Maritime forces from Europe, North Africa, and the United States began the 15th iteration of the multinational maritime exercise Phoenix Express 2019, with an opening ceremony held at the Royal Moroccan Naval Simulation and Training Center, March 29.
Exercise Phoenix Express 2019, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet (CNE-CNA/C6F), concluded with a closing ceremony held at the Royal Moroccan Naval Simulation and Training Center, April 6.
U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band in collaboration with the Neaopolitan Choir perform at the Rai Auditorium in Naples, May 3. The spring concert event was hosted by Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), along with units from eight partner nations, is off the coast of the Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom, for the U.S.-led multinational exercise Formidable Shield 2019 (FS 19), May 8.
Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa (CNE-CNA), and CNE-CNA Fleet Master Chief Derrick Walters held an all-hands call with Sailors and civilians at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, Sept. 18, 2019.
Rear Adm. Matthew A. Zirkle, CNE-CNA, Chief of Staff, delivered remarks during ceremonies in Grasse and Bar-sur-Loup, France, to commemorate the 57th French-American Navy Grasse Day honoring the legacy of French Admiral Francois Joseph Paul de Grasse, Sept. 22, 2019.