Your favorite AFRICOM-related photo of April

Check out a handful of photos from AFRICOM-related events in April, including the African Lion exercise in Morocco, the Marrakech Aeroexpo, and a visit to Africa by the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Which photo do you like best?

Update as of May 7, 2012: Based on your likes and shares on Facebook, the winning photo is …

Camp Lemonnier’s chaplain assistant’s 100-mile ride for Tour de Cure

Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa photo by Tech. Sgt. James Brock

U.S. Army Pfc. Ivan Falcon and U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. James Brock “grinding” through 100 miles of desert on mountain bikes. Pfc. Falcon is a chaplain’s assistant at Camp Lemonnier and decided to carry on with his 100-mile ride that he has done for the Tour de Cure (American Diabetes Association) for the past five years. Tech Sgt. Brock is a photojournalist for Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa public affairs and an avid cyclist.

Congratulations to CJTF-HOA and Tech Sgt. James Brock!

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Check out the other nominees here:


Marrakech Aeroexpo

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson

MARRAKECH, Morocco – A Royal Moroccan Air Force CL-415 performs for a crowd during the opening ceremonies at the Marrakech Aeroexpo April 4, 2012. U.S. Air Forces Africa is participating the third biennial Aeroexpo Marrekech to strengthen the partnerships with the nations involved and show commitment to security and stability in the region.

Watch a slideshow of more photos from the Marrakech Aeroexpo.

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SEAC visit to an orphanage in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

DoD photo by Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes

DIRE DAWA, ETHIOPIA — A Soldier assigned to Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa shares a hug with a young girl at a local orphanage in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, where he volunteers his time often. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman (SEAC), visited the orphanage where service members routinely visit to help with building projects and play with children. This was just one of many of the SEAC’s stops April 21 as part of his visit to Africa Command. (DoD photo by Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes)

Read more about the SEAC visit here.

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African Lion exercise 2012

U.S. Marine Forces Africa photo by Corporal Tyler Main

Marines of 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Battalion Landing Team, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit assault an objective during a rehearsal of the final exercise at Exercise Africa Lion 2012 April 16. AL-12 is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored, Marine Forces Africa-led exercise involving various types of training including command post, live-fire and maneuvering, peace keeping operations, an intelligence capacity building seminar, aerial refueling/low-level flight training, as well as medical and dental assistance projects. The annual exercise is designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation’s military tactics, techniques and procedures.

Catch much more in our wrap-up of African Lion.

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African Lion exercise 2012

U.S. Marine Forces Africa photo by Corporal Tyler Main

Marines of 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Battalion Landing Team, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit provide security for a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during a rehearsal of the final exercise at Exercise Africa Lion 2012 April 16.

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Which photo do you like best? Vote for your favorite by commenting below. We’ll tally the votes and report the winner on Friday, May 4.

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1 Response to “Your favorite AFRICOM-related photo of April”


  1. 1 Joe Schmucketelli May 8, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Grand Bara desert century bike ride in Djibouti!


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