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    07.26.2011

    Video by Nancy Hudson 

    U.S. Africa Command

    AFRICA ENDEAVOR 2011
    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.
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    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. Africa Command headquarters from 18-22 July 2011.
    During their visit the delegation met with senior military leaders, Stuttgart city officials and military news organizations and received engagement, operation and organizational briefings from command representatives.
    As part of this visit members of the delegation had the opportunity to interview General Carter Ham who gave an overview of AFRICOM's involvement in current situations in Uganda as well as other parts of Africa.
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    Maritime safety and security conference July 19-21, 2011

    More than 100 participants from 25 nations and representatives from the International Maritime Organization, Maritime Organization of West and Central Africa, Gulf of Guinea Commission, U.S. Departments of State, Justice and U.S. Coast Guard, attended the maritime safety and security conference July 21, 2011 in Garmisch, Germany.

    The goal of the conference was to develop the framework of an agreement on maritime cooperation that could be approved by senior decision makers at a follow-on, political-level conference to be held in 2012.

    The conference also aimed to forge partnerships, identify projects that support maritime security activities and strengthen collaborative strategies.

    The cooperation from those in attendance served as a forum for African representatives from two Regional Economic Communities to increase national, regional and continental stability among member states.

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    West Africa Pandemic Readiness and Response Exercise

    To strengthen coordination and decision-making among African nations in the event of a disaster. officials from Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal came together to coordinate on national and regional disaster response planning with a focus on urban operations, July 18-22, 2011.

    The exercise, conducted by the United Nations World Food Programme , provides a forum to practice responding to a simulated large-scale disaster in coordination with their military and civilian counterparts.

    U.S. Africa Command provides technical support to the WFP in these exercises, as part of its Pandemic Response Program (PRP), a USAID-funded initiative

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    VIDEO INFO

    Date Taken: 07.26.2011
    Date Posted: 07.26.2011 06:44
    Category: B-Roll
    Video ID: 121345
    VIRIN: 110726-O-#####-001
    Filename: DOD_100213602
    Length: 00:03:21
    Location: BJ

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