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 Maj. Joe Legros
Maryland, New York, Texas National Guard units team with Tunisian Armed Forces at African Lion 2024
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa
June 3, 2024 | 1:00
U.S. Army Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment, Maryland National Guard, team with members of 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery Regiment, New York National Guard, as well as members of 4th Battalion, 433rd Field Artillery Regiment, Texas National Guard, for live-fire field training exercises, all in cooperation with the Tunisian Armed Forces during African Lion (AL24) to enhance joint partnership and readiness in the Ben Ghilouf Training Area, Tunisia, Apr. 29 - May 10, 2024.

AL24 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.

SETAF-AF 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 Maj. Joe Legros)