Mass. National Guard medical planner experiences Kenya for first time
U.S. Army Capt. James Hogan is a medical plans and operations officer, as well as executive officer for the 182nd Medical Company, Massachusetts National Guard. His hometown is Boston, Mass., but he also spent time in Georgia so he lacks the well-known Boston accent. On the civilian side, he works in the human resources department at the Veterans Affairs Boston Health System.
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.
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.