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 SETAF Africa
BROLL: US, Morocco team up for mechanized infantry training
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa
June 11, 2024 | 2:26
Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard, Ithaca, NY, team up with the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces for mechanized infantry training at the Aurora Range, Tan Tan, Morocco, May 24, 2024. African Lion 2024 marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. Africa Command’s premier joint exercise led 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. (Army video by Sgt. Brittany Stokes)

Shot List
(0:00) WIDE SHOT: FAR, US Soldiers group shot
(0:04) WIDE SHOT: joint force walking behind the half truck with machine gun
(0:08) MEDIUM SHOT: soldier firing machine gun on half truck
(0:16) WIDE SHOT: shots fired at flipped truck target in the desert
(0:21) WIDE SHOT: American soldier firing machine gun on half truck with FAR Soldiers
(0:26) MEDIUM SHOT: FAR Soldier talking and touching machine gun w/ US and FAR soldiers
(0:35) DETAIL: Tan glove firing gun , slow pan down us camo then morrocan camo
(0:41) MEDIUM: FAR soldier and US Soldier laugh and talk together
(0:50) CLOSE UP: FAR and US Soldiers in kevlar and IOTV vest laugh together
(0:57) MEDIUM: FAR and US soldiers hug and smile, US soldier gives a thumbs up
(1:04) WIDE: FAR soldiers points outward next to another FAR soldier w/ half truck in background
(1:14) MEDIUM: FAR soldier guides US soldier on top of half truck
(1:23) CLOSE UP: shot of US soldier firing machine gun from back
(1:38) CLOSE UP: 2 FAR soldiers laugh with US soldier
(1:44) MEDIUM: 2 US Soldiers with kevlar and goggles look then pans over
(1:53) CLOSE UP: US Soldiers looking around
(1:59) MEDIUM: 1 US Soldiers and 2 FAR crank machine gun
(2:16) MEDIUM: FAR soldier holding drone
(2:21) WIDE: Group of US Soldiers and FAR surround half-truck