Military


Office of Military Cooperation Egypt (OMC-E)

The Office of Military Cooperation - Egypt (OMC-E) serves as a link between the unified commander and the Host Nation [HN] Ministry of Defense. The Chief, OMC-K is the United States Defense Representative in Egypt and serves as the principal military advisor to the Ambassador. OMC-E is a critical component of the Embassy's Country-Team.

The M1A1 Technical Assistance Field Team (TAFT), under the operational control of the Office of Military Cooperation [OMC] Cairo, Egypt, assists the Egyptian Land Forces (ELF) with technical expertise in the areas of fielding, operating, and maintaining the M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, the M88A2 Hercules Heavy Recovery Vehicle and Ground Combat Systems in order to achieve a self-sufficient ELF combat ready force.

The Ma'adi House, centrally located in Ma'adi, includes a party house, bar, heated swimming pool, 2 clay tennis courts, children's playground, and snack bar. It has a special program for teenagers throughout the year and is available for private parties and other special functions. The European Commissary System (Troop Support Agency) operates a small, modern commissary in Ma'adi. It is brand new and resembles a Stateside commissary and is roughly twice the size of an AAFES shopette. As you may expect, the variety is somewhat limited, but it will support all of your needs and most of your desires. It is restocked weekly via a C-141 that originates in Dover, Delaware with produce and is filled in Ramstein, Germany with dairy products and other staples. Alternate weeks have a heavy load of frozen items.



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