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  • 28 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Phoenix Express 2014, a multinational maritime exercise between North African, European, and U.S. naval forces, which began its inport phase at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operation Training Center (NMIOTC) in Souda Bay, May 13, is now in its underway operations phase in the central Mediterranean Sea. Participating nations are practicing a wide range of skill […]

  • 15 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Naval forces from Europe, North Africa, and the United States are conducting the 13th iteration of the multinational maritime exercise Phoenix Express 2017. The drill began May 10 with an opening ceremony at the Spanish Naval Base Arsenal de Cartagena and will take place throughout the Mediterranean Sea, to include territorial waters of North African nations. Sponsored by […]

  • 18 April 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the Royal Canadian navy made their Phoenix Express debut as they joined the exercise on March 29. The 15th edition of the training event kicked off in the western Mediterranean Sea, in and around the territorial waters of various North African countries. For the next week, they worked cooperatively to enhance their responses […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 14 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Military representatives from eight Mediterranean countries from Africa and Europe came together with the U.S. Navy for the main planning conference in support of Exercise Phoenix Express 2013 in Garmisch, Germany, Feb. 5-8. Phoenix Express, set to take place in the spring, is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations and […]

  • 3 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Maritime professionals from North Africa, Europe and the U.S. started another round of planning for Phoenix Express 2015 at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center in Souda Bay, Greece, Dec. 2. The four-day planning event, the second of three before exercise execution in spring 2015, seeks to further develop exercise scenarios aligned with specific […]

  • 19 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The multinational maritime exercise Phoenix Express concluded with a closing ceremony at the Escuela de Infanteria de Marina General Albacete Fuster in Cartagena, Spain, on May 17. Maritime forces from Europe, North Africa, and the United States came together to celebrate the 13th iteration of the multinational maritime exercise that began May 8. I said Rear Adm. Shawn Duane, […]

  • 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, […]

  • 3 June 2011
    Training & Education

      USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) hosted a multinational damage control training workshop at Marathi Pier in Souda Bay, Greece, as a part of exercise Phoenix Express 2011 (PE-11), June 2. Navy teams from four nations participated in the training. “This training is important, because we have the opportunity to see the different types […]

  • 5 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The eighth iteration of Phoenix Express 2014 concluded June 4, after three weeks of maritime security training scenarios ashore and at sea.   Phoenix Express, one of four U.S. Africa Command-sponsored regional maritime exercises, brought together maritime forces from North Africa, Europe, and the U.S. to refine tactics and techniques in a number of maritime […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Eight maritime interdiction boarding teams and six participating ships continue at-sea maritime security training scenarios as part of Phoenix Express, May 30.   During the scenarios, teams are taking turns boarding simulated suspect commercial vessels and executing tactics to counter-illicit trafficking. Participating ships include the Hellenic navy frigate HS Navarinon, Royal Moroccan navy frigate Hassan […]

  • 15 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Phoenix Express 2014, a multinational maritime exercise between North African, European, and U.S. naval forces, commenced its inport phase at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operation Training Center (NMIOTC) in Souda Bay, May 13.   The U.S. Africa Command-sponsored exercise, now in its eighth year, is designed to improve cooperation and interdiction expertise among participating nations […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Training & Education

      Personnel from European, North African and U.S. Naval forces began preparing for the underway segment of Phoenix Express Exercise 2014 (PE14) by standing up the maritime operations center in Sigonella, May 26.   Planners from 10 countries have begun tracking ships leaving ports and integrating logistics for the start of the at-sea training portion […]

  • 9 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Phoenix Express 2012 (PE12), a multi-national exercise between Southern European, North African and U.S. naval forces, officially kicked off at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operation Training Center (NMIOTC) in Souda Bay, May 7. Phoenix Express is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations to help increase maritime safety and security in […]

  • 14 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Maritime forces participated in a multinational maritime interdiction operation (MIO) training exercise at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operation Center in Souda Bay, Greece, as part of exercise Phoenix Express 2012 (PE12), May 10. Service members from Moroccan naval vessel Mohamed V (F 611) and guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) received training from Hellenic and […]

  • 8 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Phoenix Express 2011 (PE-11), a multi-national maritime exercise between U.S., North African and European naval forces, conducted the first day of at sea boarding exercises, June 7. Five ships got underway from Souda Bay, Greece, on June 6, joining one already at sea, bringing together six of the eight multinational ships participating in PE-11. […]

  • 5 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Greece continued to host partner navies this week following last week’s Enterprise Carrier Strike Group visit to Piraeus with the exercise Phoenix Express 2012 (PE12) final planning conference, April 3-5. Military and civilian maritime professionals from North Africa, North America and Southern Europe gathered at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operation Training Center (NMIOTC) in Souda […]

  • 16 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) participated in a multinational training exercise aboard the Hellenic navy training ship Aris at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operations Training Center (NMIOTC) in support of exercise Phoenix Express 2012 (PE12) in Souda Bay, Crete, May 12. The training included boarding procedures, proper weapons handling, and engaging […]

  • 22 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Service members from Algeria, Greece, Morocco, Turkey and the U.S. teamed up aboard guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) to conduct a mass casualty drill in support of Exercise Phoenix Express 2012 (PE12) in Souda Bay, Crete, May 18. The exercise gave participants the opportunity to demonstrate medical techniques they learned during earlier PE12 training. […]

  • 13 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Algerian navy ship ANS Soummam (937) arrived in New York City for a 5-day port visit, marking the first time an Algerian navy ship has ever visited the United States, July 9. Soummam transited the Atlantic Ocean as part of a training program for officer trainees from the Algerian Naval High School. “I was […]

  • 9 April 2012
    Training & Education

    The Africa Partnership Station (APS) 2013 Initial Planning Conference (IPC) took place in Garmisch, Germany, March 28-30. The three-day conference provided a venue for participating partner nations from Africa, Australia, Europe and North America to meet and continue the dialogue for building future APS plans, goals and objectives. This year’s main focus for APS was […]

  • 3 November 2011
    Training & Education

      Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn returned to Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 28, following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility, providing underway replenishment services primarily to U.S. and NATO forces supporting Operation Unified Protector. Big Horn travelled 39,355 nautical miles during the deployment […]

  • 27 February 2012
    Authorities

    Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF), and commander, Allied Joint Forces Command Naples (JFC), held a change of command ceremony on Naval Support Activity Naples in Naples, Italy, Feb. 24, where Adm. Bruce W. Clingan relieved Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III. Among the dignitaries and guests were Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations; Adm. […]

  • 7 January 2015
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    US Navy’s 8,000-foot depth capable remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Deep Drone recently received a complete upgrade from Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. All work was performed under a multi-year contract with the US Navy’s Office of Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV). The upgrade included installing a new umbilical, sonar, high definition camera, LED lighting system, an updated frame, and a […]

  • 5 May 2014

    Ocean Shield will today return to Fleet Base West to replenish its supplies and conduct routine maintenance and software modifications to Phoenix Autonomous Underwater Vehicle ‘Artemis’ Bluefin-21.   On completion of the short port visit, Ocean Shield will return immediately to the search area where the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will […]

  • 25 January 2012
    Equipment & technology

      Iranian designers built a remotely-controlled submersible Phoenix displacing only 3 kg, reports Iranian Student’s News Agency (ISNA). The agency calls the vehicle “submarine”; her surface speed is 12 mps and submerged speed is 10 mps. Phoenix has one screw and is capable to monitor within a 1-meter radius. Surveillance camera can be mounted as […]

  • 26 March 2012

      Sailors assigned to USS Constitution will participate in Phoenix Navy Week in Phoenix, March 26-30. Sailors will kick off their participation by serving as the color guard detail for the Korean War Veteran’s Memorial at Wesley Bolin Plaza where Rear Adm. Patrick Brady, commander, Space and Naval Warfare Command, is scheduled to speak. “Navy […]

  • 29 August 2018
    Authorities

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Phoenix International Holdings a $29.9 million contract modification to exercise options for the continued maintenance and operation of the Submarine Rescue Diving and Recompression System. Under the contract, Phoenix International will provide personnel and services necessary for the mobilization, operation, storage, logistic support, repair and maintenance of […]