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Cutlass Express 2016 Concludes

Maritime forces from Eastern Africa, Western Indian Ocean island nations, Europe and the United States, as well as several international organizations concluded the fifth iteration of the multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express, Feb. 6, 2016.

Malagasy Navy Participates in Cutlass Express 2016

In the middle of a harbor, moored to a small buoy, sits a small gray 30-meter long ship. To the uninformed observer it appears to be just another ship possibly waiting to aid a vessel entering the harbor. However, a closer look reveals the ship is the RC Trozona; a patrol vessel of the Madagascar Navy, in Seychelles, to participate in exercises Cutlass Express 2016.

Cutlass Express 2016 Commences

Cutlass Express 2016, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness (MDA) and information sharing practices to increase capabilities of participating nations to counter sea-based illicit activity.

5 Things you Need to know about Cutlass Express 2016

Scheduled to take place in the West Indian Ocean from January 30, to February 6, Cutlass Express is a maritime exercise that focuses on cooperation and teamwork

USS Oscar Austin Arrives in Seychelles for Scheduled Port Visit

PORT VICTORIA, Seychelles - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) arrived in Port Victoria, Seychelles for a scheduled port visit April. 17, 2015.

This port visit serves to continue U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet's efforts to build maritime partnerships with African nations, which helps improve regional maritime safety and security.

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USS Oscar Austin Arrives in Seychelles

PORT VICTORIA, Seychelles - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) arrived in Port Victoria, Seychelles for a scheduled port visit Jan. 17, 2015.

This port visit serves to continue U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet’s efforts to build maritime partnerships with African nations, which helps improve regional maritime safety and security.

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USS James E. Willams Departs Port Victoria, Seychelles

PORT VICTORIA, Seychelles - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) returned to sea after a six-day port visit in Port Victoria, Seychelles, Nov. 21, 2014.  Continue reading for some Quick facts and additional links...

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USS James E. Williams Sailors Help Out at Nature Sanctuary in Seychelles

PORT VICTORIA, Seychelles - Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) participated in a community relations project in Port Victoria, Seychelles, Nov. 14.

The project took place at Nature Seychelles, a local nature sanctuary, where Sailors widened and dug out a canal to help support the Red Mangrove ecosystem, cut down invasive plants and transported soil that would be mixed with compost to enrich soil.

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USS James E. Willams Visits Port Victoria, Seychelles

PORT VICTORIA, Seychelles - The Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) arrived in Port Victoria, Seychelles, Nov. 14, for a scheduled port visit.

This port visit serves to continue U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet efforts to be a forward deployed force in the African theater and to demonstrate our commitment to regional stability and maritime security.

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