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Army in Africa photo contest launched

2:31 PM2/24/2023
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U.S., Senegal launch medical exercise in Thies

6:02 PM2/22/2023
THIES, Senegal - U.S. Army and Air Force medical professionals from the Vermont National Guard began a medical readiness exercise with their Senegalese partners on Feb. 20, 2023.
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Army Advisor Teams accompany African Partners at Justified Accord

12:12 PM2/22/2023
A team from the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade deployed to Kenya with their Djibouti Armed Forces partners as part of the U.S. Africa Command exercise Justified Accord, Feb. 13-23.
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Mass. National Guard medical planner experiences Kenya for first time

9:06 PM2/18/2023
U.S. Army Capt. James Hogan is a medical plans and operations officer, as well as executive officer for the 182nd Medical Company, Massachusetts National Guard. His hometown is Boston, Mass., but he also spent time in Georgia so he lacks the well-known Boston accent. On the civilian side, he works in the human resources department at the Veterans Affairs Boston Health System.
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Kenyan-born U.S. Army Captain returns to native land at exercise Justified Accord 2023

8:25 AM2/18/2023
As nearly 1,000 exercise participants gather in Kenya for this year’s iteration of Justified Accord (JA23), one U.S. Army Reserve Soldier returns to very familiar territory. “It’s humbling to come back to my roots,” said U.S. Army Capt. Ronald Ottichilo, a microbiologist with U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF).
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Mass National Guard supports Exercise Justified Accord in Kenya

8:04 AM2/15/2023
Nairobi, Kenya—Justified Accord is U.S. Africa Command’s largest exercise in East Africa, bringing together more than 20 countries from four continents. Led by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), Justified Accord aims to increase partner readiness for peacekeeping missions, crisis response, and humanitarian assistance. Planning and executing logistics for an exercise this size can be a herculean effort. This is where the Joint Exercise Support Group comes in. Led by members of the Massachusetts National Guard, the JESG handles all the logistical needs for an exercise like Justified Accord.
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U.S., Malawi Army Instructors Discuss NCO Development

10:23 PM2/7/2023
U.S. and Malawi army instructors met in Salima, Malawi, Nov. 28 - Dec. 1 to discuss upcoming course offerings at the Malawi Armed Forces College.
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Knowledge exchange: U.S., Chad militaries compare stories

10:13 PM2/7/2023
A team of public affairs professionals from the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa exchanged best practices with 20 members of the Chadian armed forces at the Chadian General Staff of the Army Headquarters in N'Djamena, Chad, Jan. 23-27. Officers, sergeants and civilians from the U.S. and Chadian militaries participated in the military-to-military exchange.
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African Lion 23 moves ahead

3:44 PM2/2/2023
The next step in the year-long process to plan and conduct African Lion 23 concluded last week, here with the completion of the Pre Deployment Site Survey and Mid Planning Event, Jan. 17. The planning event, organized by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa included site visits and assessments at all four locations of the exercise, plus direct in-person planning in multiple locations to ensure all participants and locations are prepared for this large scale global exercise.
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Cyber-focus unveiled at Justified Accord 23 final planning event

12:39 PM12/23/2022
Justified Accord 23 (JA23), scheduled from Feb. 13-24, is led by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF). This multinational exercise brings together more than 20 countries from 3 continents to increase partner readiness for peacekeeping missions, crisis response and humanitarian assistance. JA 23 will feature the following events: An African Union academics course, a multinational field training exercise, a live-fire exercise, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief projects, as well as training on defensive cyber capabilities.
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Military planners design African Lion 23 command and control exercise

5:02 PM12/13/2022
U.S. military and interagency planners finished designing the scenario for Exercise African Lion 23 at the Joint Staff Suffolk Complex Dec. 5-16. The group of nearly 50 experts across all joint functions and several interagency disciplines developed a robust scenario that they think will test the warfighting capabilities of U.S. Africa Command and its service components, principally the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa.
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SETAF-AF Command Team visits Senegal

8:28 AM12/13/2022
(DAKAR, Senegal) -- The commanding general and command sergeant major of the U.S. Army’s Southern European Task Force – Africa concluded a three-country visit to West Africa Dec. 7-9 here.
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U.S., Angola conclude inaugural military medical exercise

11:15 AM11/29/2022
U.S. and Angolan militaries wrapped up a two week medical readiness exercise (MEDREX) with a closing ceremony, Nov. 18, 2022. The Angolan Armed Forces, in partnership with the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) and the 807th Medical Command, U.s. Army Reserve, hosted the MEDREX at the Principle Military Hospital in Luanda from Nov. 8-18, 2022. The event marked the first of its kind to be held in Angola.
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VMC leaders hold town hall to address community concerns

3:34 PM11/22/2022
Vicenza Military Community leaders held a town hall Monday on Caserma Ederle to listen to concerns and inform about efforts they are taking to resolve issues.
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AFRICOM commander visits Angola, military medical readiness exercise

1:41 PM11/14/2022
AFRICOM Commander Gen. Michael Langley visited senior Angola defense officials in Luanda, Angola, on Nov. 10, while observing a military medical readiness exercise involving U.S. and Angolan doctors.
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U.S., Angola Hosts Bi-lateral Military Medical Readiness Exercise

12:41 PM11/14/2022
The Angolan Armed Forces, in partnership with the U.S. Army’s Southern European Task Force and the U.S. Army Reserve’s 807th Medical Command, will host a Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) in Luanda 8-18 Nov., 2022.
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SETAF-AF, Tunisia Armed Forces counter-IED experts visit TRADOC

10:07 PM11/9/2022
Six explosive ordnance disposal and counter-IED (C-IED) experts from Tunisia Armed Forces visited Fort Lee, Virginia, and the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Munitions and EOD Training Department Oct. 25-26.
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NY Army Guard C-12 detachment Soldiers headed to Horn of Africa

7:55 AM11/8/2022
LATHAM, New York--Five New York Army National Guard Soldiers who operate a C-12 transport plane based at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Latham, New York are headed to East Africa later this month to support U.S. forces there. The five Soldiers, and a sixth Soldier, who will deploy halfway through the nine-month rotation were honored during a Sunday, Nov. 6 ceremony at the flight facility.
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SETAF-AF hosts Commander’s Forum to gauge progress and set stage for success in Africa

5:59 PM11/7/2022
The commanding general of U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa welcomed Army leaders here for a weeklong discussion on progress and opportunities for the Army in support of U.S. Africa Command.
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Partners gather in Kenya to plan Justified Accord 23 exercise

5:10 PM11/7/2022
From October 24-28, more than 80 participants from the U.S., Africa partner nations and multinational forces gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, to plan exercise Justified Accord 2023 (JA23) — U.S. Africa Command’s largest East Africa military training exercise.
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