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Maryland Army National Guard deepens defense partnership in Ghana at African Lion 2024

11:58 AM6/2/2024
DAMONGO, Ghana - The sun-soaked training areas of Damongo have been transformed into a theater of partnership, where soldiers from the U.S. Army and Ghana Armed Forces unite under the blazing sun for African Lion 2024 (AL24) in Ghana.
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Utah National Guard’s State Partnership Program brings healthcare to underserved Moroccan people

11:58 AM6/2/2024
The Utah National Guard and the Kingdom of Morocco are linked through the National Guard's State Partnership Program, which helps facilitate combined training and mission opportunities such as the State Headquarters Medical Readiness Detachment's humanitarian civic assistance operations.
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Exercise African Lion 2024 concludes in Senegal

11:58 AM6/2/2024
As the sun sets on exercise African Lion 2024 (AL24), the echoes of multinational training, strategic partnerships, and enhanced military readiness resonate across Senegal. AL24, U.S. Africa Command’s premier exercise, marked by significant collaboration between the armed forces of Senegal [Forces armées du Sénégal], the U.S. and the Netherlands, concluded on a high note, reinforcing the ties that bind these nations in their common security goals.
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302nd Communications Flight brings high-speed internet to African Lion 2024

10:56 AM5/26/2024
TAMALE, Ghana – For the first time, U.S. and partner forces participating in exercise African Lion 2024 (AL24) in Ghana are leveraging high-speed satellite internet to establish high-bandwidth connectivity at their remote training locations. This initiative is providing troops with critical internet capabilities in one of the most austere areas of northern Ghana.
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2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade leads staff exercise at African Lion 2024 in Ghana

10:56 AM5/26/2024
TAMALE, Ghana — The 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade (2nd SFAB) is playing a crucial role in African Lion 2024 by leading a comprehensive staff exercise (STAFFEX) in Ghana. The STAFFEX focuses on enhancing operational capabilities through rehearsing the military decision-making process.
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African Lion 2024 concludes in Tunisia, kicks-off in other host nations

9:54 PM5/18/2024
TUNIS, Tunisia – Friendly forces identified several enemy four-by-four vehicles and an enemy air defense weapon, considered a high-value target, during the final event of African Lion 2024 (AL24) in Tunisia. The decision was made swiftly to engage and neutralize these threats.
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Signal and smile: Monterroso shines at African Lion 24

9:54 PM5/18/2024
ACCRA, Ghana — As the tactical communications manager for the Ghana spoke of exercise African Lion 2024 (AL24), U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Fabricio Monterroso, a signal specialist with U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), faced an immense challenge: ensuring seamless communications and connectivity for the hundreds of multinational participants spread across multiple remote Ghanaian training areas.
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US Army Brig. Gen. John LeBlanc honors fallen troops at North Africa American Cemetery in Tunisia

4:20 PM5/12/2024
TUNIS, Tunisia — U.S. Army Brig. Gen. John LeBlanc visited the North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial in Tunis on May 7, 2024, reflecting on the incredible sacrifices made by U.S. troops in one of the pivotal theaters of World War II.
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Aloha from Africa: Hawaii native celebrates Asian American, Pacific Islander heritage

4:18 PM5/12/2024
TUNIS, Tunisia – As with many native Hawaiians, U.S. Army Capt. Ivy Young is a mix of ethnicities including Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, German and Puerto Rican. Growing up within the diverse population of Honolulu, her childhood was immersed in traditional Hawaiian culture. Now, together with her U.S. Army Reserve unit, she traveled to the other side of the world to participate in exercise African Lion 2024 (AL24).
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US Army interpreter bridges cultures at African Lion 2024

4:18 PM5/12/2024
BEN GHILOUF, Tunisia – The cultures of the United States and Tunisia differ significantly, from customs and signs of respect to social norms and taboos. In the joint military training environment of African Lion 2024 (AL24), overlooking these societal rules can damage relationships and inadvertently cause incidents.
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Water purification is a ‘game changer’ in Tunisia at African Lion 2024

4:18 PM5/12/2024
GABES, Tunisia – Perched between Algeria to the west and Libya to the southeast, most of Tunisia’s northern and eastern borders share a coastline with the Mediterranean Sea. Southern Tunisia extends into the barren landscape of the Sahara desert where water is scarce and sandstorms are frequent.
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African Lion 23: Oregon Army National Guard conducts Tank Gunnery with Royal Moroccan Army

11:10 AM6/27/2023
More than two dozen Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team’s 3-116th Combined Arms Battalion conducted tank gunnery training with members of the Royal Moroccan Army in the Tan Tan Training Area, June 8-10 during Exercise African Lion 2023.
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Bomber Task Force participates in Exercise African Lion

9:37 AM6/21/2023
Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers from 7th Bomb Wing, conducted a Bomber Task Force Mission in support of Exercise African Lion 2023 (AL23) June 16, 2023. The bomber task force mission included a low-approach fly over in addition to close air support training with the Moroccan military at and around the TanTan Training Complex.
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‘Stronger Together’ Utah National Guard CBRN Task Force trains with Ghana Armed Forces during African Lion

2:05 PM6/15/2023
Utah National Guard Soldiers from the Homeland Response Force – Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Task Force, known as HRF-CBRN, traveled overseas to train with Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) as part of Exercise African Lion 2023, from May 31 to June 14, 2023.
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23rd Army Band entertains troops during African Lion 2023

1:01 PM6/15/2023
Utah National Guard shares a State Partnership Program with Morocco, dating back 20 years. U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Morgan Davidson, part of Utah's 23rd Army Band, reflects on the significance of that relationship and speaks to the universal nature of music.
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Father and Son Reunite on Military Overseas Mission: A Heartwarming Moment in Morocco

10:49 AM6/14/2023
Serving in the military often requires separation of service members from their families. It’s a rare, special occasion when family members can unite with their service members while overseas.
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2nd SFAB Advises Members of the Tunisian Armed Forces

2:12 PM5/27/2023
BEN GHILOUF, Tunisia—Eighteen nations and approximately 8,000 personnel will participate in African Lion 23, U.S. Africa Command’s largest annual combined, joint exercise that will take place in multiple countries to include Tunisia from May 13-June 18, 2023.
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African Lion 23 begins

5:45 PM5/18/2023
18 nations and approximately 8,000 personnel will participate in African Lion 2023, U.S. Africa Command's largest annual combined, joint exercise that will take place in Ghana, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia from May 13-June 18, 2023.
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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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African Lion 23 planning begins

2:29 PM10/17/2022
Planners from U.S. Africa Command, the Southern European Task Force – Africa, the U.S. National Guard and Reserve and multiple African partners assembled here to begin detailed planning for Exercise African Lion 23, Sept. 26-30.
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US, Moroccan Special Forces Team Up For Inaugural Cyber Training

10:50 AM7/11/2022
As part of African Lion 22, U.S. and Moroccan Special Forces conduct inaugural cyber effects training, working towards a more unified and sustainable multi-domain combat environment.
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Medical readiness exercise provides real-world humanitarian relief to local Moroccan population

1:34 PM7/1/2022
The Utah Army National Guard Medical Detachmnet, the U.S. Army 30th Medical Brigade, and the Royal Moroccan Army collaborated to provide real-world humanitarian assistance to the local population in Morocco while simultaneously conducting medical readiness training during African Lion 2022.
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Combined arms rehearsal sets stage for successful African Lion 22

10:34 AM6/23/2022
Moroccan and United States military leadership welcomed participants to the combined arms rehearsal in Agadir, Morocco during African Lion 22 June 20, 2022.
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African Lion 22 begins, runs June 6-30 in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal and Ghana

2:53 PM6/9/2022
African Lion 22 features a joint task force command post exercise, a combined arms live fire exercise, a maritime exercise, an air exercise including bomber aircraft, a joint forcible entry with paratroopers into a field training exercise, a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear response exercise, and a humanitarian civic assistance program event.
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839th Transportation Bn. pushes equipment for major military exercise from Livorno port

10:50 AM6/4/2022
Equipment for U.S. Africa Command’s largest exercise in Africa left the port of Livorno May 29 aboard the USNS Yuma. This equipment is a small part of the thousands of short tons now underway across the Mediterranean and Atlantic oceans to several locations for Exercise African Lion 22.
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