USNS Spearhead, Angolan Forces Carry Out Weapons Drills

U.S., British and Spanish Marines embarked aboard Military Sealift Command joint, high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead conducted a full schedule of weapons and tactics training alongside Angolan military personnel as part of Africa Partnership Station 2015 in the port of Luanda, Angola, March 2-7.

Additionally, Spearhead hosted several engagements aboard the ship including an embassy function attended by the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Angola, Helen Meagher La Lime.

Navy Cmdr. Matthew Flemming, Africa Partnership station 2015 mission commander, said:

The Spearhead’s embarked Marine detachment consisting of U.S., British and Spanish Marines was exemplary in building relationships with the Angolan military forces. It is these types of engagements that form the foundation that Africa Partnership Station is built upon.

Spearhead provided the venue for an Obangame Express 2015 exercise brief. Representatives from the Angolan navy, foreign militaries, oil company security managers, the Angolan media and the U.S. ambassador attended the brief, which outlined the upcoming multinational exercise.

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