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USS Samuel B. Roberts Makes APS Port Call in Tanzania
Guided-missile frigate, USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) arrived in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania August 1, 2011, to begin its engagement with Africa Partnership Station (APS) East&#39;s Tanzania Hub. <br /> <br />The Tanzania hub will involve armed
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - Commander Angel Cruz, commanding officer of the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58), speaks to Tanzanian media on the pier as part of the Africa Partnership Station (APS) East August 2, 2011. APS is an international security cooperation initiative, facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Jamieson)
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Photo 1 of 2: DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - Commander Angel Cruz, commanding officer of the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58), speaks to Tanzanian media on the pier as part of the Africa Partnership Station (APS) East August 2, 2011. APS is an international security cooperation initiative, facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Jamieson) Download full-resolution version
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - Tanzanian Navy Captain A.M. Kihula speaks to Tanzanian media on the pier in front of the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) during Africa Partnership Station (APS) East Tanzania Hub August 2, 2011. APS is an international security cooperation initiative, facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Jamieson)
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Photo 2 of 2: DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - Tanzanian Navy Captain A.M. Kihula speaks to Tanzanian media on the pier in front of the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) during Africa Partnership Station (APS) East Tanzania Hub August 2, 2011. APS is an international security cooperation initiative, facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Jamieson) Download full-resolution version
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - Commander Angel Cruz, commanding officer of the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58), speaks to Tanzanian media on the pier as part of the Africa Partnership Station (APS) East August 2, 2011. APS is an international security cooperation initiative, facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Jamieson)
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - Tanzanian Navy Captain A.M. Kihula speaks to Tanzanian media on the pier in front of the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) during Africa Partnership Station (APS) East Tanzania Hub August 2, 2011. APS is an international security cooperation initiative, facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Jamieson)
Guided-missile frigate, USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) arrived in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania August 1, 2011, to begin its engagement with Africa Partnership Station (APS) East's Tanzania Hub.

The Tanzania hub will involve armed service members from Tanzania, Uganda and Djibouti, taking courses including Small Boat Maintenance and Operations, Search and Rescue (SAR) Planning, Fisheries, Senior Enlisted Leadership, Hydrography and Maritime Intelligence.

This will be the second APS hub Roberts has participated in on its current deployment, and during this hub Roberts´ sailors will lead instruction in a course on SAR planning and participate in a community relations (COMREL) project. The ship will also host a reception for the U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania, the Honorable Mr. Alfonso E. Lenhardt.

Robert's commanding officer, Commander Angel Cruz, said his crew and ship were ready to show the people of Tanzania what Roberts has to offer.

"We are really looking forward to being in Tanzania," said Cruz. "It will be great to get people aboard our ship and show them around. It's a constant fight to keep a ship looking good and running smoothly, so it will be nice to bring some people on board and let them see the fruit of our efforts."

Cruz also said his sailors would get a chance to get out and see what Tanzania has to offer.

"Our guys work incredibly long, hard hours when we are underway," said Cruz. "When we pull into port we try our best to get them out, off the ship so they can enjoy their selves and broaden their horizons. Tanzania has a rich culture and we want our Sailors to experience the very best of that culture."

The hub will end with a graduation ceremony at the Tanzania Naval Training School August 5. Roberts will then get underway to continue APS training.

APS is an international security cooperation initiative, facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa.
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