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African Lion 24 concludes with strategic success across four nations

8:21 AM6/10/2024
VICENZA, Italy — African Lion 24 (AL24), U.S. Africa Command’s premier, annual combined joint exercise conducted by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), concluded on May 31, 2024, in Morocco. AL24 ran from April 19 to May 31 across Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, and Tunisia, with over 8,100 participants from 27 nations and NATO contingents.
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Maryland Army National Guard deepens defense partnership in Ghana at African Lion 2024

11:58 AM6/2/2024
DAMONGO, Ghana - The sun-soaked training areas of Damongo have been transformed into a theater of partnership, where soldiers from the U.S. Army and Ghana Armed Forces unite under the blazing sun for African Lion 2024 (AL24) in Ghana.
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Utah National Guard’s State Partnership Program brings healthcare to underserved Moroccan people

11:58 AM6/2/2024
The Utah National Guard and the Kingdom of Morocco are linked through the National Guard's State Partnership Program, which helps facilitate combined training and mission opportunities such as the State Headquarters Medical Readiness Detachment's humanitarian civic assistance operations.
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Exercise African Lion 2024 concludes in Senegal

11:58 AM6/2/2024
As the sun sets on exercise African Lion 2024 (AL24), the echoes of multinational training, strategic partnerships, and enhanced military readiness resonate across Senegal. AL24, U.S. Africa Command’s premier exercise, marked by significant collaboration between the armed forces of Senegal [Forces armées du Sénégal], the U.S. and the Netherlands, concluded on a high note, reinforcing the ties that bind these nations in their common security goals.
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302nd Communications Flight brings high-speed internet to African Lion 2024

10:56 AM5/26/2024
TAMALE, Ghana – For the first time, U.S. and partner forces participating in exercise African Lion 2024 (AL24) in Ghana are leveraging high-speed satellite internet to establish high-bandwidth connectivity at their remote training locations. This initiative is providing troops with critical internet capabilities in one of the most austere areas of northern Ghana.
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2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade leads staff exercise at African Lion 2024 in Ghana

10:56 AM5/26/2024
TAMALE, Ghana — The 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade (2nd SFAB) is playing a crucial role in African Lion 2024 by leading a comprehensive staff exercise (STAFFEX) in Ghana. The STAFFEX focuses on enhancing operational capabilities through rehearsing the military decision-making process.
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African Lion 2024 concludes in Tunisia, kicks-off in other host nations

9:54 PM5/18/2024
TUNIS, Tunisia – Friendly forces identified several enemy four-by-four vehicles and an enemy air defense weapon, considered a high-value target, during the final event of African Lion 2024 (AL24) in Tunisia. The decision was made swiftly to engage and neutralize these threats.
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African Lion 2024 goes live in Ghana

9:54 PM5/18/2024
TAMALE, Ghana —African Lion 2024 (AL24) has officially started in Ghana. The Ghana portion of the exercise began on May 13 and runs through May 26.
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Medical readiness exercise kicks off in Ghana during African Lion 2024

9:54 PM5/18/2024
ACCRA, Ghana — A team composed of U.S. Army and Air Force medical professionals from the 86th Medical Squadron, Dental Health Activity - Rheinland Pfalz, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, U.S. Army Medical Command and the State Medical Detachment, North Dakota National Guard commenced a medical readiness exercise (MEDREX) with the Ghana Armed Forces, May 13. The ceremony marked the beginning of activities that will run until May 31, at the 37th Military Hospital in Accra.
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Signal and smile: Monterroso shines at African Lion 24

9:54 PM5/18/2024
ACCRA, Ghana — As the tactical communications manager for the Ghana spoke of exercise African Lion 2024 (AL24), U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Fabricio Monterroso, a signal specialist with U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), faced an immense challenge: ensuring seamless communications and connectivity for the hundreds of multinational participants spread across multiple remote Ghanaian training areas.
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US Army Brig. Gen. John LeBlanc honors fallen troops at North Africa American Cemetery in Tunisia

4:20 PM5/12/2024
TUNIS, Tunisia — U.S. Army Brig. Gen. John LeBlanc visited the North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial in Tunis on May 7, 2024, reflecting on the incredible sacrifices made by U.S. troops in one of the pivotal theaters of World War II.
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Aloha from Africa: Hawaii native celebrates Asian American, Pacific Islander heritage

4:18 PM5/12/2024
TUNIS, Tunisia – As with many native Hawaiians, U.S. Army Capt. Ivy Young is a mix of ethnicities including Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, German and Puerto Rican. Growing up within the diverse population of Honolulu, her childhood was immersed in traditional Hawaiian culture. Now, together with her U.S. Army Reserve unit, she traveled to the other side of the world to participate in exercise African Lion 2024 (AL24).
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US Army interpreter bridges cultures at African Lion 2024

4:18 PM5/12/2024
BEN GHILOUF, Tunisia – The cultures of the United States and Tunisia differ significantly, from customs and signs of respect to social norms and taboos. In the joint military training environment of African Lion 2024 (AL24), overlooking these societal rules can damage relationships and inadvertently cause incidents.
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Water purification is a ‘game changer’ in Tunisia at African Lion 2024

4:18 PM5/12/2024
GABES, Tunisia – Perched between Algeria to the west and Libya to the southeast, most of Tunisia’s northern and eastern borders share a coastline with the Mediterranean Sea. Southern Tunisia extends into the barren landscape of the Sahara desert where water is scarce and sandstorms are frequent.
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Paratrooper found dead at residence on base in Germany

11:22 AM5/1/2024
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U.S. Government works with Burundi partners to enhance medical readiness

10:39 AM5/1/2024
Representatives from the U.S Embassy-Burundi, 44th Medical Brigade, the 240th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment, and the Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) are collaborating in a Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) with their Burundi National Defense Force partners at the Kamenge Military Hospital in Bujumbura, Burundi, April 8-16, 2024.
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US, Zambian armies host African Land Forces Summit in Livingstone

10:39 AM5/1/2024
LIVINGSTONE, Zambia — U.S. Army Southern Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) and the Zambia Army held the opening ceremony for the African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) 2024 in Livingstone, Zambia, near Victoria Falls. Sponsored by the U.S. Army Chief of Staff, the 12th iteration of ALFS runs April 22-26, and brings together land force chiefs from nearly 40 African countries, other partner nations, academic thought leaders and government officials for candid dialogue about shared challenges. This year’s theme is “Regional Solutions to Transnational Problems.”
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Land Forces Summit closes in Zambia, 2025 host named

10:39 AM5/1/2024
LIVINGSTONE, Zambia — U.S. Army Southern Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) and the Zambia Army concluded the African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) 2024 today with a closing ceremony here. Sponsored by the U.S. Army Chief of Staff, the 12th iteration of ALFS brought together land forces chiefs from approximately 40 African nations, April 22-26, here near Victoria Falls, along with six European nations, Brazil and the United States. Joined by civilian and academic leaders, approximately 400 leaders discussed shared challenges and approaches under the theme “Regional Solutions to Transnational Problems.”
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Spc Israel Osagie: Serving Africa and America at Justified Accord 2024

12:46 PM3/6/2024
NANYUKI, Kenya – "I'm here to give back to my continent," said U.S. Army Spc. Israel Osagie, a practical nursing specialist with the 425th Medical Detachment, 176th Medical Brigade, 807th Medical Command.
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Massachusetts National Guard Soldier builds a bridge between two worlds in Kenya

12:46 PM3/6/2024
Born in Nairobi, Wambui is back in her native country which is hosting exercise Justified Accord 2024, U.S. Africa Command's largest military exercise in East Africa, running from Feb. 26 - March 7. Led by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), this year's exercise incorporates more than 1,000 service members and units from 23 nations.
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