U.S. and African partners prepare for start of exercise Justified Accord 2024
Justified Accord 2024 is U.S. Africa Command's largest exercise in East Africa, running from February 26 - March 7. Led by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), and hosted in Kenya, this year's exercise will bring together 1,000 personnel and units from 23 nations.
Kenyan-born U.S. Army Captain returns to native land at exercise Justified Accord 2023
As nearly 1,000 exercise participants gather in Kenya for this year’s iteration of Justified Accord (JA23), one U.S. Army Reserve Soldier returns to very familiar territory. “It’s humbling to come back to my roots,” said U.S. Army Capt. Ronald Ottichilo, a microbiologist with U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF).
Mass National Guard supports Exercise Justified Accord in Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya—Justified Accord is U.S. Africa Command’s largest exercise in East Africa, bringing together more than 20 countries from four continents. Led by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), Justified Accord aims to increase partner readiness for peacekeeping missions, crisis response, and humanitarian assistance.
Planning and executing logistics for an exercise this size can be a herculean effort. This is where the Joint Exercise Support Group comes in. Led by members of the Massachusetts National Guard, the JESG handles all the logistical needs for an exercise like Justified Accord.
Cyber-focus unveiled at Justified Accord 23 final planning event
Justified Accord 23 (JA23), scheduled from Feb. 13-24, is led by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF). This multinational exercise brings together more than 20 countries from 3 continents to increase partner readiness for peacekeeping missions, crisis response and humanitarian assistance.
JA 23 will feature the following events: An African Union academics course, a multinational field training exercise, a live-fire exercise, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief projects, as well as training on defensive cyber capabilities.
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.
Spc. Joshua Omwenga, a combat medic with 444th Minimal Care Det., was born in Western Kenya. Omwenga was working as a school teacher when he was notified that he would receive a green card to the United States from a local lottery.
Florida Guard travels 8000 miles to partner with Africa
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.
Over 20 militaries complete Justified Accord exercise ends in Kenya
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.
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.
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.