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USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44)

Status of the Fleet: Oct. 21, 2014

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USS Gunston Hall Works with Cyprus SAR Units

MEDITERRANEAN SEA – The amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) participated in a bilateral Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) off the coast of Cyprus with search and rescue units from the Republic of Cyprus, Oct. 7. The SAREX focused on daylight search and rescue (SAR) operations, deck-landings with SAR helicopters, and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) drills from Gunston Hall’s flight deck.

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).

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).

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