USS Mount Whitney Departs Croatia for Large Scale Exercise 2021
Sailors stand small craft assault team watch aboard the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) as the ship gets underway from Split, Croatia, August 2, 2021. Mount Whitney is the U.S. Sixth Fleet flagship, homeported in Gaeta, and operates with a combined crew of U.S. Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners.
Aug. 2, 2021 - The U.S. Sixth Fleet flag ship, USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) and U.S. Sixth Fleet staff departed Split, Croatia, after a port visit July 30 – August 2, 2021, a day before the start of Large Scale Exercise (LSE) 2021...

Bridging the gap between maritime security and law enforcement
(July 30, 2021) Tiago Zanella, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Law of the Sea expert, discusses maritime law during exercise Cutlass Express 2021 at the Bandari Maritime Academy in Mombasa, Kenya, July 30, 2021. Cutlass Express is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities between the U.S., East African and Western Indian Ocean nations to counter illicit maritime activity.
July 30, 2021 - From narcotics, to human trafficking, to financial crimes, military operations at sea seeks to counteract a wide range of criminal activity. Discovered evidence can have different purposes but, if it’s not handled correctly...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams visits Liberia
The expeditionary sea base USS Hershel
July 30, 2021 - The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrived in Monrovia, Liberia for a scheduled port visit, July 28...

USS Mount Whitney Arrives in Croatia
The Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) and staff make port in Split, Croatia, July 30, 2021. Mount Whitney is the U.S. Sixth Fleet flagship, homeported in Gaeta, and operates with a combined crew of U.S. Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners.
July 30, 2021 - The U.S. Sixth Fleet flag ship, USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) and staff arrived in Split, Croatia, for a port visit on July 30, 2021, before kicking off Large Scale Exercise (LSE) 2021...

Sink or Swim: Bringing Water Survival to Cutlass Express 21
(July 28, 2021) A Mozambique Sailor jumps off a high dive as part of water survival training during exercise Cutlass Express 2021 at the Bandari Maritime Academy in Mombasa, Kenya, July 28, 2021. Cutlass Express is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities between the U.S., East African and Western Indian Ocean nations to counter illicit maritime activity.
July 29, 2021 - From far away, a 30 ft. diving platform doesn’t look that intimidating. The rigid concrete tower extends at different heights over the deep end of the pool. It’s similar to what you see at the Olympics, except when you jump...

SeaVision: Improving Maritime Domain Awareness During Cutlass Express
(July 27, 2021)  David Rollo, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa maritime domain awareness program manager, provides the joint operations center personnel with a brief on SeaVision during exercise Cutlass Express 2021, in Mombasa, Kenya, July 27, 2021. Cutlass Express is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities between the U.S., East African and Western Indian Ocean nations to counter illicit maritime activity.
July 29, 2021 - Military service members and government representatives from 15 countries are working together during exercise Cutlass Express 2021 to improve maritime domain awareness (MDA), to better perceive and combat maritime threats,...