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Exercise Obangame Express 2023 kicks off in Lagos, Nigeria
The Gambian Navy Lt. Cmdr. Farra Jobe, a liaison officer, poses for a photo in the Naval Dockyard in Lagos, Nigeria, Jan. 23, 2023. Obangame Express 2023, conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is a maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation, and increase maritime safety and security among participating nations in the Gulf of Guinea and Southern Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st class Cameron C. Edy)
Jan. 23, 2023 - Obangame Express (OE23), the largest multinational maritime exercise in Western and Central Africa, kicked off its 12th year with 33 participating nations, Jan. 23, 2023...

Father – Daughter duo makes history
Lt. Col. Raymundo Vann and Capt. Gabriella Graham pose for a photo while preparing for alert, Jan. 4, 2023. The duo made history conducting the first ever father-daughter alert. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Landon Gunsauls)
Jan. 18, 2023 - On Jan. 6, 2023, Lt. Col. Raymundo Vann Jr., and his daughter Capt. Gabriella Graham, stepped into the launch control capsule at Echo-01 missile alert facility and assumed the alert together...

Kicking off 2023 with Barksdale’s big bomb-loading battle
Senior Airman Kaaiakea Kaopuiki, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, secures an inert munition to a bomb-lift truck during a weapons load competition at Barksdale Air Force Base L.a., Jan. 11, 2023. These quarterly events increase combat readiness and technical expertise through teamwork and competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Pugh)
Jan. 17, 2023 - Load crews compete by loading munitions onto their respective aircraft while being judged on speed, safety and accuracy.

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