22 Honored with Burial at Sea
Cmdr. Christopher J. Schwarz, commanding officer aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), left, salutes a folded American flag presented by Command Master Chief Samira Carney during a burial-at-sea ceremony held aboard the ship, March 20, 2019. Gonzalez, home-ported in Norfolk, is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
March 21, 2019 - Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) held a burial-at-sea ceremony aboard the ship, March 20, 2019.

MOC Brings Enhanced Regional Capabilities
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March 19, 2019 - Nigerian Navy sailors working in the maritime operations center (MOC) finished another day of scenarios at the Regional Maritime Awareness Capability Center (RMACC) in Lagos as part of exercise Obangame Express 2019.

USS Gonzalez Enters 6th Fleet AOR
March 18, 2019 - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, March 18, 2019.

Obangame Express 2019 Begins
LAGOS, Nigeria (March 18, 2019) Military members from the Cameroonian Armed Forces participate 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 15, 2019 - “Maritime forces from Gulf of Guinea nations, Europe, South America, and the United States and several regional and international organizations are participating in the multinational maritime Exercise Obangame Express (OE19) that started March 15, 2019.

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis Rescues Two Fishermen in the Gulf of Guinea
1903114-G-TM873-2060 GULF OF GUINEA (March 14, 2019) - Coast Guardsmen assigned to U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC-910) approach a stranded fishing vessel to render assistance in the Gulf of Guinea, March 14, 2019. Thetis, homeported in Key West, Florida, is on its first patrol to support operations with U.S. Africa Command and U.S. 6th Fleet.
March 15, 2019 - The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC-910) conducted a rescue-at-sea of two fishermen, who were presumed dead, approximately 40 miles south of Sierra Leone in the Gulf of Guinea, March 14, 2019.