PICRYL
PICRYLThe World's Largest Public Domain Source
  • homeHome
  • searchSearch
  • photo_albumStories
  • collectionsCollections
  • infoAbout
  • star_rateUpgrade
  • account_boxLogin

Topic: express 2015

87 media by topicpage 1 of 1
Ghana navy Lt. Robert Agong monitors seaborne activities from the maritime operations center during Exercise Obangame Express 2015.

Ghana navy Lt. Robert Agong monitors seaborne activities from the mari...

ACCRA, Ghana (Mar. 24, 2014) Ghana navy Lt. Robert Agong monitors seaborne activities from the maritime operations center during Exercise Obangame Express 2015. The center coordinates all scenario-based activit... more

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus speaks to participants about the importance of maritime security at the final planning event for Exercise Cutlass Express 2015.

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus speaks to participants about ...

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (Nov. 18, 2014) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus speaks to participants about the importance of maritime security at the final planning event for Exercise Cutlass Express 2015. C... more

Lt. Luke Radlowski, from Utica, New York, explains the ship's mission capabilities to participants of the multinational maritime exercise, Phoenix Express 2015, aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67).

Lt. Luke Radlowski, from Utica, New York, explains the ship's mission ...

SOUDA BAY, Greece (Dec. 03, 2014) Lt. Luke Radlowski, from Utica, New York, explains the ship's mission capabilities to participants of the multinational maritime exercise, Phoenix Express 2015, aboard the Arle... more

Capt. Rich Dromerhauser, deputy commodore of Commander, Task Force 65, addresses attendees during the opening ceremony of Exercise Cutlass Express 2015.

Capt. Rich Dromerhauser, deputy commodore of Commander, Task Force 65,...

LE CHALAND, Mauritius (Jan. 28, 2015) Capt. Rich Dromerhauser, deputy commodore of Commander, Task Force 65, addresses attendees during the opening ceremony of Exercise Cutlass Express 2015. Cutlass Express, sp... more

Capt. Rich Dromerhauser, deputy commodore of Commander, Task Force 65, addresses attendees during the opening ceremony of Exercise Cutlass Express 2015.

Capt. Rich Dromerhauser, deputy commodore of Commander, Task Force 65,...

LE CHALAND, Mauritius (Jan. 28, 2015) Capt. Rich Dromerhauser, deputy commodore of Commander, Task Force 65, addresses attendees during the opening ceremony of Exercise Cutlass Express 2015. Cutlass Express, sp... more

A Djiboutian coast guardsmen on the visit, board, search, and seizure team demonstrates room-clearing techniques in the Djiboutian coast guard training complex during Exercise Cutlass Express 2015.

A Djiboutian coast guardsmen on the visit, board, search, and seizure ...

DJIBOUTI (Jan. 29, 2015) A Djiboutian coast guardsmen on the visit, board, search, and seizure team demonstrates room-clearing techniques in the Djiboutian coast guard training complex during Exercise Cutlass E... more

Chief Hospital Corpsman Romeo Carrano supervises Mauritian boarding team members as they practice tending a gunshot wound during the in-port training phase of Exercise Cutlass Express 2015.

Chief Hospital Corpsman Romeo Carrano supervises Mauritian boarding te...

PORT LUIS, Mauritius (Jan. 29, 2015) Chief Hospital Corpsman Romeo Carrano supervises Mauritian boarding team members as they practice tending a gunshot wound during the in-port training phase of Exercise Cutla... more

The Oliver-Hazard class guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) moors at Port Louis, Mauritius, while participating in Exercise Cutlass Express 2015.

The Oliver-Hazard class guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) mo...

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Jan. 30, 2015) The Oliver-Hazard class guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) moors at Port Louis, Mauritius, while participating in Exercise Cutlass Express 2015. The exercise, spon... more

Mauritian boarding team members cross the bow of the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) during Exercise Cutlass Express 2015.

Mauritian boarding team members cross the bow of the guided-missile fr...

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Jan. 30, 2015) Mauritian boarding team members cross the bow of the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) during Exercise Cutlass Express 2015. Exercise Cutlass Express, sponsored b... more

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Brian Darby, from New York City, instructs Mauritian boarding team members during a boarding drill aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56).

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Brian Darby, from New York City, instr...

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Jan. 30, 2015) Operations Specialist 3rd Class Brian Darby, from New York City, instructs Mauritian boarding team members during a boarding drill aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guid... more

A Ugandan boarding team aboard a Mauritian Coast Guard boat prepares to board a Seychellois patrol boat for a boarding drill during Exercise Cutlass Express 2015.

A Ugandan boarding team aboard a Mauritian Coast Guard boat prepares t...

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Jan. 30, 2015) A Ugandan boarding team aboard a Mauritian Coast Guard boat prepares to board a Seychellois patrol boat for a boarding drill during Exercise Cutlass Express 2015. The exerc... more

A Mauritian boarding team boards the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) for a boarding drill during Exercise Cutlass Express 2015.

A Mauritian boarding team boards the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-...

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Jan. 30, 2015) A Mauritian boarding team boards the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) for a boarding drill during Exercise Cutlass Express 2015. The ex... more

A Seychellois boarding team member practices personnel searches on a role player aboard the Seychelles People's Defense Forces patrol ship Andromache (605) as part of Exercise Cutlass Express 2015.

A Seychellois boarding team member practices personnel searches on a r...

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Jan. 30, 2015) A Seychellois boarding team member practices personnel searches on a role player aboard the Seychelles People's Defense Forces patrol ship Andromache (605) as part of Exerc... more

A Ugandan boarding team practices boarding, room-clearing, and tactical movement aboard the Seychelles People's Defense Forces patrol ship Andromache (605) during Exercise Cutlass Express 2015.

A Ugandan boarding team practices boarding, room-clearing, and tactica...

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Jan. 30, 2015) A Ugandan boarding team practices boarding, room-clearing, and tactical movement aboard the Seychelles People's Defense Forces patrol ship Andromache (605) during Exercise ... more

A Comoran boarding team practices boarding, room-clearing, and tactical movement aboard the Seychelles People's Defense Forces patrol ship Andromache (605) as part of Exercise Cutlass Express 2015.

A Comoran boarding team practices boarding, room-clearing, and tactica...

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Jan. 30, 2015) A Comoran boarding team practices boarding, room-clearing, and tactical movement aboard the Seychelles People's Defense Forces patrol ship Andromache (605) as part of Exerc... more

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Brian Darby, from New York City, instructs Mauritian boarding team members during a boarding drill aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56).

Operations Specialist 3rd Class Brian Darby, from New York City, instr...

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Jan. 30, 2015) Operations Specialist 3rd Class Brian Darby, from New York City, instructs Mauritian boarding team members during a boarding drill aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guid... more

A Kenyan boarding team moves tactically during a maritime-interdiction training scenario aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56).

A Kenyan boarding team moves tactically during a maritime-interdiction...

INDIAN OCEAN (Feb. 01, 2015) A Kenyan boarding team moves tactically during a maritime-interdiction training scenario aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56). Exercise Cutlass Express 2015, spons... more

Chief Hospital Corpsman Allison Levy gives medical advice to a Mauritian boarding team member during a maritime-interdiction training operation aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56).

Chief Hospital Corpsman Allison Levy gives medical advice to a Mauriti...

INDIAN OCEAN (Feb. 01, 2015) Chief Hospital Corpsman Allison Levy gives medical advice to a Mauritian boarding team member during a maritime-interdiction training operation aboard the guided-missile frigate USS... more

A Kenyan boarding team member gives commands to a suspected pirate during a maritime-interdiction training scenario aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56).

A Kenyan boarding team member gives commands to a suspected pirate dur...

INDIAN OCEAN (Feb. 01, 2015) A Kenyan boarding team member gives commands to a suspected pirate during a maritime-interdiction training scenario aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56). Exercise ... more

A Mauritian boarding team member searches for contraband during a maritime-interdiction training operation aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56).

A Mauritian boarding team member searches for contraband during a mari...

INDIAN OCEAN (Feb. 01, 2015) A Mauritian boarding team member searches for contraband during a maritime-interdiction training operation aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56). Exercise Cutlass E... more

A Mauritian boarding team member stakes out his position while Capt. Rich Dromerhauser, deputy commander of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 60, observes during an Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 illegal fishing scenario.

A Mauritian boarding team member stakes out his position while Capt. R...

INDIAN OCEAN (Feb. 02, 2015) A Mauritian boarding team member stakes out his position while Capt. Rich Dromerhauser, deputy commander of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 60, observes during an Exercise Cutlass Expre... more

Cmdr. Jason Levy briefs Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 liaison officers on the legal aspects of boarding suspicious vessels at sea.

Cmdr. Jason Levy briefs Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 liaison officers...

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Feb. 02, 2015) Cmdr. Jason Levy briefs Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 liaison officers on the legal aspects of boarding suspicious vessels at sea. Exercise Cutlass Express, sponsored by U.... more

Kenyan boarding team members secure the deck while Capt. Rich Dromerhauser, deputy commander of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 60 observes during an Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 illegal-fishing training scenario.

Kenyan boarding team members secure the deck while Capt. Rich Dromerha...

INDIAN OCEAN (Feb. 02, 2015) Kenyan boarding team members secure the deck while Capt. Rich Dromerhauser, deputy commander of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 60 observes during an Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 illeg... more

Rear Adm. Tom Reck, right, vice commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, addresses attendees during a reception aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56).

Rear Adm. Tom Reck, right, vice commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, addresses...

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Feb. 03, 2015) Rear Adm. Tom Reck, right, vice commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, addresses attendees during a reception aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Simpson ... more

Officers from Tanzania, Comoros, and the U.S. Navy interact during a reception aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56).

Officers from Tanzania, Comoros, and the U.S. Navy interact during a r...

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Feb. 03, 2015) Officers from Tanzania, Comoros, and the U.S. Navy interact during a reception aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56). Simpson is in port after completing t... more

Mauritius President Kailash Purryag is piped aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56).

Mauritius President Kailash Purryag is piped aboard the Oliver Hazard ...

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Feb. 03, 2015) Mauritius President Kailash Purryag is piped aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56). Purryag visits Simpson while it is in Port Lo... more

Mauritius President Kailash Purryag, left, and Rear Adm. Tom Reck, vice commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, talk during a reception aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56).

Mauritius President Kailash Purryag, left, and Rear Adm. Tom Reck, vic...

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Feb. 03, 2015) Mauritius President Kailash Purryag, left, and Rear Adm. Tom Reck, vice commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, talk during a reception aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-mis... more

Cmdr. Ken Anderson, commanding officer of the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56), gives a tour to Mauritius President Kailash Purryag.

Cmdr. Ken Anderson, commanding officer of the guided-missile frigate U...

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Feb. 03, 2015) Cmdr. Ken Anderson, commanding officer of the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56), gives a tour to Mauritius President Kailash Purryag. Purryag visits Simpson while... more

Cmdr. Ken Anderson, right, commanding officer of the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56), provides a guided tour to Mario Ayelou, Mauritius registrar of civil status, and Rear Adm. Tom Reck, U.S. 6th Fleet vice commander.

Cmdr. Ken Anderson, right, commanding officer of the guided-missile fr...

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Feb. 03, 2015) Cmdr. Ken Anderson, right, commanding officer of the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56), provides a guided tour to Mario Ayelou, Mauritius registrar of civil statu... more

Rear Adm. Tom Reck, vice commander of U.S. 6th Fleet; Susanne Falatko, deputy chief of mission of the U.S. Embassy in Mauritius.

Rear Adm. Tom Reck, vice commander of U.S. 6th Fleet; Susanne Falatko,...

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Feb. 03, 2015) Rear Adm. Tom Reck, vice commander of U.S. 6th Fleet; Susanne Falatko, deputy chief of mission of the U.S. Embassy in Mauritius, and Cmdr. Ken Anderson, commanding officer ... more

Officials from the United States, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and Kenya listen to Rear Adm. Tom Reck, vice commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, during the Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 closing ceremony.

Officials from the United States, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, Mada...

LE CHALAND, Mauritius (Feb. 04, 2015) Officials from the United States, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and Kenya listen to Rear Adm. Tom Reck, vice commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, during the Exercise C... more

A Ghanaian navy boarding team member provides cover during a visit, board, search and seizure training evolution during Exercise Obangame Express 2015 aboard the Ghanaian navy patrol boat GNS Bonsu (P31).

A Ghanaian navy boarding team member provides cover during a visit, bo...

TEMA, Ghana (Mar. 18, 2015) A Ghanaian navy boarding team member provides cover during a visit, board, search and seizure training evolution during Exercise Obangame Express 2015 aboard the Ghanaian navy patrol... more

Ghanaian air force Master Sgt. Elvis Gauch, left, speaks with Chief Hospital Corpsman Allison Levy.

Ghanaian air force Master Sgt. Elvis Gauch, left, speaks with Chief Ho...

TEMA, Ghana (Mar. 18, 2015) Ghanaian air force Master Sgt. Elvis Gauch, left, speaks with Chief Hospital Corpsman Allison Levy, center, from Bradenton, Fla., and a German navy sailor regarding medical procedur... more

Ghanaian navy boarding team members conduct a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise  as part of Obangame Express 2015.

Ghanaian navy boarding team members conduct a visit, board, search and...

TEMA, Ghana (Mar. 18, 2015) Ghanaian navy boarding team members conduct a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise as part of Obangame Express 2015. Obangame Express is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsore... more

A Ghanaian navy boarding team member conducts area security during a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise as part of Obangame Express 2015.

A Ghanaian navy boarding team member conducts area security during a v...

TEMA, Ghana (Mar. 18, 2015) A Ghanaian navy boarding team member conducts area security during a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise as part of Obangame Express 2015. Obangame Express is a U.S. A... more

Dr. Alex Segbefia, Ghana deputy minister of defense, delivers remarks during the opening ceremony for Obangame Express 2015 at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College.

Dr. Alex Segbefia, Ghana deputy minister of defense, delivers remarks ...

ACCRA, Ghana (Mar. 19, 2015) Dr. Alex Segbefia, Ghana deputy minister of defense, delivers remarks during the opening ceremony for Obangame Express 2015 at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College. Oban... more

Ghana navy Commodore Mark Yawson looks over exercise scenarios during Obangame Express 2015.

Ghana navy Commodore Mark Yawson looks over exercise scenarios during ...

ACCRA, Ghana (Mar. 20, 2015) Ghana navy Commodore Mark Yawson looks over exercise scenarios during Obangame Express 2015. Obangame Express is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored multinational maritime exercise desi... more

Nigerian military forces conduct bilateral visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during the maritime security exercise Obangame Express 2015.

Nigerian military forces conduct bilateral visit, board, search and se...

GULF OF GUINEA (Mar. 20, 2015) Nigerian military forces conduct bilateral visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during the... more

Nigerian military forces conduct bilateral visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during the maritime security exercise Obangame Express 2015.

Nigerian military forces conduct bilateral visit, board, search and se...

GULF OF GUINEA (Mar. 20, 2015) Nigerian military forces conduct bilateral visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during the... more

 Nigerian military forces conduct bilateral visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during the maritime security exercise Obangame Express 2015.

Nigerian military forces conduct bilateral visit, board, search and s...

GULF OF GUINEA (Mar. 20, 2015) Nigerian military forces conduct bilateral visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during the... more

German, American, Cote d'Ivoire, Congolese, and Ghanaian military personnel work in the exercise control group, which monitors and guides personnel, during Exercise Obangame Express 2015.

German, American, Cote d'Ivoire, Congolese, and Ghanaian military pers...

ACCRA, Ghana (Mar. 20, 2015) German, American, Cote d'Ivoire, Congolese, and Ghanaian military personnel work in the exercise control group, which monitors and guides personnel, during Exercise Obangame Express... more

Nigerian military forces conduct bilateral visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during the maritime security exercise Obangame Express 2015.

Nigerian military forces conduct bilateral visit, board, search and se...

GULF OF GUINEA (Mar. 20, 2015) Nigerian military forces conduct bilateral visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during the... more

Nigerian military forces apprehend a simulated suspect, while conducting bilateral visit, board, search and seizure training during the maritime security exercise Obangame Express 2015.

Nigerian military forces apprehend a simulated suspect, while conducti...

GULF OF GUINEA (Mar. 20, 2015) Nigerian military forces apprehend a simulated suspect, while conducting bilateral visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed v... more

 Nigerian military forces conduct bilateral visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during the maritime security exercise Obangame Express 2015.

Nigerian military forces conduct bilateral visit, board, search and s...

GULF OF GUINEA (Mar. 20, 2015) Nigerian military forces conduct bilateral visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during the... more

American, Turkish, and Nigerian military personnel work in the exercise control group, which monitors and guides personnel, during Exercise Obangame Express 2015.

American, Turkish, and Nigerian military personnel work in the exercis...

ACCRA, Ghana (Mar. 20, 2015) American, Turkish, and Nigerian military personnel work in the exercise control group, which monitors and guides personnel, during Exercise Obangame Express 2015. Obangame Express i... more

Lt. j.g. Gene Harrelson works with a Gabon navy liaison officer in the exercise control group, which monitors and guides personnel, during Exercise Obangame Express 2015.

Lt. j.g. Gene Harrelson works with a Gabon navy liaison officer in the...

ACCRA, Ghana (Mar. 20, 2015) Lt. j.g. Gene Harrelson works with a Gabon navy liaison officer in the exercise control group, which monitors and guides personnel, during Exercise Obangame Express 2015. Obangame E... more

The lead medical member of an Ivory Coast boarding team provides Chief Hospital Corpsman Allison Levy, from Bradenton, Fla., with his evaluation of a simulated casualty during an illegal fishing scenario.

The lead medical member of an Ivory Coast boarding team provides Chief...

GULF OF GUINEA (Mar. 21, 2015) The lead medical member of an Ivory Coast boarding team provides Chief Hospital Corpsman Allison Levy, from Bradenton, Fla., with his evaluation of a simulated casualty during an ... more

Capt. John Rinko is shown how the Office of the Secretary of Defense's Coalition Tactical Awareness and Response Joint Concept Technology uses commercially available synthetic aperture radar satellites.

Capt. John Rinko is shown how the Office of the Secretary of Defense's...

ACCRA, Ghana (Mar. 22, 2015) Capt. John Rinko, officer in tactical charge of Obangame Express 2015, is shown how the Office of the Secretary of Defense's Coalition Tactical Awareness and Response Joint Concept ... more

Ghanaian boarding team members board the German navy target vessel FGS Brandenburg (F215) during a human trafficking scenario during Exercise Obangame Express 2015.

Ghanaian boarding team members board the German navy target vessel FGS...

GULF OF GUINEA (Mar. 22, 2015) Ghanaian boarding team members board the German navy target vessel FGS Brandenburg (F215) during a human trafficking scenario during Exercise Obangame Express 2015. Obangame Expre... more

Nigerian and Cameroonian forces prepare to board the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during Exercise Obangame Express 2015.

Nigerian and Cameroonian forces prepare to board the Military Sealift ...

GULF OF GUINEA (Mar. 22, 2015) Nigerian and Cameroonian forces prepare to board the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during Exercise Obangame Express 2015. Spearhead is o... more

U.S. and Nigerian military forces take part in a visit, board, search, and seizure  drill aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during a training mission as part of Obangame Express 2015.

U.S. and Nigerian military forces take part in a visit, board, search,...

GULF OF GUINEA (Mar. 22, 2015) U.S. and Nigerian military forces take part in a visit, board, search, and seizure drill aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) durin... more

Ghanaian navy boarding team members prepare to take part in a weapons trafficking scenario as part of Exercise Obangame Express 2015.

Ghanaian navy boarding team members prepare to take part in a weapons ...

GULF OF GUINEA (Mar. 23, 2015) Ghanaian navy boarding team members prepare to take part in a weapons trafficking scenario as part of Exercise Obangame Express 2015. Obangame Express is a U.S. Africa Command-spo... more

Nigerian navy boarding team members provide security during a simulated hijacking scenario aboard the German navy target vessel FGS Brandenburg (F215) as part of Obangame Express 2015.

Nigerian navy boarding team members provide security during a simulate...

GULF OF GUINEA (Mar. 24, 2015) Nigerian navy boarding team members provide security during a simulated hijacking scenario aboard the German navy target vessel FGS Brandenburg (F215) as part of Obangame Express ... more

A Nigerian boarding team member climbs aboard the German navy target vessel FGS Brandenburg (F215) during a hijacking scenario as part of Exercise Obangame Express 2015.

A Nigerian boarding team member climbs aboard the German navy target v...

GULF OF GUINEA (Mar. 24, 2015) A Nigerian boarding team member climbs aboard the German navy target vessel FGS Brandenburg (F215) during a hijacking scenario as part of Exercise Obangame Express 2015. Obangame ... more

Ghana navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Okudzeto performs a communications check from the maritime operations center during Exercise Obangame Express 2015.

Ghana navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Okudzeto performs a communicat...

ACCRA, Ghana (Mar. 24, 2015) Ghana navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Okudzeto performs a communications check from the maritime operations center during Exercise Obangame Express 2015. The center coordinates al... more

A Nigerian navy boarding team member climbs aboard the German navy target vessel FGS Brandenburg (F215) during a simulated hijacking scenario as part of Obangame Express 2015.

A Nigerian navy boarding team member climbs aboard the German navy tar...

GULF OF GUINEA (Mar. 24, 2015) A Nigerian navy boarding team member climbs aboard the German navy target vessel FGS Brandenburg (F215) during a simulated hijacking scenario as part of Obangame Express 2015. Oba... more

Nigerian navy boarding team members maintain security during a simulated hijacking scenario aboard the German navy target vessel FGS Brandenburg (F215) as part of Obangame Express 2015.

Nigerian navy boarding team members maintain security during a simulat...

GULF OF GUINEA (Mar. 24, 2015) Nigerian navy boarding team members maintain security during a simulated hijacking scenario aboard the German navy target vessel FGS Brandenburg (F215) as part of Obangame Express... more

Vice Adm. James Foggo III, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, meets with Ghanaian Chief of the Naval Staff Rear Adm. Geoffrey Mawuli Biekro.

Vice Adm. James Foggo III, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, meets with Gha...

ACCRA, Ghana (Mar. 26, 2015) Vice Adm. James Foggo III, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, meets with Ghanaian Chief of the Naval Staff Rear Adm. Geoffrey Mawuli Biekro. Foggo is in Ghana attending the closing ceremo... more

Togolese boarding team members provide security aboard the German navy target vessel FGS Brandenburg (F215) during a simulated drug smuggling and human trafficking scenario during Obangame Express 2015.

Togolese boarding team members provide security aboard the German navy...

GULF OF GUINEA (Mar. 26, 2015) Togolese boarding team members provide security aboard the German navy target vessel FGS Brandenburg (F215) during a simulated drug smuggling and human trafficking scenario during... more

Vice Adm. James Foggo III, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, conducts a review of Ghanaian troops.

Vice Adm. James Foggo III, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, conducts a rev...

ACCRA, Ghana (Mar. 26, 2015) Vice Adm. James Foggo III, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, conducts a review of Ghanaian troops. Foggo is in Ghana attending the closing ceremonies of Exercise Obangame Express 2015. O... more

Vice Adm. James Foggo III, commander of the U.S. 6th Fleet, delivers remarks during the closing ceremony of Exercise Obangame Express 2015.

Vice Adm. James Foggo III, commander of the U.S. 6th Fleet, delivers r...

ACCRA, Ghana (Mar. 27, 2015) Vice Adm. James Foggo III, commander of the U.S. 6th Fleet, delivers remarks during the closing ceremony of Exercise Obangame Express 2015 at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staf... more

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Tracie Cline, right, observes as maritime forces practice medical techniques in support of Exercise Saharan Express 2015.

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Tracie Cline, right, observes as maritime ...

DAKAR, Senegal (Apr. 20, 2015) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Tracie Cline, right, observes as maritime forces practice medical techniques in support of Exercise Saharan Express 2015. Saharan Express is a U.S. Afr... more

Rear Adm. Thomas G. Reck, right, vice commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, Cape Verde Minister of Defense Rui Semedo, and U.S. Ambassador to Cape Verde Donald Heflin answer questions during the opening ceremony of Saharan Express 2015.

Rear Adm. Thomas G. Reck, right, vice commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, Cap...

PRAIA, Cabo Verde (Apr. 20, 2015) Rear Adm. Thomas G. Reck, right, vice commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, Cape Verde Minister of Defense Rui Semedo, and U.S. Ambassador to Cape Verde Donald Heflin answer questions d... more

Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Joshua Putman stands a security watch aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) while moored in Dakar, Senegal in support of exercise Saharan Express 2015.

Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Joshua Putman stands a security watch aboard ...

DAKAR, Senegal (Apr. 20, 2015) Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Joshua Putman stands a security watch aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) while moored in Dakar, Senegal i... more

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Tracie Cline, right, demonstrates medical techniques to Moroccan military forces in support of Exercise Saharan Express 2015.

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Tracie Cline, right, demonstrates medical ...

DAKAR, Senegal (Apr. 20, 2015) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Tracie Cline, right, demonstrates medical techniques to Moroccan military forces in support of Exercise Saharan Express 2015. Saharan Express is a U.S.... more

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Richard Spells, center, and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Tracie Cline, left, demonstrate medical techniques in support of Exercise Saharan Express 2015.

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Richard Spells, center, and Hospital Corps...

DAKAR, Senegal (Apr. 20, 2015) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Richard Spells, center, and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Tracie Cline, left, demonstrate medical techniques in support of Exercise Saharan Express 2015.... more

A rigid-hull inflatable boat launches from the Moroccan naval vessel RMNS Bir Anzarane (P 341) to conduct visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1).

A rigid-hull inflatable boat launches from the Moroccan naval vessel R...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Apr. 22, 2015) A rigid-hull inflatable boat launches from the Moroccan naval vessel RMNS Bir Anzarane (P 341) to conduct visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the Military Sealift Com... more

Members of the Mauritanian military conduct visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) in support of Exercise Saharan Express 2015.

Members of the Mauritanian military conduct visit, board, search and s...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Apr. 22, 2015) Members of the Mauritanian military conduct visit, board, search and seizure training aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) in suppor... more

Members of a Moroccan navy boarding team take part in a proliferation security initiative scenario aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during Exercise Saharan Express 2015.

Members of a Moroccan navy boarding team take part in a proliferation ...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Apr. 22, 2015) Members of a Moroccan navy boarding team take part in a proliferation security initiative scenario aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV... more

Senegalese military forces utilize a rigid-hull inflatable boat and a small patrol craft to conduct visit, board, search and seizure training alongside the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1).

Senegalese military forces utilize a rigid-hull inflatable boat and a ...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Apr. 23, 2015) Senegalese military forces utilize a rigid-hull inflatable boat and a small patrol craft to conduct visit, board, search and seizure training alongside the Military Sealift Comman... more

Senegalese military members conduct a visit, board, search and seizure drill with the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) in support of Exercise Saharan Express 2015.

Senegalese military members conduct a visit, board, search and seizure...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Apr. 23, 2015) Senegalese military members conduct a visit, board, search and seizure drill with the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) in support of Exerci... more

Members of a Moroccan navy boarding team embark the Military Sealift Command high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) to take part in a proliferation security initiative scenario during Exercise Saharan Express 2015.

Members of a Moroccan navy boarding team embark the Military Sealift C...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Apr. 24, 2015) Members of a Moroccan navy boarding team embark the Military Sealift Command high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) to take part in a proliferation security initiative scenario... more

Members of a Moroccan navy boarding team take part in a proliferation security initiative scenario aboard the Military Sealift Command high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during Exercise Saharan Express 2015.

Members of a Moroccan navy boarding team take part in a proliferation ...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Apr. 24, 2015) Members of a Moroccan navy boarding team take part in a proliferation security initiative scenario aboard the Military Sealift Command high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) du... more

Members of a Moroccan navy boarding team take part in a proliferation security initiative scenario aboard the Military Sealift Command high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during Exercise Saharan Express 2015.

Members of a Moroccan navy boarding team take part in a proliferation ...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Apr. 24, 2015) Members of a Moroccan navy boarding team take part in a proliferation security initiative scenario aboard the Military Sealift Command high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) du... more

Members of a Moroccan navy boarding team take part in a proliferation security initiative scenario aboard the Military Sealift Command high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) during Exercise Saharan Express 2015.

Members of a Moroccan navy boarding team take part in a proliferation ...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Apr. 25, 2015) Members of a Moroccan navy boarding team take part in a proliferation security initiative scenario aboard the Military Sealift Command high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) du... more

Members of the Senegalese military approach the Portuguese navy frigate Bartolomeu Dias (F-333) for a visit, board, search and seizure drill during Exercise Saharan Express 2015.

Members of the Senegalese military approach the Portuguese navy frigat...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Apr. 25, 2015) Members of the Senegalese military approach the Portuguese navy frigate Bartolomeu Dias (F-333) for a visit, board, search and seizure drill during Exercise Saharan Express 2015. ... more

A member of the Senegalese military detains a simulated suspect during a visit, board, search and seizure drill aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) in support of Exercise Saharan Express 2015.

A member of the Senegalese military detains a simulated suspect during...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Apr. 25, 2015) A member of the Senegalese military detains a simulated suspect during a visit, board, search and seizure drill aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Sp... more

Maritime forces from Spain, Cabo Verde, Senegal, Portugal and the United States conduct a closing briefing to conclude Exercise Saharan Express 2015.

Maritime forces from Spain, Cabo Verde, Senegal, Portugal and the Unit...

MINDELO, Cabo Verde (Apr. 27, 2015) Maritime forces from Spain, Cabo Verde, Senegal, Portugal and the United States conduct a closing briefing to conclude Exercise Saharan Express 2015. Saharan Express is a U.S... more

Vice Adm. James Foggo III, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, observes Taps at the North Africa American Cemetery in Tunis, Tunisia.

Vice Adm. James Foggo III, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, observes Taps ...

TUNIS, Tunisia (May. 16, 2015) Vice Adm. James Foggo III, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, observes Taps at the North Africa American Cemetery in Tunis, Tunisia. The North Africa American Cemetery is the final rest... more

Vice Adm. James Foggo III, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, is given a tour of the North Africa American Cemetery in Tunis, Tunisia.

Vice Adm. James Foggo III, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, is given a tou...

TUNIS, Tunisia (May. 16, 2015) Vice Adm. James Foggo III, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, is given a tour of the North Africa American Cemetery in Tunis, Tunisia. The North Africa American Cemetery is the final re... more

Vice Adm. James Foggo III, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, delivers remarks during the opening ceremony for Exercise Phoenix Express 2015 in Tunis, Tunisia.

Vice Adm. James Foggo III, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, delivers remar...

TUNIS, Tunisia (May. 16, 2015) Vice Adm. James Foggo III, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, delivers remarks during the opening ceremony for Exercise Phoenix Express 2015 in Tunis, Tunisia. Phoenix Express, sponsore... more

Moroccan and U.S. service members discuss preparations for exercise Phoenix Express 2015 aboard Royal Moroccan Navy frigate Hassan II (F 612).

Moroccan and U.S. service members discuss preparations for exercise Ph...

TUNIS, Tunisia (May. 17, 2015) Moroccan and U.S. service members discuss preparations for exercise Phoenix Express 2015 aboard Royal Moroccan Navy frigate Hassan II (F 612). Phoenix Express 2015, sponsored and ... more

Turkish navy sailors ask Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Adam Meyers for the ship's roster aboard the Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51) during Exercise Phoenix Express 2015.

Turkish navy sailors ask Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Adam Meyers for the ...

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May. 18, 2015) Turkish navy sailors ask Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Adam Meyers for the ship's roster aboard the Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51) during Exe... more

Tunisian Regiment marine commandos restrain a simulated suspect during a non-compliant boarding exercise.

Tunisian Regiment marine commandos restrain a simulated suspect during...

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May. 20, 2015) Tunisian Regiment marine commandos restrain a simulated suspect during a non-compliant boarding exercise aboard the Military Sealift Command search and rescue ship USNS Grasp (... more

Hellenic air force Lt. Cmdr. Kyriakos Koympis, left, conducts operations with Naval Air Crewman Operator 3rd Class Joseph Gallegos, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, aboard a P3-C Orion aircraft during Exercise Phoenix Express 2015.

Hellenic air force Lt. Cmdr. Kyriakos Koympis, left, conducts operatio...

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May. 20, 2015) Hellenic air force Lt. Cmdr. Kyriakos Koympis, left, conducts operations with Naval Air Crewman Operator 3rd Class Joseph Gallegos, assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, aboard ... more

Tunisian Regiment marine commandos restrain a simulated suspect the Military Sealift Command search and rescue ship USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51).

Tunisian Regiment marine commandos restrain a simulated suspect the Mi...

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May. 20, 2015) Tunisian Regiment marine commandos restrain a simulated suspect the Military Sealift Command search and rescue ship USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51) during a non-compliant boarding exerci... more

Maritime professionals commence the second day of planning for Phoenix Express 2015.

Maritime professionals commence the second day of planning for Phoenix...

SOUDA BAY, Greece - Maritime professionals commence the second day of planning for Phoenix Express 2015. Phoenix Express is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored multinational maritime exercise designed to increase m... more