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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrives in Lomé, Togo

15 September 2023

From 1st Lt. Rebekah Harasick, Communication Strategy and Operations Officer, USS Hershel Woody Williams

LOMÉ, Togo – The Lewis B. Puller-class expeditionary sea base ship USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), embarked with Sailors and Marines from II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF), arrived in Lomé, Togo for a scheduled port visit, Sept. 15, 2023.

This port visit is the ship’s first stop while deployed to the U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa area of responsibility and provides an opportunity to conduct resupply and repairs.

Headquartered in Naples, Italy, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) operates U.S. naval forces in the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) areas of responsibility. U.S. Sixth Fleet is permanently assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF, and employs maritime forces through the full spectrum of joint and naval operations.


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