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Scenes from Saharan Express

March 9, 2014 at 1:51 PM UTC

By U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

Saharan Express 2014 increases the collective ability of African, European, and U.S. maritime forces to work together in order to increase maritime security and regional economic security.

By U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

Saharan Express 2014 increases the collective ability of African, European, and U.S. maritime forces to work together in order to increase maritime security and regional economic security.

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DAKAR, Senegal (March 7, 2014) Capt. John Tokarewich, exercise director, salutes a ceremonial guard before attending an address from Rear Admiral Cheikh Bara Cissoko, chief of naval staff, to the commanding officers of vessels participating in Exercise Saharan Express 2014. Saharan Express is an annual international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in west Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum/ Released)Join the conversation on Twitter follow us on Facebook and while you're at it check us out on Google+

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DAKAR, Senegal (March 7, 2014) Senegalese Rear Admiral Cheikh Bara Cissoko, chief of naval staff, addresses the commanding officers of vessels participating in Exercise Saharan Express 2014. Saharan Express is an annual international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum/ Released)Join the conversation on Twitter follow us on Facebook and while you're at it check us out on Google+

U.S. Navy Second Class Petty Officer Robert Goldstein, lead maritime interdiction Operations (MIO) coordinator discusses Saharan Express 2014 training. Saharan Express 2014 is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa.Join the conversation on Twitter follow us on Facebook and while you're at it check us out on Google+

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DAKAR, Senegal (March 8, 2014) Liberian servicemembers practice room clearing and tactical movement aboard Spanish Guardia Civil ship Rio Segura during Exercise Saharan Express 2014. Saharan Express is an annual international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in west Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum/ Released)Join the conversation on Twitter follow us on Facebook and while you're at it check us out on Google+

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DAKAR, Senegal (March 8, 2014) Liberian servicemembers aboard a Spanish Guardia Civil small craft prepare to board a vessel for maritime interdiction operations training as part of Exercise Saharan Express 2014. Saharan Express is an annual international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in west Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum/ Released)Join the conversation on Twitter follow us on Facebook and while you're at it check us out on Google+

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DAKAR, Senegal (March 8, 2014) Liberian servicemembers practice boarding as part of maritime interdiction operations training aboard Spanish Guardia Civil ship Rio Segura during Exercise Saharan Express 2014. Saharan Express is an annual international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in west Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum/ Released)Join the conversation on Twitter follow us on Facebook and while you're at it check us out on Google+

U.S Navy HMC Amber Smoker, lead medical coordinator for Saharan Express 2014 discusses medical training. Saharan Express is an international maritime security cooperation exercise designed to improve maritime safety and security in West Africa.Join the conversation on Twitter follow us on Facebook and while you're at it check us out on Google+