US Amphibious Ship Works with Liberian Coast Guard

USS Gunston Hall is on a scheduled deployment in West Africa in support of Africa Partnership Station West, an international initiative developed by Naval Forces Europe and Naval Forces Africa that aims to improve maritime safety and security in West and Central Africa.

Credit: USS Gunston Hall, Monrovia, Liberia, April 3rd, 2010

  • In the first photo Members of the Liberian Coast Guard watch as the landing craft, mechanized they are riding in prepares to enter the well deck of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall.
  • In the second photo local volunteers help stage Project Handclasp material from the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall as it is craned onto the pier.
  • In the third photo, U.S. Marines assigned to Security Cooperation Marine Air-Ground Task Force for Africa Partnership Station West, embarked aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall, load their gear into the back of a truck.
  • In the fourth photo, U.S. Marines assigned to Security Cooperation Marine Air-Ground Task Force for Africa Partnership Station West, embark aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall, stage their gear on the pier.
  • In the final picture, Members of the Liberian Coast Guard complete loading a truck with Project Handclasp materials from the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall.

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*** Posted on June 20th, 2010

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