Marines and Sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 13 are conducting a 10-week predeployment exercise currently under way with Burundi National Defense Force soldiers to prepare them for assignments in Somalia.
The purpose of the exercise is to strengthen Burundian soldiers’ security capabilities. Burundi supplies troops to the African Union Mission in Somalia, a regional peacekeeping mission, and supports Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's mission
Marines and Sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 13 recently completed a four-week logistics operations engagement with more than 80 Burundi National Defense Force soldiers in preparation for future deployments supporting the African Union Mission in Somalia, an active, regional peacekeeping mission operated by the African Union with the approval of the United Nations in Somalia.
The Marine task force supports Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's mi
Uganda People's Defense Force soldiers recently completed a 10-week joint engagement with U.S. Marines and Sailors assigned to Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa for a deployment to Somalia later this year.
Uganda provides troops to the African Union Mission in Somalia, or AMISOM, a regional peacekeeping mission in Somalia supported by the United Nations. The Marine task force supports Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's mission, which is to counter viole
Eight soldiers and airmen from Kenya Defense Forces partnered with two Airman from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Public Affairs Office for a two-day, military-to military photojournalism workshop at the International Peace Support Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya, July 18-19, 2013.
The hands-on workshop, which enhances KDF capacities in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), was the first of its kind between the two countries and shared best practices in photography sk
General David M. Rodriguez assumed command of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) from General Carter F. Ham Friday, April 5.
Rodriguez is AFRICOM's third commander since the command was established in 2008 to coordinate U.S. military relations and activities with African nations, regional organizations, and the African Union. General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presided over the ceremony.
"(General Rodriguez) is one of our nation's most highly
Burundi National Defense Force soldiers recently shared 10 weeks of pre-deployment training with the U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy assigned to Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 13, near the 110 Brigade Compound here.
The purpose of the training was to enhance Burundian security capabilities for their upcoming Somalia deployment said Cpl. Jeffery Haggard, SP-MAGTF Africa 13.
Since 2007, the BNDF have deployed forces in support of the African Union Mission in Somalia.
African and partner nation military representatives assembled at the African Union (AU) here to launch operations at the newly established Peace Support Operations Centre (PSOC). Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) provided assistance in creating the center and worked with the local staff to help begin actual PSOC operations this month.
Officials put the new operations center through exercise paces in conjunction with African Endeavor 2011 (AE11), a multi-national comman
The week of July 12, 2010, African Union Commission's Peace and Support Operations Division (PSOD) Operational Division (PSOD) participated in a familiarization program that provided strategic level, operational level, and functional training.
Fifteen high-level military and civilian personnel assigned to PSOD took part in the one week training session that covered a variety of topics pertaining to the establishment and operation of the AU's Peace and Support Operations Center
The United States and the nations of the African Union share deep ties, both historical and modern, and have concluded first-ever high-level talks to discuss mutual interests and strategic partnership, the U.S. Department of State said in a statement April 22, 2010.
"This first round of talks covered the full range of U.S.-Africa priorities," the statement said. These priorities include: "promoting civilian democratic institutions; creating opportunity for the African people; improving
The first U.S.-African Union High Level Bilateral Meetings opened at the U.S. Department of State April 21, 2010, with the goal of broadening the U.S.-African Union (AU) relationship and deepening the level of engagement between both parties.
Deputy Secretary of State Jacob Lew welcomed the AU delegation, headed by the chairperson of the African Union Commission, Jean Ping. The three-day session will include visits by the delegation to other U.S. government departments and talks with Ca
Service members from U.S. Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa have located the wreckage of an Ilyshin II 76 aircraft that crashed in Lake Victoria and are conducting diving operations to retrieve information.
The contracted Soviet-era IL-76 was carrying tents and water purification units to Mogadishu in support of the African Union Mission in Somalia. All 11 people on-board died after the freighter crashed shortly after takeoff from Entebbe International Airport on March 9, 2009
The Eastern Africa Standby Brigade (EASBRIG) kicked off a week-long command post exercise on November 24, 2008, a crucial step toward forming a regional force that can quickly deploy to take on security, humanitarian and other crises.
EASBRIG brought together 13 Eastern African nations under the umbrella of the African Union. It is one of five regional forces being formed by the AU as part of the African Standby Force.
"The CPX is the first step toward moving forward on a co