U.S., Sierra Leone soldiers discuss military public affairs
A team of public affairs experts from the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) and Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF - HOA) exchanged best practices and procedures with members of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) at the Joint Force Command in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Apr. 11-13.
US, Ivorian armies host African Land Forces Summit in Abidjan
Senior military leaders from African nations, as well as the U.S. and some European nations, meet to build relationships, exchange information on current topics of mutual interest and encourage cooperation in addressing challenges, May 8-12 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire during the African Land Forces Summit. The theme for this year’s summit is “Addressing security challenges through civil-military partnerships.”
Planning efforts are underway for Justified Accord 2023
This week more than 60 participants from the U.S., Africa partner nations and multinational forces gathered together to continue planning efforts for Justified Accord 2023—U.S. Africa Command’s largest East Africa military training exercise.
Brig. Gen. Aida T. Borras, the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa deputy commanding general, salutes during a Memorial Day ceremony at the North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial in Carthage, Tunisia, on May 31, 2021. The ceremony honored the more than 2,800 U.S. service members who were laid to rest in the cemetery and more than 3,700 whose names are engraved on the Wall of the Missing. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Embassy in Tunisia)
More than a badge; Challenging oneself, perseverance
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Issaka Guebre, a combat medic with Civil Affairs East Africa Southern European Task Force Africa (CA-EA SETAF-AF), in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, challenged himself by participating in this month’s iteration of the French Desert Commando Course.
United States and Kenya strengthen security partnership
Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Rohling, the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa commander, visited Kenya March 2-5 on an official tour to broaden and strengthen the security partnership between the United States and Kenya.
U.S. Army Soldiers from Task Force Bayonet, assigned to the East Africa Response Force (EARF) in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), alongside Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, based out of Vicenza, Italy, traveled to Somalia as part of a security exercise to Mogadishu International Airport (MIA), Jan. 20-21.
McConville, Grinston meet with SETAF-AF leaders, Soldiers
Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville, left, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael A. Grinston, right, prepare to present an award to Capt. Sara Roger, assigned to the 2nd Security Forces Assistance Brigade, at the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa headquarters in Vicenza, Italy, Dec. 14. McConville and Grinston visited the SETAF-AF headquarters to meet with SETAF-AF leaders. The CSA and SMA also had lunch with and presented awards to Soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Semaj Johnson)
“The early entry command post is a multifunctional, scalable node that allows the commanding general of U.S. Army Africa to exercise mission command against various contingency operations on the continent of Africa,” said Lt. Col. Paul Hilaski, the U.S. Army Africa early entry command post chief. “The majority of situations we look to deploy are for humanitarian disaster relief, political unrest and noncombatant evacuation operations.”