Cutlass Express 2015

Cutlass Express 2015


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Exercise Cutlass Express is one of four African regional Express series exercises facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet. The objective of the exercise is to improve regional cooperation, Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA), information sharing between Maritime Operation Centers (MOCs), responsiveness of maritime assets, use of rule of law, and counter-proliferation interdiction capabilities in order to disrupt illicit trafficking and counter piracy.


Cutlass Express 2015 - Building Partnerships Cutlass Express 2015 - Building Partnerships
Mauritius, an island off the east coast of Africa has been plagued by piracy in the past and Exercise Cutlass Express is helping Mauritius send a strong message that...
Cutlass Express 2015 - Exercise Control Group Cutlass Express 2015 - Exercise Control Group
Lead naval officers from partner nations instruct their boarding teams from the maritime operations center while maintaining maritime domain awareness.
Cutlass Express 2015 - Medical Makes it Real Cutlass Express 2015 - Medical Makes it Real
Chief Hospital Corpsman Allison Levy reiterates the importance of medical training.
Cutlass Express 2015 - Op Four Cutlass Express 2015 - Op Four
Multinational boarding teams practice open sea boardings on the USS Simpson, while some of the Simpsons crew make it more real by performing the roles of pirates or...
Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 Gets Underway Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 Gets Underway
The underway portion of Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 commenced as boarding team members from Comoros, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda...
Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 Gets Underway Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 Gets Underway
The underway portion of Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 commenced as boarding team members from Comoros, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda...
Cutlass Express 2015 - Searching Suspects Cutlass Express 2015 - Searching Suspects
Multinational boarding teams demonstrate skills in searching suspects.
Cutlass Express 2015 - Sea Boardings Cutlass Express 2015 - Sea Boardings
Multinational teams demonstrate their ability to board suspect vessels on the open ocean.
Cutlass Express 2015 - Opening Kickoff Cutlass Express 2015 - Opening Kickoff
Partner nations are coming together to combat illegal activity on the high seas, but first they have to learn what it’s all about Senior Airman Levi Rowse takes us...

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Maritime forces from East Africa, South Africa, Europe, Indian Ocean nations and several international organizations concluded the fourth iteration of the...
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Rear Adm. Tom Reck, vice commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, addresses exercise attendees at the Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 closing ceremony. Exercise Cutlass Express 2015,...
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Officials from the U.S., Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and Kenya listen to Rear Adm. Tom Reck, vice commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, during the Exercise...
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Officials from the U.S., Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and Kenya listen to Rear Adm. Tom Reck, vice commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, during the Exercise...
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Mauritius Commissioner of Police Dhun Iswur Rampersad addresses exercise attendees at the Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 closing ceremony. Exercise Cutlass Express...
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Boarding team members from East African and Indian Ocean militaries gather for a group photo after the Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 closing ceremony. Exercise...
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Cmdr. Kirk Schneringer, from Golden, Colorado, joins boarding team members from Comoros, Kenya and Tanzania at the closing ceremony of Exercise Cutlass Express 2015....
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A Mauritian boarding team member stakes out his position while Capt. Rich Dromerhauser, deputy commander DESRON 60, observes during an illegal fishing scenario of...
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Cmdr. Jason Levy briefs Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 liaison officers on the legal aspects of boarding suspicious vessels at sea Feb. 2, 2015. Exercise Cutlass...
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The Djibouti navy and coast guard boarding vessel approaches the target vessel during Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 in Djibouti, Feb. 2, 2015. Sponsored by U.S....
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The Djibouti navy and coast guard boarding vessel begins the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure exercise as part of the Proliferation Security Initiative Support cell...
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A Djibouti coast guard Visit, Board, Search and Seizure crew member locates the simulated weapons of mass destruction asset during the Proliferation Security...

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Cutlass Express 2015 - Building relationships
Mauritius, an island off the east coast of Africa has been plagued by piracy in the past and Exercise Cutlass Express is helping Mauritius send a strong message that...