West African Training Cruise '05
Dr. Hibbs spent his two week Navy Reserve duty participating in the West African Training Cruise from July 7-24, 2005.
Countries: Cameroon, Gabon & United States
Dates: July 2005
West African Training Cruise 2005 is a classic naval presence mission conducted annually since 1978 in West African littoral nations. The cruise alternates annually between a series of Seabee construction projects and a medical visit (odd years) and an amphibious ship visit (even years). The purpose is to exercise and demonstrate readiness of intra-theater and third-country support; exercise plans and procedures to supply engineering support to Sub-Sahara Africa; provide area oriented essential training for engineering forces in contingency missions in Africa; and maintain and extend combined operational capability with allied and friendly nations’ armed forces.