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 Staff Sgt. Christy Parker
BROLL: Medical evacuation exercise gives Soldiers hands-on field training
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa
June 11, 2024 | 1:19
Soldiers assigned to Charlie Company, 427th Brigade Support Battalion, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard, Buffalo, New York, and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, Army National Guard, Utica, New York, receive hands-on training during a medical evacuation exercise at Tantan, Morocco, May 24, 2024. Soldiers trained with Moroccan Royal Armed Forces to help simulated wounded Soldiers through multiple levels of the Army health system during African Lion 2024, 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. (U.S. Army video by Staff Sgt. Christy Parker)

Shot List
(00:00) Medical Soldier provides initial care to wound
(09:22) Medical Soldier prepares wounded Soldier for ambulance transportation
(19:13) Medical Soldiers load wounded Soldier into ambulance
(27:02) Combat Medic provides aid en route to ambulance
(38:00) Medical Soldiers move wounded Soldier from ambulance to hospital
(44:04) Medical Soldiers treat wounded Soldier
(55:10) Soldiers of the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces carry wounded Soldier to helicopter
(1:03:06) Air view of hospital from helicopter
(1:14:02) Soldiers of the Moroccan Royal Armed remove wounded Soldier out of helicopter