Maritime forces from Gulf of Guinea nations, Europe, North and South America, as well as several regional and international organizations officially began the multinational maritime exercise Obangame Express 2017 with a main official ceremony taking place in Accra, Ghana, March 23.
The San Diego Chapter of Women in Defense (WID) held its annual symposium at Liberty Station to celebrate Women's History Month and the accomplishments of women serving in uniform and throughout the Department of Defense, March 22.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) is scheduled to arrive in Jeju-do, Republic of Korea (ROK), March 25. This will mark the first visit by any U.S. Navy ship since the ROK Joint Civil-Military Complex opened, Feb. 26.
Cmdr. R. J. Caldwell, commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), visited with the wardroom and crew of South African frigate SAS Amatola (F145) during its port visit to Rota, Spain, March 20.
A new educational simulation was recently unveiled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass. MIT's Urban Risk Lab located in their Department of Architecture and Urbanism, Mar 21.
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived at Her Majesty's Naval Base, Clyde in Faslane, Scotland, March 22 to attend pre-sail conferences leading up to exercise Joint Warrior (JW) 2017.
Amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), flagship of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), and embarked Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), departed the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, March 23.