VICENZA, Italy -- U.S. Army Africa is scheduled to host a breakout session on "Great Power Competition" on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. for the Association of the United States Army's annual conference, which will be held Oct. 13-16. For the first time, organizers have planned to host the event exclusively online because of the global COVID-19 pandemic.U.S. Army Africa Commanding General Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Rohling and members of his team will present a video on the opportunities and challenges facing African partner nations.According to Rohling, stability and security conditions in Africa impact American security."The security and stability of Africa matters to the United States and will play a pivotal role in global security in the 21st Century," Rohling states in the video. "Great Power Competition is happening on the continent, and China and Russia are competing aggressively, making the work we do all the more important."After the video presentation, Rohling and members of the USARAF team will participate in a virtual chat to answer AUSA conference attendees' questions."We look forward to this opportunity to share the meaningful work our Soldiers and civilians are doing with our African partners," Rohling said.Media should contact U.S. Army Africa Public Affairs Office at +39 0444-10-90800 or usarmy.usag-italy.usaraf.list.pao-media@mail.mil with questions specific to U.S. Army Africa.Related LinksU.S. Army AfricaArmy.mil: Africa NewsSTAND-TO!: Allies and PartnersAUSA Now: 2020 Annual Meeting and Exposition Schedule