AFRICOM's talking about: Component commands

A look at stories, photos, video, posts, links and comments from U.S. Africa Command's social media sites from April 2 - April 8, 2012.

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  1. U.S. Africa Command is one of six regionally oriented combatant commands in the U.S. Department of Defense. It is a joint command, which means it's made up of personnel from from each of the military services. Those personnel represent a vast array of job specialities and professional experience. AFRICOM also has six component commands, which are responsible for most of the military engagements and training with our African partners. Our six components are Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, U.S. Army Africa, 17th Air Forces/U.S. Air Forces Africa, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, U.S. Marine Forces Africa and Special Operations Command Africa.
  2. AFRICOM question of the day: Our component commands include U.S. Army Africa, U.S. Air Forces Africa (17th Air Force) U.S Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S Sixth Fleet, U.S. Marine Forces Africa, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Special Operations Command Africa. Which of these is the largest?
  3. Each month we feature a photo contest where our fans and followers can vote for their favorite pictures. These photos highlight our component commands going about their daily routine - be it building relationships with their counterparts from other countries, providing humanitarian assistance or training for potential military operations.
  4. Renae Saylock April 6, 2012 at 10:39 am The photo by MSgt Hector Garcia of the well drilling is by far the best photo of the bunch. It tells the story, is well composed with sound photographic ability, and makes the reader want to know more. Great job.
  5. TSgt. Robert Hyman, CJTF-HOA April 3, 2012 at 7:58 am I liked: U.S. Army 257th Engineer Team members, observe the well development process photo the best. Good work MSgt. Garcia. Combat Camera HOOAH!
  6. Elma Eleanor Elorde April 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm I have chosen: Liberia – Basketball players caught in action with heads up and eyes focus to the ball on air. Well done by the camera man
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