Gulf of Guinea

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U.S., Senegalese naval leaders plan new Naval Infantry Symposium

1:47 PM10/8/2020
Maj. Gen. Stephen Neary, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, visited with Senegalese Naval Chief of Staff Rear Adm. Oumar Wade and U.S. Ambassador to Senegal Tulinabo Mushingi, in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 5-7, 2020.
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U.S., Senegalese naval leaders plan new Naval Infantry Symposium

2:08 PM10/8/2020
Maj. Gen. Stephen Neary, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, takes a tour of the Cooperative Security Location in Dakar, Senegal, Oct. 6, 2020. Neary traveled to Senegal to discuss future opportunities for collaboration with the head of Senegal’s Navy, visit to critical locations, and meet with U.S. Embassy officials.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams joins allies, partners for exercise Grand African NEMO

9:18 AM10/16/2020
Hershel “Woody” Williams recently completed tracking and maneuvering exercises with Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Cabo Verde, and Morocco.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams joins allies, partners for exercise Grand African NEMO

9:26 AM10/16/2020
The USS Hershel "Woody" Williams conducts exercises with Italian Navy frigate ITS Federico Martinengo, Nigerian Navy frigate NNS Thunder, patrol vessel NNS Ologbo, seaward defense boat NNS Andoni and the patrol vessel NNS Kyanwa, during Grand African NEMO, in the Gulf of Guinea, Oct. 08.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams joins allies, partners for exercise Grand African NEMO

9:32 AM10/16/2020
An Italian NH 90 helicopter assigned to the Italian Navy frigate ITS Federico Martinengo, lands on the Martinengo during Grand African NEMO, in the Gulf of Guinea, Oct. 08. Hershel "Woody" Williams is on its inaugural deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa area of responsibility in support of maritime missions and special operations.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Arrives in Rota, Spain

2:40 PM10/26/2020
While operating in the U.S. Africa Command area of operations, the ship conducted six maritime evolutions alongside African partner nations, participated in a major multinational exercise, and conducted refueling operations.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Conducts Tracking Exercise with Ivoirian, Italian Navies

2:51 PM10/26/2020
The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), right center, conducts a tracking exercise with Ivorian Navy ships OPV C.F. Sekongo and OPV L’Emergence and Italian Navy frigate ITS Federico Martinengo (F 596), right, in the Gulf of Guinea, Sept. 26, 2020. Hershel “Woody” Williams is on its inaugural deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa area of responsibility in support of maritime missions and special operations.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Conducts Tracking Exercise with Ghanaian, Italian Navies

2:53 PM10/26/2020
An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter assigned to the "Ghost Riders" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28 takes off from the flight deck of the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams during a tracking exercise between Hershel “Woody” Williams, the Italian Navy frigate ITS Federico Martinengo, and the Ghana Navy Snake-class patrol vessel Ehwor in the Gulf of Guinea, Sept. 28, 2020. Also pictured is an Italian NH 90 helicopter assigned to Federico Martinengo. Hershel "Woody" Williams is on its inaugural deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa area of responsibility in support of maritime missions and special operations.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Conducts Maneuvering Exercise, UAV Demonstration with Nigerian Navy

2:57 PM10/26/2020
Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams, right, conducts maneuvers during a maneuvering exercise with Nigerian Navy ships NNS Prosperity, center, and NNS Okpabana in the Gulf of Guinea, Sept. 30, 2020. Hershel “Woody” Williams is on its inaugural deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa area of responsibility in support of maritime missions and special operations.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Conducts Tracking Exercise with Ivoirian, Italian Navies

12:00 AM9/26/2020
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AFRICOM commander visit to Ghana highlights U.S. support for joint security cooperation

11:08 AM2/25/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, meets with the Honorable Dominic Nitiwul, Ghana Minister of Defense designate, as part of a two-day visit to Ghana, Feb. 23-24. As violence in the Sahel and piracy in the Gulf of Guinea both steadily increase, Ghana’s strategic location makes it a critical anchor for multiple efforts, including activities to improve maritime security and counter transnational crime.
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AFRICOM commander visit to Ghana highlights U.S. support for joint security cooperation

11:10 AM2/25/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, poses with Ghanaian leaders and U.S. Embassy personnel in Accra as part of a two-day visit to Ghana, Feb. 23-24. Topics of discussion throughout the trip included the shared commitment to degrade the influence of regional violent extremist organizations.
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AFRICOM commander visit to Ghana highlights U.S. support for joint security cooperation

11:10 AM2/25/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, oversees a color parade at the Ghana Armed Forces headquarters at Burma Camp, Ghana, as part of a two-day visit Feb. 23-24. “It’s important we grow our partnership with Ghana to advance shared security goals," Townsend said.
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AFRICOM commander visit to Ghana highlights U.S. support for joint security cooperation

11:11 AM2/25/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, meets with President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House as part of a two-day visit Feb. 23-24. “Ghana is an African security leader and a key partner of U.S. Africa Command. I look forward to exploring ways we can continue to deepen our partnership,” Townsend said.
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AFRICOM commander visit to Ghana highlights U.S. support for joint security cooperation

11:12 AM2/25/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, meets with President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House as part of a two-day visit Feb. 23-24. “Ghana is an African security leader and a key partner of U.S. Africa Command. I look forward to exploring ways we can continue to deepen our partnership,” Townsend said.
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AFRICOM commander visit to Ghana highlights U.S. support for joint security cooperation

11:12 AM2/25/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, meets with Lt. Gen. O.B Akwa, former chief of defense staff, as part of a two-day visit Feb. 23-24. “We are improving out military ties through exchanges and Non-Commissioned Officer development. It’s important we grow our partnership with Ghana to advance shared security goals,” Townsend said.
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AFRICOM commander visit to Ghana highlights U.S. support for joint security cooperation

11:39 AM2/25/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, oversees a color parade at the Ghana Armed Forces headquarters at Burma Camp, Ghana, as part of a two-day visit Feb. 23-24. “It’s important we grow our partnership with Ghana to advance shared security goals," Townsend said.
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Strategic bombers fly mission to Gulf of Guinea

1:49 PM6/10/2021
The flight over parts of Northern Africa and all of Western Africa exercised the aircraft’s capability to operate in a variety of airspaces.
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Strategic bombers fly mission to Gulf of Guinea

1:53 PM6/10/2021
A B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, takes off out of Morón Air Base, Spain to fly over the continent of Africa in support of Bomber Task Force Europe June 9, 2021. U.S. Strategic Command forces are on watch 24 hours a day, seven days a week to deter and defeat strategic attack against the U.S. and our allies with conventional and nuclear capabilities.
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Conference focuses on security at sea to ensure free trade in Gulf of Guinea

10:14 AM7/12/2021
Chiefs of Navies and Air Forces from across the world focus on combatting piracy and supporting economies.
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Conference focuses on security at sea to ensure free trade in Gulf of Guinea

10:41 AM7/12/2021
U.S. Naval Forces Africa, Europe and U.S. Sixth Fleet Chief of Staff, Rear Adm. Nancy Lacore, virtually attends the two-day International Maritime Defence and Exhibition Conference 2021 hosted by the Ghanaian Navy from July 7-8, 2021.
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U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/

10:43 AM7/12/2021
Service members from the Ghanaian special forces provide cover while approaching a vessel during a boarding exercise as part of Obangame Express 2021 on March 17, 2021. Obangame Express is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the Gulf of Guinea and West Africa coastal regions.
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Hershel “Woody” Williams Returns to Gulf of Guinea, Strengthening Partnership with Coastal African Nations

11:04 AM8/9/2021
Members of the Ghanaian Special Boat Squadron embarked the expeditionary sea base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) to participate in maritime security training alongside the Nigerian Navy, Aug. 5, 2021.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Arrives in Nigeria for Maritime Security Engagement

9:54 AM8/10/2021
“Maritime engagements that include many navies working together really improve our interoperability and collective capability, which are absolutely necessary for a busy area such as the Gulf of Guinea,” Graham said.
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Hershel “Woody” Williams crew joins Brazilian Navy for inaugural Operation Guinex

9:38 AM8/25/2021
The engagement highlights the U.S. and Brazil’s shared interest in maritime safety and freedom of commerce in the southern Atlantic.
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Hershel “Woody” Williams crew joins Brazilian Navy for inaugural Operation Guinex

9:45 AM8/25/2021
Brazilian Navy frigate Independencia (F-44) executes a maneuver on the port side of the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4) during maneuvering drills in the Atlantic Ocean Aug. 22, 2021. Hershel "Woody" Williams is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa.
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Hershel “Woody” Williams crew joins Brazilian Navy for inaugural Operation Guinex

9:47 AM8/25/2021
Brazilian Navy frigate Independencia (F-44) executes a maneuver on the port side of the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4) during maneuvering drills in the Atlantic Ocean Aug. 22, 2021. The engagement highlights the U.S. and Brazil’s shared interest in maritime safety and freedom of commerce in the southern Atlantic.
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Hershel “Woody” Williams crew joins Brazilian Navy for inaugural Operation Guinex

9:58 AM8/25/2021
Members of a Brazilian Navy visit, board, search, and seizure team return to their boat following a drill aboard the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4), Aug. 22, 2021. The engagement highlights the U.S. and Brazil’s shared interest in maritime safety and freedom of commerce in the southern Atlantic.
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