted by Mr. Brian Rankin, International Criminal and Investigative Assistance Program liaison to USARAF, and was part of an ongoing effort to improve the coordination between USARAF and CoESPU in support of both organizations' missions on the African continent.

  • Spartan Brigade sets pace for future missions to Africa

    Jan 19, 2016

    Brigade and battalion staffs, assigned to the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, conducted a command post exercise, or CPX, at the Mission Training Complex on Fort Stewart, Ga., Jan. 11-14.

  • US Army Africa welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jan 12, 2016

    Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Gilpin assumed the position of U.S. Army Africa's senior noncommissioned officer during a change of responsibility ceremony Jan. 8 Caserma Ederle's Hoekstra Field. Despite frigid temperatures, the ceremony was an opportunity for Soldiers, family and friends to welcome Gilpin and his family into the Vicenza Military Community. Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, USARAF commanding general, presided over the ceremony. Williams welcomed ceremony attendees and gave kudos to out-going Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Stitzel.

  • Brass quintet charms community

    Dec 23, 2015

    Soldiers with the U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus, Brass Quintet, bring sounds of holiday music to residents of Vicenza Military Community, Dec. 16-18, here. The USAREUR quintet traveled from Sembach, Germany, their home station, to play music during U.S. Army Africa's holiday party, held Dec. 18. They used the event as an opportunity to boost community morale within VMC.

  • US, Gabonese planners partner to plan Central Accord 2016

    Dec 23, 2015

    Planners from the United States, Gabon and 14 other African and European nations met here, Dec. 7-11, to conduct the main planning event for Central Accord 2016, which is scheduled to take place in June.

  • USARAF: Renovation for consolidation

    Dec 14, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, U.S. Army Africa commanding general, hosted a ground breaking ceremony, Dec. 9, at Caserma Del Din. The ceremony marks the beginning of a two-year, more than $13 million renovation project. Three buildings will be renovated, one will become the new USARAF headquarters.

  • US, Tanzanian planners map road to ALFS 2016

    Dec 14, 2015

    Planners from U.S. Army Africa and the Tanzanian People's Defense Force met Nov. 30 to Dec. 4 to conduct the main planning event for the African Land Forces Summit 2016. The summit, scheduled to take place in May, will be hosted by the TPDF and co-hosted by USARAF. ALFS is an annual, weeklong summit bringing together land force chiefs of staff from throughout the African continent to discuss mutual threats and challenges from a regional and transregional perspective.

  • USARAF and Botswana: Exploring partnership opportunities

    Dec 11, 2015

    U.S. Army Africa senior leaders coordinated a command sponsored visit for delegates from the Botswanan Defense Force, here Nov. 30 - Dec. 5. The BDF and elements within U.S. Army Africa, U.S. Africa Command and U.S. European Command to discuss challenges and opportunities to assist the BDF in their continued professionalization and development of their military capabilities.

  • Ten years of United States, Italy collaboration on CoESPU

    Dec 11, 2015

    Members from U.S. Army Africa, the Italian Carabinieri, and more than 18 countries celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units, Dec. 1 at General A. Chinotto barracks. "This event was a benchmark for all those who have supported CoESPU," said Col. Darius Gallegos, deputy director for the CoESPU and U.S. Army Africa liaison.

  • Nigerien, Malian soldiers aid U.S. Army's language-translation technology

    Dec 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army is testing and upgrading a language-translation program by training with African soldiers, officials said.

  • Marshall Center counterterrorism alumni study how to deal with foreign fighters

    Nov 24, 2015

    Almost 80 counterterrorism alumni from 44 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America attended the Global Counterterrorism Alumni Community of Interest Workshop: "Perspectives on Countering Foreign Terrorist Fighters" held Nov. 16 to 19 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

  • Regionally-aligned Soldiers find African forces motivated

    Nov 20, 2015

    Soldiers who serve in the militaries of African nations are not interested in having Americans provide security for them or their countries - they want to get better at doing it for themselves, said U.S. Army Soldiers who recently returned from there.

  • African partners explore opportunities at US Army Africa Training Center

    Nov 9, 2015

    African partners from Senegal and Uganda explored opportunities for increased capabilities and capacities during the 2015 U.S. Army Africa Training Center Capabilities Seminar, held Nov. 2-5 at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, Grafenwoehr, and the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany. The seminar served as an opportunity for all parties to discuss effective methods to train, develop and enhance rapid deployment of peacekeeping forces, and share lessons learned in order to strengthen existing defense institutes within African partner nations.

  • Minnesota ARNG general joins US Army Africa team

    Oct 26, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, U.S. Army Africa commanding general, hosted a patching ceremony for Brig. Gen. Jon A. Jensen, USARAF deputy commanding general, at Caserma Ederle, Oct. 23. Jensen also serves as the director of the Joint Staff, Minnesota Army National Guard and Department of Military Affairs, Saint Paul, Minn.

  • Rwandan ambassador tours US Army Europe's training facilities

    Oct 26, 2015

    Erica J. Barks-Ruggles, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Rwanda, toured U.S. Army training facilities in Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels, Germany Oct. 21-22 to explore opportunities for further security cooperation between the U.S. and Rwandan Defence Forces.

  • Customer contact

    Oct 20, 2015

    Responding to unique contracting challenges, DOD has made a major strategic change in contingency contracting administration services to support U.S. forces in Africa--from the fight against the Lord's Resistance Army and Joseph Kony to the Ebola outbreak--that makes it easier to get needed services and supplies to the customer, much more rapidly. This article was originally published in the October - December 2015 AL&T magazine

  • SHARP summit: Discussing the emotional truth

    Oct 19, 2015

    Most Soldiers in today's Army have had some form of sexual assault prevention training. In theory, they are empowered to make a difference. Truth is, sexual assault is still happening within the ranks of the Army, according to a 2014 RAND Corporation study.

  • Army aims to strengthen health diplomacy with Nigeria

    Oct 15, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Oct. 15, 2015) -- A U.S. Army science advisor traveled to Nigeria Sept. 16 with Department of Defense medical officials to build on international health diplomacy partnerships.

  • Historic re-designation AFSBn-Italy to AFSBn-Africa

    Oct 2, 2015

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Italy, under the command of Lt. Col. Joe Greenlee, officially re-designated to Army Field Support Battalion-Africa, Oct. 1.

  • 405th AFSB establishes Logistics Support Team-Africa

    Oct 2, 2015

    Under cloudy skies and a brisk Italy breeze, the 405th Army Field Support Brigade formally announced the establishment of the Logistics Support Team-Africa, Oct. 2, under the leadership of Maj. Shawn Muder. The organization will report to the newly designated Army Field Support Battalion-Africa commanded by Lt. Col. Joe Greenlee.

  • African delegation visits Lee, learns about women's history

    Sep 25, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 24, 2015) -- A delegation of women from nine African countries toured Fort Lee Monday and took part in a roundtable discussion with senior-ranking leaders from the installation of the Army Women's Museum.

  • Policymakers discuss 21st century converging threats at Marshall Center seminar

    Sep 15, 2015

    Terrorism and crime in Africa set the tone for the first day of the Senior Executive Seminar 15-09 here at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies Sept. 14.

  • Lending a Helping Shoe

    Sep 4, 2015

    Growing up without a lot of money, Staff Sgt. Nikkelya Barbee knows what it's like to do without. "When I got hand-me-downs, it meant the world to me" remarks Barbee. She knows what hard times feel like, and the impact someone else's cast off to someone in need.

  • 20th CBRNE units recognized for Liberia mission

    Sep 3, 2015

    Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) were awarded the Armed Forces Service Medal for their service in Liberia.

  • Senior leaders build foundation for African Horizons

    Aug 26, 2015

    U.S. Army Africa Commander Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams hosted a training and leader development conference and senior leader strategy and orientation session in Vicenza, Italy, Aug. 17-20.

  • SHARP summit attendees explore harsh realities of sexual misconduct

    Aug 26, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 26) -- From start to finish, the inaugural CASCOM-Fort Lee SHARP (Sexual Harassment/Assault Awareness and Reporting Program) Summit at the Army Logistics University here Friday was an unfiltered and frequently harsh look at sexual misconduct in the military.

  • Army science, technology team advances language translation in Africa

    Aug 5, 2015

    A U.S. Army team is testing and helping to develop a language translator to enable Soldiers communicate with their African counterparts.

  • Exercise Western Accord 2015 opens

    Jul 21, 2015

    No uniform was the same as the one next to it as more than a dozen nations stood side by side to mark the opening of Western Accord 2015 at Harskamp, in the Netherlands, July 20.

  • Tanzanian military leaders visit U.S. Army Africa

    Jul 9, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Salim Mustafa Kijuu, land force commander of the Tanzanian People's Defence Force, and Brig. Gen Zoma Mathik Kongo, director of operations for the TPDF visited USARAF on the first leg of a Command Sponsored Visit coordinated by USARAF on behalf of the U.S. Army.

  • Eastern Accord 15 Exercise commences in Jinja, Uganda

    Mar 2, 2015

    VICENZA, Italy -- In partnership with the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces, U.S. Army Africa conducts Eastern Accord 15 (EA 15), in Jinja, Uganda from March 2-14.

  • African Land Forces Summit 15 ends with a beginning

    Feb 23, 2015

    It was about advancing friendship, partnership and building trust, said Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, commander of U.S. Army Africa, upon the close of the African Land Forces Summit in Dakar, Senegal.

  • African Land Forces Summit 2015 begins

    Feb 20, 2015

    DAKAR, Senegal -- African Land Forces Summit 2015 kicked off today with land force commanders from 36 African nations in attendance. The event, otherwise known as ALFS, will run from Feb. 9-12, in Dakar, Senegal. Attendees, all general officers from countries spanning the African continent, will conduct meetings to address mutual interests and concerns, as well as have a chance to solidify relationships.

  • Fort Hood receives redeploying Soldiers from Operation United Assistance

    Jan 8, 2015

    Fort Hood received its initial cohort of 87 Soldiers that were in support of Operation United Assistance, Jan. 7. The Soldiers are from the 36th Engineer Brigade returning from Liberia, West Africa, where they have been deployed since October 2014.

  • Medical laboratory leads task force in Liberia

    Jan 8, 2015

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory is leading a joint task force that is operating six Ebola testing laboratories in Liberia.

  • Service members in Liberia usher in holiday season

    Dec 27, 2014

    The holiday season is among the Service members deployed to Liberia in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission, Operation United Assistance. Despite being away from their loved ones, together they remain mentally, spiritually and physically tough, and determined to enjoy the season.

  • Sustainment troops open full-service post office in Liberia

    Dec 24, 2014

    As of Dec. 22, 2014, Soldiers deployed to Monrovia, Liberia, in support of Operation United Assistance were able to buy flat rate boxes, apply postage and send their own care packages back home to their family and friends in the U.S.

  • Liberian, U.S. Soldiers team up on Ebola treatment unit build

    Dec 23, 2014

    Soldiers of 104th Engineer Company, 62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, joined the armed forces of Liberia to build an Ebola treatment unit in Gbediah, Liberia, Dec. 19, 2014, during an Operation United Assistance mission.

  • Soldiers celebrating holidays while keeping global vigil

    Dec 23, 2014

    Soldiers in America and those serving in far-flung places around the world -- many in harm's way -- are celebrating the holidays in various ways.

  • Jewish Soldiers receive opportunity to celebrate Hanukkah in Liberia

    Dec 23, 2014

    Whether it is a quick phone call home, a package from a loved one or a small celebration of a major holiday, it is a huge morale boost for deployed Soldiers when they are able to keep connection with some of the things they miss.

  • Army scientist uses diagnostic tools to track Ebola, other viruses

    Dec 18, 2014

    An Army virologist using diagnostic tools found traces of Ebola virus in patient samples in West Africa -- a region thought to be untouched by the disease -- seven years before the largest, deadliest Ebola outbreak took the world by surprise in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

  • Medical team provides life-saving care to Soldiers deployed to Africa

    Dec 18, 2014

    The 86th Damage Control Resuscitation Team, 86th Combat Support Hospital, based out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is a one-of-a-kind medical team operating in the Joint Forces Command-United Assistance Field Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, capable of facilitating life-saving interventions and surgeries to Soldiers here.

  • Quick trip promotes resiliency in Liberia

    Dec 15, 2014

    Walking through the doors to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, one of the first things that can be noticed is the silence. Soldiers deployed and stationed at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, in support of Joint Forces Command-United Assistance, marveled at how quiet, clean and calm it was inside the Embassy.

  • First aid classes to help prevent spread of diseases, increase readiness of Liberian police

    Dec 11, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion, from Fort Stewart, Georgia, provided a first aid training class to Liberian law enforcement personnel at the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville, Liberia, Dec. 9, 2014, that could help protect them from diseases such as the Ebola virus.

  • Former Ebola testing lab in Liberia a hidden treasure in fighting disease

    Dec 11, 2014

    Soldiers of the 36th Engineer Brigade, took a tour at the Liberian Institute for Biomedical Medical Research, during Operation United Assistance mission, Dec. 7, 2014, in Monrovia, Liberia.

  • Soldiers worldwide showing holiday spirit

    Dec 10, 2014

    While Soldiers and their families are getting in the holiday mood, many are far from home, engaged in worldwide training and operations in Africa, Eastern Europe, Iraq, Korea, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

  • DOD team conducts weekly Ebola prevention class in Liberia

    Dec 9, 2014

    The Department of Defense Ebola Treatment Training Team taught a class on how to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, in support of Operation United Assistance, at the National Police Training Academy, Monrovia, Liberia, Dec. 2, 2014.

  • Remote village thankful for U.S. help in fighting Ebola

    Dec 8, 2014

    When the Ebola virus found the remote village of Tappita, Liberia, it took more than a day for it to be properly diagnosed. Soon, it will take a matter of minutes. A new Ebola Treatment Unit will open in Tappita within the month.

  • Biggest threat to U.S. troops in Liberia is malaria, not Ebola

    Dec 4, 2014

    In October 2014, Service members deployed to Liberia for Operation United Assistance, an operation supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development-led efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in western Africa. The fight against Ebola, however, poses a significantly smaller health threat to U.S. forces than malaria does.

  • Contracting Soldiers establishing training teams and labs

    Dec 4, 2014

    Army Contracting Command Soldiers deployed in support of fighting the Ebola virus in West Africa are conducting market research and seeking out suppliers to assist in providing suitable living and training locations for the mobile training team.

  • 'First in Support' main body arrives in Senegal

    Dec 1, 2014

    After weeks of preparation, the main body elements of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command headquarters, 7th Civil Support Command, the 30th Medical Brigade and the 16th Sustainment Brigade, deployed to Dakar, Senegal, in support of Operation United Assistance.

  • Joint Forces Command-United Assistance celebrates Thanksgiving in Liberia

    Dec 1, 2014

    With 79 percent humidity and a warm ocean breeze, Thanksgiving for Soldiers deployed in Monrovia, Liberia, feels far from traditional. But thanks to a variety of Thanksgiving activities and fare, Soldiers can still get into the holiday spirit throughout the Joint Forces Command-United Assistance area of operations in Liberia.

  • Mobile training team helps Liberians take care of their own

    Nov 24, 2014

    The Joint Forces Command - United Assistance Mobile Training Team completed a week of training in Buchanan City, Liberia, Nov. 21, 2014.

  • Soldiers back from Liberia completing controlled monitoring

    Nov 20, 2014

    Eight Soldiers from Joint Base Langley-Eustis' 688th Rapid Port Opening Element are completing their 21-day controlled monitoring period at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, after returning from Liberia.

  • Fort Bliss Soldiers continue to deploy to West Africa

    Nov 19, 2014

  • Guard, Reserve Soldiers to mobilize for Ebola relief

    Nov 18, 2014

    More than 2,000 Army National Guard and Army Reserve troops will be mobilized in support of Operation United Assistance in West Africa, the Department of Defense has announced.

  • Joint Task Force United Assistance commander hosts virtual town hall meeting

    Nov 18, 2014

    Soldiers and families of the 36th Engineer Brigade, gathered in the brigade's conference room to participate in a virtual town hall meeting hosted by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, Joint Task Force United Assistance commander from his headquarters in Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 13, 2014.

  • Volesky: Fewer Soldiers will deploy to West Africa than planned

    Nov 14, 2014

    Nearly 2,200 U.S. troops are in West Africa today, working to stop the spread of Ebola, and that number will peak just short of 3,000 next month, according to the task force commander.

  • 35th Signal Brigade Soldiers leave for Africa Ebola response mission

    Nov 13, 2014

    On the eve of Veterans Day, about 70 Soldiers from the 35th Signal Brigade (Theater Tactical), began their journey to Monrovia, Liberia, from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to serve in the battle to contain the Ebola virus outbreak.

  • Service members in Liberia receive morale booster

    Nov 12, 2014

    Hot quality meals were served for the first time on Barclay Training Center, Monrovia, Liberia, as well as other locations across Liberia, Nov. 9, 2014. The meal provided a well-needed change of pace for Soldiers, and a morale booster.

  • State Partnership Program continues to grow in North Carolina

    Nov 12, 2014

    North Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen showed their hometown service and global reach by recently deploying to Africa and Europe for a series of exercises with both of its State Partnership Program members, Moldova and Botswana.

  • SDDC units deploy equipment, supplies to support Ebola response

    Nov 10, 2014

    The U.S. Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's 832nd and 842nd Transportation Battalions, located at the ports of Jacksonville, Florida, and Beaumont, Texas, respectively, loaded shipments of over 1,740 pieces of equipment and U. S. military vehicles this week in support of Operation United Assistance.

  • Ebola treatment unit for medical workers to open

    Nov 6, 2014

    The Monrovia Medical Unit, an Ebola treatment unit constructed specifically for the treatment of medical workers who were infected while caring for Ebola patients, is scheduled to open Nov. 8, 2014, located about 30 miles outside Monrovia, Liberia.

  • Army Contracting Command Soldier provides support in West Africa

    Nov 6, 2014

    Army Contracting Command Soldiers are on the ground in West Africa assisting in the fight to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus.

  • Troops in Liberia help train Ebola treatment providers

    Nov 3, 2014

    The Joint Forces Command -- United Assistance Department of Defense Ebola Training Team, or DETT, graduated the first class of health care providers, who started work at Ebola treatment units, or ETUs, Oct. 31 at the National Police Training Center in Paynesville, Liberia.

  • Dempsey, Battaglia explain rationale for post-Africa deployment Ebola Virus Disease monitoring

    Oct 31, 2014

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, his senior enlisted adviser, said they see the reintegration program troops will undergo upon return from Operation United Assistance as a move that fits the needs of service members and their families.

  • Army Sustainment Command assists in combating Ebola in West Africa

    Oct 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command is providing direct support to Operation United Assistance to combat Ebola in West Africa. The command's Army Prepositioned Stocks program was tasked to assist in Operation United Assistance to provide 25 Force Provider Modules from assets stored in Livorno, Italy.

  • Corps of Engineers mission in West Africa aimed at supporting Ebola containment

    Oct 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has joined the fight against Ebola in West Africa. The main body of Europe District's Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced departed Oct. 21, 2014, for Monrovia, Liberia, to take part in Operation United Assistance.

  • Engineers train for Africa mission

    Oct 30, 2014

    About 150 Soldiers trained on how to properly put on and take off protective equipment on Fort Carson Oct. 23 in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Liberia as part of Operation United Assistance.

  • 101st Airborne Division assumes Ebola response mission in Liberia

    Oct 27, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assumed responsibility of Joint Forces Command -- United Assistance from Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, during a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Oct. 25, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Africa chaplain delivers hope in Ebola-stricken Liberia

    Oct 24, 2014

    U.S. Army Africa Command Chaplain, Chaplain (Col.) Charles Reynolds, and his chaplain assistant, Staff Sgt. Chris Corbett, are in Liberia providing religious support to personnel from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Centers for Disease Control and the United States Embassy.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deploys team in support of Operation United Assistance

    Oct 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) deployed a team with engineering and engineering-related expertise to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance, which is part of the comprehensive U.S. Government Ebola effort in West Africa led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

  • Soldiers ramping up capability to fight Ebola in Liberia

    Oct 15, 2014

    U.S. Soldiers in Western Africa are constructing facilities to treat Ebola patients and providing logistics, engineering and medical skills to help contain the epidemic.

  • USARAF team helping fight Ebola outbreak in West Africa

    Oct 9, 2014

    More than 50 personnel from U.S. Army Africa are on the ground in Liberia responding to a request from U.S. President Barack Obama to assist in the fight against an Ebola outbreak in the region.

  • First shipment of the ramped-up U.S. military response to Ebola arrives in Liberia

    Oct 8, 2014

    A C-17 U.S. military aircraft arrived in Liberia Thursday, Sept. 18, with the first shipment of increased U.S. military equipment and personnel for the anti-Ebola fight, which was promised by President Barack Obama in a speech September 16 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Ga.

  • U.S. Army Africa team helping fight Ebola

    Oct 7, 2014

    More than 50 personnel from U.S. Army Africa are on the ground in Liberia assisting in the fight against an Ebola outbreak in the region.

  • Seabees from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa to support Ebola outbreak response

    Oct 1, 2014

    CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti -- Fifteen sailors from Naval Mobile Construction Batallion-133 traveled to Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 19th to provide engineering support to Operation UNITED ASSISTANCE, conducting site surveys for projects such as a hospitals, supply storage or training facilities for health care workers fighting the Ebola outbreak.

  • Readiness training exercise strengthens capabilities of U.S., Burundi medical personnel

    Aug 27, 2014

    In partnership with Burundian National Defense Forces, U.S. Army Africa and medical personnel from 30th Medical Brigade and the 7th Civil Support Command (CSC) conducted Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE 14-6) at the Kamenge Military Hospital in Bujumbura, Burundi, Aug. 4-14.

  • U.S., Southern Africa Strategic Partnership Takes Center Stage during Exercise Southern Accord 14

    Aug 14, 2014

    For two weeks in July, more than 220 officers and NCO's from 10 countries converged on the Malawi Armed Forces College to share knowledge and exchange ideas at Exercise Southern Accord 14. Led by U.S. Army Africa, the U.S. Africa Command-sponsored exercise included several days of instruction from the U.N. Integrated Training Service and U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute and simulated the deployment of a peacekeeping force in a realistic, challenging scenario.

  • U.S. Army Africa, ROTC cadets reap benefits of cultural, language program

    Aug 8, 2014

    For 11 ROTC cadets assigned to temporary duty with U.S. Army Africa, their summer vacation exceeded all their expectations and previous job experiences. While participating in the U.S. Army Cadet Command's Culture and Language Program known as CULP; the cadets completed a variety of missions in Africa and Europe over a two-month period.

  • USARAF, medical readiness personnel from 30th Med. Bde., 7th CSC conduct training in Burundi

    Aug 8, 2014

    In partnership with Burundian National Defense Forces, U.S. Army Africa and medical readiness personnel from 30th Medical Brigade and the 7th Civil Support Command (CSC) are conducting Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE 14-6) at the Kamenge Military Hospital in Bujumbura, Burundi, through Aug. 14.

  • U.S., partner nations gather in Malawi for Exercise Southern Accord 14

    Jul 23, 2014

    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.

  • Exercise participants take well-deserved 'Cultural Day' off

    Jul 22, 2014

    Participants in exercise Southern Accord 14 in Salima, Malawi took a well-earned day off June 21 travelling to the Sunbird Livingstonia Beach for a cultural day. After five days of non-stop training, planning and writing orders for a fictitious United Nations peacekeeping operation, participants were more than ready to kick-off their shoes and have a good time. The day's festivities included volleyball, soccer, a bar-b-que, shopping at a local market, and displays of traditional dances from Malawi and neighboring Zambia.

  • Exercise Southern Accord 14 kicks-off in Malawi

    Jul 22, 2014

    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.

  • 414th CSB's Pardew says goodbye, leaves lasting legacy

    Jul 9, 2014

    In the fall of 2008, the Army's Southern European Task Force (SETAF) conducted major organizational changes as it restructured to support U.S. Africa Command. In October 2009, the Army established U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) in Vicenza, Italy, as its newest Army Service Component Command (ASCC). A few years earlier then Lt. Col. Paul Pardew commanded and successfully activated the 900th Contingency Contracting Battalion as part of the Army's new Expeditionary Contracting Command. Little did he know that his success would lead to his selection to lead the activation of the Army's Contracting Support Brigade in Vicenza to support operations on the African continent. After Senior Service School, Col. Pardew served as the Chief of Staff, Expeditionary Contracting Command (ECC).

  • Ceremony marks first change of command for USARAF's HHBn

    Jul 9, 2014

    More than 200 Soldiers, Civilians and Family members gathered July 9 at Caserme Ederle's Hoekstra Field for U.S. Army Africa Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion's first change of command. Lt. Col. Robert Brogan relinquished command to Lt. Col. Anthony R. DeKeyzer in a ceremony marking the end of Brogan's three-year command.

  • 16 countries train, familiarize, partner during WA14

    Jul 3, 2014

    In partnership with Senegal and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), U.S. Army Africa conducted U.S. Africa Command's Exercise Western Accord 14 to enhance ECOWAS ability to provide mission command capability to support regional peace operations. Training focused on developing the ability to plan, deploy, employ, sustain, and redeploy a rapid deployment force in response to a regional crisis. Western 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 western regional African partners, and all of the participating militaries.

  • U.S. Army-hosted Western Accord 2014 focuses on peace support operations

    Jul 1, 2014

    Western Accord 2014, a two-week command-post and field-training exercise, began June 16, 2014, in Thiès, Senegal.

  • Reserve unit conducts annual training in Africa during Western Accord 2014

    Jul 1, 2014

    Soldiers of the 49th Medical Battalion are spending their annual training in Senegal, Africa, in support of Exercise Western Accord 2014.

  • Barriers break down at first-ever African Gender Integration Seminar

    Jun 27, 2014

    "The clock is ticking in the area of gender mainstreaming," said the Honourable Nahas Angula, the Namibian Minister of Defence. "A people united for a common goal shall be victorious." For the first time ever, seven African countries to include Bostwana, Malawi, Mozambique,Namibia, Senegal, Sierre Leon and Zambia, gathered on the continent to share ideas and best practices during the Regional Gender Mainstreaming Seminar.

  • Exercise WA14 increases capacity, mutual respect

    Jun 27, 2014

    In partnership with Senegal and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), U.S. Army Africa conducted U.S. Africa Command's Exercise Western Accord 14 in Senegal to increase the capacity of ECOWAS to provide mission command capability to support regional peace operations. Training focused on developing the ability to plan, deploy, employ, sustain, and redeploy a rapid deployment force in response to a regional crisis. Western 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 western regional African partners, and all of the participating militaries.

  • U.S. Soldiers participate in Mock Food Riot during Western Accord 14

    Jun 26, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers approach a mock village as part of a situational training exercise during Western Accord 14, June 24. Western Accord 14 is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored, U.S. Army Africa-hosted annual joint training and partnership exercise between the U.S. and Economic Community of West Africa States, which is designed to increase interoperability between military forces and ensure the common ability to conduct peace operations throughout Western Africa.

  • USARAF personnel present gender integration seminar to African leaders

    Jun 24, 2014

    WINDHOEK, Namibia -- Seven African nations of Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Zambia gathered, June 24, to kick-off a week-long Regional Gender Mainstreaming Seminar. This seminar, hosted by the Namibian Defense Force and co-sponsored by U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Army Africa, will provide information sessions ranging from laws and leadership to sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention.

  • U.S. Army Reserve physicians conduct training in Chad

    Jun 24, 2014

    In partnership with the Chad Armed Forces, U.S. Army Africa and a team of Army reserve medical professionals conducted Medical Readiness Training Exercise 14-5 at the Hospital Military D'Instruction (HMI) in N'Djamena, Chad, June 2-12.

  • Soldier wraps up service with one last trip overseas

    Jun 23, 2014

    THIÈS, Senegal -- While many 18-year-olds head to college after high school, Pfc. Jacob Eye, fire support specialist with Attack Co., 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, said he opted for a more adventurous route.

  • Ghanaian Army participates in dismount patrol training during Western Accord 14 exercise

    Jun 23, 2014

    CAMP THIES, Senegal-- The U.S. Army hosted a dismount patrol training exercise for militaries from various nations as part of the Combined Joint Task Forces Western Accord 14 mission June 17-20.

  • Western Accord 14 kicks off in Senegal

    Jun 23, 2014

    Exercise Western Accord 14 is a U.S. Africa Command sponsored and U.S. Army Africa hosted annual joint training exercise between the United States, the Economic Community of West African States and partner nations. The exercise, held in Senegal this year, is designed to increase interoperability between military forces and ensure the common ability to conduct peace operations throughout western Africa.

  • Senegalese soldiers participate in academic week during Western Accord 14

    Jun 23, 2014

    Thiès, Senegal- Soldiers from Ghana practice individual squad movements with U.S. Army Soldiers from Co. Attack 1st Bn., 28th Inf. Regt., 4th IBCT, 1st Inf. Div. during Exercise Western Accord 14, June 17. Exercise Western Accord is a partnership exercise between the United States and ECOWAS, which is designed to increase interoperability between military forces and ensure the common ability to conduct peace operations throughout Western Africa.