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National Maritime Day 2015 – An Interview With Navy Capt. John Rinko, Commodore of the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa

Navy Capt. John Rinko, commodore of the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa

Every year on May 22, the United States celebrates National Maritime Day. This lesser-known but very important holiday recognizes an outstanding group of civilians – our country’s merchant mariners – who work patriotically at-sea alongside our military every single day to promote our nation’s commerce and protect our nation’s freedom. …

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Cameroon: Friendship, Security & Tribal Masks

I’m Chief Master-at-Arms, Jerry Mosley—officer in charge of the MCAST command’s Security Force Assistance (SFA) team. Upon request of the Cameroon navy, I took a small three-person team to the Douala navy base on Africa’s Atlantic coast to provide a physical security course. The course included training on anti-terrorism/force protection measures, personnel and vehicle security inspections and proper security checkpoint procedures. It’s just one of many courses our MCAST international security cooperation initiative holds with partner nations to strengthen global maritime partnerships.

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