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173rd Airborne Brigade to deliver toys to local Italian community

2:26 PM12/20/2023
VICENZA, Italy – Paratroopers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade will conducted a toy donation to the community of Camisano Vicentino, Dec. 5, 2023. This event allows the Paratroopers of the Brigade to partake in the meaning of the season and help less fortunate children during the holidays.
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SETAF-AF hosts semiannual Squad Leader Summit

2:58 PM12/15/2023
VICENZA, Italy – Current and soon-to-be squad leaders from units across the Vicenza military community (VMC) came together this week to learn the art and science behind building cohesive teams that are trained, disciplined and fit.
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SETAF-AF hosts Company Commander-First Sergeant Pre-Command course

4:53 PM12/4/2023
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) hosts a Company Commander-First Sergeant Pre-Command course for new Vicenza Military command teams, at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy, Nov. 27, 2023 through Dec. 1, 2023.
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Army Reserve Civil Affairs Soldiers deploy to Africa, Strengthen Partnerships

4:51 PM12/4/2023
In an effort to strengthen partnership and promote stability across the African continent, U.S. Army Reserve Civil Affairs Soldiers have embarked on a series of nine-month rotations, deploying in support of U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), to execute vital missions.
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Remembering the Vajont Dam Disaster: 60th Anniversary Observance

12:31 PM11/16/2023
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa participates in various observances for the 60th Anniversary of the Vajont Dam disaster in Longarone and the Vajont Dam on October 8th and 9th, 2023.
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Vicenza Military Community Joins Hands to Clean Up Sovizzo, Italy

12:31 PM11/16/2023
SOVIZZO, ITALY – The Vicenza Military Community (VMC) rolled up their sleeves and joined forces with the locals for the second annual clean up of Sovizzo, Italy, September 24, 2023.
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West Point Cadets and SETAF-AF collaborate on civil engineer capstone design project

12:31 PM11/16/2023
CASERMA DEL DIN, VICENZA, Italy — Class of 2024 Cadets from U.S. Military Academy West Point’s Civil Engineer Capstone Design Program are designing a canopy structure to cover the west-side basketball court for the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) on Caserma Del Din, Vicenza, Italy during their stay on October 23 to 25, 2023. The Capstone Design Program requires students to navigate a complex engineering problem, work collaboratively in teams, and persistently tackle the challenge over the course of an academic year.
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U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa celebrates the 10th anniversary of Caserma Del Din Base

4:00 PM6/30/2023
VICENZA, Italy -- U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), U.S. Army Garrison Italy, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Italian military and civilian leaders across the Vicenza community, joined the guest of honor, Paola Del Din, at the 10th anniversary of the opening of Caserma Del Din military installation in Vicenza, June 30, 2023.
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SETAF-AF Celebrates Army Heritage Month

6:37 AM6/29/2023
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) celebrated the Army Heritage Month at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy, June 2. Through multiple events, including a 5K run, the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), as well as a luncheon for Soldiers, families and civilians, SETAF-AF joined numerous other Army units in celebration of the Army’s upcoming 247th birthday.
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African Lion 23: Oregon Army National Guard conducts Tank Gunnery with Royal Moroccan Army

11:10 AM6/27/2023
More than two dozen Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team’s 3-116th Combined Arms Battalion conducted tank gunnery training with members of the Royal Moroccan Army in the Tan Tan Training Area, June 8-10 during Exercise African Lion 2023.
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Bomber Task Force participates in Exercise African Lion

9:37 AM6/21/2023
Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers from 7th Bomb Wing, conducted a Bomber Task Force Mission in support of Exercise African Lion 2023 (AL23) June 16, 2023. The bomber task force mission included a low-approach fly over in addition to close air support training with the Moroccan military at and around the TanTan Training Complex.
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‘Stronger Together’ Utah National Guard CBRN Task Force trains with Ghana Armed Forces during African Lion

2:05 PM6/15/2023
Utah National Guard Soldiers from the Homeland Response Force – Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Task Force, known as HRF-CBRN, traveled overseas to train with Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) as part of Exercise African Lion 2023, from May 31 to June 14, 2023.
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23rd Army Band entertains troops during African Lion 2023

1:01 PM6/15/2023
Utah National Guard shares a State Partnership Program with Morocco, dating back 20 years. U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Morgan Davidson, part of Utah's 23rd Army Band, reflects on the significance of that relationship and speaks to the universal nature of music.
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Father and Son Reunite on Military Overseas Mission: A Heartwarming Moment in Morocco

10:49 AM6/14/2023
Serving in the military often requires separation of service members from their families. It’s a rare, special occasion when family members can unite with their service members while overseas.
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What Army Heritage Means To Me

11:28 AM6/5/2023
Victoria Bracey, an 8th grader at Vicenza Middle School, won the Vicenza Military Community Army Heritage Month Essay contest.
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2nd SFAB Advises Members of the Tunisian Armed Forces

2:12 PM5/27/2023
BEN GHILOUF, Tunisia—Eighteen nations and approximately 8,000 personnel will participate in African Lion 23, U.S. Africa Command’s largest annual combined, joint exercise that will take place in multiple countries to include Tunisia from May 13-June 18, 2023.
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ALFS 2023 continues senior enlisted leader program

2:04 PM5/27/2023
Originally intended to bring together African land force chiefs, or a country’s equivalent of the chief of staff of the Army, as the event has matured, so has its scope. In 2017, SETAF-AF and co-host Malawi first extended invitations to command senior enlisted leaders and their inclusion has continued for all subsequent summits.
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Stumbling into opportunity: National Guardsman supports African Lion 23

4:26 PM5/26/2023
BEN GHILOUF, Tunisia, May 24 - When he initially joined in 2004, 17-year-old Chris Bowling enlisted in the infantry, wanting to serve his country following the tragedy of 9/11. Nineteen years later, U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Chris Bowling reflects on how his career took an unexpected turn when his then mentor joined the 3rd Battalion, 54th Security Force Assistance Brigade, and took him with him.
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U.S., Burundi partner for bi-lateral military medical readiness exercise

10:56 AM5/23/2023
The Burundi National Defence Force, in partnership with the U.S. Army’s Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), 44th Medical Brigade and 39th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment, are hosting a Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) at L’Hopital Militaire (Military Hospital) in Bujumbura, May 15 to June 2, 2023.
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African Lion 23 begins

5:45 PM5/18/2023
18 nations and approximately 8,000 personnel will participate in African Lion 2023, U.S. Africa Command's largest annual combined, joint exercise that will take place in Ghana, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia from May 13-June 18, 2023.
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