About African Lion

African Lion is U.S. Africa Command’s premier annual exercise, involving more than 7,500 service members from June 6 - 30.

Led by the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, African Lion 22 will execute in four countries: Morocco, Ghana, Senegal and Tunisia.

Militaries from Brazil, Chad, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom will join U.S. and host nation troops. U.S. participants come from all service components, including the Reserves and National Guard.


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Video by Staff Sgt. Jacob Wongwai
Ramstein AB at AFRICAN LION 22
86th Airlift Wing/Public Affairs
July 7, 2022 | 1:42
Various units from the 86th Airlift Wing and 435th Contingency Response Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, participate in exercise AFRICAN LION 22. Airmen joined together with Moroccan Armed Forces conducted various missions during the exercise as a continuation of the longstanding security relationship between the U.S. and Morocco, and acts as force multiplier by providing support and training for several African Partner Nations in the region.