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IKE Strike Group operates with Morocco in Lightning Handshake

10:21 AM3/4/2021
The exercise enhances interoperability between the U.S. and Moroccan Navies across multiple warfare areas, many of which include: surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, air and strike warfare, combined logistics support, maritime interdiction operations.
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IKE Strike Group operates with Morocco in Lightning Handshake

10:26 AM3/4/2021
The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78), left, the Royal Moroccan Navy frigate Tarnk Ben Ziyad, center, and the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG-57), sail in formation with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). IKE is on a routine 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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IKE Strike Group operates with Morocco in Lightning Handshake

10:29 AM3/4/2021
The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), left, the Royal Moroccan Navy frigate Tarik Ben Ziyad, center, and the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), sail in formation with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), March 3, 2021. The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is participating in Lightning Handshake, a bi-lateral maritime exercise between the U.S. and the Royal Moroccan Navy (RMN) and Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF). IKE is on a routine 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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IKE Strike Group operates with Morocco in Lightning Handshake

10:37 AM3/4/2021
The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78), left, the Royal Moroccan Navy frigate Tarnk Ben Ziyad, center, and the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG-57), sail in formation with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). IKE is on a routine 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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IKE Strike Group operates with Morocco in Lightning Handshake

9:30 AM3/5/2021
The Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) and aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 fly over the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in the Atlantic Ocean, March 3, 2021. The IKE Carrier Strike Group is participating in Lightning Handshake, a bi-lateral exercise between the U.S. and the Royal Moroccan Navy (RMN) and Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF).
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IKE Strike Group operates with Morocco in Lightning Handshake

9:32 AM3/5/2021
The Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) and aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 fly over the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in the Atlantic Ocean, March 3, 2021. The IKE Carrier Strike Group is participating in Lightning Handshake, a bi-lateral exercise between the U.S. and the Royal Moroccan Navy (RMN) and Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF).
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IKE Strike Group operates with Morocco in Lightning Handshake

8:19 AM3/10/2021
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) sails behind the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), March 3, 2021. The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is participating in Lightning Handshake, a bi-lateral maritime exercise between the U.S. and the Royal Moroccan Navy (RMN) and Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF).
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IKE Strike Group operates with Morocco in Lightning Handshake

8:21 AM3/10/2021
The Royal Moroccan Navy Sigma-class multi-mission frigate Tarik Ben Zayid (FMMM 613), front, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) sail in formation with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), March 3, 2021. The IKE Carrier Strike Group is participating in Lightning Handshake, a bi-lateral maritime exercise between the U.S. and the Royal Moroccan Navy (RMN) and Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF).
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IKE Strike Group operates with Morocco in Lightning Handshake

8:22 AM3/10/2021
An F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105, conducts in-flight refueling with an F-5E Tiger II from the Royal Moroccan Air Force, March 4, 2021.The IKE Carrier Strike Group is participating in Lightning Handshake, a bi-lateral maritime exercise between the U.S. and the Royal Moroccan Navy (RMN) and Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF).
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IKE Strike Group operates with Morocco in Lightning Handshake

8:23 AM3/10/2021
Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Anthony Perkins, from Austin, Texas, signals to a Royal Moroccan Navy Eurocopter AS565 Panther, as it prepares to land onboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), March 4, 2021. The IKE Carrier Strike Group is participating in Lightning Handshake, a bi-lateral maritime exercise between the U.S. and Royal Moroccan Navy (RMN) and Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF).
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Press Release

Morocco praises continued security cooperation with AFRICOM

1:54 PM4/12/2021
U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command spoke with the Inspector General of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces, Gen. Abdelfatah Louarak on April 6.
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