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Africa Partnership Station 2010

PS Embarked Shiprider Class Graduates

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Tracey L. Whitley, Africa Partnership Station East Public Affairs

MAPUTO, Mozambique – Sixteen embarked shipriders, from the Tanzanian and Mozambican navies, graduated in an official ceremony held aboard Africa Partnership Station (APS) East platform USS Nicholas (FFG 47), Feb. 10.

APS Ship Riders Program Brings Shipmates Together

Story by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW) Gary Keen, Africa Partnership Station 2010 public affairs

DAKAR, Senegal – Twenty African sailors are building partnerships on both professional and personal levels by participating in a “ship rider” program as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS) West aboard USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).

APS East Staff Spotlight

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – For Maj. Jumaa Kassi of the Tanzania navy, the slogan of “join the Navy to see the world” was just another fairy tale of adventures in far-off places used by recruiters to entice young people into a life of military service. In 1996, when Kassi was commissioned from the Tanzania Military Academy Monduli in Arush, he was resigned to the idea that while he would travel for his military, many East African navies do not engage in long distance or extended deployments at sea.

APS East Staff Spotlight

MOMBASA, Kenya – Coordinating the complex details of the comings and goings of 58 International shipboard riders over a two-and-a-half month period could be maddening for some people. For Africa Partnership Station (APS) East 2010 Ship Rider Coordination Officer Maj. Vikraj Mangroo, it is just another day at the office.

APS East Staff Spotlight

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – Aboard the Africa Partnership Station (APS) East platform high speed vessel Swift (HSV 2), it is a common occurrence to hear Sailors call for the “sport officer.” They are affectionately referring to APS East international staff officer Capt. Philip Mulumba of the Kenya navy.

APS East Staff Spotlight

HIGH SPEED VESSEL SWIFT, Indian Ocean – Born and raised in Kitale, Kenya, Maj. Eliud Keter is now living at the center of the Africa Partnership Station (APS) East mission aboard the APS East platform high speed vessel Swift (HSV 2).

In the role of operations officer, or “OPS” as he is commonly referred to by the international APS staff, Keter has the challenging responsibility of organizing the plans and details of the overall APS mission.

APS East Staff Spotlight

HIGH SPEED VESSEL SWIFT, Indian Ocean – For Mozambican navy Cmdr. Misero Mujui, Africa Partnership Station (APS) East director of staff, his most enjoyable moments of the 2010 APS mission was watching many of his sailors train while APS East conducted in port training in Maputo, Mozambique.

African Sailors Learn Combat Lifesaver Skills Aboard Gunston Hall

USS GUNSTON HALL, At Sea – Sailors and Coast Guardsmen from Equatorial Guinea, The Gambia, Liberia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone took part in Combat Lifesaver (CLS) training April 16 – 20 aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS) West.

The training provided the basics of immediate care that could save a life. CLS skills are intended for use in combat, however, the skills may be applied to many situations.

Senegalese, Spanish and U.S. Ships Work Together to Train African Sailors

ATLANTIC OCEAN – African sailors received daily training across the decks of three partner country ships from Senegal, Spain, and the United States April 17-20, as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS) West.

The daily at-sea training was conducted aboard the Spanish navy ship ESPS Centinela (P 72), Senegalese navy ship Poponguine and USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).

Medical Personnel and Marines Lend a Hand in Senegal

Story by Marine 2nd Lt. Nicole Teat, Africa Partnership Station 2010 public affairs

NOTO GOUREY DIAME, Senegal – “Quick – get him inside, he’s bleeding!” With those words, an elderly Senegalese man, standing quietly amongst a pressing throng of villagers, was hurriedly ushered inside the village health post compound. He sat patiently while the large cut above his eye was skillfully cleaned, sutured, and covered with a bandage.

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