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Africa Defense Chiefs, U.S. Slated to Meet Tomorrow in Botswana

12:00 AM6/24/2024
Defense leaders from dozens of African nations will meet beginning tomorrow as part of the 2024 Africa Chiefs of Defense Conference in Botswana.
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First C-17 Withdrawal Flight Departs from Niger

8:12 AM6/13/2024
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Thirteen nations participate in Obangame Express 2024 maritime interdiction training in Ghana

11:02 AM5/13/2024
Over five days, 13 nations from across West Africa, Europe, and North America sent military delegations to collaborate, learn, and train together as part of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF)’s Obangame Express 2024 military interdiction training events at the Ghana Western Naval Headquarters in Sekondi. 
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North Carolina National Guard Welcomes Malawi as Their New State Partners

8:18 AM5/13/2024
North Carolina National Guard leaders and leaders from Malawi participated in a State Partnership Signing Ceremony in Lilongwe, Malawi, April 27, 2024. The leaders joined fellow U.S. Military and Malawi officials at a signing ceremony as part of the North Carolina National Guard’s expansion bringing the Republic of Zambia and the Republic of Malawi into their State Partnership Program, a National Guard Bureau initiative joining individual state National Guards and host nations as part of U.S. security cooperation and international civil-military affairs.
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North Carolina National Guard Welcomes New Zambian Partnership

8:17 AM5/13/2024
North Carolina National Guard leaders join fellow U.S. Military and Zambian leaders at a State Partnership Program Signing Ceremony, Livingstone, Zambia, April 26, 2024. The leaders were invited to the ceremony as part of the NCNG’s expansion joining the Republic of Zambia and the Republic of Malawi in their State Partnership Program, a National Guard Bureau initiative joining individual state National Guards and host nations as part of U.S. security cooperation and international civil-military affairs.
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AFRICOM STRENGTHENS PARTNERSHIPS WITH CÔTE D'IVOIRE

3:11 PM4/30/2024
U.S. Marine Corps General Michael Langley, Commander, U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Michael Woods, Command Senior Enlisted Leader visited Côte d’Ivoire April 28-29, 2024, to reinforce the longstanding partnership between the United States and the Ivoirian government.
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US and Southern African Chaplains Forge Bonds of Cooperation in Zambia

11:51 AM4/15/2024
Zambian Defense Force (ZDF) welcomed the participation in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) event of U.S. military chaplains from U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), US Air Forces Africa (AFAF), North Carolina Army National Guard, and New York Army National Guard, April 6-13, 2024.
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USAFE-AFAFRICA Airmen team with Zambian counterparts for Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop

3:51 PM2/28/2024
Airmen from Headquarters U.S. Air Forces Europe and Africa supported the Uniformed Services University in a collaboration with more than 50 members of the Zambian Defence Forces during a four-day Prevention of Gender-Based Violence Workshop here.
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Military Leaders Convene in Naples for AFRICOM Strategic Alignment Conference

10:12 AM11/21/2023
U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) Component Commanders and Senior Enlisted Leaders convened in Naples, Italy for a pivotal conference, hosted by U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF), November 14-15, 2023.
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Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa celebrates Partner Appreciation Day

12:00 AM11/8/2023
The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and partners from Djibouti alongside seven other allied nations celebrated Partner Appreciation Day Nov. 8, 2023, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
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2023 West Africa Logistics Conference: Gathering Senior Logisticians to Address Regional Security Challenges

12:34 PM11/6/2023
The 2023 West Africa Logistics Conference in Abidjan, hosted by U.S. Africa Command and Côte d’Ivoire, united regional leaders to tackle logistics hurdles in combating crises, including terrorism. Representatives from 12 nations and regional organizations discussed enhancing interoperability and military readiness. The conference recognized current challenges like equipment compatibility and addressed solutions like joint exercises and boosting local production. Commitments were made to strengthen ongoing collaboration for improved regional logistics and security.
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294th ESC transfers responsibility of engineering mission to 1782nd ESC

12:00 AM10/18/2023
The 294th Engineer Support Company (ESC) transferred authority of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) engineering mission to the 1782nd Engineer Support Company during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 18, 2023.
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Army command works to engage with African partners

12:00 AM10/12/2023
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15 NY Army, Air Guardsmen compete in South African event

12:00 AM10/6/2023
Fifteen New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, who traveled to South Africa in September for a military skills competition, took home a team second place and some individual awards at the end of the week-long event. The South African National Defence Force Military Skills Competition, held at a at a South African Army base in Potchefstroom from Sept. 9 to 16, tested competitors’ skills in rifle and pistol marksmanship, land and water obstacle courses, grenade throwing, and a eight kilometer combat run through the rugged landscape. The event was started by the South African military Reserve Forces Council in 2006 and is open to teams from other nations.
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African Lion 2024: Morocco hosts multinational planning meeting

12:00 AM10/6/2023
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the African Lion exercise series. What started as a bilateral exercise between the U.S. Marines and the Moroccan Army has grown every year to include three additional African host nations, multiple African and European partners and allies, and the entire U.S. joint and total force.
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SETAF-AF and North Dakota NG highlight National Guard SPPs in Africa

12:00 AM10/5/2023
Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Chief of the National Guard, will introduce the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. Maj. Gen. Todd Wasmund, SETAF-AF Commanding General, will discuss the Army’s support U. S. Africa Command's campaign in Africa and where it interfaces with SPPs in Africa, before turning over to Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, The Adjutant General for the North Dakota National Guard, state partner to Ghana, Benin and Togo to discuss his state’s individual partnership.
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VMM-364 (REIN) transfers mission to VMM-261 (REIN)

12:00 AM10/3/2023
Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 364 reinforced (VMM-364) handed off their mission as the Aviation Combat Element in the Horn of Africa to VMM-261 (REIN) following a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 1.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams arrives in Tema, Ghana

12:00 AM10/2/2023
The U.S. and Ghana share a strong history of promoting maritime peace and stability in the Gulf of Guinea. The Lewis B. Puller-class expeditionary sea base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrived in Tema, Ghana for a routine port visit, Oct. 2, 2023.
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CJTF - HOA Hosts Women, Peace, and Security Summit

12:00 AM9/26/2023
Service members from the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa met at the Sheraton Hotel Djibouti for the Women, Peace, and Security level 100 course. Through the course they focused on what it means to be a gender focal point within the ranks of the armed forces.
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Communications directorate keeps HOA connected

12:00 AM9/22/2023
The Expeditionary Communications Directorate’s overall mission is to provide the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa with the best advice on equipment and capability while advancing cyber defense, and joint and coalition interoperability. This enables the joint force to develop, maintain, and strengthen strategic access, influence, operations, and regional security throughout East Africa.
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