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  • 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

    When Ugandan Brig. Gen. Silver Kayemba arrived at U.S. Army Africa headquarters on April 27, he was met by familiar faces.

  • Army medical researchers in Kenya mark World Malaria Day 2010

    Apr 27, 2010

    Hundreds of local people gathered Sunday at Kit Mikayi primary school to mark World Malaria Day 2010 with educational skits, songs and dance.

  • 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.