USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Voyage Repairs in South Africa

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams is the first Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) to complete a voyage repair (VR) availability in South Africa, Oct. 11, 2021. South Africa is an important partner of the United States in promoting peace and security in Africa. Both South Africa and the United States rely on maritime shipping, and free and secure sea-lanes for economic prosperity.…

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US Navy kicks off Large-Scale Exercise 2021

Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and U.S. Naval Forces Europe commenced Large-Scale Exercise 2021 in the USFF, PACFLT, and NAVEUR areas of responsibility, Aug. 3. LSE 2021 is a Chief of Naval Operations-directed live, virtual, and constructive, globally integrated exercise that spans multiple fleets. LSE 2021 is designed to refine how we synchronize maritime operations across multiple…

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Second Fleet Conducts NAVEUR Convoy Exercise

February 28, 2020 – U.S. 2nd Fleet, on behalf of U.S. Naval Forces Europe, and in conjunction with Military Sealift Command (MSC), is conducting convoy operations across the Atlantic, employing the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) alongside USNS Benavidez, MV Resolve, and MV Patriot. Sealift remains the primary method for transporting military equipment, supplies, and material around the…

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