U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft supports Flintlock 2020

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U.S. C-130J Super Hercules aircraft and Airmen assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, deployed to Senegal and Mauritania to support and participate in Flintlock 2020.

Flintlock is an annual, African-led, integrated military and law enforcement exercise that has strengthened key partner-nation forces throughout North and West Africa as well as Western Special Operations Forces since 2005.

Flintlock is U.S. Africa Command’s premier and largest annual Special Operations Forces exercise.

This year, Flintlock will be hosted by key outstations at Mauritania and Senegal. The exercise is designed to strengthen the ability of key partner nations in the region to counter violent extremist organizations, protect their borders, and provide security for their people.

Additionally, the exercise bolsters partnerships between African, U.S., and Western nation SOF and law enforcement agencies, increasing their ability to work together during ongoing multinational operations and in response to crises.

For more information, call +49 (0) 6371-47-6558 or e-mail usafepao.pao@us.af.mil. If after duty hours, please call +49 (0) 1624-25-5428 or e-mail usafepa.pastaffdutyofficer@us.af.mil.