U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa

The latest news and information from the U.S. Army covering Africa and Southern Europe

Units at SETAF-AF

  • The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapid forces to the United States European (EUCOM) , Africa (AFRICOM) and Central Commands (CENTCOM) areas of responsibilities. Follow our #SkySoldiers on: Facebook Twitter Instagram DVIDS
  • The 207th Military Intelligence Brigade (MIB) Theater conducts intelligence analysis, collection, and exploitation in support of Southern European Task Force-Africa (SETAF-AF) and U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) in order to set the intelligence architecture for the theater, disrupt trans-national and trans-regional threats and promote regional stability in Africa while building and maintaining intelligence readiness. Follow them on: Facebook Instagram
  • Delivering the power of Army Contracting to win - EVERYDAY, ANYWHERE, EVERY-TIME! The U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC), its subordinate organizations and contracting centers enable Army readiness through contracting solutions in support of the Army and Unified Land Operations, anytime, anywhere. As the Army's principal buying agent, ACC ensures Soldiers have what they need to be successful, from food and clothing to bullets and bombs.
  • 509th Strategic Signal Battalion Mission: Build, operate, maintain, and secure the DoD Information Network and deliver Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Information Management (C4IM) services throughout Italy, the Balkans, the Black Sea Region, NATO's Southern Flank, and Africa in order to enable the environment and speed of operations for the Warfighter. Follow on: Facebook 2D Theater Signal Brigade
SETAF-AF leads and participates in multiple exercises every year, including African Lion, U.S. Africa Command's premier exercise on the continent. Exercises build U.S. and partner militaries' readiness for contingency operations and enable interoperability. These exercises train and test command and control systems, fire and maneuver tactics, and medical techniques for the U.S. and African partner forces.

African Lion

African Lion is a multinational, combined, joint exercise led by U.S. Army's Southern European Task Force, on behalf of U.S. Africa Command.

Justified Accord

Justified Accord is U.S. Africa Command’s largest annual joint combined exercise in East Africa. Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) leads this joint, all-domain exercise in East Africa to promote interoperability between participants for peacekeeping operations in East Africa and build partner capacity to disrupt malign influence, aggression, and activity. Photos & Video

Medical Readiness Exercises (MEDREX Africa)

Medical Readiness Exercises are planned and executed by the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) to build partnerships and increase interoperability and strengthen treatment capabilities between the U.S. and African partners. These three-week exercises allow both the U.S. and African military medical personnel to exchange best practices, learn each others' procedures and techniques and result in lasting partnerships between military medical professionals.

Shared Accord

Exercise Shared Accord, planned and executed by the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), is an annual bilateral exercise designed to promote security cooperation and interoperability between the United States and African partners.

About us

SETAF-AF is responsible for coordinating all U.S. Army activities in Africa in support of U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Army Europe and Africa. U.S Army activities include military readiness exercises across the continent, security force assistance engagements, crisis response and enduring posture support. These activities strengthen partner networks in Africa, build partner capacity against regional and global security threats and provide strategic access for U.S. forces in contingency operations.


  • Major General Todd R. Wasmund, U.S. Army Commanding General Major General Todd R. Wasmund, U.S. Army

Contact Us

This website is maintained by the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) Public Affairs Office. SETAF_PAO@army.mil Media should contact the media branch at setaf_media@army.mil.