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USS Mount Whitney Hosts African Nations

From March 30 through April 5, 2018, the U.S. 6th Fleet Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) hosted six sailors from Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon and Nigeria, Gabon. This was part of a foreign exchange program in conjunction with exercise Obangame Express 2018 to facilitate building bonds within West Africa and the U.S.

USS Mount Whitney Visits Senegal

The U.S. 6th Fleet Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrived in Dakar, Senegal April 5, 2018 for a scheduled port visit.

U.S. Coast Guard Supports Senegalese Maritime Law Enforcement Operation

DAKAR, Senegal - The Senegalese navy, Senegalese interagency representatives, and a U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment completed a combined U.S.-Senegal law enforcement operation as part of Africa Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership, April 15. 

Exercise Obangame/Saharan Express 2016 Commences

DAKAR, Senegal – Maritime forces from Gulf of Guinea nations, Europe, South America, the United States and several regional and international organizations began the multinational maritime exercise, Exercise Obangame/Saharan Express 2016, March 17.

Prepared Remarks from Destroyer Squadron Commodore 60 Capt. James Aiken at the Closing Ceremony for Exercise Saharan Express 2015

The following prepared remarks are from Destroyer Squadron Commodore 60 Capt. James Aiken at the closing ceremony for Exercise Saharan Express 2015 at the Senegalese Navy Base, Dakar, April 27, 2015.

USNS Spearhead Completes Participation in Saharan Express 2015

DAKAR, Senegal – The Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), along with its embarked detachment of U.S. Navy Sailors and civil service mariners, departed Dakar, Senegal, after completing its participation in Exercise Saharan Express 2015, April 27.

The recently-concluded Saharan Express is one of Africa Partnership Station’s premier Express-series exercises. This U.S. Africa Command-sponsored multinational maritime exercise is designed to increase maritime safety and security in the waters off of West Africa.

USNS Spearhead Sailors Conduct Medical Training in Dakar, Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal – Sailors embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) conducted medical training for Senegalese, Moroccan and Spanish military forces in Dakar, Senegal, in support of the multinational maritime security exercise Saharan Express 2015, April 20.

The training involved instruction on tactical combat casualty care, as well as hands-on applications ranging from triage procedures to casualty extractions.

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USNS Spearhead Arrives in Dakar, Senegal for Saharan Express 2015

DAKAR, Senegal – The Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) and its embarked crew of U.S. Navy Sailors and civil service mariners arrived in Dakar, Senegal to begin their 10-day participation in Exercise Saharan Express 2015 April 17, 2015. Saharan Express, one of Africa Partnership Station’s premier Express-series events is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored multinational maritime exercise designed to increase maritime safety and security in the waters off West Africa. Continue reading for some quick facts and additional links...

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.

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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