Spearhead Hosts Joint Familiarization Exercise in Monrovia


Release Date: 03/07//2014 1800 Story 814

By U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

U.S. Marines, Sailors and civil service mariners aboard the joint High-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) hosted members of the Liberian Coast Guard during a joint familiarization exercise, March 7.

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MONROVIA, Liberia (March 7, 2014) - Capt. Douglas Casavant, civil service master of joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), center, talks to members of the Liberian Coast Guard during a joint familiarization exercise aboard Spearhead. Spearhead, the U.S. Navy's first-in-class joint, high-speed vessel, is on its maiden deployment supporting theater security cooperation efforts and the international collaborative capacity-building program, Africa Partnership Station, in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Justin R. DiNiro/Released)

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MONROVIA, Liberia (March 7, 2014) - Chief Engineer Joseph Semon, a civil service mariner aboard joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), talks to members of the Liberian Coast Guard during a joint familiarization exercise aboard Spearhead. Spearhead, the U.S. Navy's first-in-class joint, high-speed vessel, is on its maiden deployment supporting theater security cooperation efforts and the international collaborative capacity-building program, Africa Partnership Station, in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Justin R. DiNiro/Released)

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MONROVIA, Liberia (March 7, 2014) - Chief Mate James Regan, a civil service mariner aboard joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), demonstrates ship controls to members of the Liberian Coast Guard during a joint familiarization exercise aboard Spearhead. Spearhead, the U.S. Navy's first-in-class joint, high-speed vessel, is on its maiden deployment supporting theater security cooperation efforts and the international collaborative capacity-building program, Africa Partnership Station, in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Justin R. DiNiro/Released)

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MONROVIA, Liberia (March 7, 2014) - U.S. Navy Sailors and members of the Liberian Coast Guard observe boat operations during a joint familiarization exercise aboard the U.S. Navy's joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1). Spearhead, the U.S. Navy's first-in-class joint, high-speed vessel, is on its maiden deployment supporting theater security cooperation efforts and the international collaborative capacity-building program, Africa Partnership Station, in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Justin R. DiNiro/Released)

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MONROVIA, Liberia (March 7, 2014) - Chief Mate James Regan, a civil service mariner aboard joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), gives instructions as a rigid-hull inflatable boat is lowered into the water in preparation for a U.S. Marine Forces Europe and Africa led exercise aimed to enhance the ability of the United States and partner nations to protect U.S. diplomatic missions. The exercise serves to prepare response forces for potential situations of regional instability, and to strengthen interagency coordination between the United States and the Liberian government and military. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Justin R. DiNiro/Released)

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