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  • 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.

  • VIDEO: Soldiers care for animals in Africa

    Aug 11, 2009

    The Army Today: Animals in the Republic of Benin get special treatment from military veterinarians. Chris Knoblauch reports.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Africa Command focuses on extremists, drug traffickers

    Jun 29, 2009

    The top U.S. military officer with responsibility for Africa concedes he's worried about the threat of violent extremists taking hold there, particularly in Somalia, and said U.S. Africa Command is working to help regional governments prevent it.

  • U.S. Army medical unit in Kenya stands ready

    Jun 22, 2009

    Should a pandemic flu, such as H1N1 influenza, make its way into East Africa, a Kenya-based U.S. Army medical research team is in place to assist local officials in detecting diseases.

  • Ugandan soldiers graduate from counter-terrorism course

    Jun 21, 2009

    Soldiers with Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, completed their sixth military-to-military training partnership in Uganda with the graduation of 134 Uganda People's Defense Force soldiers during a ceremony at Kasenyi training school on June 16, 2009.

  • Liberian supply sergeant benefits from U.S. Army interaction

    May 8, 2009

    The best way for Staff Sgt. Raymond Mulbah to serve his country is to build a strong supply and logistics section for the Armed Forces of Liberia. Over the past few months, Mulbah has been doing just that, with help from a U.S. Army Africa senior noncommissioned officer, Sgt. 1st Class Ringo Wilson. Mulbah was surprised to find Wilson, a gentile giant from American Samoa, filling the supply office door jamb this past January. Wilson had just arrived at Edward Binyah Kesselly Military Barracks from U.S. Army Africa headquarters in Vicenza, Italy.

  • U.S. Army Africa honors military spouses

    May 8, 2009

    This week the Vicenza military community will join the Department of Defense in honoring military spouses.

  • Gen. William "Kip" Ward visits international police training in Vicenza

    May 8, 2009

    During his visit to U.S. Army Africa, Gen. William "Kip" Ward stopped by CoESPU, where the CoESPU director, Brig. Gen. Umberto Rocca, briefed Ward on the center's mission - improving police officers' abilities to operate in peacekeeping mission to include operations in Africa.

  • U.S. Africa Command Visits Soldiers in Vicenza

    May 8, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy - Gen. William "Kip" Ward, the commander of U.S. Africa Command, said he knows that should an emergency arise on the African continent, Soldiers from U.S. Army Africa are ready to support a joint task force with command oversight. During a two-day visit to U.S. Army Africa headquarters in northern Italy, Ward met senior leaders and Soldiers at Caserma Ederle and visited the Italian-led Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units.

  • Back to basics in the South African bush

    May 8, 2009

    When evading capture in the South African bush, grassy juice from an impala's stomach quenches thirst. Noisy hippos mean water is nearby, as does sighting an African fish eagle.

  • British and Americans partner to build capacity in Rwanda

    May 8, 2009

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Africa continue to build noncommissioned officer capacity in Rwanda through a partnership effort with British counterparts. During a recent visit to Rwanda, senior U.S. Army Africa NCOs met with British and Rwandan officers to prepare for an upcoming assignment to mentor Rwandan NCOs on leadership.

  • Mentoring through military medicine

    May 8, 2009

    Pvt. Umaru Konneh slides a typhoid tainted blood sample under a microscope as U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mike Tatu leans in for a closer look. Konneh, an Armed Forces of Liberia lab technician working alongside Tatu at Edward Binyah Kesselly Military Barracks, sampled the specimen from an AFL soldier waiting outside the medical clinic for treatment.

  • U.S. Army Africa NCO mentors and motivates

    May 8, 2009

    Midday sun beats down upon a long line of Liberian infantry waiting for a ladle-full of palm stew over rice. The soldiers from the Armed Forces of Liberia's Company C, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Brigade, shuffled along the hot, dusty ground, exhausted and soaked in sweat from morning maneuvers.

  • Mentoring in Liberia leads to respect for female NCOs

    May 8, 2009

    When Sgt. 1st Class Shawnte Reynolds first walked down the dusty lanes at Edward Binyah Kesselly barracks, Liberian soldiers offered only stares and double-takes. Amid a four-month tour mentoring the Armed Forces of Liberia, Reynolds, 39, of Flint, Mich., has returned to soldiering basics, with hopes of having male AFL troops understand her role as senior noncommissioned officer - and more importantly, have them respect women serving among their own ranks.

  • Ward visits Phoenix Express 2009 exercise with Europeans, North Africans

    May 4, 2009

    U.S. Africa Command's General William Ward visited Exercise Phoenix Express 09 on May 1, 2009, as maritime and land forces from 14 European and North Africa countries participated in a multinational exercise in the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Ward in Congo: U.S. military will continue supporting security assistance activities

    Apr 29, 2009

    The United States military will continue working with the Congolese armed forces in training, advising and capacity building to support security assistance cooperation activities, but has no plans to put combat troops here, said the commander of U.S. Africa Command during a visit April 24, 2009.

  • Ward in Rwanda: Africa Command committed to partnership with Rwanda

    Apr 26, 2009

    General William E. "Kip" Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, reaffirmed the command's commitment to partnering with the Rwandan Defense Force (RDF) to help promote stability and security in the region.

  • Logistics sergeant major talks shop with Liberian troops

    Apr 24, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. Bryan Witzel, a logistics sergeant major for U.S. Army Africa, journeyed to Liberia in mid-April to conduct an assessment of the U.S. Army's role in the Liberian Security Sector Reform program, a U.S. State Department-led effort to rebuild the Armed Forces of Liberia. He also took time to speak with AFL soldiers about the importance of supply and logistics.

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    Apr 23, 2009

    090423-KENYAMAKORI005.JPG (Pictured from left) Yusuf Haji, Minister of State for Defence, Stephene Kalonzo Musyoka, M.P., Vice President of Kenya, and Lt. Gen. Jackson Tuwei, Kenya Army commander leave the closing ceremony of the 2009 Land Forces Symposium in Mombasa, Kenya, April 23. More than 20 delegates attended the symposium which was co-hosted by the Kenya Army and U.S. Army Central. (Photo by Kenya Navy Senior Sgt. James Makori)

  • Land Forces Symposium

    Apr 23, 2009

    MOMBASA, Kenya (April 23,2009) - Pictured from left to right: Hon. Stephene Kalonzo Musyoka,., M.P., Vice President of Kenya, speaks with Lt. Gen. James Lovelace, U.S. Army Central commanding general, at the closing ceremony for the 2009 Land Forces Symposium, in Mombasa, Kenya, April 23. Delegates from more than 20 countries gathered for the symposium to discuss topics of mutual interest.

  • Ward leads Africa Command delegation to Rwanda

    Apr 22, 2009

    A U.S. Africa Command delegation led by Gen. William E. Ward met with Rwandan defense leaders and watched displays of Rwandan Defense Force (RDF) capabilities during a two-day visit April 20-21, 2009.

  • U.S. Army chief of staff meets with Kenya army commander

    Apr 22, 2009

    MOMBASA, Kenya - Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., U.S. Army chief of staff, and Lt. Gen. Jackson K. Tuwei, Kenya army commander, meet during the Land Forces Symposium, in Mombasa, Kenya, April 22, 2009. During the three-day symposium, delegates from U.S. Army Central's area of responsibility met to discuss land forces' challenges in a full spectrum environment.

  • Land Forces commanders meet

    Apr 22, 2009

    Gen. William E. Ward, commander, U.S. Africa Command, Gen. Godefroid Niyombare, chief of staff of the Burundi Army, and Lt. Gen. Charles Kayonga, army chief of staff for Rwanda Defence Forces, meet during a lunch for land forces commanders in the Horn of Africa at the 2009 Land Forces Symposium, April 22. The 2009 Land Forces Symposium was co-hosted by the Kenya Army and U.S. Army Central.

  • President of Kenya arrives at the 2009 Land Forces Symposium

    Apr 21, 2009

    MOMBASA, Kenya (April 20, 2009) - Maj. Gen. Godefroid Niyombare, chief of staff of the Burundi army, salutes Kenya President Mwai Kibaki, as he arrives at the opening ceremony of the 2009 Land forces Symposium in Mombasa, Kenya, April 20.

  • Press conference with USARCENT and Kenyan army

    Apr 21, 2009

    U.S Army Central commander, Lt. Gen. James J. Lovelace and Kenya Army commander, Lt. Gen. Jackson K. Tuwei take questions during a press conference that was held prior to the start of Land Forces Symposium 2009.

  • U.S Army Central commander, Lt. Gen. James J. Lovelace and Kenya army commander, Lt. Gen. Jackson K.

    Apr 21, 2009

    U.S Army Central commander, Lt. Gen. James J. Lovelace and Kenya Army commander, Lt. Gen. Jackson K. Tuwei take questions during a press conference that was held prior to the start of Land Forces Symposium 2009.

  • President of Kenya welcomes delegates to the 2009 Land Forces Symposium

    Apr 21, 2009

    MOMBASA, Kenya (April 20, 2009) Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, welcomes delegates from throughout U.S. Army Central's area of responsibility to the 2009 Land Forces Symposium co-hosted by USARCENT and the Kenya Army, April 20. The Land Forces Symposium provides a venue for senior leaders to discuss issues relating to security cooperation while fostering relationships amongst one another. (Photo by Sgt. Beth Lake, USARCENT Public Affairs)

  • Delegates listen to Kenya President, Mwai Kibaki, speak during the opening ceremony of the 2009 Lan

    Apr 21, 2009

    Delegates listen to Kenya President, Mwai Kibaki, speak during the opening ceremony of the 2009 Land Forces Symposium

  • British and American Soldiers partner to build capacity in Rwanda

    Apr 11, 2009

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Africa continue to build noncommissioned officer capacity in Rwanda through a partnership effort with British counterparts.

  • South African warrant officers hold week-long meetings with U.S. military counterparts

    Mar 30, 2009

  • Remote Kenyan high school supplied with water

    Mar 30, 2009

    The Garissa Boys' High School in Kenya has a new water system, thanks to the efforts of the Kenyan government, the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, military engineers, and a civil affairs team from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA).

  • Vicenza Soldiers honored for bravery in Afghanistan

    Mar 25, 2009

    Six Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company received medals of valor for combat actions July 13, 2008, in Wanat, a village in northeast Afghanistan. Nine of their comrades lost their lives during the fight.

  • Ugandan students, faculty celebrate construction of new school facilities

    Mar 13, 2009

    Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) service members, a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) representative, and local government officials attended a dedication ceremony at St. Theresa Secondary School in Lira, Uganda.

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