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    AFRICOM Update

    AFRICOM Update

    Video | U.S. Africa Command


    Features stories from the United States Africa Command, AFRICOM, which is one of six of the U.S. Defense Department's regional military headquarters, with administrative responsibility for U.S. military support to U.S. government policy in Africa, to include military-to-military relationships with 53 African nations.


    • Task Group 61/2.4 Training in Souda Bay, Greece

      U.S. Marines with Task Group 61/2.4, Task Force 61/2 conduct casualty evacuation and snag and tow drills with the U.S. Coast Guard team in Souda Bay, Greece March 15, 2022.Task Group 61/2.4 is part of Task Force 61/2 which is a rapidly deployable and scalable coordination cell that will temporarily provide command and control support to the U.S. Sixth Fleet commander, as part of ongoing experimentation efforts. The Task Force will synchronize Navy and Marine Corps units and capabilities already in theater, in support of regional Allies and Partners and U.S. national security interests. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Dylan Chagnon)


    • COVID-19 Vaccine's First Arrival to Camp Lemonnier

      CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Feb. 20, 2021) Camp Lemonnier service members receive the first COVID-19 vaccine available at the base, Feb. 9, 2021.


    • Air Forces Africa Mobile Training Team

      Air Forces Africa Mobile Training Team Lead MSgt Brad Miller, trains Niger Armed Forces in close quarters battle tactics to better their skills in defending the base.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 51

      At the Joint Military Academy of Arta, representatives from the U.S. Embassy, Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa and the U-N Refugee Agency spoke with Djiboutian cadets about the consequences armed conflict can have on civilians. A subject that Lt. Col. Tim Brennan feels is crucial for these young leaders to understand. Produced with Tech. Sgt. Jessica Wolter.

      AFRICOM Update Episode 51


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 50

      Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa welcomes a new commander while officers from the Saudi War Course visit Stuttgart.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 49

      This week we discuss Obangame Express 2015, our commander's latest testimony before Congress and say goodbye to our lead anchor.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 48

      This week the AFRICOM Headquarters played host to a special visit from the Wounded Warriors Program. Check out the video to learn more about their valuable services.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 46

      Urbanization and Security workshop


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 45

      AMCHAM Germany visits USAFRICOM


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 44

      This week the AFRICOM Update travels to Garmisch, Germany for the Defense Institution Building Workshop.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 43

      Flintlock, AFRICOM's premier special operations exercise, begins in Chad.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 42

      In this episode, a deeper look into the Media Delegation Program hosted by AFRICOM.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 41

      A media delegation visits AFRICOM headquarters, a maritime exercise ends and a special operations exercise begins.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 39

      This week's Update focuses on the First East Africa Theater Security Cooperation Conference in Djibouti.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 38

      In this episode of the AFRICOM Update, a look at the logistics involved in supporting Operation United Assistance in Liberia.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 37

      In this episode of the AFRICOM Update, an introduction to the command's year in review products for 2014.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 36

      Planning begins to finish construction of the Tanzania Defense Intelligence College, the World Food Program steps in to help with resupply operations to Ebola treatment units, and Soldiers with 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) celebrate the holidays. Also available in high definition.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 35

      In this episode of the AFRICOM Update, some service members head home after supporting Operation United Assistance, while others continue to aid in the fight against Ebola in Liberia.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 34

      In this week's AFRICOM Update, AFRICOM's Commander, GEN. David Rodriguez speaks to the press on a variety of topics at the Pentagon while in South Africa, AFRICOM in sponsoring a program that will help educate thousands of disadvantaged children. And finally, the holiday spirit is alive and well as the command Christmas tree is official lit. Reporting by Lt. Commander Dave Hecht, USN.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 33

      In this week's AFRICOM Update, senior policy fellows from the Council on Foreign Relations meet with AFRICOM leaders, while journalists from the countries Malawi and Botswana get an inside look at AFRICOM headquarters.
      Reporting by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Klutts


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 32

      This is your AFRICOM Update for the week of 10-15 November, 2014. Thank you for watching!


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 31

      In this week's AFRICOM Update, engineers continue to build Ebola Treatment Units in Liberia, while a special facility for infected healthcare workers nears completion. Reporting by Staff Sgt. Christopher Klutts. Also available in high definition.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 30

      In this week's AFRICOM update, we bring you the latest on Operation United Assistance as well as a sneak peak of a conference at AFRICOM headquarters. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Klutts reporting.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 27

      A Department of Defense revision to procedures will help keep U.S. military personnel even safer when head to West Africa for the fight against Ebola. Lt. Commander Dave Hecht has more on that. Also available in high definition.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 26

      Officials from USAID, the lead U.S. Government organization for Operation UNITED ASSISTANCE, visited the leadership of U.S. Africa Command to discuss the progress being made in West Africa. Lt. Commander Dave Hecht has more on that.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 25

      This is your AFRICOM Update for the week of 22-26 September, 2014. Thank you for watching!

      We want to hear from YOU so leave us a comment and tell us how we can make the newscast even better. You can also watch the AFRICOM Update on our Facebook page,


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 24

      This week, The U.S. Africa Command Headquarters played host to a special signing ceremony, the first of its kind to ever take place at Kelley Barracks. Lt. Cmdr. Dave Hecht has that story.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 23

      This is the AFRICOM Update for the week of Sept. 8, 2014. This week we take you to Cameroon for the African Air Chiefs Symposium. Produced by LCDR Dave Hecht, US Africa Command Public Affairs


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 22

      This edition features a story on six African partner nations participating in the military-to-military program African Partnership Flight. Hosted by Lt. Cmdr. Dave Hecht.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 21

      Package about the East-West Malaria Task Force conference sponsored by U.S. Africa Command. Available in high definition.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 20

      U.S. Africa Command hosted the 4th Annual AFRICOM Olympics (field meet and family day) at Kelley Barracks. Events included relay races, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and many more team sports. Report by U.S. Navy Lt. Amy Forsythe, U.S. Africa Command, Public Affairs Office.


    • AFRICOM Update: Episode 19

      U.S. Africa Command hosted 13 journalists from Angola and Mozambique at the headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, July 21-25, 2014. The 5-day visit included visits to the AFN broadcast studios and the Army Airfield as part of an ongoing outreach effort to build and sustain relationships with media in Africa. Report by U.S. Navy Lt.j.g. Amy Forsythe, U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs Office.


    • AFRICOM Now 25

      Members of the International Women's Forum (IWF) participated in an orientation program to explain U.S. Africa Command's mission and programs September 8, 2011.

      IWF is a global organization of women aimed at advancing women's leadership across careers, cultures and continents by connecting the world's most prominent women of significant and diverse achievements.

      Heidi Kuhn, IWF member said that she felt that it was an honor and a privilege to be invited to AFRICOM and that the visit... read more


    • AFRICOM Now 23

      Communication links are essential to responding quickly during crisis situations and in avoiding conflict in peacetime operations. As part of AFRICA ENDEAVOR 2011 Staff Sergeant Amanda McCarty brings us to an exercise that focuses on just that.

      Uganda Media delegation Vist

      A delegation of seven Ugandan television and newspaper reporters and a representative from the U.S. Embassy in Kampala, Uganda visited U.S.... read more


    • AFRICOM Now 22

      Check the latest news from the command. In this edition:
      * Science and Technology Contributes to Health Surveillance in Africa
      * SOCAF Change of Command
      * U.S. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Trains 41 Members of The Mozambique Military to Remove Mines.

      For more go to
      Also available in high definition


    • AFRICOM Now 21

      This edition features stories on African Defense Joint Symposium, CJTF Change of Command and Gen. Ham visit to Algeria. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Amanda McCarty and Produced by Nancy Hudson. Also available in High Definition.


    • AFRICOM Now 20

      This edition features stories on the MEDREACH 11 and AFRICOM Military Legal Conference. Hosted by Lt. Cmdr. James Stockman and Produced by Nancy Hudson. Also available in High Definition.


    • AFRICOM Now 19

      This edition features stories on the Air Chief's Conference, MEDLITE 11, Kelly Clinic opening ceremony and a Retirement ceremony from General William "Kip" Ward. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Amanda McCarty and Produced by Nancy Hudson.


    • AFRICOM Now 18

      This edition features stories on Exercise Flintlock 2011, the U.S. Naval War College Alumni Regional Symposium, Exercise Atlas Drop 2011 and the Malaria Symposium. Hosted by Diane Cano. Also available in high definition.


    • AFRICOM Now 16

      Check out the latest news from U.S. Africa Command. In this edition:
      1. AFRICOM Change of Command Ceremony
      2. US Africa command welcomes new senior enlisted leader.
      3. Operation Odyssey.
      Hosted by Maj. Tyson Dunkelberger. Produced by Nancy Hudson. This video available in high definition


    • AFRICOM Now 15

      This edition features stories on U.S. Ambassador the Central African Republic, Laurence Wohlers, visiting AFRICOM Headquarters, AFRICOM DCMA, Ambassador J. Anthony Holmes
      visiting Nigeria. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Amanda McCarty. Also available in high definition.


    • AFRICOM Now 12

      In this edition of AFRICOM Now U.S. Africa Command Hosts 4th Annual HIV/AIDS Awareness Event, Dr. Steven Livingston discussed "Africa's Evolving Infosystems: A Pathway to Security and Stability December 14, 2010, Information Dominance Corps (IDC) Insignia Presented to 28 Newly-Certified AFRICOM Navy Officers, Visit of Maj. Gen. Fathi Ahmed Houssein, Djiboutian Chief of Defense, to the U.S. AFRICOM headquarters on Kelley Barracks Dec. 15, 2010. Produced by Nancy Hudson. Also available in High Definition.


    • AFRICOM Now 10

      In this edition of AFRICOM Now TSC Conference, Veterans Day at Patch Barracks and the visit from the Ghanaian Forces Senior Leaders to AFRICOM headquarters in Stuttgart. Please visit us at


    • AFRICOM Now 9

      This edition of AFRICOM Now feature stories on combatant command staff talk, U.S. Naval Forces Africa Band visiting African countries and Ambassador Tony Holmes visiting Liberia and Sierra Leone. Also available in high definition.


    • AFRICOM Now 8

      What's happened the last two weeks at AFRICOM? Conference Emphasizes International Effort to Curb Africa's, AFRICOM General Establishes Legacy as 1st Chief of Staff, kicked off the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Overseas for the command and more visit us at


    • AFRICOM Now 7

      This edition features stories on a visit by a delegation of sergeants major from Kenya's defense service components, AFRICOM Chaplains conference in Garmisch,Congolese soldiers' graduation and a visit by Burkina Faso's Defense Minister. Also available in high definition.


    • AFRICOM Now 6

      This edition features news from U.S. Africa Command on the latest operations in their area of responsibility. Produced by Nancy Hudson. Hosted by Danielle Skinner, AFRICOM Public Affairs Office.


    • AFRICOM Now 4

      This edition features the latest news from U.S. Africa Command. Produced by Nancy Hudson. Also available in High Definition.


    • AFRICOM Now 1

      Africom Now our news highlights from U S Africa Command visit