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Robert G. Bradley Begins Exercise Obangame Express
USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) pulled into Limbre, Cameroon, to participate in exercise Obangame Express, March 21, 2011. <br /> <br />Obangame Express is a maritime exercise that focuses on the Gulf of Guinea region with representatives from
USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) pulled into Limbre, Cameroon, to participate in exercise Obangame Express, March 21, 2011.

Obangame Express is a maritime exercise that focuses on the Gulf of Guinea region with representatives from Central Africa, Europe and the United States will focuses on improving maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea through regional cooperation and communication.

The Economic Community of Central African States will control the exercise from the Cameroon navy command center in Douala, Cameroon, effectively giving command and control to African maritime professionals.

Obangame Express is part of Africa Partnership Station (APS) West initiative. APS is an international security cooperation initiative, facilitated by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa.

Robert G. Bradley, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, is homeported out of Mayport, Fla., and is on a scheduled APS deployment to the west coast of Africa area of responsibility.
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