Monthly Archives: April 2010

Senior Ugandan general meets with U.S. Army Africa leaders; continues cooperative partnership – 20100429

VICENZA, Italy – When Ugandan Brig. Gen. Silver Kayemba arrived at U.S. Army Africa headquarters on April 27, he was met by familiar faces.

Kayemba, 53, the chief of training and operations for the Ugandan People’s Defense Force, was a key player during Natural Fire 10, a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise co-led by the UPDF and U.S. Army Africa, held in Uganda in Oct. 2009.

“This visit strengthens our relationship with the U.S. Armed Forces, particularly with U.S. Army Africa,” Kayemba said. “We are looking forward to even closer cooperation in the future.”

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U.S. Army medical researchers take part in World Malaria Day 2010, Kisumu, Kenya April 25, 2010

On the front line against malaria: Army medical researchers in Kenya mark World Malaria Day 2010

Hundreds of local people gathered Sunday at Kit Mikayi primary school to mark World Malaria Day 2010 with educational skits, songs and dance.

Among them was Lt. Col. Maria Bovill, director of U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya’s Kombewa Clinical Research Center – where research into the world’s first phase three clinical trial of a malaria vaccine is underway.

The daylong event offered a great opportunity for the people to share information about the advances of malaria research and reiterate prevention measures with the community, Bovill said.

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The way ahead for AFRICOM

Vice Admiral Robert T. Moeller, Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations and one of the original architects of U.S. Army Africa Command, talks with AFN about AFRICOM’s mission, successes, and the way ahead.

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State Department announces Political Advisor appointment to U.S. Army Africaor (POLAD)

VICENZA, ITALY – U.S. State Department officials announced Friday the appointment of Mr. David Ballard as the first Political Advisor to U.S. Army Africa this summer.

According to Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett III, commander of U.S. Army Africa, POLAD’s are senior State Department officers assigned as personal advisors to U.S. military commanders, charged with providing policy support regarding the diplomatic and political aspects of the command’s responsibilities.

“David brings deep knowledge and extensive expertise in Africa, along with a commitment to build on our success in promoting security, stability, and peace in the region,” Garrett said.

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