U.S., Sierra Leone soldiers discuss military public affairs
A team of public affairs experts from the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) and Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF - HOA) exchanged best practices and procedures with members of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) at the Joint Force Command in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Apr. 11-13.
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.
ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire—Military planners for U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), visited several sites in Cote d’Ivoire Sep 26-30, 2022 for the African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) initial planning event. The planning event is part of ongoing preparation for ALFS 23 scheduled for May, 2023.
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.
Each year SETAF-AF manages TSC events to increase global response and interoperability with U.S. allies and partners. This is primarily accomplished through combined training and TSC engagements with allies and partners, in order to demonstrate our shared commitment to maintaining a safe and secure continent.
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.
Military planners gather in Agadir, Morocco, Oct. 28, 2021, to make initial coordination for African Lion 22. U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, supported U.S. Africa Command as the lead agent for planning the combatant command's largest annual exercise. U.S. military planners joined partners from Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Ghana, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and elsewhere to discuss initial plans for USAFRICOM's premier exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Chris House.)
Rohling addresses GWU Institute for African Studies
Maj. Gen. Andrew Rohling, the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa commander and U.S. Army Europe and Africa deputy commanding general, speaks via teleconference at a George Washington University Institute for African Studies event, offering the U.S. Army's perspective on Africa's evolving security landscape and reflecting upon the challenges and opportunities of partnering with African security forces to achieve shared objectives. (U.S. Army photo by Chris House)
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)
SFAB Team builds partnership with Senegalese Soldiers
Senegalese soldiers from the Centre D'entrainement (CET) 7, 3 and 2 and U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) discuss the lessons-learned during a physical exercise in the ‘Train the Trainer’ course at the Regional Tactical Training Center, Thies, Senegal, July 19, 2021. The 2nd SFAB, based out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, traveled to Senegal to instruct the 8-week course, which uses the sharing of tactics and procedures to better prepare our partners for future operations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Meleesa Gutierrez)
Sgt. Jean Paul Chauvel, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialist from 705th Ordnance Company, teaches Senegalese engineering soldiers during the Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Defeat program at Camp Engineering Bargny, Gouddau, Senegal, July 14, 2021. The C-IED Defeat Program is a 12-week course that enables the Senegalese Army to be capable of producing and sustaining sufficient C-IED capabilities to protect its forces from IED threats during operations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Meleesa Gutierrez)
207th Military Intelligence Brigade-Theater builds partnership
Col. Mark A. Deaton, Commander, 207th Military Intelligence Brigade-Theater, gives remarks at the 535th Lonigo Fair, in Lonigo, Italy, July 10. . Canceled last year due to COVID, the fair is an occasion to present new farming machines, local agricultural products and all the things Lonigo has to offer. (U.S. Army photo)
More than a badge; Challenging oneself, perseverance
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Issaka Guebre, a combat medic with Civil Affairs East Africa Southern European Task Force Africa (CA-EA SETAF-AF), in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, challenged himself by participating in this month’s iteration of the French Desert Commando Course.
Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Rohling, the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa commander, left, and Col. Ed Williams, the SETAF-AF Security Cooperation Directorate director, discuss challenges and opportunities focused on this year’s African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) 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)
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)
Cavoli builds partnerships with key leaders in Senegal
Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli, Commander, U.S. Army Europe and Africa, visits the Senegalese Partnership Garden at the Senegalese Joint Force Headquarters with the Senegal Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Cheikh Wade during a diplomatic engagement to Dakar, April 21. Cavoli visited Senegal from April 19-21, to conduct engagements with Senegal’s chief of the general staff, and officials from French elements in Senegal, as well as with the U.S. Ambassador to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. (Photo by Fareed Abdullah, U.S. Embassy Dakar)
Cavoli, Rohling discuss security cooperation with Tunisian partners, US ambassador during Tunisia visit
Gen. Christopher Cavoli, the U.S. Army Europe and Africa commanding general, renders a salute during a wreath laying ceremony at the North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, located near Carthage, Tunisia, Feb. 24, 2021. The ceremony took place during an official visit to Tunis, Tunisia, to meet with U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome and Tunisian partners to reaffirm USAREUR-AF’s and SETAF-Africa’s commitment to security cooperation in North Africa. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Embassy Tunis)
Military Sealift Command (MSC) Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport USNS Yuma (T-EPF 8) arrived in Koper, Slovenia, May 7. This is the second port visit by an expeditionary fast transport in Koper, the first was from USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7) in Jan. 2020.