African Lion 23: Oregon Army National Guard conducts Tank Gunnery with Royal Moroccan Army
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.
Bomber Task Force participates in Exercise African Lion
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.
‘Stronger Together’ Utah National Guard CBRN Task Force trains with Ghana Armed Forces during African Lion
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.
23rd Army Band entertains troops during African Lion 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.
2nd SFAB Advises Members of the Tunisian Armed Forces
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.
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.
Military planners design African Lion 23 command and control exercise
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.
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.
Medical readiness exercise provides real-world humanitarian relief to local Moroccan population
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.
African Lion 22 begins, runs June 6-30 in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal and Ghana
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.
839th Transportation Bn. pushes equipment for major military exercise from Livorno port
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.