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USARAF welcomes new commanding general

4:39 PM8/2/2018
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JRTC hosts Tunisian army for training

11:07 AM7/23/2018
In real world missions, the U.S. Army often pairs with other armies to achieve common goals, so it stands to reason that the JRTC, serving as both a training and testing ground, welcomes opportunities to offer its services to partner nations. In doing so, the guest army gets world-class training and the JRTC gains experience to further enhance future rotations and joint missions.
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Justified Accord 2018 Comes to a Close

1:34 PM7/19/2018
Participants from 10 countries celebrated the conclusion of Justified Accord 2018, a combined-joint military exercise focused on the African Union Mission in Somalia at the Uganda Peoples Defense Force Center in Jinja, Uganda, June 29.
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United Accord 2018 kicks-off in Ghana

5:56 PM7/18/2018
ACCRA, Ghana - Ghana Armed Forces partnered with participants from other African nations, European allies and U.S. Army Africa to kick-off exercise United Accord 2018 at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra, Ghana, July 16.
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Uganda & US Soldiers train to counter IEDS

10:34 AM6/28/2018
JINJA, Uganda – Disguised in a Uganda People’s Defense Force military uniform, an adversary moves quickly to attack seven soldiers while out on patrol. The soldiers’ swift reactions successfully defeat the enemy. As the team approaches the adversary’s body, they discover he is wearing a suicide vest.
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Justified Accord 2018 Opening Ceremony

1:29 PM6/20/2018
JINJA, Uganda – Nearly 200 participants from 10 different countries, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations Mine Action Service gathered for the Justified Accord 18 exercise at the Ugandan Rapid Deployment Capability Center in Jinja, Uganda, June 18-29, 2018.
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U.S. Ambassador reaffirms support to African partners during Shared Accord

11:14 AM6/11/2018
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USARAF chaplains prepare for event, training with Ghana Armed Forces counterparts

1:25 PM5/30/2018
U.S. Army Africa chaplains joined forty Ghanaian chaplains, imams and religious specialists to attend a military-to-military chaplain engagement at the Ghana Naval Headquarters here April 23-26. The purpose of this event, which culminated in a day of preparatory exercise interaction, was to plan and prepare for the United Accord training series, scheduled to take place in July.
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Mission Success for U.S. Army Africa G4 Mobility Operations Division Surface Branch

5:20 PM5/24/2018
With two weeks’ notice, U.S. Army Africa G4 Mobility Operations Division Surface Branch alongside U.S. Air Force personnel from the 48th Fighter Wing, stationed at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, executed a crucial cargo movement, transporting seven trucks on a ferry for African Lion, the Marine Corps’ largest exercise in Africa on March 28, 2018, from Algeciras, Spain, to Ben Guerir, Morocco.
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USARAF holds ribbon cutting ceremony at Del Din, first of many to come

4:54 PM5/16/2018
U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Italy and U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) Acting Commanding General Brig. Gen. Eugene J. LeBoeuf participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the completion of renovations to building 76 on Caserma Del Din May 11, 2018.
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Soldiers across the globe meet to plan large-scale exercise, United Accord 2018

4:48 PM5/3/2018
ACCRA, Ghana – Fourteen African partner countries, three western allies and United States Army representatives met at the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Center to round out the 2018 United Accord exercise plan April 30 – May 4.
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Senior Enlisted Leaders foster relationships at ALFS

2:13 PM4/19/2018
Senior enlisted military leaders from 13 African countries, along with six U.S. service members, attended the second African Land Forces Summit Senior Enlisted Leader Program on April 16, 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria.
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U.S. Supports Zambian Peacekeeping Training

10:12 AM4/13/2018
The U.S. Military has been providing Zambian Peacekeeping training and support since 2015. For the latest training, the U.S. support is approximately (USD $1million) in monetary terms, but the value of the training and equipment is priceless due to the lives that will be saved and changed for the better through ZAMBATT4.
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USARAF, MDF chaplains discuss deployment cycle stress management, spiritual support

2:02 PM4/9/2018
In accordance with the upcoming Malawi Battalion deployment (MALBAT 10) and the commencement of another iteration of the Malawi Defense Force Sergeants Major Academy, U.S. Army Africa and MDF chaplains held a military-to-military event in Salima, Malawi, Feb. 28 to March 2.
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Developing leaders: USARAF launches the Emerging Enterprise Leadership program

5:26 PM4/5/2018
United States Army Africa recently launched the Emerging Enterprise Leader program to develop the next generation of Army enterprise leaders.
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Familiar Faces Partner at Multinational Exercise: Unified Focus

1:31 PM3/22/2018
DOUALA, Cameroon – U.S. Army Africa partnered with Cameroonian Defense Forces to conduct Unified Focus 2018, a three-part multinational exercise here and in Garoua, March 12-16.
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U.S. Army Trains Nigerian Infantry

5:31 PM3/2/2018
JAJI, Nigeria – Twelve U.S. Army soldiers deployed to Nigeria Army’s School of infantry to train more than 200 Nigerian soldiers for seven weeks, Jan. 15 - Feb. 22, 2018.
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USARAF physician assistant selected for 'Iron Majors' AMEDD course

4:27 PM2/28/2018
USARAF physician assistant selected for 'Iron Majors' AMEDD course
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Vermont NG, Senegalese medical personnel collaborate during MEDRETE 18-1

4:03 PM2/26/2018
Vermont National Guardsmen mobilized to Senegal Feb. 4-23 to work alongside Senegalese medical personnel to obtain real-world experience while providing valuable medical services as part of a medical readiness training exercise (MEDRETE). Vermont is paired with Senegal as part of the State Partnership Program, a joint Department of Defense program managed by the National Guard Bureau, guided by the State Department and executed by the state adjutants general to link a state’s National Guard with a partner nation’s military and security forces in a cooperative, mutually beneficial relationship. The exercise presents an opportunity to build upon this relationship while also providing Soldiers training outside of the normal scope of operations.
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U.S. Army Africa highlights African American heritage: Massachusetts National Guard Pilot leads the way in flight and safety

12:48 PM2/20/2018
Chief Warrant 4 Stephen Boyd talks about his growing up in Boston and becoming the first African American from Massachusetts to complete the Warrant Officer Flight Training Program at Fort Rucker, Alabama. To this day, he remains the longest tenured African American pilot in the in history of the Massachusetts National Guard.
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