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Obangame Express

1:14 PM5/5/2014
“Obangame Express is about the motivation of our people to dig into some wicked problems together and unearth ways to make our waters safer,” said Lt. Gen. Kirk Smith, deputy commander, U.S. Africa Command.
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5 Things You Need to Know About Obangame Express 2017

3:38 PM3/20/2017
Obangame Express 2017 provides African, European, South American and U.S. partner maritime forces the opportunity to work together, share information and refine tactics, techniques and procedures in order to assist Gulf of Guinea maritime nations with building capacity to monitor and enforce their territorial waters and exclusive economic zones.
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Obangame Express 2018 underway

11:26 AM3/28/2018
OE18, now in its eighth year, is one of three U.S. Naval Forces Europe- Africa-facilitated regional exercises
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Successful Obangame Express 2018 Concludes

11:57 AM4/2/2018
More than 36 organizations participated this year, among them 19 African nations and 15 European, Atlantic, and international organizations under the umbrella of maritime safety, security and cooperation in the Gulf of Guinea
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U.S. Africa Command cancels exercise Obangame Express

12:00 AM3/14/2020
The decision not to proceed with the exercise comes in response to the global effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), while minimizing exposure of U.S. and partner nation service members to this virus.
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Obangame Express 2019 Begins

12:00 AM3/15/2019
Specific skill sets exercised for OE19 include boarding techniques, search and rescue operations, medical casualty response, radio communication, and information management techniques.
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Obangame Express 2019 begins

12:00 AM3/18/2019
190318-N-RG482-0265 Military members from the Cameroonian Armed Forces participate in a visit, board, search and seizure drill aboard a Nigerian training vessel during exercise Obangame Express 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria, March 18, 2019. Obangame Express, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to enhance the collective capabilities of Gulf of Guinea and West African nations to counter sea-based illicit activity.
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International Exercise Obangame Express set to begin

12:00 AM3/12/2021
OE21 is part of a comprehensive strategy by U.S. Naval Forces Africa and U.S. Africa Command to provide collaborative opportunities for African forces and international partners to address maritime security concerns.
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Gambia trains on maritime clearing techniques as part of Obangame Express 2019

12:00 AM3/18/2019
Members of the Gambian navy conduct clearing techniques during a simulated drug smuggling and human trafficking scenario aboard the Gambia Navy’s patrol vessel, GNS Kunti Kinte during Exercise Obangame Express 2019 in Banjul, Gambia, March 18. Exercise Obangame Express, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to enhance the collective capabilities of Gulf of Guinea and West African nations to counter sea-based illicit activity.
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Obangame Express 21 Exercise

1:12 PM3/19/2021
Service members from the Ghanaian special forces provide cover while approaching a vessel during a boarding exercise as part of Obangame Express 2021, March 17, 2021. Obangame Express, 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 Gulf of Guinea and West Africa coastal regions.
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Medical experts conduct virtual pandemic preparation, response event during Obangame Express

9:10 AM3/22/2021
The virtual medical event served as an opportunity for partner nations to discuss infectious disease surveillance and virus outbreak response.
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Medical experts conduct virtual pandemic preparation, response event during Obangame Express

9:25 AM3/22/2021
Cmdr. Helen Cann, senior medical officer, participates in a pandemic preparation and response virtual engagement in support of Exercise Obangame Express 2021 on March 16, 2021. Obangame Express, 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 Gulf of Guinea and West African coastal regions.
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Obangame Express 2021: women in arms lead the way

12:00 AM3/31/2021
The women serving within the participating nations in Exercise Obangame Express 2021 represent only a small number in a growing community of women in the armed forces.
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Obangame Express 2021: women in arms lead the way

12:35 PM4/2/2021
Ghanaian Sailors stand watch at the Ghana, Eastern Naval Command during Exercise Obangame Express, March 21, 2021. Obangame Express, 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 Gulf of Guinea and West Africa coastal regions.
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Obangame Express 2021: women in arms lead the way

12:37 PM4/2/2021
A Ghanaian Sailor assumes a watch position at the Ghana, Eastern Naval Command, during Exercise Obangame Express, March 21, 2021. Obangame Express, 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 Gulf of Guinea and West Africa coastal regions.
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Obangame Express 2021: women in arms lead the way

12:39 PM4/2/2021
A Ghanaian Sailor searches an outgoing car while standing watch at the Ghana, Eastern Naval Command, during Exercise Obangame Express, March 21, 2021. Obangame Express, 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 Gulf of Guinea and West Africa coastal regions.
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AFRICOM’s Gen. Townsend meets African leaders at exercise African Lion

9:40 AM6/21/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend visited Morocco to attend the closing ceremony of African Lion 2021 and to meet with several African defense leaders June 17-19, 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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Obangame Express brings a multinational approach to security

12:00 AM3/21/2022
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.
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Obangame Express brings a multinational approach to security African waters

2:50 PM3/22/2022
Service members with the Royal Moroccan military provide covering positions during a boarding training evolution aboard the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams as part of exercise Obangame Express 2022, March 15, 2022. Obangame Express 2022 is a maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation and increase maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea and West Africa coastal regions.
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Obangame Express brings a multinational approach to security in African waters

3:12 PM3/22/2022
Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Ryan Altizer points out a potential surface contact to Master-at-Arms 1st Class Rachael Crawford, both assigned to Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron Three, while entering the Port of Dakar, Senegal, aboard the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams during exercise Obangame Express 2022, March 17, 2022. Obangame Express 2022 is a maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation and increase maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea and West Africa coastal regions.
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Obangame Express brings a multinational approach to security in African waters

3:12 PM3/22/2022
Lt. Col. Khadessa Sy, head of gender division, Senegalese Armed Forces, delivers the keynote speech for the Women, Peace, and Security presentation at the Senior Leadership Symposium as part of exercise Obangame Express 2022 at the Senegalese Naval Headquarters, in Dakar, Senegal, March 16, 2022. Obangame Express 2022 is a maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation and increase maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea and West Africa coastal regions.
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Obangame Express brings a multinational approach to security in African waters

3:15 PM3/22/2022
Senegalese sailors participate in medical training onboard the Senegalese Navy's patrol ship, Fouladou, as part of exercise Obangame Express in Dakar, Senegal, Mar. 14, 2022. Obangame Express 2022 is a maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation and increase maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea and West Africa coastal regions.
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Obangame Express brings a multinational approach to security in African waters

3:15 PM3/22/2022
Service members from ally and African partner nations attend the Senior Leadership Symposium as part of exercise Obangame Express 2022 at the Senegalese Naval Headquarters, in Dakar, Senegal, March 16, 2022. Obangame Express 2022 is a maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation and increase maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea and West Africa coastal regions.
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Obangame Express brings a multinational approach to security in African waters

3:34 PM3/22/2022
Service members with the Royal Moroccan military provide covering positions during a boarding training evolution aboard the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams as part of exercise Obangame Express 2022, March 15, 2022. Obangame Express 2022 is a maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation and increase maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea and West Africa coastal regions.
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The United States takes a stand against illegal fishing

1:15 PM7/20/2022
IUU fishing undermines scientific fisheries management, disadvantages legitimate producers and can infringe on the sovereign rights of coastal states.
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