May 12, 2017
170510-N-XT273-031 CARTAGENA, Spain (May 10, 2017) Exercise Phoenix Express 2017 leadership pose for a group photo after opening ceremonies at the Spanish Naval Base Arsenal de Cartagena May 10, 2017. Phoenix Express, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, 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.