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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.

Nov. 6, 2017

Navy, International Entomologists Collaborate to Fight Malaria

The Navy Entomology Center of Excellence is assisting the President's Malaria Initiative that includes distributing insecticide-treated bed nets, indoor residual spraying and anti-malarial drugs.

Aug. 22, 2017

Seabees Establish Strong Bonds With Djiboutian Villagers

U.S. Navy engineers have spent the last five months making friends with residents of a remote village in Djibouti's Arta region. The Seabees worked to construct a medical clinic complex to serve the local people, for whom very few resources are available and medical care is more than an hour away. When completed, the clinic will provide immediate first aid, as well as maternity and newborn care.

Aug. 3, 2016

Globalization and U.S. Africa Command: Understanding the New World

U.S. Africa Command finds itself at the forefront of the effort to develop transregional strategies to counter threats in an era of globalization, said Amanda J. Dory, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for African affairs.

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