USS Gonzalez Arrives in Spain
Quartermaster 3rd Class Christopher Sack, a Sailor assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) mans the rails during the ship's departure from Naval Station Norfolk. Gonzalez is deploying to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of maritime security.
March 23, 2019 - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile Destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) pulled into Naval Station Rota, Spain, March 23, 2019 for a scheduled port visit.

USS Arlington Arrives in Tunis
Capt. Paul Lanzilotta, commanding officer of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), center and Lt. Cmdr. Greg Grubbs, executive officer, left, show Ambassador Donald Blome, U.S. ambassador to Tunisia, how to navigate the ship on the bridge, March 22, 2019. Arlington is on a scheduled deployment as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group in support of maritime security operations, crisis response and theater security cooperation, while also providing a forward naval presence.
March 23, 2019 - The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD-24) arrived in Tunis, Tunisia, 21 March 2019. The scheduled port visit is aimed at enhancing U.S.-Tunisia relations as the two nations work together to strengthen regional security and stability.

Naval Forces Commander Visits Nigeria, Celebrates Successful Multinational Exercise
LAGOS, Nigeria (March 22, 2019) Adm. James G. Foggo III, top right, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and Allied Joint Force Command Naples, Italy, speaks at a press conference after the closing ceremony of exercise Obangame Express 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria, March 22, 2019. Obangame Express, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to enhance the collective capabilities of Gulf of Guinea and West African nations to counter sea-based illicit activity.
March 22, 2019 - Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (CNE-A) and commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, Italy, departed Lagos, Nigeria, following three days of engagements with senior African officials and participating in the closing ceremony of the largest maritime exercise in the Gulf of Guinea, Exercise Obangame Express 2019 (OE19), March 22.

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis Arrives in Lagos
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March 22, 2019 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC 910) arrived in Lagos, Nigeria, for a scheduled port visit in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, March 20, 2019.

Senior Leadership Symposium Concludes during Obangame Express 2019
LAGOS, Nigeria (March 22, 2019) Chiefs of navy and high-level dignitaries from around West Africa, Europe and the U.S. pose for a group photo during the closing ceremony of exercise Obangame Express 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria, March 22, 2019. Obangame Express, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to enhance the collective capabilities of Gulf of Guinea and West African nations to counter sea-based illicit activity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kyle Steckler/Released)
March 22, 2019 - Military leaders from across Europe, Africa, and the United States completed a three-day senior leadership symposium (SLS) in Lagos, Nigeria, as part of exercise Obangame Express, March 21, 2019.