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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Oct. 6, 2022 | 0:35
Maj. James Guglielmi, Security Cooperation Planner for Southern European Task Force, Africa, describes the importance of the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa's exercise African Lion. "African Lion is the premiere joint multi-national exercise in the AFRICOM area of responsibility" Maj. Guglielmi. Hosted by several African partner nations, the African Lion exercise is one of the U.S. Army's largest multi-national training events with ally and partner nations training together. (U.S. Army video edited by Chris House)