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Phoenix Express 2016
160517-N-VK993-001 SOUDA BAY, Greece (May 17, 2016) Rear Adm. Kevin Kovacich, Director of Strategy, Plans, and programs, U.S. Africa Command, and Italian Navy Rear Adm. Alberto Maffeis, Commander Patrol Forces Italy joined with Hellenic Navy Commodore Georgios Tsogkas, Commandant of NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center for a tour of Naval Support Activity Souda Bay as part of exercise Phoenix Express 2016 opening ceremony May 17. Phoenix Express 2016, sponsored and facilitated by U.S Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation, increase maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and operational capabilities to enhance efforts to achieve safety and security in the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Junior Grade Jill Brown/Released)  
160517-N-VK993-001 SOUDA BAY, Greece (May 17, 2016)  Rear Adm. Kevin Kovacich, Director of Strategy, Plans, and programs, U.S. Africa Command, and Italian Navy Rear Adm. Alberto Maffeis, Commander Patrol Forces Italy joined with Hellenic Navy Commodore Georgios Tsogkas, Commandant of NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center for a tour of Naval Support Activity Souda Bay as part of exercise Phoenix Express 2016 opening ceremony May 17. Phoenix Express 2016, sponsored and facilitated by U.S Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation, increase maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and operational capabilities to enhance efforts to achieve safety and security in the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Junior Grade Jill Brown/Released)
 
160517-N-VK993-001 SOUDA BAY, Greece (May 17, 2016) Rear Adm. Kevin Kovacich, Director of Strategy, Plans, and programs, U.S. Africa Command, and Italian Navy Rear Adm. Alberto Maffeis, Commander Patrol Forces Italy joined with Hellenic Navy Commodore Georgios Tsogkas, Commandant of NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center for a tour of Naval Support Activity Souda Bay as part of exercise Phoenix Express 2016 opening ceremony May 17. Phoenix Express 2016, sponsored and facilitated by U.S Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation, increase maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and operational capabilities to enhance efforts to achieve safety and security in the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Junior Grade Jill Brown/Released)  
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