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AFRICOM commander visits USS Arlington
In March, Arlington conducted the first pier-side port visit of a U.S. Navy ship to Tunis, Tunisia in over 17 years.
Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command speaks to personnel aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) May 9, 2019. He thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility.
11 photos: AFRICOM commander visits USS Arlington
Photo 1 of 11: Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command speaks to personnel aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) May 9, 2019. He thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility. Download full-resolution version
Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command speaks to personnel aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) May 9, 2019. He thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility.
11 photos: AFRICOM commander visits USS Arlington
Photo 2 of 11: Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command speaks to personnel aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) May 9, 2019. He thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility. Download full-resolution version
Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command arrives on the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) May 9, 2019. During the visit, he thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility.
11 photos: AFRICOM commander visits USS Arlington
Photo 3 of 11: Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command arrives on the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) May 9, 2019. During the visit, he thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility. Download full-resolution version
Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command is greeted by Capt. Paul Lanzilotta, commanding officer of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) May 9, 2019. During the visit, he thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility.
11 photos: AFRICOM commander visits USS Arlington
Photo 4 of 11: Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command is greeted by Capt. Paul Lanzilotta, commanding officer of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) May 9, 2019. During the visit, he thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility. Download full-resolution version
Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command speaks to personnel aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) May 9, 2019. He thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility.
11 photos: AFRICOM commander visits USS Arlington
Photo 5 of 11: Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command speaks to personnel aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) May 9, 2019. He thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility. Download full-resolution version
Capt. Paul Lanzilotta, commanding officer of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24)  introduces Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command during a visit to the ship May 9, 2019. Waldhauser thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility.
11 photos: AFRICOM commander visits USS Arlington
Photo 6 of 11: Capt. Paul Lanzilotta, commanding officer of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) introduces Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command during a visit to the ship May 9, 2019. Waldhauser thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility. Download full-resolution version
Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command speaks to personnel aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) May 9, 2019. He thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility.
11 photos: AFRICOM commander visits USS Arlington
Photo 7 of 11: Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command speaks to personnel aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) May 9, 2019. He thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility. Download full-resolution version
Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command speaks to Capt. Paul Lanzilotta, commanding officer of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) May 9, 2019. During the visit, he thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility.
11 photos: AFRICOM commander visits USS Arlington
Photo 8 of 11: Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command speaks to Capt. Paul Lanzilotta, commanding officer of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) May 9, 2019. During the visit, he thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility. Download full-resolution version
Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command speaks to personnel aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) May 9, 2019. He thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility.
11 photos: AFRICOM commander visits USS Arlington
Photo 9 of 11: Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command speaks to personnel aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) May 9, 2019. He thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility. Download full-resolution version
Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, talks with U.S. Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 9, 2019. Waldhauser spoke with the SPMAGTF-CR-AF troops about their mission and role as a crisis-response force.
11 photos: AFRICOM commander visits USS Arlington
Photo 10 of 11: Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, talks with U.S. Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 9, 2019. Waldhauser spoke with the SPMAGTF-CR-AF troops about their mission and role as a crisis-response force. Download full-resolution version
Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, talks with U.S. Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 9, 2019. Waldhauser spoke with the SPMAGTF-CR-AF troops about their mission and role as a crisis-response force.
11 photos: AFRICOM commander visits USS Arlington
Photo 11 of 11: Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, talks with U.S. Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 9, 2019. Waldhauser spoke with the SPMAGTF-CR-AF troops about their mission and role as a crisis-response force. Download full-resolution version
Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command speaks to personnel aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) May 9, 2019. He thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility.
Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command speaks to personnel aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) May 9, 2019. He thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility.
Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command arrives on the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) May 9, 2019. During the visit, he thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility.
Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command is greeted by Capt. Paul Lanzilotta, commanding officer of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) May 9, 2019. During the visit, he thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility.
Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command speaks to personnel aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) May 9, 2019. He thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility.
Capt. Paul Lanzilotta, commanding officer of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24)  introduces Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command during a visit to the ship May 9, 2019. Waldhauser thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility.
Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command speaks to personnel aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) May 9, 2019. He thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility.
Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command speaks to Capt. Paul Lanzilotta, commanding officer of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) May 9, 2019. During the visit, he thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility.
Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command speaks to personnel aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) May 9, 2019. He thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility.
Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, talks with U.S. Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 9, 2019. Waldhauser spoke with the SPMAGTF-CR-AF troops about their mission and role as a crisis-response force.
Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, talks with U.S. Marines and Sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, May 9, 2019. Waldhauser spoke with the SPMAGTF-CR-AF troops about their mission and role as a crisis-response force.

STUTTGART, Germany – Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command visited the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) May 9, 2019.

He thanked the crew for their efforts to support AFRICOM operations and engagements in the command’s area of responsibility.

In March, Arlington conducted the first pier-side port visit of a U.S. Navy ship to Tunis, Tunisia in over 17 years. The scheduled port visit was aimed at enhancing U.S.-Tunisia relations as the two nations work together to strengthen regional security and stability. Prior to the port visit, Arlington conducted training at sea with Tunisian Air Force 37th Helicopter Squadron.

During the trip, Waldhauser also met with Marines assigned to Special Purpose Air Ground Task Force Crisis Response – Africa at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy.

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