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Oct. 5, 2017

U.S. Service Members Killed in Niger, Africom Officials Announce

Three U.S. service members and a service member from a partner nation were killed in southwestern Niger, U.S. Africa Command officials said.

Aug. 28, 2017

U.S. Service Members Provide Humanitarian Aid in Djibouti

Members of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier helped mitigate the likelihood of disease transmission at a local youth center in Djibouti City, Djibouti.

May 12, 2017

Mattis 'Heartened' After Attending Somalia Meeting in London

In London, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States has a role to play in Somalia, and in helping that nation eradicate al-Shabaab, a vicious terror group.

May 5, 2017

U.S. Service Member Dies During Somalia Operation

U.S. Africa Command issued a news release that said a U.S. service member was killed during an operation against al-Shabaab near Barii, Somalia, approximately 40 miles west of Mogadishu.

March 30, 2017

U.S. to Expand Fire Support of African Union Mission in Somalia

A Pentagon spokesman said the president has approved a Defense Department proposal to provide additional precision fires to support African Union Mission in Somalia and Somali security forces operations to defeat al-Shabab in Somalia.

March 8, 2017

Flintlock 2017 Exercise Enhances Interoperability in Africa

Military representatives from Morocco and the United States kicked off the Flintlock 2017 exercise at the Tifnit training base in Morocco, marking another milestone in a relationship between their nations that began in the 1700s.

Jan. 8, 2016

Face of Defense: Colonel’s Work Supports Peacekeeping Efforts

Army Col. Darius Gallegos has been a lot of things: a star athlete, a scholar, a police officer, and currently the only American serving at the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units in Vicenza, Italy.

Nov. 20, 2015

Africa Command Building Capacity, Helping African Nations Work Together

Extremism is a problem in Africa, but the people and nations of the continent are working together to defeat it, Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez, the commander of U.S. Africa Command, said.

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