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  • 20 June 2018
    Authorities

    The US Department of Defense on June 19 announced the death of a US Navy sailor who was deployed to Africa. Officials identified the deceased sailor as Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew I. Holzemer, of Tennessee. According to the announcement, the sailor died as a result of a non-combat related incident. Holzemer was deployed in support […]

  • 8 April 2019
    Authorities

    US personnel stationed in Tripoli were evacuated from the city in the wake of the advance of Libyan National Army forces, led by General Khalifa Hifter, towards the Libyan capital. LNA forces started their push on April 5. The UN-backed government says that 21 people have already been killed in fighting near the capital. The […]

  • 20 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Maritime forces from Gulf of Guinea nations, Europe, South America, the United States and several regional and international organizations began the multinational maritime Exercise, Obangame Express 2015, March 19. Obangame Express, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness (MDA), information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to enhance […]

  • 29 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The eighth iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express taking place in the vicinity of Djibouti, Mozambique and Seychelles began on January 28. Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations are taking part. Sponsored by US Africa Command (AFRICOM) and conducted […]

  • 29 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Maritime forces from East Africa, South Africa, Europe, Indian Ocean nations, the United States and several international organizations began the fourth iteration of the multinational maritime Exercise Cutlass Express, Jan. 28, 2015. Exercise Cutlass Express 2015, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness (MDA) and information-sharing practices […]

  • 27 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Maritime forces from North Africa, Europe, and the United States concluded Exercise Phoenix Express 2015, May 25. Phoenix Express 2015, sponsored and facilitated by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness (MDA), information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to counter sea-based illicit activity in the region. The at-sea portion […]

  • 2 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The underway portion of Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 commenced as boarding team members from Comoros, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda began visit, board, search, and seizure scenarios while at sea, Jan. 31, 2015. Exercise Cutlass Express 2015, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), is designed to leverage a Global Network of Navies […]

  • 20 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ghanaian navy sailors joined a German navy maritime interdiction operations (MIO) team and a U.S. Navy medical trainer for three days of maritime security training at Naval Base Tema, Ghana, ending March 18, 2015. The training took place prior to the official start of Exercise Obangame Express 2015, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), which […]

  • 23 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Obangame Express, an exercise sponsored by US Africa Command (AFRICOM) and designed to improve regional cooperation, kicked off on March 21 with an opening ceremony in Libreville, Gabon. The annual exercise aims to enhance maritime domain awareness (MDA), information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise of Gulf of Guinea and West African nations to counter sea-based illicit […]

  • 25 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Royal Navy sailors are taking part in an exercise in the Gulf of Guinea to increase maritime safety and security in the region. Currently on her way home from Atlantic Patrol Tasking (South), HMS Dragon is taking part in Exercise Obangame Express with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker, Gold Rover alongside maritime forces from Africa, Europe, […]

  • 8 July 2011
    Training & Education

      Portsmouth based warship HMS Westminster has been formally recognised by the American Armed Forces for her contribution to operations in Libya earlier this year. The Type-23 frigate was initially deployed to Libya on Operation Ellamy to take part in humanitarian operations and evacuate refugees, taking over from HMS York on March 4. She then […]

  • 16 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy personnel deployed to Rota, Spain, recently took time to practice ordnance loading in what were described as “non-traditional locations”. The U.S. 6th Fleet shared photos from the exercise showing MK 48 inert training torpedoes being loaded onto a submarine. U.S. 6th Fleet, together with the Virginia-class submarine USS California (SSN 781), Navy Munitions Command Rota, […]

  • 20 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Armed forces from 33 nations gathered in Lagos, Nigeria, for the start of exercise Obangame Express 2019, a US Africa Command (AFRICOM) led exercise which is now in its ninth iteration. Obangame Express 2019 will be conducted in multiple areas at sea and ashore. At-sea operations will be throughout the Gulf of Guinea. The largest […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Maritime forces from North Africa, Europe, and the United States kicked off Exercise Phoenix Express 2015 with opening ceremonies in Tunisia. The at sea portion of the exercise begins today, Monday, and will test North African, European, and U.S. forces’ abilities to combat illegal migration, piracy, and movement of materials for weapons of mass destruction. […]

  • 30 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Maritime forces from three continents are set to begin the sixth iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express on January 31. Units from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations will converge for nine days of drills in Djibouti, Djibouti, and Port Louis, Mauritius […]

  • 21 August 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus concluded a visit to Ghana Aug. 20 where he met with Ghanaian government and military officials to discuss maritime security issues in the region and future partnership opportunities. He also met with U.S. embassy Sailors and Marines and presented an award to Lt. Cmdr. Michele Lowe for her work […]

  • 18 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The international maritime exercise Phoenix Express 2016 was kicked off May 17, in the Mediterranean. Navies from Europe, North Africa, and the United States gathered to begin the 10th iteration of the exercise. Phoenix Express is sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet. It is designed to improve regional cooperation, […]

  • 15 April 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay held a change of command ceremony onboard the installation, April 11.   Capt. Michael R. Moore relieved Capt. James F. Gibson Jr. as commanding officer. Rear Adm. John C. “Jack” Scorby, commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia, was the guest speaker at the event. “It’s a great […]

  • 21 April 2014
    Training & Education

    U.S., European, South American and African naval forces concluded two days of in-port familiarization drills at the Nigerian navy’s Joint Maritime Security Training Center, April 17.   The evolutions were part of Obangame Express, a Gulf of Guinea-based multinational maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation, interdiction expertise and information sharing among West and Central African […]

  • 26 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Gulf of Guinea nations held a planning conference July 23-25 to set in motion objectives and initial concepts for what will be the fourth iteration of Obangame Express, a multinational maritime exercise which is set to take place in spring 2014. Obangame Express, one of four major U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet exercises in […]

  • 2 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and civilian maritime professionals from eight nations officially kicked-off exercise Cutlass Express 2012-2 (CE12-2) during pre-sail conferences in Djibouti, Djibouti; Port Louis, Mauritius; and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Nov. 1. This year’s weeklong exercise, being conducted for the second time since its inception last year, is part of the larger ‘Express’ series of exercises […]

  • 15 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, homeported in Gulfport, Miss. transferred authority of Camp Mitchell and ongoing Seabee missions throughout Europe and Africa to NMCB 4, homeported in Port Hueneme, Calif., during a transfer of authority ceremony held aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 14. Cmdr. Chad Brooks, commanding officer NMCB 1, exchanged salutes with […]

  • 10 April 2012
    Training & Education

    The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) with embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) entered U.S. 6th Fleet’s Area of Responsibility (AOR) April 4. The day is a major milestone, as it is the maiden deployment for the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), as well as the long awaited return from […]

  • 22 October 2013
    Authorities

    Commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command (NMAWC) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Point Loma aboard the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) Oct 18. Rear Adm. William Merz relieved Rear Adm. Robert M. Hennegan, who retired following 33 years of honorable service. “Robert, you have invested your […]

  • 12 November 2013

    Maritime forces from the United States, 10 East African and two European nations, along with several international organizations, commenced the multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2013, Nov. 11. Exercise Cutlass Express 2013, held in several operational areas in waters off East Africa, is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation, tactical expertise and information […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Training & Education

    An international task force of Marines embarked the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock HNLMS Rotterdam (L800) as part of a 3-month comprehensive effort to strengthen capabilities with African partner forces in West Africa on Aug. 30.  The ship and combined security cooperation task force, comprised of U.S., U.K., Spanish and Dutch Marines, will […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 stood in formation alongside members of all services on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks; 12 years to the day. The remembrance began with morning colors at which time the American flag was flown at half-mast as a symbol of mourning. Following […]

  • 17 May 2011

      Sailors and Marines of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit completed an eight and a half-month deployment May 16 when the ships arrived at Norfolk Naval Station and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va. The Sailors and Marines reunited with family and friends after 262 days away from home. […]

  • 26 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Ten ships from 12 host nations kicked-off Saharan Express 2012, a multinational exercise in support of Africa Partnership Station (APS), at the pre-sail conference in Dakar April 23. The countries met to coordinate maritime operations prior to the exercise, which focuses on combating illicit activities -such as illegal fishing, trafficking and piracy – that are […]