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  • U.S. Air Force, Botswana Defense Force partner through public affairs

    U.S. Air Forces Africa is partnering with the Botswana Defense Force to put on a public affairs workshop here May 7-11.More than 50 personnel from both countries are getting the chance to learn how each other conducts public affairs operations, strategic communication planning and NCO development."The partnership between the BDF and the U.S. is
  • HIV, AIDS conference stresses total preventative package

    Throughout the 2012 International Military HIV/AIDS Conference, occurring May 7-10, representatives from 77 nations have been learning new ways to re-energize their HIV/AIDS prevention programs."It's really re-energizing prevention programs across the board - HIV prevention, care and treatment," Michael Grillo, Department of Defense HIV/AIDS
  • 77 nations share HIV, AIDS best practices at IMilHAC

    More than 445 military and civilian delegates from 77 nations gathered here, May 7, to share best practices in HIV prevention, care and treatment.The armed forces for the defense of Mozambique, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program and U.S. Africa Command, is hosting the third International Military HIV/AIDS
  • 17th Air Force stands down, AFAFRICA mission carries on

    Seventeenth Air Force, the air component to U.S. Africa Command, stood down in an inactivation ceremony here April 20, but dedicated Air Force support to USAFRICOM's mission continues on uninterrupted.During the ceremony, Maj. Gen. Mark R. Zamzow, 3rd Air Force vice commander, accepted the Air Forces Africa flag and, with it, the AFAFRICA
  • USAFE to inactivate 17th AF, take on Africa mission

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe Media AdvisoryRelease number 0412-01Seventeenth Air Force, the air component for U.S. Africa Command, will stand down Friday, April 20 in a ceremony here where the unit is headquartered. U.S. Air Forces in Europe will be designated as the new air component for AFRICOM. As with day-to-day operations in U.S. European
  • Woodward reflects on AFAFRICA's success

    Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward has been taking time from her whirlwind schedule lately to reflect on the achievements of her unit and her time at Ramstein. With the pending inactivation of the 17th Air Force (Air Forces Africa) April 20, the general has kept up the command's obligations as the air component for U.S. Africa Command, visiting Ghana,
  • Aeroexpo ends, friendship continues

    Aeroexpo Marrakech 2012 ended April 7 with an open day at which the general public had the opportunity to see aerial demonstrations, aircraft static displays and tour inside a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules.Airmen at the expo were pleased to give the Moroccan people and others in attendance the chance to view an American aircraft from loading
  • Morocco, Utah partner at Aeroexpo Marrakech

    The 191st Air Refueling Squadron of Utah's Air National Guard is in Morocco with a KC-135 Stratotanker supporting Aeroexpo Marrakech 2012 here, April 4-7.The Utah National Guard is paired with Morocco in the State Partnership Program, which was established in 1993 to build partnerships with allied nations and promote interoperability."The
  • US forces establish security, friendships at Aeroexpo

    Members of the 818th Contingency Response Group security forces team and security augmentees hit the flightline with the Royal Moroccan armed forces to ensure the safety and security of U.S. aircraft at the Aeroexpo Marrakech here. "We came down here early to establish a secure area for the aircraft and get a leg up on security for the show," said
  • US Air Force participates in Marrakech Aeroexpo, strengthens bonds

    U.S. Air Forces Africa is participating in the third biennial Marrakech Aeroexpo here April 4-7 to strengthen the partnerships with Morocco and more than 15 other participating nations.About 400 exhibitors from the civil and military aviation communities will have the opportunity to display their particular capabilities and technology to the 50,000