Tag Archives: Africa

Africa Partnership Station: “Medical Matters”

From May to now inching into the first days of September, High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) has been carving a path along the coast of Africa and it has now almost made it exactly one and a half times around the continent. An impressive feat, but as we’ve been talking about regularly in these posts, it wouldn’t be possible without all …

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Africa Partnership Station: “Helping Hands”

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (FMF/CAC) Patrick Gravel joined the Navy after 9/11 and has done three tours inIraq, including work evacuating wounded troops as part of a helicopter medical evacuation crew. Now Gravel is aboard High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) helping to plan future phases of Africa Partnership Station (APS) as part of Maritime Civil Affairs and Security Training …

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Marines Participate In Crisis Response Training

Reserve Marines and sailors with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-12.2 participated in familiarization fire and sustainment exercises with crew served machine guns and non-lethal weapons systems. The training provided the opportunity for Marines to implement advanced marksmanship techniques such as, firing while performing 180 degree maneuvers, moving forward and laterally, and engaging targets at unknown distances. The Marines of …

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High Seas Music

By Ensign Joe Keiley, Public Affairs Officer on board High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) for Africa Partnership Station (APS) 2012  I’m hoping to share over the next several months the interesting stories of the people and places that make-up Africa Partnership Station 2012. This will be my first visit to Africa and I can almost guarantee this will be …

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