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Operation Shepherd Venture

On 10 June 1998, United States European Command deployed forces to Dakar, Senegal as part of contingency planning in response to the deteriorating situation in Guinea-Bissau. Upon arrival, Joint Task Force Shepherd Venture was formed to enhance the military's ability to ensure the security of U.S. citizens in the region. The deployment included command support elements for a forward Joint Task Force and other elements. The total force consisted of about 130 personnel. With the final American citizens safely evacuated from the city of Bissau, EUCOM ordered the personnel of JTF Shepherd Venture to redeploy to their home bases on 15 June 1998. Redeployment was completed and the JTF was disestablished on 17 June 1998.

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