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Military, Other Agencies to Forge Relationships
SYDNEY, Australia, Feb. 11, 2007 – Africa Command, which President Bush announced Feb. 6, may be a chance for the military and other U.S. agencies to forge new command and working relationships, the top U.S. general said. Story
New Africa Command Geared Toward Stability
WASHINGTON – The main goal of the new U.S. command in Africa will be to develop a stable environment on the continent to promote civil society and improved quality of life for the people there, a top Defense Department official said here today. Story | Briefing Slides on U.S. Africa Command (pdf)
Africa Command Will Consolidate U.S. Efforts
WASHINGTON – The new U.S. Africa Command, which President Bush announced today, will consolidate U.S. government efforts in Africa and the ability to work with partner nations, the officer in charge of the command's transition team said today. Story
Defense Officials to Establish Africa Command
WASHINGTON – The U.S. military will establish a separate U.S. Africa Command to oversee military operations on the African continent, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced during Congressional testimony, Feb. 6. Story
Soldier Recalls Heart-warming Experience in Kenya
LAMU DISTRICT, Kenya – During my tour as a civil affairs specialist on a civic action team for Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, I worked on several Medical and Veterinary Civic Action Programs, better known as MEDCAPS and VETCAPS. Story
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Search Training – U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Gogue, of 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment (Light), Guam Army National Guard, trains Ethiopian National Defense Force soldiers on vehicle search procedures in Bilate, Ethiopia, Oct. 31, 2006. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph McLean.  More Photos
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On the Beach — U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Dan E. Larson (right), a landing support specialist from Combat Logistics Battalion-26, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, guides an extended boom forklift from CLB-26 off a landing craft air-cushioned and across a beach near Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Feb. 5, 2007. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jeremy Ross
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U.S., Yemen Coast Guard Train in Red Sea
Four Yemen Coast Guard members are brought aboard USCGC Midgett (WHEC 726) via small boat to participate in a joint training exercise and interaction patrol while in the Red Sea. During the two-day professional exchange, Midgett, a 378-foot high endurance cutter homeported in Seattle, hosted the two officers and two enlisted Yemen Coast Guard members onboard. Along with small boat approaches to interact with the local maritime community, Midgett demonstrated training in law enforcement tactics, damage control and medical training. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mariana O'Leary)“I think it was a good experience for us,” said Sgt. Hassan Hassan Blbid, a navigator in the Yemen Coast Guard. “I would like to [do] training with the American Coast Guard again. We were able to see different ways of handling safety and security concerns and we learned about new equipment.” Story
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