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 Nicholas J. De La Pena, Chris House
Senegal takes on weapons training during African Lion 2024 [Social Media 9:16]
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa
May 29, 2024 | 0:28
Senegalese soldiers participate in a live-fire zero and grouping weapons range led by U.S. Army Soldiers and members of the Royal Netherlands Army in Dodji, Senegal, May 23, 2024. Basic rifle marksmanship training provided Senegalese soldiers with an opportunity to conduct realistic, dynamic and collaborative readiness training in an austere environment. African Lion 2024 (AL24) marks the 20th anniversary of U.S. Africa Command’s premiere joint exercise, and the fifth year Senegal has hosted. Directed by U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), running from April 19 to May 31 across Ghana, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia, with over 8,100 participants from 27 nations and NATO contingents, AL24 is the largest annual exercise in Africa. (U.S. Army video edited by Chris House) (U.S. Army Reserve video footage by Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas J. De La Pena)