Members of the U.S. Africa Command North and West Africa Response Pressure performed and air-to-ground integration train close to Aviano, Italy, December 7-9. The coaching included a number of air insertion and airborne operations involving Military paratroopers aboard U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys. Troopers of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Fight Workforce (Airborne) joined with U.S. Marines from Naval Air Station Sigonella and U.S. Airmen on drop zones close to Aviano Air Base, Italy, to enhance disaster response capabilities.

“My unit’s involvement has been doing CASEVAC in addition to tactical restoration of plane and personnel,” mentioned Capt. Collin Buesser, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM-365). “We’re additionally doing air drop with plenty of the Troopers out right here. We’re attempting to get entangled with each the Military and the Air Pressure to ensure everyone is on the identical web page for this joint mission.”


U.S. Military paratroopers assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment load a V-22 Osprey plane from the 2nd Marine Plane Wing for extraction from their goal. This coaching is a part of the North and West African Response Pressure validation train at Dandolo vary in Pordenone, Italy on Dec. 07, 2021.(U.S. Military picture by Employees Sgt. John Yountz)

The U.S. Africa Command’s North and West Africa Response Pressure (NARF) helps USAFRICOM requirement to reply to crises and contingencies on a second’s discover in North and West Africa. Common workout routines make sure the joint workforce’s functionality to marshal and deploy with a scalable drive bundle in assist of U.S. individuals, amenities and pursuits in Africa. The NARF’s mission is disaster and contingency response in North and West Africa, together with to guard U.S. pursuits within the U.S. Africa Command space of duty. The NARF is beneath the command and management of U.S. Military Southern European Activity Pressure, Africa (SETAF-AF).

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

US Africa Command Response Force Hones Capability in Air-ground Integration Exercise
Troopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Platoon, Alpha Firm, pause for a gaggle picture in entrance of a U.S. Air Pressure C-130J Tremendous Hurcules plane, assigned to the thirty seventh Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, throughout the North Africa Response Pressure Mission Readiness Train Aviano Airbase, Italy. (U.S. Military picture by Sgt. Meleesa Gutierrez)