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.
Idaho National Guard participates in exercise African Lion 22
Idaho Army National Guard Soldiers with the 1st Battalion of the 148th Field Artillery Regiment and their counterparts from California, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin are training with the Royal Moroccan Army in the northern Sahara Desert as part of African Lion ’22.
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Rohling, commander of Southern European Task Force, Africa, gears up to jump with fellow Soldiers assigned to the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Utah Army National Guard, as part of a friendship airborne operation in Grier Labouihi, Morocco, during African Lion 22, on June 19, 2022.
Photo by Spc. Mackenzie Willden, U.S. Army National Guard
Teaching the teachers at Tondibiah Basic Training Camp, Niger
Members of Niger’s Forces Armées Nigériennes (FAN), as part of a U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) initiative, recently completed the inaugural Basic Training Enhancement Program at Tondibiah Basic Training Camp, Niger, March 28, 2022.
US, South African soldiers discuss IG roles, strengthen partnership
U.S. Army Soldiers and civilian personnel from U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa and the New York National Guard met with South African counterparts Oct. 11-21, in Pretoria, South Africa, to discuss roles, responsibilities, commonalities and differences pertaining to the office of the inspector general.
Brig. Gen. Ronald Cupples visits with Kenyan military officials during his first visit as the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa deputy commanding general from the National Guard component. (U.S. Army Photo)
ND National Guard hosts Ghanaian soldiers during Best Warrior Competition
Ghanaian soldiers visited North Dakota Aug. 9-16, 2021, to attend the Best Warrior Competition, an annual event in which National Guard Soldiers compete and demonstrate their skills. Ghana and North Dakota are partners in the State Partnership Program, a Department of Defense security cooperation program managed by the National Guard Bureau. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Solomon Abanda)
African Lion 21: Multinational night live fire event strengthens interoperability, readiness
Soldiers with the Georgia Army National Guard completed multinational live-fire training under the concealment of night during exercise African Lion 21 June 13-14, 2021, in Tan Tan, Morocco. Artillery fire filled the sky with illumination and infrared light to enable maneuver of infantry underneath.
Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Rohling, the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa commander, left, and SETAF-AF Command Sgt. Maj. Charles W. Gregory Jr., right, discuss challenges and opportunities focused on this year’s African Land Forces Summit theme: “Maintaining Security in a Degraded Environment” with African land force commanders and senior enlisted leaders during a regional breakout session at the 2021 ALFS at Caserma Del Din in Vicenza, Italy, May 19, 2021. This year, taking into consideration travel limitations and the safety of country delegations, ALFS was a virtual event. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Meleesa Gutierrez)