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From General William E. Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command

My staff and I spend much of our time traveling and meeting with people across Africa, throughout the United States, and around the world....
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Recent Posts by AFRICOM Staff

From Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
on 2/9/2011 2:47:38 PM
"AFRICOM PAO Note: This is a resposting of the Chairman's Corner blog which was featured on the DoD..."
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From Amy Smith, U.S. AFRICOM Health and Humanitarian Activities Branch
on 2/9/2011 12:45:14 PM
"The U.S. Africa Command Humanitarian Activities Workshop Series (HAWS) was conducted from 2-3 February 2011, at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center in Accra Ghana...."
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From Max Blumenfeld, JSOTF-TS Public Affairs
on 2/7/2011 12:08:39 PM
"The 86th Airlift Wing C-130 Hercules streamed through the early February skies en route to Dakar, Senegal. The crew of the 37th Airlift Squadron was flying a special mission. Aboard..."
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Gus in Stuttgart Germany wrote
on 2/10/2011 1:34:55 PM
"Great article on a great initiative! Bringing African Union reps was a wonderful achievement. A suggestion for the future: there are a lot of Defense contractors operating in suppo..."
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Thierry in Bamberg, Germany wrote
on 2/9/2011 5:43:00 PM
"Jay, Glad to know you had a great experience during your visit to Cameroon. There are many Cameroonians serving in the US military including me who would be of assistance should..."
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Anonymous in Kelley Barracks wrote
on 2/8/2011 10:32:50 AM
"That's a decision by AFRICOM J6 to block staff access to the Flickr photo-sharing site, which is widely used to host content by other military and US government agencies. Fortu..."
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Randy in Stuttgart wrote
on 2/8/2011 10:28:21 AM
"With Civil Affairs in short supply as a high demand low density service, is teaching fishing survival skills a priority? Also, I thought Comoros was nto part of the JTF-HOA area of..."
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Anonymous in Unspecified wrote
on 2/8/2011 9:10:32 AM
"Is the Flicker site broke? We can't see the photos. Only text.???..."
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News and Information
Latest News From US Africa Command
U.S. Africa Command Staff Meet with Ambassador to the Central African Republic
Feb 11, 2011 · U.S. AFRICOM Public Affairs
Ambassador Laurence D. Wohlers visited U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) headquarters in Stuttgart February 7, 2011, in order to learn more about the command and to explore other options for the command to work with the government and military forces of the Central African Republic (CAR). This was Wohlers’...  Full Story

CNE Jazz Combo Fuses with Ethiopian Land Forces Band
Feb 11, 2011 · Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa/ Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs
The U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band Jazz Combo performed with members of the Ethiopian Land Forces band at the U.S. Embassy dedication ceremony, February 8, 2011, in Addis Ababa. Six members of the Jazz Combo arrived three days before the ceremony to rehearse traditional American jazz and Ethiopian...  Full Story

AFRICOM Commander Visits Robert G. Bradley, APS
Feb 09, 2011 · Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa/ Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs
Commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) General William E. "Kip" Ward spoke to African partners and U.S. sailors aboard USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) February 7, 2011, during the first of many port visits of Africa Partnership Station (APS) West. Ward spoke about the importance of the APS mission...  Full Story

Second Annual AFRICOM C4ISR Senior Leaders Conference Concludes in Vicenza, Italy
Feb 08, 2011 · U.S. Army Africa
U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) hosted its second annual C4ISR Senior Leaders Conference February 2-4, 2011 at Caserma Ederle, headquarters of U.S. Army Africa, in Vicenza, Italy. The communications and intelligence community event, hosted by Brigadier General Robert Ferrell, AFRICOM C4 director, drew...  Full Story

Joint Civil Affairs Team Helps Rebuild Children's School in Comoros
Feb 08, 2011 · CJTF-HOA Public Affairs
The children of Chomoni, Comoros, once had a broken building of a school with holes in the walls, corroded interiors and desks with jagged edges. In the first week of 2011, the Joint Civil Affairs Team (JCAT) 101 from the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa undertook a project to rebuild the...  Full Story

TRANSCRIPT: U.S. Ambassador Addresses Current Situation in Cote d'Ivoire
Feb 07, 2011 · U.S. AFRICOM Public Affairs
U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire Phillip Carter briefed journalists on the state of the situation in Cote D'Ivoire February 4, 2011, at the U.S. State Department. The ambassador discussed the elections, related violence, and transition process and took questions from the...  Full Story

Nigerians Receive First C-130 after PDM
Feb 04, 2011 · 17th Air Force Public Affairs
After more than a year of major repairs and maintenance, the U.S. Air Force helped return to operational service the first of five C-130 Hercules aircraft to Nigeria January 21, 2011. Seventeenth Air Force (Air Forces Africa) is orchestrating the capacity-building activity with its partner nation,...  Full Story

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Command Videos

Check out the latest news from U.S. Africa Command. In this edition: 1. US Ambassador the Central African Republic, Laurence Wohlers, visits AFRICOM Headquarters 2. AFRICOM DCMA, Ambassador J. Anthony Holmes visits Nigeria 3. See the new AFRICOM.MIL commercial currently debuting on AFN-E

Activities and Factsheets

FACT SHEET: United States Africa Command
U.S. AFRICOM Public Affairs Office
United States Africa Command, AFRICOM, one of six of the Defense Department's regional military headquarters, was declared a fully unified command on October 1, 2008. As such, Africa Command has administrative responsibility for U.S. military...  Full Fact Sheet

VIGNETTE: CJTF-HOA Pre-positioned Expeditionary Assistance Kits (PEAK): Phase One
U.S. AFRICOM Public Affairs
Document is in PDF format  (Full Fact Sheet)

VIGNETTE: CNE-CNA Band Visits West Africa
U.S. AFRICOM Public Affairs
Document is in PDF format  (Full Fact Sheet)

FACT SHEET: Kelley Barracks
U.S. AFRICOM Public Affairs
Document is in PDF format  (Full Fact Sheet)

U.S. Africa Command Fact Sheet
U.S. AFRICOM Public Affairs
Document is in PDF format  (Full Fact Sheet)

For additional U.S. Africa Command Fact Sheets please see the U.S. Africa Command Activities page.
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