US Ambassador to Cameroon Boards USNS Spearhead

Ambassador Michael S. Hoza, U.S. ambassador to Cameroon, visited and delivered remarks during reception held aboard the Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) as part of Africa Partnership Station March 13, 2015.

Ambassador Hoza spoke of the importance of Africa Partnership Station, a collaborative capacity-building program in which U.S. forces train with African partner nation’s maritime forces in order to increase interoperability and enforce international maritime law and the upcoming Obangame Express 2015 exercise in which Cameroon military forces will participate later this month.

Spearhead, a high-speed ferry capable of traveling at speeds up to 35 knots provides a forward-presence for emergent intra-theater transport needs and a platform to work with partner nations in maritime security.

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Image: US Navy