About African Lion

African Lion is a multinational, combined, joint exercise conducted in Morocco with related activities in Tunisia, Senegal, and Italy. U.S. Army's Southern European Task Force, Africa, establishes the exercise’s combined joint task force headquarters, integrating U.S. Africa Command components and international partners to solve a complex, trans-regional crisis.

Almost 4,000 U.S. Service Members will join more than 4,000 troops from Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Ghana the United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada, NATO, and the Netherlands in U.S. AFRICOM’s largest annual exercise.


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Video by Spc. Lukas Sparks
Sky Soldiers conduct static line jump with Tunisians during African Lion 23
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa
May 27, 2023 | 2:31
The 1st Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conducts a static line jump alongside Tunisian service members during exercise African Lion 23, May 27, 2023 at Ben Ghilouf Training Area, Tunisia. Eighteen nations and approximately 8,000 personnel will participate in African Lion 2023, U.S. Africa Command's largest annual combined, joint exercise that will take place in multiple countries to include Tunisia from May 13 - June 18, 2023. (U.S. Army video by Spc. Lukas Sparks)