USCGC Thetis Participates in Exercise Obangame Express
LAGOS, Nigeria (March 18, 2019) A military member from the Cameroonian Armed Forces participates in a visit, board, search and seizure drill aboard a Nigerian training vessel during exercise Obangame Express 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria, March 18, 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 26, 2019 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC 910) joined maritime forces from 33 nations to include Gulf of Guinea, Europe, North America, and the United States and several regional and international organizations in the multinational maritime exercise Obangame Express (OE19), March 15-21, 2019.

Naval Forces Africa, Nigeria Celebrate Successful Obangame Express 2019
LAGOS, Nigeria (March 22, 2019) Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and Allied Joint Force Command Naples, Italy, speaks 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.
March 26, 2019 - Two weeks of successful multinational training during exercise Obangame Express 2019 (OE19) concluded with a closing ceremony and press conference in Lagos, Nigeria, March 22, 2019.

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis Arrives in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
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March 26, 2019 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC 910) arrived in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, for a scheduled port visit, March 24.

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis Departs Lagos, Nigeria
Cmdr. Randall Chong, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC- 910) presents a ship’s ballcap to a member of the Benin Coast guard March 18, during Obangame Express. Obangame Express 2019, 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 26, 2019 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC 910) departed Lagos, Nigeria, following a scheduled port visit, March 22, 2019.

15th Iteration of Phoenix Express Begins
Moroccan navy sailors participate in visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) drills during exercise Phoenix Express 2019. Phoenix Express, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, is designed to improve regional cooperation, increase maritime domain awareness information sharing practices, and operational capabilities to enhance efforts to achieve safety and security in the Mediterranean Sea.
March 25, 2019 - Phoenix Express, one of three regional Express Series exercises facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet is scheduled to begin March 25, 2019 in Casablanca, Morocco and throughout the Mediterranean Sea.