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Wisconsin Army Guard Prepares for Africa deployment
October 4, 2022
Col. Eric Leckel, commander of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, speaks during a formal sendoff ceremony Sept. 30, 2022, in downtown Milwaukee. Approximately 280 Soldiers from the brigade’s headquarters company and 357th Signal Company will support Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa to enhance partnerships and stability in the region.

Idaho National Guard unit deploys to Africa
February 28, 2022
The Idaho Army National Guard Aviation Group deployed a small unit to the AFRICOM area of responsibility to support Operation Enduring Freedom Feb. 23, 2022. The unit will deploy for approximately nine months. The unit is based at Gowen Field and flies the C-12 Huron aircraft.

National Guard chief returns from African regional security talks in Rome
February 7, 2022
Army Maj. Gen. David Mikolaities, adjutant general, New Hampshire National Guard, and the chief of staff of the Cabo Verdean Armed Forces, Maj. Gen. Anildo Morais, sign a Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership Program agreement in the Republic of Cabo Verde, Feb. 4, 2022. The Atlantic island nation off Africa's west coast became the latest SPP partner on the same day the National Guard's most senior general was representing the component at the 2022 African Chiefs of Defense Conference in Rome. There are now 17 partnerships in Africa, 16 of them with nations in the USAFRICOM area of responsibility, and one with Egypt, in U.S. Central Command’s AOR.