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Engagement Activities: –Security Cooperation Maritime / Expeditionary –Office Calls & DV Visits –Other Key Engagements Development Advisor Medical Liaison.

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1 Engagement Activities: –Security Cooperation Maritime / Expeditionary –Office Calls & DV Visits –Other Key Engagements Development Advisor Medical Liaison –Community Outreach Humanitarian & Civic Band –Media Engagement Liberia Update Future Schedule APS NASHVILLE Ghana Quicklook 1 (Feb 20-28)

2 Maritime TSC EventLocationDateParticipantsAgency Oil Platform ProtectionNSH23 - 24 FEBGN (13) ITALIAN NAVY SAR TrainingNSH23 - 27 FEBGN (13) ROYAL DANISH NAVY, NSH Oceanography & MeteorologyNSH25 - 27 FEBCiv (10)METOC Small Boat MaintenanceNB SEKONDI 23 FEB - 05 MARGN, MOZ (24)ETC Maritime Law EnforcementNSH 23 FEB - 05 MAR GN, MOZ, CV (13) USCG IntelNB SEKONDI 23 FEB - 05 MAR GN (16)C6F Port Security PlanningNSH 23 FEB - 05 MAR GN, Civ (21)NCIS Medical TrainingNSH02 - 05 MARGN (15)C6F / NSH Fisheries ProtectionNSH02 - 05 MARGN (13)ITALIAN CG Oil Spill Response NB SEKONDI03 - 05 MARGN, Civ (24) NAV.ENV. AFRICOM Begins week of 2 Mar

3 Expeditionary TSC Conducted at Burma Camp and Ghana Air Force Base in Accra Combined USMC, Spanish and Portuguese Marine instructor team Over 100 Ghanaian Army, Air Force and Navy students Courses: – Intel – Communications – Supply & Logistics – Combat Life Saver – Vehicle Ops & Maintenance

4 Office Calls and DV Visits Office Calls Minister of Western Region Essikado Chief COS for Chief of Defense Staff COS for Chief of Naval Staff Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command Flag Officer Fleet (Fleet Commander) Air Base Commander Dir. Gen. of Training, Ghana Armed Forces Director General of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) British Military Assistance Training Team (BMATT) Vice Chancellor, Univ. of Ghana Dir. Gen. Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) DV Visits AMB Teitelbaum, US AMB to Ghana AMB Yates, Africa Command Deputy to the Cmdr for Civil-Military Affairs AMB Obanikoro, Nigeria High Commissioner to Ghana NSH Reception Attendees included: AMB Teitelbaum Essikado Chief FOC Western Naval Command FOC Eastern Naval Command FOF

5 Other Key Engagements Development Advisor –Coastal Erosion Workshop –Illegal, Unregulated, Unreported (IUU) Fishing Seminar –Fisheries Monitoring, Control & Surveillance (MCS), Dept of Fisheries –Ghanaian Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) –Regional Maritime University –USAID Medical Liaison –Regional Director of Health Services –Regional Deputy Director Veterinarian Services –Ghanaian Armed Forces – Senior Medical Officer West Region (GAF- SMO West Region)

6 Humanitarian & Civic Outreach Medical Outreach - Project HOPE medical mentoring at 2 clinics - DoD medical team – Ghanaian Navy, Army and AF clinics Engineering Outreach - 2 Engineering Outreach Projects -Regional Hospital and Primary School Other key events: - Delivery of 41 pallets of Project Handclasp - Beach Clean-up co-sponsored by University of Ghana - Book donation to Cape Coast University

7 Community Outreach Band Events - Takoradi Services Basic Schools – Combined Ghanaian /US Navy Band concert. Performed for 300 children - Akroma Plaza, Takoradi – Combined Ghanaian Navy /US Band concert. Performed for an audience of 150. - Bompeh Secondary Technical School, Takoradi – Performed for 400 students. - Nashville Reception – 300 attendees / crew - Africa Beach Hotel – Performed for an audience of 200. - Raybow Hotel, Takoradi – Combined concert with GN Band for an audience of 150 Sports Day - Team APS vs. Ghana Navy in Football and Basketball

8 Media Engagements Media coverage remained robust and on message - Interest high among Regional and National media - 25 outlets have confirmed participation in APS Media Day / Press Conference (4Mar) This week’s highlights: - SKYY Radio program with FoF - 6 press releases (print) - 1 Daily News Update (video) - More than 30 still photos released. - 28 articles released (tracked by Embassy and Google Alert)

9 APS HIGHLIGHTS – Sekondi, Ghana NSH Chaplain with Ghanaian Clergy Commodore, NSH CO, Nigerian CDR, with Nigerian High Commissioner Native Dance Group at Reception Engine repair Vehicle security inspection training Compartment entry during Boarding officers course

10 APS NASHVILLE Liberia Update – week of 23 Feb Media Interface -14 news releases across 11 US outlets - Wide coverage in local print and radio media. US Embassy facilitating; pleased with coverage to date Courses in progress - Leadership - USMC Martial Arts & Non Lethal Weapon Seminar - Logistics & ORM -Combat Life Saver - Officer Candidate exchanges. - 20 AFL Officer Candidates will participate in the ORM exchange and participate in a class on combat orders and Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP). Project Handclasp Donation in Liberia: 28 pallets of Handclasp material 16 pallets to sites identified by Liberian Ministry of Health 12 pallets to United Methodist Church of Liberia (from UMC, USA)

11 APS NASHVILLE SOE –3-11 FebDakar, Senegal –16 Feb-13 Mar:Monrovia, Liberia (USMC trng and HA delivery only) –20 Feb-10 Mar: Sekondi, Ghana –17-27 Mar: Lagos, Nigeria –01-13 Apr: Limbe, Cameroon –15-17 Apr: Libreville, Gabon –20 Apr-1 May: Port Gentil, Gabon –08-15 May: Dakar, Senegal

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