USS Monterey is First US Warship to Visit Egypt’s Berenice Naval Base

USS Monterey (CG 61) visited Egypt’s Berenice Naval Base, August 12, marking the first time a U.S. warship has pulled into the Red Sea base, which officially opened in January 2020. During the visit the ship hosted Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces (CMF); Vice Adm. Ahmed…

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FS Garonne is First Foreign Ship Visitor at New Egyptian Navy Base

June 2, 2021 (Google Translation) – On Wednesday May 26, 2021, the Garonne Metropolitan Support and Assistance Building (BSAM) docked at Port Bérénice in Egypt. It is the first vessel of a foreign navy to call at the new Egyptian naval base in the Red Sea. During this stopover, the commander of the Garonne was received by Vice-Admiral Oussama Saleh,…

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Charles de Gaulle Supports Operation Inherent Resolve

May 11, 2021 (Google Translation) – For the first time, on Thursday, May 6, 2021, the Carrier Strike Group (GAN) on a CLEMENCEAU 21 mission engaged its Embedded Air Group (GAé) from the Red Sea, to the Iraqi-Syrian theater, as part of Operation CHAMMAL , French part of the INHERENT RESOLVE (OIR) operation. Return on this original mission. On the…

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Atlantique 2 Deployed to Djibouti for Red Sea Exercise

March 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – From March 2 to 19, a detachment of the French maritime patrol aircraft Atlantique 2 (ATL2) was deployed to Djibouti as a precursor to the CLEMENCEAU 21 mission, the operational deployment of the Carrier Strike Group (GAN) articulated around the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. Stationed on the 188 air base of the French…

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Egyptian & Spanish FFGs Conduct Red Sea PASSEX

February 20, 2021 – Under the General Command of the Armed Forces plan to advance training levels and deepen the exchange of expertise with the armed forces of brotherly and friendly countries, the Egyptian and Spanish navies conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX) within the area of responsibility of the Southern Fleet in the Red Sea. The PASSEX encompassed the Egyptian…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Involved in Red Sea MEDEVAC

March 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – On March 8, 2020, the amphibious helicopter carrier Mistral and the frigate Guépratte in transit in the Red Sea were at the heart of a complex medical evacuation operation (EVASAN), conducted with the support of French forces in Djibouti (FFDj) and French forces in the United Arab Emirates (FFEAU), for the benefit of a…

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