06 May '16, 10pm

#USSSpearhead completes Africa Partnership Station 2016 mission in #WestAfrica

NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Navy's first expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1), returned to her homeport, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia, May 5. Spearhead departed Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story Dec.29, 2015 to participate in Africa Partnership Station 2016. This was the third deployment for Spearhead in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Quotes: "It was a privilege having the opportunity to work alongside our African partner nations in the Gulf of Guinea and as the APS mission commander I had the privilege to work with the Military Sealift Command civil service mariners, U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment (LEDET), U.S., Spanish and Royal Marines, and sailors with a wide variety of skill sets and backgrounds. The relationships established and trust forged during this deployment is ...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=94571

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