African Lion

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USARAF equipment returns from AL20

6:08 PM5/21/2020
Military Sealift Command (MSC) Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport USNS Yuma (T-EPF 8) arrived in Koper, Slovenia, May 7. This is the second port visit by an expeditionary fast transport in Koper, the first was from USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7) in Jan. 2020.
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US, Moroccan generals launch planning for African Lion 21

12:00 AM11/13/2020
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US, Moroccan generals launch planning for African Lion 21

12:00 AM11/13/2020
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US Army makes big plans for summer exercise in Africa

10:12 AM1/29/2021
A Royal Moroccan Armed Forces officer explains the capabilities of a firing range Jan. 20, 2021, during a site survey for exercise African Lion 21. Scheduled for June, African Lion, U.S. Africa Command's largest exercise, has increased interoperability among U.S. partners and allies since 2003. Plans for AL21 involve more than 10,000 troops from the United States, Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal and elsewhere. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Cain S. Claxton)
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US Army makes big plans for summer exercise in Africa

10:12 AM1/29/2021
Planners for exercise African Lion 21 survey a small arms weapons range during a visit to Morocco Jan. 20, 2021. Scheduled for June, African Lion, U.S. Africa Command's largest exercise, has increased interoperability among U.S. partners and allies since 2003. Plans for AL21 involve more than 10,000 troops from the United States, Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal and elsewhere. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Cain S. Claxton)
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US Army makes big plans for summer exercise in Africa

10:12 AM1/29/2021
Capt. Jonathan Paul, right, assigned to the 173rd Brigade (Airborne), explains his unit's training requirements to Moroccan military planners during a site survey in Morocco Jan. 22, 2021, for exercise African Lion 21. Plans for AL21 involve more than 10,000 troops from the United States, Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal and elsewhere. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Cain S. Claxton)
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Plans underway for Africa's biggest military exercise in face of COVID-19

10:11 AM1/29/2021
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African Lion is scheduled for summer 2021

2:32 PM1/29/2021
African Lion is U.S. Africa Command's largest exercise and the largest exercise held on the African continent. AL 21 will take place June 7-18, 2021. The exercise has increased interoperability among U.S. partners and allies since 2003. Plans for AL21 involve more than 10,000 troops from the United States, Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal and other partner nations. (U.S. Army video by Spc. Meleesa Gutierrez)
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SETAF-Africa DCG engages with partner nations, prepares for exercise season and discusses leadership

4:44 PM2/16/2021
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Cavoli, Rohling visit Tunisia, discuss security cooperation with US ambassador, Tunisian partners

2:26 PM2/25/2021
Gen. Christopher Cavoli, accompanied by Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Rohling, discussed security cooperation with U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome and Tunisian partners during an official visit to Tunis, Tunisia.
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Cavoli, Rohling discuss security cooperation with Tunisian partners, US ambassador during Tunisia visit

2:43 PM2/25/2021
Gen. Christopher Cavoli, the U.S. Army Europe and Africa commanding general, renders a salute during a wreath laying ceremony at the North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, located near Carthage, Tunisia, Feb. 24, 2021. The ceremony took place during an official visit to Tunis, Tunisia, to meet with U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome and Tunisian partners to reaffirm USAREUR-AF’s and SETAF-Africa’s commitment to security cooperation in North Africa. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Embassy Tunis)
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SETAF-Africa tests joint task force capability at exercise

2:24 PM4/16/2021
Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Rohling, U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa commander, provides guidance to the SETAF-AF staff during the command post exercise at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Grafenwöhr, Germany, April 12, 2021. The SETAF-AF command post exercise, April 9-16, tested SETAF-AF's ability to integrate maritime, air and land components and execute its mission as an expeditionary joint task force prior to execution of African Lion 21 multinational exercise that will be conducted in Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal in June. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Devon Thomas, SETAF-Africa Public Affairs)
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SETAF-Africa tests joint task force capability at exercise

2:30 PM4/16/2021
Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Abernethy, the U.S. Army Europe and Africa command sergeant major, presents the first U.S. Army Europe and Africa coins of excellence to Soldiers who participated in the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa Command Post Exercise at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Grafenwöhr, Germany, April 15, 2021. The command post exercise, April 9-16, tested SETAF-AF's ability to integrate maritime, air and land components and execute its mission as an expeditionary joint task force prior to the execution of the African Lion 21 multinational exercise that will be conducted in Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal in June. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Devon Thomas, SETAF-Africa Public Affairs)
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SETAF-Africa tests joint task force capability at exercise

2:30 PM4/16/2021
Sgt. George Michalski, assigned to U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, prepares to receive the U.S. Army Europe and Africa Coin of Excellence from Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Abernethy, the USAREUR-AF command sergeant major, April 15, 2021, at Grafenwoehr Training Area in Grafenwöhr, Germany, April 15, 2021. The command post exercise, April 9-16, tested SETAF-AF's ability to integrate maritime, air and land components and execute its mission as an expeditionary joint task force prior to execution of the African Lion 21 multinational exercise that will be conducted in Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal in June. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Devon Thomas, SETAF-Africa Public Affairs)
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SETAF-Africa tests joint task force capability at exercise

2:30 PM4/16/2021
Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Abernethy, the U.S. Army Europe and Africa command sergeant major, presents the first U.S. Army Europe and Africa coins of excellence to Soldiers who participated in the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa Command Post Exercise at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Grafenwöhr, Germany, April 15, 2021. The command post exercise, April 9-16, tested SETAF-AF's ability to integrate maritime, air and land components and execute its mission as an expeditionary joint task force prior to the execution of the African Lion 21 multinational exercise that will be conducted in Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal in June. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Devon Thomas, SETAF-Africa Public Affairs)
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SETAF-Africa tests joint task force capability at exercise

2:31 PM4/16/2021
Staff Sgt. David Valego, right, assigned to U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, receives the U.S. Army Europe and Africa Coin of Excellence from Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Abernathy, the USAREUR-AF command sergeant major, for his participation in the SETAF-AF command post exercise at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Grafenwöhr, Germany, April 15, 2021. The command post exercise, April 9-16, tested SETAF-AF's ability to integrate maritime, air and land components and execute its mission as an expeditionary joint task force prior to the execution of the African Lion 21 multinational exercise that will be conducted in Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal in June. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Devon Thomas, SETAF-Africa Public Affairs)
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SETAF-Africa tests joint task force capability at exercise

2:31 PM4/16/2021
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force tested its capability as an expeditionary joint task force, integrating maritime, air and land components prior to execution of the African Lion 21 multinational exercise that will be conducted in Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal in June. Participants in the SETAF-AF command post exercise were tested three times--before departing home station, during the exercise, prior to redeployment as a mitigation against COVID-19. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Devon Thomas, SETAF-Africa Public Affairs)
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SETAF-Africa tests joint task force capability at exercise

2:32 PM4/16/2021
Sgt. 1st Class Jovani D’Angella, left, congratulates Staff Sgt. Chief Nuamah and Spc. Isaiah Mathias who received the U.S. Army Europe and Africa Coin of Excellence from Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Abernethy, the USAREUR-AF command sergeant major, at Grafenwoehr Training Area in Grafenwöhr, Germany, April 15, 2021. The command post exercise, April 9-16, tested SETAF-AF's ability to integrate maritime, air and land components and execute its mission as an expeditionary joint task force prior to execution of the African Lion 21 multinational exercise that will be conducted in Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal in June. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Devon Thomas, SETAF-Africa Public Affairs)
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African Lion 21 exercise begins with 7,800 troops in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal

7:07 PM6/7/2021
African Lion 21 is a multi-domain, multi-component, and multi-national exercise, which will employ a full array of mission capabilities with the goal to strengthen interoperability among partner nations and enhance the ability to operate in the African theater of operations.
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African Lion 21 exercise begins with 7,800 troops in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal

7:52 PM6/7/2021
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Rohling, the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa commander, and Moroccan Army Général d'armée Belkhir El Farouk, the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces Southern Zone commander, enter the Rehearsal of Concept Drill for African Lion, Agadir Morocco, June 7, 2021. African Lion is U.S. Africa Command’s largest, premier, Joint, annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal, 7-18 June. More than 7,000 participants from nine nations and NATO train together with a focus on enhancing readiness for U.S. and partner nation forces. AL21 is a multi-domain, multi-component, and multi-national exercise, which employs a full array of mission capabilities with the goal to strengthen interoperability among participants. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jared Kindlespire)
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African Lion 21: US, Moroccan military medical providers collaborate, provide health care

6:59 PM6/9/2021
U.S. Air Force Maj. Rolando De Luna, a medical provider, watches as a Moroccan medic examines a patient at the Military Medical Surgical Field Hospital in Tafraoute, Morocco, during the African Lion exercise June 7, 2021. African Lion 2021 is U.S. Africa Command's largest, premier, joint, annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal. More than 7,000 participants from nine nations and NATO train together with a focus on enhancing readiness for U.S. and partner nation forces. AL21 is multi-domain, multi-component, and multinational exercise, which employs a full array of mission capabilities with the goal to strengthen interoperability among participants. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Colton Elliott)
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African Lion 21: US, Moroccan service members provide medical care

2:19 PM6/11/2021
U.S. and Moroccan service members provide medical care to Moroccan citizens at the Military Medical Surgical Field Hospital in Tafraoute, Morocco, during the humanitarian civic assistance portion of African Lion21.
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US, Senegalese soldiers conduct live fire training at exercise African Lion

5:54 PM6/14/2021
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ethan Pratt with Alpha Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Security Forces Assistance Brigade, conducts live fire training with Senegalese soldiers at exercise African Lion 21 June 11, 2021, in Tan Tan, Morocco. African Lion 2021 is U.S. Africa Command's largest, premier, joint, annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal June 7-18. More than 7,000 participants from nine nations and NATO train together with a focus on enhancing readiness for U.S. and partner nation forces. AL21 is multi-domain, multi-component, and multinational exercise, which employs a full array of mission capabilities with the goal to strengthen interoperability among participants. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Brandon Malcolm)
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African Lion 21: US, Moroccan soldiers conduct fast rope training

1:32 PM6/15/2021
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and the Royal Moroccan Army fast-rope out of a CH-47 Chinook in Tifnit, Morocco, June 14, 2021. Africa Lion is U.S. Africa Command’s largest, premier, joint, annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal, June 7-18. More than 7,000 participants from nine nations and NATO train together, enhancing readiness for U.S. and partner nation forces. Africa Lion 21 is a multi-domain, multi-component, and multinational exercise, which employs a full array of mission and capabilities to strengthen interoperability among participants. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brendan Nunez)
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US Army paratroopers lay down suppressive fire during AL 21 training event

4:30 PM6/16/2021
U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the Able Company, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade, lay down suppressive fire while assaulting an objective during Africa Lion 21, on Grier Labouie Airbase, Morocco, June 10, 2021. African Lion 2021 is U.S. Africa Command's largest, premier, joint, annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal, 7-18 June. More than 7,000 participants from nine nations and NATO train together with a focus on enhancing readiness for U.S. and partner nation forces. AL21 is multi-domain, multi-component, and multinational exercise, which employs a full array of mission capabilities with the goal to strengthen interoperability among participants. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Adrian Pacheco)
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African Lion 21: Georgia Guard completes multinational night live fire

1:14 PM6/17/2021
Soldiers in a U.S. Army M109A6 Paladin howitzer with the Ellenwood-based Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 214th Field Artillery, 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Georgia Army National Guard, observe fired artillery rounds during African Lion 2021, at the Tan Tan Training Area, Morocco, June 13, 2021. African Lion is U.S. Africa Command’s largest, premier, joint, annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal, 7-18 June. More than 7,000 participants from nine nations and NATO train together with a focus on enhancing readiness for U.S. and partner nation forces. AL21 is a multi-domain, multi-component, and multi-national exercise, which employs a full array of mission capabilities with the goal to strengthen interoperability among participants. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class R.J. Lannom Jr.)
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African Lion 21: Georgia Guard completes multinational night live fire

1:14 PM6/17/2021
U.S. Georgia Army National Guardsman Spc. Gabriel Mitchell, assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard, observes his target down range at African Lion 2021 in Tan-Tan, Morocco, June 13, 2021. African Lion 2021 is U.S. Africa Command's largest, premier, joint, annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal, 7-18 June. More than 7,000 participants from nine nations and NATO train together with a focus on enhancing readiness for U.S. and partner nation forces. AL21 is multi-domain, multi-component, and multinational exercise, which employs a full array of mission capabilities with the goal to strengthen interoperability among participants. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nathan Smith)
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African Lion 21: Georgia Guard completes multinational night live fire

1:14 PM6/17/2021
U.S. Georgia Army National Guardsman Cpl. Michael Lawson, assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard, loads a magazine prior to a night fire training exercise at African Lion 2021 in Tan-Tan, Morocco, June 13, 2021. African Lion 2021 is U.S. Africa Command's largest, premier, joint, annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal, 7-18 June. More than 7,000 participants from nine nations and NATO train together with a focus on enhancing readiness for U.S. and partner nation forces. AL21 is multi-domain, multi-component, and multinational exercise, which employs a full array of mission capabilities with the goal to strengthen interoperability among participants. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nathan Smith)
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African Lion 21: US, Moroccan paratroopers conduct training, earn partner nation parachutist badges

6:31 PM6/18/2021
A U.S. Army paratrooper assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 17rd Airborne Brigade, presents the U.S. Army Parachutist Badge to a Royal Moroccan Army paratrooper during a wing exchange on the Grier Labouie Airbase in Morocco, June 13, 2021. Africa Lion 21 began with U.S. and Moroccan paratroopers conducting an airborne jump into Morocco. African Lion 2021 is U.S. Africa Command's largest, premier, joint, annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal, 7-18 June. More than 7,000 participants from nine nations and NATO train together with a focus on enhancing readiness for U.S. and partner nation forces. AL21 is multi-domain, multi-component, and multinational exercise, which employs a full array of mission capabilities with the goal to strengthen interoperability among participants. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Adrian Pacheco)
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African Lion 21: Rohling tours USS Hershel 'Woody' Williams

6:56 PM6/18/2021
Members of USS Hershel "Woody" Williams welcome aboard Maj. Gen. Andrew Rohling, the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa commander, for a tour of the vessel at the Agadir Commercial Port in Agadir, Morocco, June 11, 2021, during a key leader engagement for exercise African Lion. African Lion 2021 is U.S. Africa Command's largest, premier, joint, annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal, 7-18 June. More than 7,000 participants from nine nations and NATO train together with a focus on enhancing readiness for U.S. and partner nation forces. AL21 is multi-domain, multi-component, and multinational exercise, which employs a full array of mission capabilities with the goal to strengthen interoperability among participants.
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African Lion 21 participants from Senegal, Morocco host CBRN demonstration

7:21 PM6/18/2021
Senegal military members treat a simulated casualty from a chemical attack during a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense demonstration hosted by the Moroccan and Senegalese militaries June 15, 2021, in Agadir, Morocco, during African Lion 2021. African Lion is U.S. Africa Command’s largest, premier, Joint, annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal, 7-18 June. More than 7,000 participants from nine nations and NATO train together with a focus on enhancing readiness for U.S. and partner nation forces. AL21 is a multi-domain, multi-component, and multi-national exercise, which employs a full array of mission capabilities with the goal to strengthen interoperability among participants. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Casey Dinnison)
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Press Release

AFRICOM commander meets African leaders at Exercise African Lion

10:57 AM6/21/2021
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African Lion 21 exercise wraps up in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal

1:45 PM6/22/2021
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