Exercise Obangame Express 2022 Set to Begin

Obangame Express (OE22), the largest multinational maritime exercise in Western Africa, will kick off its 11th year with 32 participating nations at an opening ceremony in Dakar, Senegal, Mar. 11, 2022. Sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), OE22 is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness (MDA), information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to enhance the collective capabilities of…

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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Arrives in Namibia

Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrived in Walvis Bay, Namibia for a regularly scheduled port visit, September 15, 2021. The visit will include engagement opportunities with Namibia’s government and military leaders. Namibia is an important partner of the United States in promoting peace and security in Africa. “We are excited to visit Walvis Bay and work…

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