AMISOM strength bolstered with AFRICOM vehicle delivery to UPDF

Brig. Gen. Miguel A. Castellanos, deputy commanding general for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa in Somalia and the Mogadishu Coordination Cell director, talks to the Ugandan Contingent Commander, Brig. Gen. Kayanja Muhanga, as the Uganda People's Defense Force receives nearly 20 armored troop carrying vehicles provided by the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of State inside the UPDF compound, Mogadishu International Airport, Somalia, Sept. 25, 2017. Members of U.S. Africa Command and the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s Mogadishu Coordination Cell assess the needs of the African Union Mission in Somalia and aim to assist them in countering regional violent extremist organizations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond)
Brig. Gen. Miguel A. Castellanos, deputy commanding general for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa in Somalia and the Mogadishu Coordination Cell director, talks to the Ugandan Contingent Commander, Brig. Gen. Kayanja Muhanga, as the Uganda People's Defense Force receives nearly 20 armored troop carrying vehicles provided by the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of State inside the UPDF compound, Mogadishu International Airport, Somalia, Sept. 25, 2017. Members of U.S. Africa Command and the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s Mogadishu Coordination Cell assess the needs of the African Union Mission in Somalia and aim to assist them in countering regional violent extremist organizations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond)
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