About African Lion

African Lion 24 is U.S. Africa Command's largest, premier, joint, annual exercise. This year’s event marks a significant milestone as U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) leads the exercise for U.S. Army Africa Command, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the African Lion exercise series.

The exercise runs until May 10 in Tunisia, but will continue until May 31 in three other host nations: Morocco, Ghana and Senegal. While more than 1,000 military personnel from both the U.S. and Tunisia are participating here, more than 8,000 multinational service members from 27 countries and contingents from NATO will participate in the exercise.

Under the leadership of SETAF-AF, African Lion 2024 in Tunisia showcases the commitment of the U.S. military to maintaining robust relationships with allies and partners, embodying the core principles to its approach in Africa: partner-led and U.S.-enabled.

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Video by Chris House
SETAF Africa Minute: Episode 01
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa
July 3, 2024 | 1:00
The "SETAF Africa Minute" is a monthly video showcasing some of the month's Command highlights. "SETAF Africa Minute - Episode 01" highlights the following activities:

1. Justified Accord in Isiolo, Kenya
2. African Lion 2023 Command Post Exercise in Vicenza, Italy
3. 173rd's Alpine Star-Winter Resolve 2023 in Corvara, Italy
4. Medical Readiness Exercise in Thies, Senegal
5. 173rd's Live Fire and Tactical Movement Training in Postojna, Slovenia
6. The African Alumni Symposium in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
7. 173rd's Operation Northern Delay Anniversary Jump in Aviano, Italy
8. James Madison University Engagement in Florence, Italy

The U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa provides U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Army Europe & Africa a dedicated headquarters to synchronize Army activities in Africa and scalable crisis response options in Africa and Europe.

(U.S. Army video edited by Chris House)