U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa

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Africa Malaria Task Force reconvenes to share resources, strategies and expertise

2:16 PM7/6/2021
The task force brings together scientists and policy makers with demonstrated interest in malaria programs to share resources, strategies, and expertise that would ultimately act as a catalyst for change.
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Africa Malaria Task Force reconvenes to share resources, strategies and expertise

2:31 PM7/6/2021
Attendees take part in a two-day virtual training event, hosted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa Force Medical June 29, 2021, in support of Africa Malaria Task Force in Naples, Italy. AMTF is a program developed in 2011, designed to strengthen and expand effective malaria programs and provide support for military personnel and their families and countries.
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U.S. Army Special Forces conclude training with Nigeria Navy Special Boat Service

10:27 AM7/13/2021
The Joint Combined Exchange Training is part of a close and continuous military partnership between the U.S. and Nigeria spanning decades to strengthen defense ties and promote regional security.
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Commander participates in Cutlass Express, JCET opening ceremonies

12:00 AM7/30/2021
U.S. Africa Command leaders including U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Richard Thresher, command senior enlisted leader, visited Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia and Djibouti from July 25-30, 2022.
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Cutlass Express 21 begins, aims to strengthen coalition to secure maritime domains

8:40 AM7/28/2021
CE 21 assesses and improves combined maritime law enforcement capacity and promotes national and regional security in East Africa.
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Cutlass Express 21 begins, aims to strengthen coalition to secure maritime domains

9:04 AM7/28/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, delivers remarks during the opening ceremony of exercise Cutlass Express 2021 held at the Bandari Maritime Academy in Mombasa, Kenya, July 26, 2021. Cutlass Express is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities between the U.S., East African and Western Indian Ocean nations to counter illicit maritime activity.
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Cutlass Express 21 begins, aims to strengthen coalition to secure maritime domains

9:10 AM7/28/2021
Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, delivers remarks during the opening ceremony of exercise Cutlass Express 2021 held at the Bandari Maritime Academy in Mombasa, Kenya, July 26, 2021. Cutlass Express is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities between the U.S., East African and Western Indian Ocean nations to counter illicit maritime activity.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams visit in Liberia highlights shared vision for regional security

3:57 PM8/3/2021
The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrived in Monrovia, Liberia, for a scheduled port visit July 28. The visit also kicks off the U.S. Embassy in Liberia’s year-long observance of the 175th year of the Republic of Liberia.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams visit in Liberia highlights shared vision for regional security

4:01 PM8/3/2021
The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrived in Monrovia, Liberia, for a scheduled port visit on July 28. The visit also kicks off the U.S. Embassy in Liberia’s year-long observance of the 175th year of the Republic of Liberia.
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A different perspective: Women of Cutlass Express

8:21 AM8/5/2021
Service members from the Comorian military discuss maritime law while attending a class during exercise Cutlass Express 2021, in Mombasa, Kenya, July 30, 2021.
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A different perspective: Women of Cutlass Express

8:21 AM8/5/2021
Special Agent Kyle Burns, Homeland Security Investigations liaison to U.S. Africa Command, teaches a class about maritime smuggling during exercise Cutlass Express 2021, in Mombasa, Kenya, July 30, 2021.
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Exercise Cutlass Express 2021 Concludes

3:03 PM8/9/2021
The exercise ran 14 days within the vicinity of Djibouti, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles.
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U.S. Tri-maritime Services and Cabo Verde authorities interdict large trans-oceanic cocaine shipment

12:00 AM4/6/2022
Boatswain's Mate Seaman Samuel Martyka, from Joliet, Illinois, signals for a crane hook to lower to a rigid-hull inflatable boat in preparation for small boat operations, aboard the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4), April 6, 2022. 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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U.S. Tri-maritime Services and Cabo Verde authorities interdict large trans-oceanic cocaine shipment

12:00 AM4/6/2022
A Judicial Police officer from Cabo Verde, monitors Sailors, and U.S. Coast Guardsmen aboard the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4), prepare seized contraband for offload to the Cabo Verdean authorities, April 6, 2022. 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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U.S. Tri-maritime Services and Cabo Verde authorities interdict large trans-oceanic cocaine shipment

12:00 AM4/6/2022
The Cabo Verdean authorities pull alongside the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4), to receive seized contraband and detainees following maritime security operations with Cabo Verde, April 6, 2022. 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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U.S. Tri-maritime Services and Cabo Verde authorities interdict large trans-oceanic cocaine shipment

12:00 AM4/6/2022
Seized contraband is stacked on the mission deck aboard the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4), prior to its offload to the Cabo Verdean authorities, April 6, 2022. 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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U.S. Tri-maritime Services and Cabo Verde authorities interdict large trans-oceanic cocaine shipment

12:00 AM4/6/2022
Boatswain's Mate Seaman Samuel Martyka, from Joliet, Illinois, performs a communication check from a rigid-hull inflatable boat prior to small boat operations, aboard the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4), April 6, 2022. 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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U.S. Tri-maritime Services and Cabo Verde authorities interdict large trans-oceanic cocaine shipment

12:00 AM4/6/2022
A Judicial Police officer from Cabo Verde, monitors a Sailor, and U.S. Coast Guardsmen assigned to the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4), prepare seized contraband for offload to the Cabo Verdean authorities, April 6, 2022. 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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U.S. Tri-maritime Services and Cabo Verde authorities interdict large trans-oceanic cocaine shipment

12:00 AM4/6/2022
A Judicial Police officer from Cabo Verde, monitors Sailors, and U.S. Coast Guardsmen aboard the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4), prepare seized contraband for offload to the Cabo Verdean authorities, April 6, 2022. 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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U.S. Tri-maritime Services and Cabo Verde authorities interdict large trans-oceanic cocaine shipment

12:00 AM4/6/2022
Sailors assigned to the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4), lower seized contraband into a rigid-hull inflatable boat for transport to the Cabo Verdean authorities, April 6, 2022. 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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Press Release

U.S. Tri-maritime Services and Cabo Verde authorities interdict large trans-oceanic cocaine shipment

9:24 AM4/7/2022
Under the jurisdiction of Cabo Verde, U.S. and Cabo Verde law enforcement authorities boarded and inspected the vessel, seizing approximately 6,000 kilograms of suspected cocaine.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams honors its namesake while in Seychelles

12:00 AM7/3/2022
USS Hershel “Woody” Williams is the first ship named after the Medal of Honor recipient, following his actions in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II.
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