Saturday, December 3, 2016
Ghanaian and American Military Forces in joint training

16 March, 2011. The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) in collaboration with the US Marine Corps has organised a two-week joint exercise code named African Partnership Station 2011 at the Jungle Warfare School, Akim Achaise in the Eastern Region. The exercise is to help the two forces to share knowledge and expertise and also strengthen the already existing relationship between their two countries.

One hundred troops drawn from the GAF and 42 Marines participated in the exercise. They went through topics such as Leadership skills, Communication, Range classification, Physical Training and Unarmed Combat.

The Chief of the Defense Staff (CDS), Lt Gen Peter Augustine Blay, visited the troops during the exercise and commended them for displaying professionalism and outstanding performance. He expressed the hope that the exercise would go a long way to promote unity and that with one voice they could combat global terrorism.

Accompanying the CDS were the Commandant MATS, Rear Admiral Mohammed Tahiru and the  
Director General Training, Brig Gen John Forkuo, among other senior staff officers at both General and the Army Headquarters.