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Obangame Express 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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Maritime forces throughout the Gulf of Guinea, Europe, North and South America, as well as other...
Day 4: Obangame Express 2017 in Pictures
Obangame Express, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to improve regional...
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Obangame Express, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation,...

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DOUALA, Cameroon (March 22, 2017) A member of the Cameroonian rapid response brigade provides security as other members board a vessel to conduct a simulated search during exercise Obangame Express 2017, March 22. 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theron J. Godbold/Released)

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...
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Obangame will officially kick off on March 23, 2017, when nations begin executing real-world scenarios. For the next three days, African countries are preparing for the exercise by participating in training with maritime forces from around the world...