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  • Africa strategy encourages democracy, development

    Jan 10, 2011

    The United States is pursuing a strategy that aims to foster stability and good, cooperative relationships with nations on the African continent, said Michele Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy.

  • U.S. Army Africa commander makes first visit to Algeria

    Dec 28, 2010

    U.S. Army Africa's commanding general met with Algerian military and government leaders in Algiers, Algeria, Dec. 5-7. Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg discussed bilateral relations and regional issues, toured the Algerian Central Military Museum and met with reporters for a free-ranging press conference before returning to USARAF headquarters in Vicenza, Italy.

  • US Army Africa attends World AIDS Day event in Namibia

    Dec 14, 2010

    Two U.S. Army Africa chaplains recently traveled more than 4,000 miles to participate in the Ministry of Defence/Namibia Defence Force World AIDS Day ceremony in Windhoek, Namibia.

  • South African Defence Reserves delegation visits New York National Guard

    Dec 7, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Roy Andersen, Chief of South African National Defence Force Reserves, wanted to exxhange ideas with another really professional organization, so he brought his staff to visit the New York National Guard.

  • Vicenza teen organizes book drive for African children

    Dec 2, 2010

    A 13-year-old family member at U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza decided to organize a book drive to collect and send books to children in Africa.

  • Moroccan medical officers tour Fort Detrick, observe CBRNE emergency response methods

    Dec 1, 2010

    U.S. Army Africa's Command Surgeon office conducted a familiarization visit for two Moroccan military medical officers to Fort Detrick, Md., and several nearby sites Nov. 14-19.

  • New York National Guard Soldiers participate in South African military skills competition

    Nov 29, 2010

    Five New York Army National Guard soldiers traveled to Potschefstroom Military Base, South Africa to participate in the South African National Military Skills Competition, November 8-13, 2010.

  • Task force prepares for Horn of Africa mission

    Nov 23, 2010

    Leaders preparing to deploy to Djibouti in January as the next headquarters staff at Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa just wrapped up the first phase of a new, four-part training program designed to prepare them as well as the follow-on task force for the unique, strategically important mission.

  • Africa Endeavor planning conference ends in Mauritius

    Nov 21, 2010

    After a full week of briefings and discussions, the first planning conference for communications exercise Africa Endeavor 2011 came to a close on November 11, 2010 in Port Louis, Mauritius.

  • Ghanaian, AFRICOM senior NCOs build relationship

    Nov 21, 2010

    A delegation of senior leaders from Ghana's defense service components visited U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) headquarters as part of a senior leadership engagement that offered an in-depth look at the command's mission and activities, October 10, 2010.

  • Rwandan medical officers visit Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

    Nov 21, 2010

    U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) conducted a familiarization visit for two Rwandan military medical soldiers at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, November 1-4, 2010.

  • Ham testifies at AFRICOM confirmation hearing

    Nov 21, 2010

    President Barack Obama's nominee to be the next commander of U.S. Africa Command outlined his objectives, November 18, during a confirmation hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee.

  • New York National Guard Soldiers place fifth at South African Military Stakes event

    Nov 16, 2010

    The weather was hot; the weapons were different; and there was little time to practice. But five New York Army National Guard Soldiers had the time of their life and placed fifth out of 22 teams during the South African Reserve Force Council Military Skills Competition 2010 at Potchefstroom Military Base Nov. 8-13.

  • Djiboutian Red Crescent Society volunteers learn to build superadobe structures

    Nov 10, 2010

    The Djiboutian Red Crescent Society (DRCS) held a two-day Superadobe Training Seminar in partnership with a team from the U.S. Army 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, Charlie Company, October 28, 2010.

  • Army Africa, SDDC partner with Uganda military to assess railway reconstruction

    Oct 27, 2010

    U.S. Army Africa and SDDC Transportation Engineering Agency logisticians supported a Uganda People's Defense Force team to determine the current operational status of the Ugandan railway system and its rolling stock, assess the capability of UPDF personnel to rehabilitate the network, and identify potential sites for training and repair operations. A five-year reconstruction of the nation's railway system is in the planning stages.

  • Veterinary Civic Action Programs and Community Health Care Workers Programs in Uganda prove successf

    Oct 27, 2010

    Over the past several months, members of the Moroto District Veterinary Office (DVO), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Makerere University, Uganda's Peoples Defence Force - Civil Military Coordination Center (UPDF-CMCC), the U.S. Army's 418th Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team (FxSP) and Delta Company, as well as various other non-governmental organizations (NGO's) worked together to conduct Veterinary Civic Action Programs in conjunction with valuable training of veterinary students in the region to address livestock health in the Karamoja area.

  • Return to Shinile: Nursing students and U.S. Army Functional Specialty Team distribute medications

    Oct 27, 2010

    Nursing students of the Arts Medical College of Dire Dawa, Ethiopia with assistance from the U.S. Army 418th Civil Function Specialty Team (Fx SP), Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), distributed medications to more than 900 children in seven remote villages during the second phase of a Medical Civic Action Program (MEDCAP) to improve health conditions in the Shinile Zone (Woreda).

  • Ward: National Guard, Reserve making vital contribution in Africa

    Oct 26, 2010

    The National Guard and Army Reserve are making a vital contribution in Africa, the commander of U.S. Africa Command said Oct. 25.

  • New York National Guard Soldiers train for South African competition

    Oct 18, 2010

    GUILDERLAND, NY - Five New York Army National Guard Soldiers tapped to represent the United States at a military skills competition in South Africa next month honed their skills Friday, Oct. 15 at the state's Guilderland Weekend Training Site here.

  • Chief of Staff visits U.S. Army Africa, U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza

    Oct 15, 2010

    The Chief of Staff of the Army met with family members, toured new and renovated facilities, and was briefed by U.S. Army Africa leadership during a visit to U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza.

  • Army Africa supports legal education missions in Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo

    Oct 15, 2010

    Judge Advocates Lt. Col. Stephen Salerno and Lt. Col. Timothy Tuckey of U.S. Army Africa's Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA) recently returned from two weeks in Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo, respectively, where they conducted legal education courses for a program hosted by the Defense Institute for International Legal Studies.

  • Army Africa takes delivery of Deployable Automated Cargo Measurement System

    Oct 13, 2010

    U.S. Army Africa's G-4 Mobility Division added a sophisticated piece of equipment to its inventory recently that will augment the command's ability to deploy and re-deploy a wide range of vehicles and cargo in short order. The arrival at Vicenza of the Deployable Automated Cargo Measurement System (DACMS) drew more than a dozen logistics professionals from Army Africa and the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza Directorate of Logistics to a briefing, demonstration and hands-on training at Caserma Ederle, Italy.

  • Army Africa specialists inspect munitions in Horn of Africa

    Oct 13, 2010

    Three U.S. Army Africa Soldiers deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Sept. 11-19 to support U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs G-4 branch in conducting Quality Assurance Inventory and Serviceability Inspections of munitions under the control of Combined Joint Task Force Aca,!" Horn of Africa.

  • Army Africa medical personnel attend revamped Tropical Medicine Course

    Oct 13, 2010

    To combat the affects of tropical diseases, and to ensure the health and safety of all Soldiers operating in the U.S. Africa Command operational area, the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, in coordination with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, has resurrected the teaching of its formerly defunct Tropical Medicine Course (TMC) and revamped it for the 21st century. The TMC was first taught in 1941 and discontinued in 1991, after 50 years. It was resurrected in 2010 in response to the operational needs of AFRICOM and the Special Operations Command.

  • Reservists participate in Africa's largest air expo

    Sep 30, 2010

    More than 150 aircrew and personnel from the U.S Air Force and Army took part in the Africa Aerospace & Defence (AAD) 2010 exhibition held at Air Force Base Ysterplaat, Cape Town, South Africa last week to build on an ongoing partnership between the U.S. military and South Africa National Defense Forces.

  • Ugandan soldiers first to earn air load planner certification

    Sep 29, 2010

    A U.S. Army Africa organized Africa Deployment Assistance Partnership Team (ADAPT) recently trained, and for the first time ever, certified 25 soldiers of the Uganda People's Defense Force as C-130 aircraft load planners in Entebbe, Uganda.

  • Helping from the ground up: CJTF-HOA donates shoes

    Sep 27, 2010

    Men and women of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier came together with a surprise of new shoes for the children of the National Center for the Protection of Juvenile Boys September 16, 2010. The idea for the drop came from the camp's Community Assistance Volunteers (CAV).

  • Senegal president praises Guard partnerships

    Sep 22, 2010

    The National Guard State Partnership Program is increasing understanding between African countries and the United States, the president of Senegal said in Burlington, Vt., Sept. 19.

  • Civil Affairs Soldiers distribute school supplies in Djibouti

    Sep 22, 2010

    The stairwell in Community Development Center in downtown Djibouti City was packed tight Sept. 13 as more than 180 children rushed out of the building, each carrying a bundle of school supplies, a T-shirt and a smile passed on by the U.S. Army 418th Civil Affairs Battalion. The distribution of the welcome supplies resulted from a close collaboration between U.S. Army Maj. Michael Guiles, 418th CABN, and director of School District 5, Mariam Youssouf.

  • MEDFLAG 10 concludes with first responders exercise

    Sep 21, 2010

    MEDFLAG 10 brought together U.S. military medical specialists and their colleagues from the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) from Sept. 6-18, 2010, in Kinshasa for professional training, exchange and partnership building, and for service to the Congolese people.

  • MEDFLAG 10: Providing dental treatment to Kinshasa residents

    Sep 20, 2010

    KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo Aca,!" Taking a vacation or going home for the holidays brings to mind a picture of having fun and spending time with family.

  • African Aerospace Defence Exposition 2010

    Sep 20, 2010

    Soldiers with Detachment 1, Alpha Co, 1-224 Aviation Security and Support Battalion, New York Army National Guard unload an OH-58 Kiowa Sept.17 at Air Force Base Ysterplaat Cape Town, South Africa from a U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy. The support battalion will be participating in the African Aerospace Defence Exposition 2010. (Courtesy photo by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Aaron Teichner, OH-58 aviator with 1-224 S&S)

  • MEDFLAG 10 delivers humanitarian assistance to 2,000 in Kinshasa

    Sep 20, 2010

    Crowds gathered, some with pre-registered tickets in hand, others with just a hope of being seen by a healthcare professional in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sept. 9. "I saw a crowd of people and asked what was going on," said Ousmane Kalotho Mutuala, a Kinshasa resident. "When they told me it was for medical care, I immediately went and got my friend who can barely see because his eyes are so bad and came back to try and get in." Congolese and American military medical personnel saw approximately 2,000 patients during four days of outreach as part of MEDFLAG 10, a joint exercise that took place Sept. 6-18.

  • MEDFLAG 10: Sharing medical techniques in Congo

    Sep 13, 2010

    Approximately 40 U.S. service members shared medical techniques and procedures with their Congolese counterparts Sept. 10 at the Command and Staff College in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, as part of MEDFLAG 10.

  • MEDFLAG 10 medical training exercise under way in Kinshasa

    Sep 8, 2010

    U.S. Armed Forces and their Armed Forces of Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) counterparts have begun a 12-day, joint medical exercise at the Command and Staff College in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, focusing on humanitarian assistance and disaster response training. MEDFLAG 10 will continue through Sept. 18.

  • MEDFLAG 10 gets under way in Congo

    Sep 5, 2010

    MEDFLAG runs through Sept. 18 and brings together U.S. military personnel with counterparts from Africa to facilitate an exchange of medical information and techniques.

  • Promoting sustainable building in Africa

    Sep 3, 2010

    Civil Affairs soldiers and a mix of American servicemembers began building an Eco-Dome prototype Aug. 24, 2010, as a model for possible future construction endeavors in Djibouti and the Horn of Africa.

  • 'Resolute' Warriors donate relief supplies to hospice in Africa

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, VA. (Sep. 1, 2010) - Soldiers give a great deal of themselves every single day. High operational tempo, deployments overseas, and a rigorous training schedule demand much of a Soldier's time and energy. In spite of these demands Soldiers still want to do more, more for their country and for the world.

  • Supply excellence winners clean house

    Sep 2, 2010

    U.S. Army Africa's G-4 Supply team, final round competitors for the Army's Supply Excellence Award, clean house in promoting property accountability.

  • U.S. Army Africa senior NCOs engage Tanzania People Defense Force leaders

    Aug 28, 2010

    Senior U.S. Army Africa NCOs recently conducted an on-the-ground training observation and exchange of ideas with their counterparts in the United Republic of Tanzania.

  • AFRICOM assists African Union Peace Ops Center in first-ever communications test

    Aug 28, 2010

    For the first time ever, a direct communications link was established between the African Union and units in the field as part of the annual Africa Endeavor 2010 exercise, in which 36 African nations met in Ghana in August to improve military coordination during an emergency.

  • Africa Endeavor 2010 comes to close in Accra

    Aug 28, 2010

    Africa Endeavor 2010 came to a close Aug. 20 with a ceremony held at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College parade grounds.

  • Army Africa hosts Theater Army Security Cooperation conference

    Aug 28, 2010

    U.S. Army Africa opened a weeklong Theater Army Security Cooperation Conference Aug. 23 in Vicenza, Italy.

  • Army Africa officers present Military Decision Making Process seminar in Botswana

    Aug 24, 2010

    Two U.S. Army Africa officers conducted a Military Decision Making Process seminar for Botswana Defense Force leaders Aug. 2-6 in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana.

  • West Point cadet joins Army Research Team in Tanzania

    Aug 18, 2010

    West Point Class of 2011 Cadet Kayla Khan recently completed an advanced individual academic development trip to Tanzania where she served as an integral part of a team from the Army Research Office sent to evaluate the potential of land mine detecting rats from the Belgian non-governmental organization, APOPO.

  • Secretary of the Army tours U.S. AFRICOM and EUCOM

    Aug 6, 2010

    Photo essay of Secretary of the Army John McHugh's recent visit to U.S. AFRICOM and EUCOM

  • Army secretary tours Caserma Ederle, meets Soldiers and family

    Aug 5, 2010

    Visits with family members of deployed Soldiers and tours of new Army facilities were top priorities for the Secretary of the Army during his recent stop at Caserma Ederle. The Honorable John McHugh spent two days at the post, headquarters for U.S. Army Africa, the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and the 14th Transportation Battalion.

  • Military and civilian personnel take part in African Union Peace Support Operations Training

    Aug 2, 2010

    The week of July 12, 2010, African Union Commission's Peace and Support Operations Division (PSOD) Operational Division (PSOD) participated in a familiarization program that provided strategic level, operational level, and functional training.

  • U.S. and Mozambican officials announce Shared Accord 2010

    Aug 2, 2010

    Spokespersons from the U.S. Embassy in Maputo, along with Mozambique military officials, jointly announced plans for Exercise SHARED ACCORD during a press briefing at the Mozambique Ministry of Defense here, July 23, 2010.

  • Engineering interns meet with Gen. Ward

    Aug 2, 2010

    Engineering interns from three U.S. universities took a day off of their daily tasks to meet with General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, July 26, 2010.

  • Congolese delegation gets AFRICOM facts firsthand

    Aug 1, 2010

    A delegation of senior media representatives from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) visited U.S. Africa Command headquarters July 26-30, 2010, as part of the command's Public Information Partnership (PIP) initiative.

  • U.S. Army maintenance experts mentor in Liberia

    Jul 30, 2010

    When army mechanics from the Armed Forces of Liberia turn wrenches in the motor pool at Edward Binyah Kesselly barracks, they can rely upon lessons learned from U.S. Army Africa maintenance experts.

  • West Point cadets contribute to Army Africa database evolution

    Jul 30, 2010

    As U.S. Army Africa coordinates partnership events with land forces of countries within Africa, they've also partnered with a team of West Point cadets who researched ways to streamline the command's planning process.

  • AFRICOM lauds Joint Enabling Capabilities Command support

    Jul 28, 2010

    U.S. Africa Command's Standing Joint Force Headquarters (SJFHQ) members participated in a Joint Enabling Capabilities Planners Course (JECPC) June 14-30, 2010, at the Warrior Preparation Center on Einsiedlerhof Air Station, Kaiserslautern Germany, to support command operational planning training requirements.

  • Army Secretary McHugh rallies with U.S. Africa Command

    Jul 28, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh arrived at Kelley Barracks July 27, 2010, to spend the afternoon with General William E. Ward and U.S. Africa Command staff.

  • AFRICOM commander sees progress in Africa

    Jul 22, 2010

    The commander of U.S. Africa Command Gen. William E. "Kip" Ward told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies July 20 that AFRICOM has moved into an operational stage.

  • General outlines U.S. mission, challenges in Africa

    Jul 21, 2010

    As U.S. Africa Command matures and strengthens ties with African nations, American interests on the continent become more stable, the command's top officer said today.

  • First USARAF Reserve Sourcing Conference a success

    Jul 18, 2010

    "We cannot do our mission without you and your troops supporting the command," Maj. Gen. David Hogg, commander, U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) told visiting Army Reserve representatives who attended the first USARAF - United States Army Reserve(USAR) Sourcing Conference at Caserma Ederle.

  • Peace-keeping 'docs' create a complete medical picture in Egypt

    Jul 16, 2010

    In the midst of such diversity lies a common goal of good health with one technology as the information sharer-Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4). While the U.S. military globally deploys systems to capture electronic medical records (EMRs), including 200 Army medical treatment facilities throughout Southwest Asia (SWA), the MFO mission provides a sample of how a diverse group of military providers can utilize one technology to solve a problem--incomplete medical information.

  • Cadets learn leadership, strong values key to reconciliation process in Rwanda

    Jul 16, 2010

    In June, six cadets from the departments of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, Law and Social Sciences spent 12 days in Rwanda studying the causes of genocide and actions in the aftermath, as part of an Advanced Individual Academic Development trip titled, "Exploring the Psychological Implications of Conflict and Reconciliation," led by Lt. Col. Diane Ryan, a BS&L assistant professor.

  • CJTF-HOA rifle team prepares for Kenya rifle competition

    Jul 14, 2010

    Members of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Rifle Team are setting their sights on excellence as they prepare to compete in the 2010 Kenya Armed Forces Rifle Championship (AFRC).

  • West Pointer lends guidance in international border patrol issues

    Jul 12, 2010

    To curb the proliferation of violence and smuggling amongst unstable nations, the U.S. Army has lent support and guidance to countries wanting to strengthen their borders. One of its own emissaries, Lt. Col. Steven Oluic, the assistant dean for strategy and policy at West Point, visited leadership in Algeria and Mauritania to discuss those matters.

  • Kansas Soldiers assume force protection mission at Camp Lemonnier

    Jun 30, 2010

    The 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment, Kansas National Guard conducted a Relief in Place and Transfer of Authority with the 1st Battalion 65th Infantry Regiment, Puerto Rico National Guard June 24, 2010 at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The 2/137 CAB assumed the lead in force protection and watch standing duties at the camp.

  • Central African Multinational Force completes Exercise Kwanza 2010

    Jun 24, 2010

    As Angolan women and children waited in a military hospital triage area during exercise Kwanza 2010, a U.S. Army Africa officer took note.

  • U.S. Army Africa chaplains mentor Namibian counterparts on HIV/AIDS counseling

    Jun 23, 2010

    When it comes to talking with military members and their families about facing terminal illness, the U.S. Army often relies upon the skills and training of its chaplains and enlisted chaplain's assistants.

  • Working with Kenya to prepare medical response to disasters

    Jun 23, 2010

    Should disaster strike in East Africa, a growing partnership between U.S. Army Africa and Kenya's military designed to improve medical preparedness could help avert crisis.

  • 235th U.S. Army birthday celebration in Vincenza

    Jun 14, 2010

    VINCENZA, Italy - Soldiers from the Vicenza military community join Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Hartless in cutting a birthday cake at Caserma Ederle's South of the Alps Dining Facility to commemorate the U.S. Army's 235th birthday.

  • Army Birthday comes early for Soldiers in Djibouti

    Jun 11, 2010

    The Army's birthday came a little early this year for Soldiers serving with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa. In fact, the Soldiers assigned to the task force - U.S. Army Reserve civil affairs and U.S. Army National Guard infantrymen from Puerto Rico- took the first two weeks of June to celebrate the Army's birthday.

  • Maj. Gen. Hogg takes command of U.S. Army Africa

    Jun 10, 2010

    Gen. William E. Ward, commanding general of U.S. Africa Command presided over the ceremony, which signaled the departure of outgoing commander, Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett III.

  • Ugandan soldiers practice civil affairs skills during full spectrum training

    Jun 8, 2010

    Soldiers of the Ugandan People's Defense Force practiced their ability to handle non-combat operations during two weeks of Civil-Military Operations training at Kasenyi Training Facility in Entebbe, Uganda, May 10-21.

  • Medical professionals discuss U.S. Army Africa's role at annual symposium

    Jun 8, 2010

    As Col. Alfonso Alarcon stood before his medical colleagues at the Association of the United States Army medical symposium held this May in San Antonio, Texas, he discussed U.S. Army AfricaAca,!a,,cs role in supporting medical missions on the African continent.

  • Improving malaria diagnosis in Africa, one lab at a time

    Jun 4, 2010

    USAMRU-K's Malaria Diagnostics and Control Center of Excellence in Kisumu is a unique establishment begun in 2004 that's since trained more than 650 laboratory specialists to better their malaria microscopy skills.

  • U.S. Army Africa Soldiers apply lessons of WWII to current mission

    Jun 4, 2010

    Col. Stephen Mariano looked down into a foxhole carved atop a rocky hill near El Guettar, where in March 1943, troops from U.S. Army II Corps battled German panzers.

  • Cadets and midshipmen team up to conquer French nautical course

    Jun 2, 2010

    U.S. Army cadets and U.S. Navy midshipmen joined together to complete the French Foreign Legion's Nautical Obstacle Course as part of a teambuilding exercise in Djibouti, May 27, 2010.

  • Soldiers honor World War II fallen during North Africa Memorial Day ceremony

    Jun 2, 2010

    As the lonely sound of "Taps" drifted over 2,833 bleached-white headstones Monday, dozens of U.S. Army Africa Soldiers raised their hands in salute at the North Africa America Cemetery.

  • New York National Guard hosts South African Defense Force chief

    May 27, 2010

    South Africa's top general visited New York National Guard headquarters in Latham, May 17, 2010, the second day of a week-long tour of U.S. military headquarters.

  • Tennessee Guard supports Africa Lion 10 exercise

    May 27, 2010

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. William Rose, a heavy equipment operator with the Tennessee National Guard's 1175th Transportation Company, demystifies the gauges on a dashboard that seems to stretch on for miles. Rose, along with six other U.S. soldiers, recently conducted a Heavy Equipment Transport System familiarization course for a class of 22 Royal Moroccan Army motor transportation drivers and mechanics during Exercise AFRICAN LION '10.

  • Ward Sends: Honoring fallen heroes

    May 27, 2010

    Memorial Day is a day of special meaning to Americans: a day when we pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.

  • AFRICOMAca,!E+commander visits CGSC

    May 27, 2010

    While the U.S. Africa Command's area of responsibility is massive, its commanding general wants intermediate-level military officers to know that its individual missions are on a much smaller scale. Gen. William "Kip" Ward became the first commander of U.S. Africa Command on Oct. 1, 2007. One year later, it became an independent, unified command with its headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. He spoke to Intermediate Level Education course students in the Command and General Staff College May 25.

  • U.S. military chaplains visit East African leaders

    May 21, 2010

    NAIROBI, Kenya- Imam Walid Habash, a Muslim chaplain for the U.S. Air Force, joined other military chaplains for a recent trip to strengthen relationships between the American people and Muslim communities in East Africa. U.S. Air Force Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Gary Snyder, U.S. Air Force Chaplain (Capt.) Habash, U.S. Navy Chaplain (Capt.) Robert Young and U.S. Army Chaplain (Col.) David Colwell met African community, religious and government leaders in four countries during the 13-day trip.

  • USACE People: Europe District engineer takes to Africa's dunes

    May 21, 2010

    By day, Achim Knacksterdt manages architects and engineers. After hours, the German engineer straps on his running shoes, running 50 to 90 miles each week.

  • Adapting land forces to meet 21st century security challenges

    May 19, 2010

    Less than a year after its establishment as an Army Service Component Command, U.S. Army Africa organized a historic gathering of military leaders from nations across the African continent.

  • Sierra Leone and Brig. Gen. Kabia: A progressive voice for African military women

    May 17, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Kestoria Kabia represents Sierra Leone this week at the African Land Forces Summit - not only with the country's delegation, but as its first female one-star.

  • Historic summit concludes with emphasis on adapting land forces to meet 21st century challenges

    May 17, 2010

    The African Land Forces Summit closed today with remarks from Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett, commanding general, U.S. Army Africa.

  • Senegalese and Malian soldiers train with U.S. special forces in Mali

    May 17, 2010

    Malian and Senegalese soldiers worked with their counterparts from the Special Operations Task Force (SOF) - 103, taking part in classes on small unit tactics, movements, and convoy vehicle recover drills, May 11, 2010 in Bamako.

  • Historic summit concludes with emphasis on adapting land forces to meet 21st century challenges

    May 14, 2010

    The African Land Forces Summit concluded Friday with remarks from Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett, as they emphasized cooperation and flexibility among military forces, and thanked each delegate for their contributions to the historic gathering.

  • Army Secretary recalls America's traditions in African Land Forces Summit address

    May 14, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh speaks to 31 delegations and staff at the closing ceremony of the African Land Forces Summit in Virginia today.

  • African delegates to Land Forces Summit address security challenges

    May 14, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The theme of Tuesday afternoon's discussions at the African Land Forces Summit focused on the myriad of security challenges on the continent with causes ranging from violent extremism to climate change. Guest speaker Dr. Jeffrey Herbst, Provost and Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Miami University, provided the summit's 31 delegations with an overview of historical trends on continental security, stability, and politics.

  • Miss America 2010 visits U.S. servicemembers and families in Germany

    May 13, 2010

    Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron arrived in Stuttgart, Germany the morning of May 9 kicking off a five-day tour where she will visit U.S. military personnel and their families, U.S. school children attending Department of Defense schools, and wounded warriors at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and at warrior transition centers in Baumholder, Grafenwoeher, Kaiserslautern and Stuttgart.

  • Military volunteers improve community for Djibouti youth

    May 13, 2010

    More than two dozen military volunteers piled into shuttles for the chance to improve a local community's facility and interact with Djiboutian youth May 8, 2010.

  • Photo project in remote east African village provided impressions for a lifetime

    May 13, 2010

    Civil Affairs teams from the 478 and 418 Battalion, accompanied by other U.S. service members, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, left a lasting impression on local residents of Alioune, Djibouti through a new photo project, May 9, 2010.

  • Pre-jump training prepares African parachutists for airborne operations

    May 13, 2010

    U.S. Army jumpmasters assigned to Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara conducted a Basic Airborne Refresher course May 7, 2010 for African paratroopers as part of the Flintlock 10 special operations exercise in an effort to improve capacity building of African forces for future airborne missions.

  • House Speaker Pelosi visits U.S. Africa Command, discusses security in Africa

    May 13, 2010

    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, the third-highest ranking leader in the U.S. government, visited U.S. Africa Command on May 10, 2010, and said a stable and secure Africa helps to improve the stability and security of the United States.

  • State Department joins African Land Forces Summit, stresses importance of preventing conflict

    May 11, 2010

    The first plenary session of the African Land Force Summit began with Department of State's Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary, ambassador Donald Y. Yamamoto, who spoke on the Obama administration's policy on relations with Africa.

  • African Land Forces Summit delegates tour Pentagon

    May 11, 2010

    As part of the African Land Forces Summit in Washington D.C., 78 senior African military leaders tour the pentagon - delegates included the Chiefs of Staff from 30+ countries

  • Casey opens inaugural African Land Forces Summit

    May 11, 2010

    Gen. George W. Casey, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, speaks during the African Land Forces Summit opening ceremony. African Land Forces Summit is a premiere engagement opportunity that brings together land forces chiefs of staff from African nations and military leaders from the U.S. Army to discuss topics based on the theme "Adapting Land Forces to 21st Century Security Challenges." Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett III, U.S. Army Africa commander, will host the inaugural African Land Forces Summit in Washington, D.C., May 10-14, 2010, on behalf of Gen. George W. Casey Jr., U.S. Army Chief of Staff.

  • CSA opens inaugural African Land Forces Summit

    May 10, 2010

    Nearly 100 senior military leaders from nations across the African continent are attending the inaugural African Land Forces Summit.

  • Ward discusses partnership in Botswana

    May 4, 2010

    The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) hosted a visit by General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, to meet with military officials and soldiers of the BDF in Gaborone, April 28, 2010, where he discussed ongoing regional security efforts and potential future military-to-military activities with the BDF.

  • State Department announces Foreign Policy Advisor appointment to U.S. Army Africa

    May 1, 2010

    U.S. State department officials announced Friday the appointment of Mr. David Ballard as the first Foreign Policy Advisor to U.S. Army Africa this summer.

  • Senior Ugandan general meets with U.S. Army Africa leaders; continues cooperative partnership

    May 1, 2010

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