Cutlass Express

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Cutlass Express

1:03 PM5/5/2014
Cutlass Express is an exercise conducted in East African coastal regions and the West Indian Ocean to counter malign influence, aggression and activity along overlapping command seams and maritime regions.
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Commander participates in Cutlass Express, JCET opening ceremonies

12:00 AM7/30/2021
U.S. Africa Command leaders including U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, visited Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia and Djibouti from July 25-30, 2022.
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Cutlass Express 21 begins, aims to strengthen coalition to secure maritime domains

8:40 AM7/28/2021
CE 21 assesses and improves combined maritime law enforcement capacity and promotes national and regional security in East Africa.
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Cutlass Express 21 begins, aims to strengthen coalition to secure maritime domains

9:04 AM7/28/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, delivers remarks during the opening ceremony of exercise Cutlass Express 2021 held at the Bandari Maritime Academy in Mombasa, Kenya, July 26, 2021. Cutlass Express is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities between the U.S., East African and Western Indian Ocean nations to counter illicit maritime activity.
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Cutlass Express 21 begins, aims to strengthen coalition to secure maritime domains

9:10 AM7/28/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, delivers remarks during the opening ceremony of exercise Cutlass Express 2021 held at the Bandari Maritime Academy in Mombasa, Kenya, July 26, 2021. Cutlass Express is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities between the U.S., East African and Western Indian Ocean nations to counter illicit maritime activity.
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Commander participates in Cutlass Express, JCET opening ceremonies during East Africa trip

2:15 PM7/30/2021
Indian Sailors, assigned to the Marine Commandos aboard the INS Talwar (F 40), share visit, board, search and seizure best practices with personnel from the navies of Kenya, Djibouti, Mozambique and Comoro, and the Georgia Coast Guard, on July 27, 2021, at the Bandari Maritime Academy in Mombasa as part of exercise Cutlass Express 2021. Cutlass Express is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities between the U.S., East African and Western Indian Ocean nations to counter illicit maritime activity.
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Commander participates in Cutlass Express, JCET opening ceremonies during East Africa trip

3:08 PM7/30/2021
Indian Sailors, assigned to the Marine Commandos aboard the INS Talwar (F 40), share visit, board, search and seizure best practices with personnel from the navies of Kenya, Djibouti, Mozambique and Comoro, and the Georgia Coast Guard, on July 27, 2021, at the Bandari Maritime Academy in Mombasa as part of exercise Cutlass Express 2021. Cutlass Express is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities between the U.S., East African and Western Indian Ocean nations to counter illicit maritime activity.
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A different perspective: Women of Cutlass Express

8:21 AM8/5/2021
Service members from the Comorian military discuss maritime law while attending a class during exercise Cutlass Express 2021, in Mombasa, Kenya, July 30, 2021.
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A different perspective: Women of Cutlass Express

8:21 AM8/5/2021
Special Agent Kyle Burns, Homeland Security Investigations liaison to U.S. Africa Command, teaches a class about maritime smuggling during exercise Cutlass Express 2021, in Mombasa, Kenya, July 30, 2021.
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Exercise Cutlass Express 2021 Concludes

3:03 PM8/9/2021
The exercise ran 14 days within the vicinity of Djibouti, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles.
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Cutlass Express 21

1:55 PM8/19/2021
Members of the Seychellois Coast Guard prepare to board the Seychellois patrol boat SCGS La Vigilant (P31) during visit, board, search, and seizure training as part of exercise Cutlass Express 2021 in Victoria, Seychelles, Aug. 5, 2021. Cutlass Express is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities between the U.S., East African and Western Indian Ocean nations to counter illicit maritime activity.
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Exercise Cutlass Express 2022 commences

12:00 AM2/6/2022
This year’s exercise leverages the recently adopted Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct, which 14 nations are signatories, as a framework for exercising information sharing practices and enforcing marine rule of law.
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Cutlass Express 2022 dive training

12:00 AM2/16/2022
Kenyan diver Anthony Macharia conducts dive training at exercise Cutlass Express 2022 in Mombasa, Kenya, Feb. 16, 2022. Cutlass Express 2022, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is designed to improve regional cooperation among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the East Africa regions.
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Exercise Cutlass Express 2022 commences

12:00 AM2/6/2022
Col. Wais Omar Bogoreh, commander of the Djiboutian Coast Guard, speaks at the opening ceremony for the multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2022. Cutlass Express, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is designed to improve regional cooperation among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the East African coastal regions.
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