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The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) arrived in Klaipėda, Lithuania, for a scheduled port visit, Jan. 26, 2023. Roosevelt, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, began its fourth Forward Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) patrol Sept. 27 in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe area of operations, employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet to defend U.S., allied and partner interests.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) arrived in Klaipėda, Lithuania, for a scheduled port visit, Jan. 26, 2023. Roosevelt, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, began its fourth Forward Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) patrol Sept. 27 in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe area of operations, employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet to defend U.S., allied and partner interests.
Cmdr. Corey Kerns, commanding officer of USCGC Spencer (WMEC 905), is welcomed by the Togolese Navy in Lomé, Togo, Jan. 25, 2023.
USCGC Spencer (WMEC 905) moors in Lomé, Togo, Jan. 25, 2023.
Cmdr. Corey Kerns, commanding officer, and Lt. Cmdr. Nicholas Forni, executive officer of USCGC Spencer (WMEC 905), supervise from the bridge as the cutter moors in Lomé, Togo Jan. 25, 2023.
An MH 60S Nighthawk helicopter, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Five (HSC) 5, lands on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), Jan. 12, 2023.
Airman Estefany Rodriguezvegas, assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), directs an MH-60S Nighthawk helicopter, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5, from the flight deck Jan. 23, 2023.
BALTIC SEA (Jan. 23, 2023) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) transits alongside the Latvian patrol boat LV Viesite (P-07) during a passing exercise, Jan. 23, 2023.
BALTIC SEA (Jan. 23, 2023) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) transits alongside the Latvian patrol boat LV Viesite (P-07) during a passing exercise, Jan. 23, 2023.
BALTIC SEA (Jan. 23, 2023) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) transits alongside the Latvian patrol boat LV Viesite (P-07) during a passing exercise, Jan. 23, 2023.
BALTIC SEA (Jan. 23, 2023) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) transits alongside the Latvian patrol boat LV Viesite (P-07) during a passing exercise, Jan. 23, 2023.
BALTIC SEA (Jan. 23, 2023) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) transits alongside the Latvian patrol boat LV Viesite (P-07) during a passing exercise, Jan. 23, 2023.
The Gambian Navy Lt. Cmdr. Farra Jobe, a liaison officer, poses for a photo in the Naval Dockyard in Lagos, Nigeria, Jan. 23, 2023. Obangame Express 2023, conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is a maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation, and increase maritime safety and security among participating nations in the Gulf of Guinea and Southern Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st class Cameron C. Edy)
Italian Navy Secondo Capo Scelto q.s. Daniele De Sanctis, Virtual Regional Maritime Traffic Centre expert, looks at a portrait of Nigeria's president in the Naval Dockyard in Lagos, Nigeria, Jan. 23, 2023. Obangame Express 2023, conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is a maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation, and increase maritime safety and security among participating nations in the Gulf of Guinea and Southern Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st class Cameron C. Edy)
Togo Navy Cmdr. Sama Agrigna, a liaison officer, speaks with Cmdr. Victoria Moore, a naval attache to the U.S. Consulate in Nigeria, in the Naval Dockyard in Lagos, Nigeria, Jan. 23, 2023. Obangame Express 2023, conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is a maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation, and increase maritime safety and security among participating nations in the Gulf of Guinea and Southern Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st class Cameron C. Edy)
U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Corey Kerns, commanding officer of USCGC Spencer (WMEC 905), greets Capt. Karim Mara, Senegalese Navy deputy chief of staff, in Dakar, Senegal, Jan. 17, 2023. Spencer is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Africa area of responsibility, employed by the U.S. Sixth Fleet, to carry out joint training, exercises, and maritime security operations alongside AFRICOM partners in support of U.S. interests abroad, regional partnerships, and to strengthen international maritime governance. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mikaela McGee)
U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Corey Kerns, commanding officer of USCGC Spencer (WMEC 905), is presented a plaque by Capt. Karim Mara, Senegalese Navy deputy chief of staff, in Dakar, Senegal, Jan. 17, 2023. Spencer is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Africa area of responsibility, employed by the U.S. Sixth Fleet, to carry out joint training, exercises, and maritime security operations alongside AFRICOM partners in support of U.S. interests abroad, regional partnerships, and to strengthen international maritime governance. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mikaela McGee)
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Nicholas Forni, executive officer aboard USCGC Spencer (WMEC 905) and Lt. Jacob Balchikonis, operations officer aboard Spencer, meet with Lt. Col. Sam Kunst, U.S. Marine Corps Attaché to Dakar, Senegal, Jan. 17, 2023. Spencer is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Africa area of responsibility, employed by the U.S. Sixth Fleet, to carry out joint training, exercises, and maritime security operations alongside AFRICOM partners in support of U.S. interests abroad, regional partnerships, and to strengthen international maritime governance. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mikaela McGee)
An F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft, attached to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136, launches from the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77), June 10, 2022. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG) is underway completing a certification exercise to increase U.S. and allied interoperability and warfighting capability before a future deployment. The George H. W. Bush CSG is an integrated combat weapons system that delivers superior combat capability to deter, and if necessary, defeat America's adversaries in support of national security. Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 is the offensive air and strike component of CSG-10 and the GHWBCSG. The squadrons of CVW-7 are VFA-143, VFA-103, VFA-86, VFA-136, Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5, and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46.
Obangame Express 2023