Africa

Marines train Ugandan forces for Somalia deployment
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Field Week: Djibouti

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‘SMALL FOOTPRINT, HIGH PAYOFF’: US MARINE TEAM TRAINS UGANDAN FORCES TO FACE AL-SHABAAB, LRA

KAMPALA, Uganda  — A thousand miles from the nearest major American base, about 30 U.S. Marines have been training a company of Ugandan soldiers for the fight against terrorism in East Africa since arriving in country, Feb. 3.

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Where the Marines and the antelope play

GRAHAMSTOWN, South Africa – Just about every night around dusk, two opponents meet in the open fog.

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‘Nobody told me the war wouldn’t be easy’

GRAHAMSTOWN, South Africa – After two straight days of almost nonstop rain about 225 South African National Defence Force soldiers and U.S. Light Armored Reconnaissance Marines wait to begin a company-sized assault on a barren ridge populated by imaginary enemy troops and their pill boxes.

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-Uganda-Mozambique-South Africa-Benin -Djibouti-  

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