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Air and ground crews perform post-flight procedures on a New York Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III Sept. 15, 2014, after landing at Waterkloof Air Force Base, Pretoria, South Africa. The aircraft and crew are part of the United States presence at the Africa Aerospace & Defence Expo 2014, along with the U.S. Army's Golden Knights parachute demonstration team, U.S. Air Forces in Europe band Wings of Dixie and a C-130J Super Hercules from Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Austin M. May/Released) Total force touches down
A New York Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III carrying U.S. Air Force Airmen and U.S. Army Soldiers, including the Golden Knights parachute demonstration team, arrived at Waterkloof Air Force Base, Pretoria, South Africa, Sept. 15, 2014, to participate in the Africa Aerospace & Defence Expo 2014.
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Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 3rd Air Force commander, thanks Cameroon Air Force Brig. Gen. Jean Calvin Momha,Chief of Air Staff, for the outstanding Cameroonian reception and hosting of the symposium during 4th annual African Air Chiefs Symposium, Sept. 11, 2014, in Douala, Cameroon. He went on to say that it has been an honor and a privilege for us to be a part of this event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Patrick Mitchell) African air chiefs discuss progress, set expectations
The 4th Annual African Air Chiefs Symposium came to a close here Sept. 11. "I think the conversations have been robust and they have been substantive, and in my opinion have been fruitful," said Lt. General Darryl Roberson, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander.The attending African air chiefs drew continuity from past events to
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Chief Etina Monono blesses 3rd Air Force Commander Lt. General Darryl Roberson before the Great Soppo Chiefdom ceremony. The Great Soppo is a second class Chiefdom with the Duea subdivision. Originally there were four groupings with the name Soppo. Mokongo, Soppo Wonganga, Soppo Wovila and Soppo Woteke. Since Soppo Mokongo was the largest of them it became a second class chiefdom while the others became third class chiefdoms. Sept. 10, 2014, in Buea, Camerron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Patrick Mitchell) 3rd AF commander visits African Air Chiefs Symposium

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The commander of U.S. Air Forces Africa, Gen. Frank Gorenc talks one on one with AFN before the opening ceremony of the 4th Annual African Air Chiefs Symposium, Sept. 9, 2014, in Douala, Camerron.  Gen. Gorenc talked about growing partnerships, building our combined capabilities together so that we can promote security, prosperity and human dignity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Patrick Mitchell) 4th Annual African Air Chiefs Symposium begins
Military leaders of 17 African nations and the United States have gathered for the fourth annual African Air Chiefs Symposium to discuss air force capabilities and important regional issues. The commander of U.S. Air Forces Africa, Gen. Frank Gorenc, attended last year's event and was on hand to deliver opening remarks to start the symposium."We
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Default Air Force Logo PRESS RELEASE: African Air Chiefs Symposium 2014
The Cameroon air force, in partnership with U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, will co-host the African Air Chiefs Symposium here from Sept. 9 to 11. Air Chiefs from 17 countries will attend, including; Cameroon, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo,
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Martha Patterson, Charge d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy in Mauritania, listens to speeches Sept. 4, 2014, at Atar Airbase in Mauritania, prior to making her speech during the graduation ceremony for students completing African Partnership Flight Mauritania. During her speech, Patterson congratulated the students for completing the course and sharing their experiences with each of the six participating African nations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Brian Boisvert/Released) APF ends with graduation
A large crowd of dignitaries and 55 Airmen from six African nations as well as 17 U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to either U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa or Air Mobility Command took part in the African Partnership Flight Mauritania graduation ceremony Sept. 4, 2014, at Atar Airbase.The week-long training event brought Airmen
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Default Air Force Logo Deployed together: Family supports rescue missions in Africa
Preparing for a deployment can be a challenging, stressful and exciting task, plus there are multiple checklists to finish as well as appointments, briefings and goodbyes to make.One father and son duo had one less goodbye to make, and instead just had to say, 'See you in Djibouti, Africa!'Chief Master Sgt. Lazaro Ibarra is a flight engineer with
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Default Air Force Logo APF Mauritania wraps up
The last full day during the African Partnership Flight Mauritania was filled with a group Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance planning exercise, an ISR field capstone event and the arrival of two Mauritanian Super Tucanos and a Cessna-208 Grand Caravan, Sept. 3, 2014, at Atar Airbase.The six African nations that participated in the
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Mauritanian Air Force Captain, Eyoub Teyss, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations officer, briefs U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Simons, African Partnership Flight Mauritania lead planner, left, and U.S. Air Force Maj. Steven Payne, ISR instructor, about the ISR capabilities on the Cessna 208 Grand Caravan during a tour of the aircraft at Atar Airbase, Atar, Mauritania, Sept. 1, 2014.  The Cessna 208 is the premier aircraft used by the Mauritanian Air Force to ensure safety and security in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Brian Boisvert/Released) Hands-on day at African Partnership Flight Mauritania
The second day of African Partnership Flight Mauritania began Sept. 1, 2014, with the arrival and close-up viewing of a Cessna-208 Grand Caravan from the Mauritania Air Force.Its arrival gave students an opportunity to experience the Mauritanian aircraft and learn about all the features it has to offer the Mauritanian military. Mauritanian Air
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerome Williams, ground safety instructor from the 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., hangs up an African Partnership Flight Mauritania banner Aug. 30, 2014, in his classroom prior to students arriving the next day. Airmen from six African nations will arrive to Atar Air Base in Mauritania to take part in the third APF for this year. This APF is scheduled to teach students ground and flight safety, as well as, Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance, and command operations with a primary goal to help partner nations fight terrorism in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Brian Boisvert/Released) Mauritania hosts U.S. Airmen, leads multi-national event
A total of 17 U.S. Air Forces Africa and Air Mobility Command Airmen arrived here Aug. 25 to 30 to participate in African Partnership Flight, co-hosted by the Mauritanian government and the U.S. Air Force. This event involves Airmen from the U.S. and six African countries including, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal and Tunisia."This
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