During his first visit to Libreville, Gabon, from Jan. 17-18, 2023, Langley met with President Ali Bongo Ondimba and Minister of Defense Felicite Ongouori Ngoubili (not pictured) to discuss shared security interests, opportunities to increase multilateral training engagements and future areas of potential cooperation.
Naval Forces Africa joins allies, partners for Grand African NEMO 22
During the week long exercise, USS Hershel “Woody” Williams will participate in maritime security scenarios that combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, piracy, drug trafficking, pollution, and rescue at sea.
Obangame Express brings a multinational approach to security
The exercise, concluding March 18, 2022, featured an in-port training period followed by an at-sea portion that tested the participating ships’ and maritime operation centers’ abilities to conduct maritime interdiction operations.