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July 20, 2018

United Accord Brings Together U.S., Ghanaian Troops

Members of Ghana’s armed forces are partnered with participants from other African nations, European allies and U.S. Army Africa for exercise United Accord 2018.

July 3, 2018

West Point Promotes STEM Learning in South Africa

Representatives of the U.S. Military Academy promoted science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning to 70 gifted South African students in partnership with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

May 17, 2018

Exercise African Lion 2018 Concludes in Morocco

Exercise African Lion 2018 has concluded, and during the exercise, approximately 900 U.S. service members joined with the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces in Morocco and Tunisia to develop tactics, techniques and procedures to counter violent extremist organizations.

May 10, 2018

Investigative Process Looks to Get Ground Truth to Leaders

The U.S. military is a learning and growing organization. Finding out what happens when tragedies or accidents occur is a priority for the Defense Department and the combatant commanders, Pentagon officials said, and the results can also affect interagency and international partners.

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 20, 2018

African Nations, Western Partners Conduct Airborne Operations at Flintlock 2018

Flintlock is an annual exercise that provides approximately 1,500 service members from more than 20 African, North American and European nations the opportunity to build trust and confidence, and bolster partnerships, with high-altitude low-opening and static line jumps. It is U.S. Africa Command's largest annual special operations forces exercise.

April 12, 2018

Niger-Hosted Exercise Enhances Regional Cooperation, Security

Niger is hosting exercise Flintlock 2018, an annual regional event among African, allied and U.S. counterterrorism forces.

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.

Nov. 3, 2017

U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIS in Somalia

In coordination with the Somali government, U.S. forces conducted two separate airstrikes in northeastern Somalia against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, killing several terrorists, U.S. Africa Command officials said.

Oct. 6, 2017

Africom Announces Death of 4th Service Member in Niger Attack

A U.S. Africa Command spokesperson said the body of another U.S. service member has been recovered from Niger where an attack occurred Oct. 4 during an advise-and-assist mission, bringing the number of U.S. service members killed to four.

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