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Gunner's Mate 1st Class Nicholas Heidingsfelder, a maritime civil affairs instructor, holds a strike bag for Cape Verdian coast guard Cpl. Eder Sousa during training as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS).
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MINDELO, Cape Verde (Jan. 11, 2013) Gunner's Mate 1st Class Nicholas Heidingsfelder, a maritime civil affairs instructor, holds a strike bag for Cape Verdian coast guard Cpl. Eder Sousa during training as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS). APS is an international security cooperation initiative, facilitated by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Felicito Rustique/Released)

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