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Mission to Africa: Strengthening global partnerships

Monday, July 30, 2012

Mission to Africa

As part of U.S. Africa Command’s mission, Coast Guardsmen from the Deployable Operations Group deployed to support the African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership program. The program, commonly referred to as AMLEP, enables African partner nations to build maritime security capacity and improve management of their maritime environment through combined law enforcement operations.

Mission to Africa – Heading Home

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Setting the trackline home

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk. This week, CGC Mohawk is steaming back to its homeport of Key West, Fla. Just like when we came across the Atlantic Ocean on our trip over, it’s going to take […]

Mission to Africa – Senegal

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk This week CGC Mohawk pulled into Dakar, Senegal, and wrapped our work with the Senegalese Navy. We spent five days along the coast of Senegal and their Exclusive Economic Zone assisting […]

Mission to Africa – Line Crossing Ceremony

Monday, August 23, 2010

Line crossing ceremony

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk. This week we ended on a traditional note, we celebrated becoming Shellbacks. About 75 percent of the crew started this week as “slimy wogs” (those who had never crossed the equator […]

Mission to Africa – Liberia

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cutter Tour

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk On Thursday we arrived in Monrovia, Liberia to begin our work with the Liberian Coast Guard (LCG). The work we are doing with the LCG is part of the African Partnership […]

Mission to Africa – Sierra Leone

Friday, August 13, 2010

Small boat

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk This week we arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone, for a port visit after finishing up our work with a Sierra Leone Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) and vessels from the Republic of […]

Mission to Africa – Class is in session

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Law Enforcement training

Post written by PA3 Victoria Bonk As we enter our eighth week of our West African deployment the crew continues to do different types of training. Throughout this deployment the most frequent training the crew has been doing is law […]

Mission to Africa – This is a Drill!

Monday, July 26, 2010

This week we took time out for the engineers to do some training. The engineers spent a whole day focused on doing basic engineering casualty control exercises (BECCEs) to help crewmembers become trained to respond to machinery casualties in the […]

Mission to Africa – More from Morocco

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sunday, July 2, 2010 we moored in Casablanca, Morocco. This stop in Morocco has commenced our mission in West Africa, helping partner nations build their capacities and capabilities to increase their maritime domain awareness and strengthen their borders against the […]

Mission to Africa – Casablanca

Monday, July 12, 2010

This week we had another port call and this time we were in Casablanca, Morocco. We took time to leave our mark on the city and community of Casablanca. Thirty-eight of the Mohawk’s crew headed to a local primary school […]

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