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  • U.S. Army Africa medical NCO earns top leadership award

    Apr 23, 2010

    When Sgt. 1st Class Dedraf Blash reports to duty each day, whether in Africa mentoring troops or here at U.S. Army Africa's division surgeon's office, she displays superior leadership and professionalism above what's expected of a senior noncommissioned officer.

  • Huddleston makes first visit to Botswana

    Apr 13, 2010

    Deputy Assistance Secretary of Defense for Africa, Vicki Huddleston, visited government officials and the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) during her first visit to the country April 8, 2010.

  • Soldiers and civilians complete disaster management workshop in Botswana

    Apr 3, 2010

    Officials from North Carolina held a disaster consequence management workshop with members of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) and several civil agencies at Sir Seretse Khama Barracks in Gaborone, Botswana, March 26, 2010.

  • Kenyan public affairs officers visit Joint Multinational Readiness Center

    Mar 30, 2010

    Three Kenyan Armed Forces officers recently visited the Joint Multinational Readiness Center to observe U.S. Army public affairs training as the African country's military leaders work to develop and expand their own public affairs operations.

  • U.S. Army Africa NCOs share ideas in Botswana

    Mar 30, 2010

    Two U.S. Army Africa noncommissioned officers discussed enlisted support to staff operations during a recent familiarization seminar with counterparts from the Botswana Defense Force.

  • Ward challenges U.S. military mentors to be model professionals for Liberian soldiers

    Mar 30, 2010

    General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), concluded a daylong visit to Liberia March 24, 2010 by visiting and having lunch with nearly 50 U.S. military servicemembers currently serving on temporary duty in Liberia. The service members, representing a joint team of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, are serving as mentors and advisors to the Armed Forces of Liberia via a program known as ONWARD LIBERTY.

  • U.S. Army Africa commander meets South African military leaders

    Mar 18, 2010

    Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett III, commander of U.S. Army Africa, visited South Africa on March 7, 2010 for a week-long tour, marking his first visit to that country.

  • Rwanda president visits West Point

    Mar 14, 2010

    A story and five photos of the Republic of Rwanda President Paul Kagame's visit to West Point, N.Y., on March 13. Kagame served as the guest speaker at the Plebe Parent Banquet, but also visited his son, Ivan, who is a member of the Class of 2013. The banquet was part of the three-day long Plebe-Parent Weekend.

  • AFRICOM commander testifies before House Armed Services Committee

    Mar 11, 2010

    Gen. William E. Ward, commander, U.S. Africa Command, testified before the House Armed Services Committee, March 10, 2010, providing an overview of the command's strategic approach and showing how security cooperation efforts promote stability in support of U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives.

  • National Guard program boosts Africa Command

    Mar 11, 2010

    The National Guard's State Partnership Program is a superb tool for U.S. Africa Command Gen. William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, told a congressional committee March 9, 2010.

  • AFRICOM Posture Statement: Ward reports annual testimony to Congress

    Mar 10, 2010

    In testimony before Congress March 9, 2010, the commander of U.S. Africa Command provided an overview of the strategic environment in Africa, explained U.S. AFRICOM's strategic approach, and showed how security cooperation efforts promote stability in support of U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives.

  • Key Army leaders visit U.S. Army Africa, discuss importance of citizen Soldiers

    Mar 6, 2010

    Senior Army leaders received an update on U.S. Army Africa's progress during recent visits to the command's headquarters in Vincenza, Italy.

  • USACE People: Enhancing water security for AFRICOM

    Mar 4, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - It's a different continent with different challenges, but Robert Pace is not a fish out of water. From rivers, wetlands and forests on the eastern coast of the United States to lowlands, deserts and oases of Africa, he is ready for the new challenges awaiting him.

  • All-hands honors hard work of AFRICOM team

    Feb 28, 2010

    Gen. William E. Ward, commander, U.S. Africa Command, held a meeting with command staff members February 25, 2010, at the Kelley gym.

  • Ghanaian delegation gets inside look at U.S. Africa Command headquarters

    Feb 28, 2010

    A delegation of media representatives from Ghana visited U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) headquarters as part of an orientation program to offer an in-depth look at the command's mission, February 22-26, 2010.

  • Tunisians visit Germany in preparation for April exercise

    Feb 28, 2010

    A group of Tunisian officers traveled to Ramstein, Germany, January 20-25, 2010 to work with 17th Air Force (U.S. Air Forces Africa) on preparations for an upcoming medical exercise focusing on potential response to mass casualty weapons or incidents.

  • AFRICOM commander, New Orleans engineer get BEYA awards

    Feb 22, 2010

    The commanding general of U.S. Africa Command and a young structural engineer working for the Army in New Orleans were recognized Saturday at the 24th Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards.

  • Liberian NCO attends Fort Lee logistics school

    Feb 20, 2010

    Armed Forces of Liberia Staff Sgt. Raymond Mulbah, currently attending the Army Logistics University, was 16 when a civil war broke out in his country that lasted more than 15 years and resulted in more than 200,000 deaths.

  • Tanzania tackles damaged roads and rails

    Feb 20, 2010

    As Col. Robert Kaiser watched Tanzanian People's Defense Force engineers construct a temporary bridge along the banks of flooded river, he thought of ways U.S. Army Africa could mentor and assist.

  • Ward: U.S. military seeks ways to support African Union Peace and Security Comission

    Feb 20, 2010

    The United States military is seeking ways to support the African Union and the AU's Peace and Security Commission, U.S. Gen. William Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a Voice of America interview February 9, 2010, while in the capital of Ethiopia, which also hosts the headquarters of the 53-nation African Union.

  • Senegal's Chief of Defense makes history at AFRICOM

    Feb 20, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Abdoulaye Fall, chief of defense staff, Senegalese Armed Forces, made history February 11, 2010, by becoming the first African defense chief to visit U.S. Africa Command headquarters.

  • U.S. Army Europe instructors train unit in Africa

    Feb 20, 2010

    Instructors from U.S. Army Europe recently taught courses for 22 Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa that will enable them to better mentor African land forces.

  • Ward holds all-hands meeting with CJTF-HOA

    Feb 20, 2010

    Gen. William E. Ward, commander, U.S. Africa Command, held an all-hands meeting with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa team members February 10, 2010, during a routine visit.

  • U.S. and DRC in partnership to train model Congolese battalion

    Feb 20, 2010

    U.S. and Democratic Republic of Congo representatives gathered February 17, 2010, at a military base outside of Kisangani in north-central DRC to mark the establishment of a light infantry battalion intended to be a model unit for the future of the Congolese military. Representatives of the United Nations and the international community also attended.

  • African native finds American dream in U.S. Army

    Feb 5, 2010

    MONS, Belgium - Capt. Christian Smith gave up money and power in seek of the American dream.

  • African ambassador empowers U.S. military audience

    Feb 5, 2010

    MONS, Belgium - The color of a person's skin shouldn't determine their fate was the message of empowerment given by the keynote speaker at the Black History Month observance Feb. 3.

  • Senior Tanzanian general visits U.S. Army Africa

    Feb 4, 2010

    Leaders from U.S. Army Africa welcomed Maj. Gen. Wynjones Matthew Kisamba to the command headquarters at Caserma Ederle on Jan. 27, 2010.

  • General receives Trumpet Award for inspiring others

    Feb 2, 2010

    Gen. William E. Ward, commander, U.S. Africa Command, became a Trumpet Award recipient Saturday for his ability to inspire others.

  • Senior Tanzanian general visits U.S. Army Africa

    Feb 2, 2010

    Leaders from U.S. Army Africa welcomed Maj. Gen. Wynjones Matthew Kisamba to the command headquarters at Caserma Ederle on Jan.27.

  • USARAF serving in Africa

    Jan 27, 2010

    WHEN U.S. Army Africa wrapped up Natural Fire 10 in Uganda in October, it marked a change in the way Soldiers conduct missions on the continent. Not only was it the command's first major exercise, it was also its debut as the newest Army service component command.

  • U.S. and Malawi medics share experiences, ideas during medical operations workshop

    Jan 24, 2010

    Medical staff from the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) participated in a three-day medical workshop with soldiers from U.S. Army Africa, January 20-22, 2010, at Kamuzu Barracks in Lilongwe, Malawi.

  • Liberian soldier recounts experiences during civil war

    Jan 20, 2010

    Armed Forces of Liberia Staff Sgt. Raymond Mulbah, currently attending the Army Logistics University, was 16 when a civil war broke out in his country that lasted more than 15 years and resulted in more than 200,000 deaths.

  • U.S. Army Africa medical officers share ideas with Moroccan counterparts

    Jan 11, 2010

    RABAT, Morocco - A U.S. Army Africa medical team spent a week sharing casualty evacuation procedures with members of the Moroccan military.

  • U.S. Army Africa focuses on long-term threat reduction

    Jan 7, 2010

    Since the thwarted terrorist attack against Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day, news reports detailed the possibilities of security threats from Africa.

  • Senegal media delegation visits Africa Command

    Dec 29, 2009

    A delegation of Senegalese media representatives visited U.S. Africa Command headquarters as part of an orientation program to explain the command's mission, December 14-18, 2009, culminating in an on-the-record interview with AFRICOM commander General William Ward.

  • West African nations collaborate in pandemic flu planning workshop

    Dec 29, 2009

    During a recent pandemic influenza (flu) planning workshop, representatives from 16 West African nations joined with personnel from the United Nations (UN), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, World Health Organization (WHO), and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to discuss pandemic contingency disaster response planning, December 7-11, 2009 in Accra, Ghana.

  • Garrett discusses humanitarian and disaster relief exercise in Africa

    Dec 29, 2009

    The largest U.S. Defense Department-sponsored exercise in Africa this year yielded many important lessons, the commander of U.S. Army Africa said yesterday.

  • Medical NCO offers her expertise in Liberia

    Dec 28, 2009

    When villagers near Camp Sandi Ware told medics that a six-year-old boy was severely burned by pot of boiling water, Sgt. 1st Dedraf Blash joined Armed Forces of Liberia medics to assist.

  • Headquarters supply Soldiers gear up for Army competition

    Dec 19, 2009

    Stocking supplies may not be the most glamorous job the Army offers.

  • Liberian delegates observe officer-NCO interactions

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A Liberian military defense delegation is looking at ways to build respect in the ranks of the newly reformed Armed Forces of Liberia by modeling its professional relationship between officers and NCOs after the U.S. Army.

  • Eastern African forces practice emergency response during field training exercise

    Dec 13, 2009

    During the third day of the Eastern Africa Standby Brigade Field Training Exercise, approximately 1,500 participants from 10 countries of East Africa worked together on various fictional scenarios, Dec. 2, 2009, in Djibouti.

  • U.S. Soldiers facilitate malaria laboratory training in Tanzania

    Dec 13, 2009

    A team of U.S. Army instructors from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa provided malaria microscopy training to 20 Tanzanian medical laboratory technicians, November 23 - December 4, 2009.

  • Uganda logistics capabilities enhanced through U.S. Army Africa mentorship

    Dec 13, 2009

    Thirteen troops from the Uganda Peoples Defence Force earned entry-level certification in aircraft load planning following a recent U.S. Army Africa-led mentorship program.

  • Airborne NCO awarded Silver Star Medal for heroism

    Dec 2, 2009

    Hundreds of maroon-bereted Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team gathered Nov. 30 to honor Staff Sgt. Matthew Matlock, a noncommissioned officer from Company C, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment for actions he took under fire to save Soldiers in Afghanistan.

  • Standing tall and cooking good: U.S. Army Africa Soldier takes top honors in 2009 Culinary Arts Comp

    Dec 1, 2009

    There are plenty of top-notch dining facilities in the Army, but only one is rated the best in Europe and that establishment, nestled in the heart of Northern Italy, is also home to some of the finest culinary arts specialists the Army has to offer - with a wall of trophies and lines of satisfied diners to prove it.

  • Senior enlisted leaders meet with NCO mentors, advisors in Liberia

    Nov 29, 2009

    U.S. senior enlisted military leaders met with U.S. servicemembers working with Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) soldiers November 23, 2009, at Camp Ware, Liberia.

  • Horn of Africa servicemembers bring donations to Djiboutians

    Nov 24, 2009

    A contingent of the U.S. Army's 4/78th Battalion, Delta Company Civil Affairs and volunteers from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), visited a small village called Camel Douda in Djibouti to provide clothes, soccer balls, and a movie to local residents, November 12, 2009.

  • U.S. Army 'Borinqueneers' take over security at Camp Lemonnier

    Nov 20, 2009

    While on convoy patrol one day in late October, U.S. Army Sergeant Hipolito Nieves noticed a wet spot on the ground at a checkpoint outside Camp Lemonnier. He searched the area and confirmed with his convoy commander that someone had been there and likely fled upon their approach. This defensive posture is one of many patrols conducted around the perimeter to protect the camp.

  • Africa Command begins its premier security cooperation conference

    Nov 20, 2009

    U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) opened its annual Theater Security Cooperation Conference November 16, 2009, a premier event that builds the foundation for the command's activities with its African partners over the next three years.

  • U.S. Army medical researchers from Kenya offer mentorship in Nigeria

    Nov 20, 2009

    A team of medical experts from U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya recently visited Nigeria to offer their expertise in malaria microscopy.

  • Ethiopian veterans share Korean experience with U.S. Army instructors

    Nov 20, 2009

    U.S. Army Africa officers assigned to the Ethiopian Defense Command and Staff College (EDCSC), recently spent an afternoon with veterans of the Kagnew Battalion - an Ethiopian unit that fought alongside U.S. troops during the Korean War.

  • AFRICOM Command Sgt. Major is welcomed by Natural Fire 10 partner nations

    Nov 11, 2009

    Senior enlisted advisors from the United States and five partner nations in Exercise Natural Fire 10 took advantage of the opportunity to sit down and talk with Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Ripka, senior enlisted advisor for U.S. Africa Command, during his visit to Task Force Kitgum.

  • U.S. Army Africa Soldiers commemorate Italian Armed Forces Day

    Nov 8, 2009

    Each year on Nov. 4, Italians come together to celebrate Giorno delle Forze Armate, Italian Armed Forces Day, a day of national unity to commemorate the Allied victory in World War I and to pay tribute to the Italian Armed Forces, past and present.

  • U.S. Army research unit marks four decades in Kenya

    Nov 8, 2009

    Soldiers and Army civilians assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya are celebrating 40 years of research in East Africa.

  • Working for Water: Humanitarian need sparks Soldiers' cool solution during hot situation

    Oct 26, 2009

    Teaming up to overcome a humanitarian crisis is one of the goals of the partnership nations for Natural Fire 10. One necessity for any military exercise is water.

  • U.S. Army Africa command team lays wreath at Rwandan genocide memorial

    Oct 26, 2009

    Learning from the past to ensure a better future defines the Kigali Memorial Center where visitors undertake an emotional journey to understand how genocide nearly destroyed Rwanda.

  • Army Reserve nurse delivers baby in rural Uganda

    Oct 26, 2009

    When 1st Lt. Victoria Lynn Watson deployed to Uganda for a humanitarian assistance and disaster response exercise with the Uganda People's Defence Force, she never imagined she would use her labor and delivery nursing skills.

  • U.S. Army Africa Command team visits peacekeeping training sites in Rwanda, Burundi

    Oct 26, 2009

    Capacity building is a top priority for U.S. Army Africa, the army component of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). Therefore, during a visit to Rwanda and Burundi October 19-20, 2009, Major General William B. Garrett III and Command Sergeant Major Gary Bronson, the command team for U.S. Army Africa, seized the opportunity to see Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance sites in both countries.

  • Main body of Task Force Kitgum moves into Life Support Area Fist

    Oct 23, 2009

    Weeks of hard work have come to a head for the advance and torch parties of Natural Fire 10 as the main body moved from Entebbe, Uganda, to Kitgum and into their new home at Life Support Area Fist on Pajimo Barracks.

  • U.S. Army Africa hosts African defense attachAfAs

    Oct 14, 2009

    Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett, commander of U.S. Army Africa met this week with several African defense attachAfAs to discuss his command's partnership initiatives with African nations.

  • Soldier inspires teens in Uganda

    Oct 14, 2009

    When Staff Sgt. John Okumu joined the U.S. Army nearly five years ago, he never dreamed he would one day deploy to Africa, the continent he once called home.

  • First helicopter flights launch in support of Natural Fire 10

    Oct 14, 2009

    When U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Kellyjack Luman needed to inspect growing operations at this remote village in northern Uganda, he relied upon the CH-47 Chinook helicopters from the U.S. Army Reserve's 11th Aviation Command, a Fort Knox, Ky., -based unit supporting Natural Fire 10 this month in Uganda.

  • U.S. and African military officers prepare for exercise Natural Fire 10

    Oct 14, 2009

    Soldiers from several East African nations continue to flow into Entebbe, Uganda, in anticipation of the Oct. 16 kickoff of Natural Fire 10, a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise.

  • USACE brings new technology to AFRICOM joint exercise in Uganda

    Oct 1, 2009

    Corps of Engineers team deploys to Uganda with forces from all U.S services and from five East African partner nations - Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania.

  • Ward reports on Africa Command progress

    Oct 1, 2009

    U.S. Africa Command is a "listening command" that has added value to U.S. government programs on the continent, the command's top military officer told the Atlantic Council recently.

  • U.S. Army Africa hosts security cooperation working group

    Sep 30, 2009

    As U.S. Army Maj. Jeff Price heads back to his post in Nigeria, he takes with him a better understanding of U.S. Army Africa and a network of fellow Army officers serving at U.S. Embassies on the continent.

  • Commander of U.S. Army Africa discusses partner nation building in Africa

    Sep 30, 2009

    U.S. Army Africa and several African countries are joining together in a multi-national, globally resourced exercise focused on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

  • 21st TSC CSM meets with Ugandan counterparts to discuss upcoming exercise

    Sep 30, 2009

    When the command sergeant major of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command arrived in Uganda and met with the sergeants major from the Ugandan Peoples Defense Force, their main focus was making Natural Fire 10 a success.

  • Partner cultures intertwine during exchange

    Sep 24, 2009

    Members of the Third Army/U.S. Army Central Public Affairs Office (Third Army PAO) hosted their public affairs counterparts from the Kenyan Army during an exchange between the partner nations Sept. 14 through 17 in Washington, D.C.

  • North Carolina National Guard hosts Botswana Defence Force officers

    Sep 22, 2009

    CAMP BUTNER, North Carolina - Major General William E. Ingram, Jr. and members of the North Carolina National Guard hosted officers from the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) at Camp Butner National Guard Training Center near Durham, North Carolina, August 17, 2009.

  • APS Swift Army veterinary team in Liberia

    Sep 22, 2009

    A three-person Army veterinary team on board Africa Partnership Station (APS) Swift, (HSV 2), is participating in the ship's two-week Medical Civil Action Project (MEDCAP) in Monrovia, which began September 2, 2009.

  • 7th CSC medical experts lend helping hand in Swaziland

    Sep 22, 2009

    Army Reserve Soldiers Col. Morgan M. Gray, the commander of the Medical Support Unit-Europe in Mannheim, Germany, and Capt. Charles A. Pastor, a medical doctor assigned to the MSU-E, recently took part in MEDFLAG 09, an exercise designed to share the Army's medical expertise with Swaziland military leaders and Ministry of Health officials.

  • South African police officers attend homicide seminar as part of National Guard State Partnership Pr

    Sep 15, 2009

    Two South African police officers will attend the New York State Police's world-renowned homicide seminar Sept. 12-17, 2009, at the New York State Police Academy in Albany, N.Y., thanks to the New York National Guard.

  • CJTF-HOA hosts Ugandan Senior Command and Staff College officers

    Sep 15, 2009

    Officers of the Ugandan Senior Command and Staff College visited Camp Lemonier from Sept. 7 to 11, 2009, to learn about the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa staff, coalition and regional partners' missions, operations, and execution of staff functions.

  • Nigerian delegation assists U.S. Africa Command in engagement planning process

    Sep 14, 2009

    A Nigerian delegation met with representatives from U.S. Africa Command and its component organizations Sept. 10, 2009, in Stuttgart, Germany to discuss their goals and objectives for the coming year.

  • U.S. Africa Command wraps-up second academic conference with closing ceremony

    Sep 8, 2009

    U.S. Africa Command hosted 36 academic professionals from 17 different African nations during its second annual academic symposium at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Aug. 21, 2009.

  • New York Guardsmen to discuss mobilization issues with South Africa

    Sep 3, 2009

    Members of the New York National Guard will travel to Doornkloof, Gauteng Province, South Africa, Sept. 7-13 to relate their experiences with the National Guard, in combat and at home, to peers from the South African National Defense Reserve Forces.

  • Soldier gets his chance to mentor in Africa

    Sep 1, 2009

    Just 15 months ago, when Pfc. Daniel Bateson was hanging drywall with his family's home improvement business, the Connecticut-native never dreamed he would visit Africa.

  • Medical exercise in Swaziland ends successfully

    Sep 1, 2009

    Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force (USDF), U.S. Army Africa, and U.S. Africa Command (USARAF) concluded the two-week MEDFLAG 09 exercise with a closing ceremony at USDF headquarters in Manzini, Swaziland on August 14, 2009.

  • U.S. and Swazi veterinarians team up during MEDFLAG 09

    Aug 18, 2009

    When Swazi farmer Timothy Mathonsi saw U.S. Army and Swaziland veterinarians treating goats and cattle, he sought help for one of his cows that had an abnormal growth on its neck.

  • CJTF-HOA civil affairs team helps rebuild fire devastated neighborhood in Djibouti City

    Aug 17, 2009

    Zamzam Ahmed Dinbil was asleep in a second floor bedroom, her one-year-old daughter beside her, when the fire began that destroyed 21 homes and displaced 126 people in the Quarter 7 BIS neighborhood in the Boulaos commune of Djibouti on Aug. 10, 2009.

  • National Guard adds Liberia to Partnership Program

    Aug 17, 2009

    The National Guard will add Liberia to its State Partnership Program this year (2009), bringing the number of African nations taking part in the program to eight.

  • National Guard to add Liberia to state partnership program

    Aug 14, 2009

    This year the National Guard State Partnership Program will add another country to its ever expanding line-up in Africa.

  • AFRICOM commander visits 17th Air Force headquarters

    Aug 14, 2009

    Gen. William "Kip" Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, made his first visit to the newly renovated headquarters of 17th Air Force, also known as U.S. Air Forces Africa, Aug. 11, 2009.

  • U.S. Army Africa commander visits Tanzania

    Aug 14, 2009

    Meeting with senior leaders of the Tanzania Peoples Defence Forces, Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett III, echoed messages President Barrack Obama delivered during his trip to Ghana in July.

  • Six-member dental team treats 55 Swazi patients

    Aug 14, 2009

    A six-member combined dental team from the Air Force, Army and Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force (USDF) treated 55 patients during the two-day dental civic assistance project (DENCAP) as part of exercise MEDFLAG 09 here, Aug. 6-7.

  • Africa Command helps countries face common challenges

    Aug 14, 2009

    U.S. Africa Command is hitting its stride as it works with African nations to confront common security challenges, a Pentagon official said.

  • Djiboutian army learns combat lifesaving skills from U.S. military

    Aug 11, 2009

    Thirty-Five soldiers from the Djiboutian Army completed a Combat Life Saver Seminar coordinated by U.S. Soldiers from Army Central Command and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Aug. 6, 2009, at nearby Camp Chekh Osman.

  • Liberian delegation visits Fort Benning

    Aug 6, 2009

    A Liberian military defense delegation has come away from a visit to Fort Benning, Ga., saying they've gained insight into military training that could be used to help stabilize the country and rebuild the Armed Forces of Liberia.

  • U.S. Africa Command opens MEDFLAG 09 in Swaziland

    Aug 6, 2009

    In partnership with the Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force (USDF), U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Army Africa kicked-off a two-week medical exercise with an opening ceremony at USDF headquarters in Swaziland, August 3, 2009.

  • Future brightens for Tanzania youth in Tanga village

    Aug 4, 2009

    Representatives and servicemembers from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, in conjunction with the government of Tanzania, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania, attended a dedication ceremony at the Tongoni Primary School, July 30, 2009.

  • Army Africa commander addresses senior officers, media

    Aug 3, 2009

    Speaking to military officers from five African nations, Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett III, echoed messages delivered by President Barrack Obama in Ghana a few weeks ago.

  • Harbor security force established in Djibouti

    Aug 3, 2009

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony July 30, celebrated the establishment of a U.S. military harbor security force at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti.

  • U.S. Army Africa, U.S. Africa Command NCOs mentor Ethiopian soldiers

    Jul 27, 2009

    When Sgt. Maj. Brian Warren recently spoke to a group of officers about how to best support new Soldiers and the importance of noncommissioned officer evaluations, his words were translated into Amharic -- the language of Ethiopia.

  • U.S. Africa Command hosts military intelligence course in Nigeria

    Jul 27, 2009

    Thirty officers from seven African nations graduated June 26, from a 12-week, introductory intelligence course held at Nigeria's Defence Intelligence School aimed at training junior officers in the basic skills necessary to operate on a military intelligence staff.

  • Army Reserve Sergeant Major serves 40 years

    Jul 24, 2009

    Richard Nixon became 37th president of the United States, gas cost .35 cents per gallon, the New York Mets won the World Series in five games over the Baltimore Orioles, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Brett Favre, Renee Zellweger and Jennifer Aniston were born. The year was 1969.

  • USASMA opens International Student Hall of Fame

    Jun 30, 2009

    The first International Student Hall of Fame class inducted three students from Australia, Botswana and Macedonia. Warrant Officer Stephen Ward, Australian Army Regimental Sergeant Major graduated from the USASMA non-resident graduate course in 1994. Botswana Sergeant Major Herman Bahuma is the current Defense Force Sergeant Major in Makopong Village, Botswana. He is a graduate of USAMA Class 48. Sergeant Major of the Army Boban Stojanovik, is the Macedonia Armed Forces sergeant major. He is a graduate of the USASMA Class 58.

  • NCO awarded Silver Star for courage under fire in Afghanistan

    Jun 30, 2009

    Rows of Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, stood at attention as the U.S. Army recognized Staff Sgt. Conrad Begaye for bravery under fire in Afghanistan.

  • Army medical researchers share ideas with U.S. Army Africa

    Jun 29, 2009

    When Sgt. 1st Class Gerardo Navarro heard about a U.S. Army research center's need to upgrade its facility deep within remote jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo, he began taking notes.

  • West African military logistics put to the test

    Jun 29, 2009

    When a Senegalese military unit convoyed nearly 3,000 kilometers from coastal West Africa to a multi-national exercise in June to Burkina Faso, a senior U.S. Army Africa logistics expert took note.


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