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Florida Guard travels 8000 miles to partner with Africa

9:44 AM3/21/2022
U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers from the 107th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment traveled over 8,000 miles to report on a multinational exercise in Africa Feb. 28 through March 17. The unit of Florida Army National Guard public affairs specialists departed St. Augustine, Florida, for Kenya, where they spent the last three weeks reporting on Exercise Justified Accord 22.
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Over 20 militaries complete Justified Accord exercise ends in Kenya

9:42 AM3/21/2022
Over 20 countries from all over the world gathered in Kenya to exchange information and focus on peacekeeping operations during Exercise Justified Accord 22 from Feb. 28 - March 17. More than 800 personnel from the U.S. joint force, inter-agencies, African Union and NATO participated in the exercise. Justified Accord 22 is a multi-component and multinational exercise with the goal to increase readiness and support enduring peace among the participants. The exercise focused on a multinational field training exercise, a command post exercise, and medical training to enhance peacekeeping operations in the region. Through enduring cooperation and teamwork the participating countries conducted a successful exercise; learning and exchanging information for best practices moving forward.
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ALFS starts now

9:38 AM3/21/2022
Military leaders from the U.S. Army and over 40 African countries will join here March 21-25 in an effort to strengthen partnerships and discuss security challenges in Africa. Maj. Gen. Andrew Rohling, commanding general of U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, will welcome African Land Forces Summit 2022 attendees during the opening ceremony on March 21 in Columbus, Georgia.
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Why I Serve: U.S. Army soldier finds ways to lead in military and civilian career

9:31 AM3/18/2022
Spc. Sherry Lewis said she joined the Army for an opportunity to better serve her community and pay for college and added that she also wanted to show young women that they can do anything they put their mind to.
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SETAF-AF, 173rd Paratroopers strengthen interoperability with Tunisian partners

9:30 AM3/17/2022
Paratroopers from 173rd Airborne Brigade and U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa joined Tunisia Armed Forces in an airborne exercise near Bizerte, Tunisia, March 3-4. Approximately 50 Soldiers from SETAF-AF and 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, parachuted alongside 50 Tunisian military counterparts onto the Al Amila drop zone from Sidi Ahmed Air Base near Bizerte, Tunisia. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is part of the U.S. Africa Command Contingency Response Force in north and west Africa. Forward deployed across Italy and Germany, the brigade routinely trains alongside Allies and partners to build partnerships and strengthen the alliance.
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EOD technician supports Exercise Justified Accord

1:12 PM3/15/2022
ISIOLO, KENYA - Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) is a challenging but rewarding career field that pushes physical and mental limits for those willing to take on the challenge. U.S. Army Soldiers interested in this career field must endure several assessments before, during and after their initial training has been completed. Only a few bear such a responsibility and there are only a select group of female Soldiers within the occupational specialty.
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Military historian, international relations expert talks to SETAF-AF about need for new strategy in Sahel

2:27 PM3/14/2022
A NATO expert on peacekeeping operations in the African Sahel led a discussion among U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa staff members on Caserma Del Din, Vicenza, Italy, March 11 about the history and future of counter-violent extremist organizations in the region.
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Exercise Justified Accord Begins in Kenya

12:17 PM3/14/2022
Justified Accord is an annual, multinational military exercise focusing on African partner capability and interoperability in support of United Nations and Africa Union peace support operations. The exercise seeks to improve multinational interoperability and to incorporate regional civilian, police and military entities into training.
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Tunisian Counter-IED team tests skills at Raven's Challenge

3:44 PM3/10/2022
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa and Tunisian Armed Forces Engineers participated in a counter-IED exercise in Camp Blanding, Florida this week. A member of SETAF-AF C-IED/EOD branch traveled with two Tunisian explosive ordnance disposal specialists to participate in the Raven's Challenge Interoperability Exercise.
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Sgt. Maj. Garcia takes over responsibility for SETAF-AF battalion headquarters

11:27 AM3/7/2022
Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, held a change of responsibility ceremony Feb. 25. Command Sgt. Maj. Salvador G. Garcia replaced Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher E. Rozmarin during the ceremony at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy.
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Advisor teams to Senegal help deploy peacekeeping task force, revamp logistics system

11:17 AM3/7/2022
Two teams from 2nd SFAB will complete their six-month security cooperation rotation to Senegal over the next few weeks. They will be replaced by another two teams coming from the Fort Bragg, North Carolina based unit.
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Confindustria Day at Caserma Del Din showcases facilities and future projects

3:58 PM2/24/2022
VICENZA, Italy – Members of the Vicenza Confindustria met with leaders of the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa on Feb. 22, 2022, to tour the facilities at Caserma Del Din in Vicenza, as well as learn more about the mission of SETAF-AF and projects that the U.S. Army has planned in the Vicenza community.
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USAFRICOM response force keeps skills sharp

10:31 AM2/22/2022
Members of the U.S. Africa Command’s North and West Africa Response Force conducted a series of crisis response training exercises in multiple locations throughout Italy, Feb. 16-20.
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Surgeon devotes career to battlefield trauma care

3:33 PM2/9/2022
What began as a way to practice medicine and pay for college has become a life calling for one U.S. Army surgeon. Col. Jennifer Gurney, a surgeon with the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at the Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston, Texas, says that her reason to continue her 20-year career is to help build the training and standards it takes to maintain Soldier readiness on the battlefield.
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U.S. Army medical personnel visit Ghana in preparation for medical readiness exercise

5:49 PM1/27/2022
U.S. Army and Ghana Armed Forces medical personnel met at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, Ghana, as part of the final preparations for a medical readiness exercise 2022 scheduled for June.
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Making it personal: Soldier uses life experiences to train others for peacekeeping mission

5:46 PM1/27/2022
Soldiers make the decision to serve in the military for a variety of reasons. For one noncommissioned officer out of Ft. Bragg, N.C., a decision to join the military over ten years ago has brought about opportunities to achieve a personal goal and passion to help others.
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SFAB Soldiers grow partnerships in Ghana through peacekeeping training exercise

5:44 PM1/27/2022
In January, U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade out of Fort Bragg, N.C., attended and supported a new training program for Ghana Armed Forces in Bundase, Ghana, as GAF soldiers prepare for an upcoming peacekeeping mission.
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Senegal and U.S. partner to host military medical readiness exercise

2:43 PM1/26/2022
U.S. and Senegalese armies started a three-week training exercise at the Quakam Military Hospital here today to improve medical capabilities and readiness for military medical providers. Participants will serve the patient community with a wide range of medical services from routine checkups to general and specialized surgeries.
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Soldiers assist Niger army enhance basic training program

10:38 AM1/12/2022
Soldiers from U.S. Embassy Niamey, Office of Security Cooperation, U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa and the Regional Training Institute of the Indiana Army National Guard discuss final project plans and combine efforts to enhance the Forces Armées Nigériennes basic training program Dec. 07, 2021, in Niamey, Niger.
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USAFRICOM response force hones capability in air-ground integration exercise

2:15 PM12/14/2021
Members of the U.S. Africa Command North and West Africa Response Force conducted and air-to-ground integration exercise near Aviano, Italy, Dec. 7-9.
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