U.S. service members participating in exercise MEDFLAG 09 donated 6,200 South African Rand (about $800) worth of food and toys to 65 children, ranging in age from one to 15 years old at Emmanuel Khayalethu Orphanage in Swaziland, Aguust 14, 2009.
MEDFLAG is a joint and combined military exercise led by U.S. Army Africa in support of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) to improve medical disaster preparedness and humanitarian assistance management. During the exercise, both U.S. and Swazi per
Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force (USDF), U.S. Army Africa, and U.S. Africa Command (USARAF) concluded the two-week MEDFLAG 09 exercise with a closing ceremony at USDF headquarters in Manzini, Swaziland on August 14, 2009.
MEDFLAG is a joint and combined military exercise led by U.S. Army Africa in support of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) to improve medical disaster preparedness and humanitarian assistance management. The exercise consisted of three phases: classroom training; a mass casu
Zamzam Ahmed Dinbil was asleep in a second floor bedroom, her one-year-old daughter beside her, when the fire began that destroyed 21 homes and displaced 126 people in the Quarter 7 BIS neighborhood in the Boulaos commune of Djibouti on August 10, 2009.
"My house was the first to catch fire," stated Dinbil as she stood in the charred shell of a building, she, her husband, Moustapha, and their two young children call home. When neighbors pounded on her door early Monday morning
Thirty-one students from eight countries graduated from the Maritime Center of Excellence (MCE) at Bandari College in Mombasa, Kenya August 7, 2009.
The graduation marked the completion of the second group to attend the three-week course.
MCE, sponsored by Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), is the result of coordinated efforts between U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Naval War College, the Global Maritime and Transportation School, and Kenya Ports Authority's Ban
Africa Partnership Station (APS) Arleigh Burke arrived in Tanzania's largest city today, marking the final stop of the guided-missile destroyer's APS initiative in South and East Africa.
While in port at Dar es Salaam, USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) will participate in community relations projects and office calls with local officials. The ship will also host tours for invited guests and a reception aboard the ship.
Arleigh Burke is deployed as part of the multinational APS in
Thirty-Five Soldiers from the Djiboutian Army completed a Combat Life Saver Seminar coordinated by U.S. soldiers from Army Central Command (ARCENT) and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) August 6, 2009 at nearby Camp Chekh Osman.
The participants applied what they learned during the five days of classroom instruction to real-life scenarios on the final day of the seminar.
"I think it's a great opportunity and a huge challenge to partner with other nations by d
In partnership with the Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force (USDF), U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Army Africa kicked-off a two-week medical exercise with an opening ceremony at USDF headquarters in Swaziland, August 3, 2009.
The USDF co-director Lieutenant Colonel Moses Zwane thanked everyone for attending the ceremony and extended a warm welcome to the U.S. service members participating in the exercise.
"I am very pleased to be one of the MEDFLAG co-directors," Zwane said.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony July 30, 2009 celebrated the establishment of a U.S. military harbor security force at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
Officials from U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), the Djiboutian government, and U.S. and Djiboutian military personnel attended the ceremony at Port de Djibouti.
Commander of U.S. Africa Command General William 'Kip' Ward, CJTF-HOA Commander Rear Admiral Tony Kurta, Charge d'Affai
Representatives and service members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, in conjunction with the government of Tanzania, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania, attended a dedication ceremony at the Tongoni Primary School, July 30, 2009.
More than 800 students, parents, teachers and local residents of Tanga Village attended the ceremony to celebrate the $186,000 in improvements to three previously existing school buildings, as well as const