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.
Blue to gold: USS Hershel “Woody” Williams swaps crew in Tema, Ghana
The departing “Blue Crew” completed a five-month deployment to the Indian and Atlantic Ocean from May to October, 2022. During the rotation the crew conducted maritime security operations and built valued relationships with allies and partners.
USS Hershel “Woody” Williams, First ESB to Complete Voyage Repair in South Africa
During the scheduled port visit, Hershel “Woody” Williams completed a 14-day maintenance period in Cape Town’s Cruise Terminal. The ship received preventative and preservative repairs to the flight deck safety nets, mission deck, freeboard and superstructure, as well as the insulation and lighting fixtures.
USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Arrives in Nigeria for Maritime Security Engagement
“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.
Hershel “Woody” Williams Returns to Gulf of Guinea, Strengthening Partnership with Coastal African Nations
210803-N-LK647-0187 TEMA, Ghana (Aug. 3, 2021) Chief Culinary Specialist Gerald Foxworth, left, Chief Master-at-Arms Brandon Spears, second from left, and Comand Senior Chief Mark Rayner, second from right, all assigned to the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4) share snacks with Ghanaian Navy personnel on the pier, Aug. 3, 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Malachi Lakey/Released)
Exercise Phoenix Express 2021 holds opening ceremony in Tunisia
Capt. Harry Knight, Exercise Director, Phoenix Express, speaks at the opening ceremony for exercise Phoenix Express 2021. Exercise Phoenix Express 2021, conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the Mediterranean.