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
B-Roll: HIMARs launch in Tantan, Morocco for African Lion 24
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa
June 11, 2024 | 2:19
U.S. Marines assigned to Kilo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, Marine Corps Forces Reserve, prepare and launch a high mobility rocket artillery system during a joint, combined live fire exercise with the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces during exercise African Lion in Tantan, Morocco, May 30, 2024. African Lion 2024 marks the 20th anniversary of 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 Reserve video by Staff Sgt. Christy Parker)

Shot List
(00:00) Marine driving the HIMARS
(11:07) 2 HIMAR operators coordinating firing point
(37:19) Firing of HIMAR
(1:20:09) Far shot of HIMAR launching
(1:37:23) Gopro shot of HIMAR launching
(1:54:19) Operators discussing stowing the launch system
(2:06:19) Marine picking up the outside covering of shot rocket