Members of the U.S. Africa Command’s North and West Africa Response Pressure performed a collection of disaster response coaching workout routines in a number of areas all through Italy, Feb. 16-20. Troopers of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Fight Group (Airborne) and U.S. Military Southern European Activity Pressure-Africa joined with U.S. Marines from Naval Air Station Sigonella, and U.S. Airmen from Aviano to enhance disaster response capabilities. The NARF helps USAFRICOM requirement to answer crises and contingencies on a second’s discover in North and West Africa.

Common workout routines make sure the joint crew’s functionality to marshal and deploy with a scalable power bundle in help of U.S. individuals, services and pursuits in Africa. The coaching included water survival drills in Vicenza; air load and transit operations in Aviano and in Sicily with Air Pressure and U.S. Marine Corps air property. Troopers, Airmen, and Marines of the NARF routinely conduct disaster and contingency response workout routines each in Europe and Africa, enhancing joint operational functionality throughout a wide range of mission units.


Troopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, conduct the North and West Africa Response Pressure Mission Readiness Train at Aviano Airbase, Italy, Feb. 19, 2022.(U.S. Military photograph by Semaj Johnson)

America Africa Command (USAFRICOM, U.S. AFRICOM, and AFRICOM), is among the eleven unified combatant instructions of the US Division of Protection, headquartered at Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany. It’s accountable for U.S. army operations, together with combating regional conflicts and sustaining army relations with 53 African nations. Its space of accountability covers all of Africa besides Eritrea, which has denied curiosity of turning into a member for years. It additionally doesn’t cowl Egypt, which is inside the space of accountability of the US Central Command. U.S. AFRICOM headquarters working funds was $276 million in fiscal 12 months 2012.

The Commander of U.S. AFRICOM stories to the Secretary of Protection. The present Commander of the U.S. Africa Command acknowledged that the aim of the command is to work alongside African army personnel to help their army operations. In particular person international locations, U.S. ambassadors proceed to be the first diplomatic consultant for relations with host nations.

United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) Response Force Keeps Skills Sharp
The train examined the no-notice deployment functionality of the U.S. Africa Command’s North and West Africa Response Pressure, made up of parts of the 173rd Airborne Brigade and Southern European Activity Pressure, Africa from Vicenza, Italy, U.S. Marines and repair members from the U.S. Air Pressure’s thirty seventh Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Military photograph by Semaj Johnson)