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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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New Hawkeye Aircraft, Improved Situational Awareness

We are excited to announce the rollout of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. While this new aircraft looks similar to the older version from the outside, it contains many innovative technological design changes that set it apart. These advancements improve the aircraft’s ability to scan a larger area, detect smaller targets, process data about those targets faster, and link all of that information into systems that provide improved situational awareness during the multiple different mission types it can be called to support.

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Reflections From A Seabee

        The reflections of Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Loyce “Wes” Ferguson, a Seabee assigned to 3rd Naval Construction Regiment based in Marietta, Ga., and currently in Gulfport, Miss. being mobilized for deployment to Afghanistan in August. We asked him why he chose to become a Seabee and …

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