Tag Archives: U.S. Africa Command

USS Hershel 'Woody' Williams In Eastern Mediterranean for Training as Greece-Turkey Tensions Continue

USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams In Eastern Mediterranean for Training as Greece-Turkey Tensions Continue

The Lewis B. Puller-class expeditionary sea base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) departs Porto Napoli for its inaugural deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations after stopping for fuel and supplies, Aug. 15, 2020. US Navy photo.

The Navy’s second expeditionary sea base is starting training operations with regional partners off Greece this week, even as the Eastern Mediterranean has been a place of tension between NATO allies in recent weeks. Read More

Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel 'Woody' Williams Makes Port Stop in Naples

Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams Makes Port Stop in Naples

Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (ESB-4) leaving San Diego, Calif. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated to correct an incorrect photo caption indicating USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (ESB-4) was arriving in Naples, Italy. It was leaving San Diego.

Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB-4) pulled into Naples, Italy today for a stop on its first deployment. Read More

Expeditionary Seabase USS Hershel 'Woody' Williams Deploys for AFRICOM

Expeditionary Seabase USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams Deploys for AFRICOM

Capt. David Gray, the military detachment officer in charge of the Military Sealift Command expeditionary sea base USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (ESB-4), gives guidance and direction to Sailors while leading a training evolution aboard one of the ship’s ridged-hull inflatable boats while the ship was at anchor in the Chesapeake Bay, Sept. 15, 2019. Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams is conducting mine countermeasures equipment testing. US Navy photo.

Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB-4) kicked off its first deployment today, leaving Virginia for an extended deployment primarily to U.S. Africa Command. Read More

The U.S. Coast Guard's Mission to Africa

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Mission to Africa

Ensign Panashe Mutombo, an officer aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC-910), looks out from the starboard side flying bridge on March 3, 2019 during the cutter’s transit to Africa to support U.S. Africa Command, U.S. 6th Fleet. US Coast Guard Photo

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC-910) is halfway through a 90-day mission to Africa’s Atlantic coast and already the crew has helped enforce fishing rights, combat smuggling and piracy and rescue two fishermen who had been declared dead. Read More

U.S. Navy Entomologists Take Malaria Fight to Sub-Saharan Africa

U.S. Navy Entomologists Take Malaria Fight to Sub-Saharan Africa

Lt. Cmdr. Kelly Larson, left, and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Edward Lopez test a Togolese villager for malaria during an Africa Partnership Station 2012 in Togo. US Air Force Photo

Recent attacks by sub-Sahara-based terrorist organizations brought into focus the U.S. military’s operations, but less noticed is the Navy’s increasing fight to help save lives in the region.

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SASC Supports Marine Lt. Gen. Waldhauser's Nomination For AFRICOM Commander

SASC Supports Marine Lt. Gen. Waldhauser’s Nomination For AFRICOM Commander

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, director for joint force development, Joint Staff J7, speaks with a guest during the sunset parade reception at the Women in Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Arlington, Va., June 23, 2015. US Marine Corps photo.

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, director for joint force development, Joint Staff J7, speaks with a guest during the sunset parade reception at the Women in Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Arlington, Va., June 23, 2015. US Marine Corps photo.

Marine Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser today received assurance by Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) of a quick approval of his nomination to become commander of U.S. Africa Command, but only after McCain used him as a conduit for a harsh attack on President Barack Obama’s policies in Libya. Read More

Amid Calls For More Presence In Mediterranean, Marines Look At Splitting Up Amphibious Ready Group Deployments

Amid Calls For More Presence In Mediterranean, Marines Look At Splitting Up Amphibious Ready Group Deployments

Sailors man the rails as the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) departs Souda Bay, Greece Nov. 5, 2015. US Navy photo.

Sailors man the rails as the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) departs Souda Bay, Greece Nov. 5, 2015. US Navy photo.

ARLINGTON, Va — Increasing challenges in Europe and Northern Africa have sparked a discussion in the Marine Corps and Joint Staff about revamping how to deploy amphibious groups, including the idea of splitting up the three-ship Amphibious Ready Group from the start. Read More

17-Nation Indian Ocean Exercise Focuses On Anti-Trafficking, Maritime Law Enforcement

17-Nation Indian Ocean Exercise Focuses On Anti-Trafficking, Maritime Law Enforcement

Maritime forces from Madagascar conduct a visit, board, search, and seizure exercise onboard the French frigate Le Floreal (F-730) during exercise Cutlass Express 2016 on Feb. 1. US Navy photo.

Maritime forces from Madagascar conduct a visit, board, search, and seizure exercise onboard the French frigate Le Floreal (F-730) during exercise Cutlass Express 2016 on Feb. 1. US Navy photo.

Seventeen nations’ navies, coast guards and security forces are in the middle of a maritime security exercise in the western Indian Ocean that aims to boost capability and cooperation in the region as it faces piracy, trafficking and other concerns. Read More

Gen. Paxton: Some Marine Units Operating at Less Than 1:2 Deployment-to-Dwell Ratio

Gen. Paxton: Some Marine Units Operating at Less Than 1:2 Deployment-to-Dwell Ratio

U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa board an MV-22 Osprey during an alert force drill on Moron Air Base, Spain, March 13, 2015. US Marine Corps photo.

U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa board an MV-22 Osprey during an alert force drill on Moron Air Base, Spain, March 13, 2015. US Marine Corps photo.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As much as the Marine Corps wants to increase its deployment-to-dwell ratio from the current 1:2 to the more sustainable 1:3, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. John Paxton said that some high-demand units are operating on an even tighter schedule. Read More