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Recruiting and retaining female peacekeepers is an operational imperative

1:22 PM8/30/2018
GAKO, Rwanda – It was a simple message. The major theme of Wednesday’s panel discussion, “Women in Peacekeeping Operations,” at the Rwanda Military Academy centered on the notion that women in combat-related roles can make it easier for peacekeepers to reach women and children in conflict areas.
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Shared Accord 18 fosters life-long partnerships

8:34 AM8/30/2018
GAKO, Rwanda -- Participants from 15 countries celebrated the conclusion of Shared Accord 2018, a multilateral joint exercise focused on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic, held at the Rwanda Military Academy in Gako, Rwanda, Aug. 28.
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Interoperability at all Levels of Shared Accord 2018

11:11 AM8/28/2018
GAKO, Rwanda – Nearly 200 participants from 15 nations gathered for Shared Accord 2018. At the same time, a team of medical professionals packed their bags and deployed to Gako, Rwanda Aug. 12-29, 2018.
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Second iteration of U.S.-Led, Somalia Train and Equip mission ends

3:30 PM8/27/2018
Soldiers with the 10th Mountain Division, based out of Ft. Drum, New York, recently completed training with soldiers from Somalia’s Danab (Lightning) Advanced Infantry Battalion in the country’s capital region of Mogadishu. This is the second year U.S. Soldiers have provided logistics training and equipment in order to assist building the logistics network of the Somali National Army (SNA).
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Female participation strengthens peacekeeping protection efforts

8:48 PM8/21/2018
U.S. Army Africa collaborates with its African partners to increase the ability of peacekeepers to protect civilians in an increasingly dangerous field environment meeting congressional, United Nations, and African Union mandates to protect civilians.
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US Soldiers participate in multilateral exercise in East Africa

8:31 AM8/18/2018
A crowded room buzzes, as voice overlaps voice, 13 languages, 13 countries, each unique; yet all working towards a common goal. In this room, soldiers, police allies and international organizations will spend two weeks collaborating as they develop command practices to ensure successful peacekeeping operations in East Africa.
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Shared Accord 2018 Commences

10:06 PM8/14/2018
Participants from 15 nations and three international organizations gathered for the U.S. Army Africa-led exercise Shared Accord 2018, which is taking place at the Rwandan Military Academy Aug. 14-30, 2018.
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U.S. and Ghana Army Engineers build structures, partnership

6:19 PM8/13/2018
ACCRA, Ghana – Gravel dust rolls out of the bucket of a yellow Caterpillar tractor as an army engineer tilts his pinky and thumb toward his body, indicating to the operator to start feathering out the gravel.
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U.S. Soldier gives back to hometown school in Ghana

12:10 AM8/7/2018
NSUTA, Ghana — A U.S. Army Soldier, born in Africa, brought smiles to young Ghanaian students’ faces as he returned to his hometown and organized a large-scale school supply donation, July 2018.
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‘He’ll meet his demise:’ US Army physician speaks about dying African patient

6:51 PM8/3/2018
ACCRA, Ghana -- Every breath is a battle. Subtle wheezing from his windpipe serves as a siren song despite the noise pollution generated by an overcrowded hospital clinic. Three frail fingers stretch toward the ceiling. Only he knows if it’s a cry for water or his final prayer.
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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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