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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.

May 10, 2018

Niger Report Highlights Bravery of U.S. Troops, Notes Training, Planning Deficiencies

American special operations forces fought valiantly against overwhelming odds in the battle against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists outside Tongo Tongo, Niger, and while a number of factors contributed to the clash, no single factor within the control of U.S. forces caused the deaths of four U.S. Army soldiers and four Nigeriens, a military investigation has concluded.

April 11, 2018

U.S. Soldiers Train Nigerian Army Troops

Twelve U.S. soldiers provide tactics and training instruction to about 200 Nigerian army soldiers from the 26th Infantry Battalion.

Dec. 7, 2017

Top Policy Official: Military Not Only Solution to Terrorism in Africa

A Defense Department official says U.S.-led efforts in Africa are vitally important as African nations confront complex and growing threats from multiple terrorist groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Aug. 18, 2017

Medical Exercise in Cameroon Enhances Army Readiness

The U.S. Army Africa-led Medical Readiness Training Exercise 17-5 in Cameroon gave U.S. Army medical professionals a chance to work at a partnered nation's established and alternatively resourced medical facility, shoulder to shoulder with their counterparts.

June 21, 2016

Africom Nominee Details Priorities at Confirmation Hearing

U.S. Africa Command will concentrate on building the capacity of nations to handle their own security and will continue to guard U.S. interests on the continent, the prospective Africom commander testified.

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