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Aug. 17, 2018

Civil Affairs Soldiers Enhance Tanzanian Operations to Counter Illicit Trafficking

Deep in one of the largest countries in East Africa, U.S. Army soldiers have been training Tanzanian game wardens in operations to deter poachers and prevent extremist organizations from profiting from illicit activities.

Aug. 15, 2018

U.S., Kenyan Military Dog Handlers Share Knowledge, Experience

Kenyan and American service members teamed up at the Kenyan army’s 1st Canine Regiment headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, to share the best ways to treat and train military working dogs in the field.

Aug. 1, 2018

Language Barrier No Obstacle for Deployed Doctors

An Italian civilian woman involved in a nearly fatal car accident adjacent to Nigerien Air Base 101 in Niamey, Niger, likely would have died at the civilian hospital if it weren’t for the efforts of service members from the U.S., Canada, France, Germany and Italy.

June 8, 2018

Attack in Somalia Kills U.S. Service Member, Wounds Others

A U.S. special operations service member was killed and four other U.S. service members and a partner force service member were wounded as the result of an enemy attack during an operation in Jubaland, Somalia, U.S. Africa Command officials said.

May 10, 2018

Africom Chief Details Changes Made to Mitigate Risks After Niger Attack

The incident in Niger on Oct. 4, 2017, that resulted in the deaths of four U.S. soldiers and wounding of two more have resulted in changes and adjustments to how U.S. forces are employed in Africa, the commander of U.S. Africa Command told Pentagon reporters.

March 30, 2018

Exercise Obangame Express 2018 Starts

Exercise Obangame Express 2018, which is sponsored by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to enhance the collective capabilities of Gulf of Guinea and West African nations to counter sea-based illicit activity.

March 13, 2018

Africom, Partners Fight Violent Extremists, Other Threats

The U.S. military is working with its African partners to strengthen security and counter violent extremist organizations and other threats to the continent, the commander of U.S. Africa Command said on Capitol Hill.

March 6, 2018

Africom Continues Efforts for Stable, Secure Continent

U.S. Africa Command partners with nations to strengthen security forces and counter transnational threats while also responding to crises on the continent, Africom commander Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser told a House committee.

Jan. 8, 2018

Task Force Darby Aids Boys in Cameroon

Soldiers with Task Force Darby serving in Cameroon, Africa, are volunteering their time to provide aid to a group of disadvantaged boys.

Nov. 29, 2017

Combatant Command Enlisted Leaders Discuss Operations, NCO Empowerment

Combatant command senior enlisted leaders discussed operations against terrorists in their areas, the state of forces and what noncommissioned officers bring to the table internationally during a Pentagon briefing.

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