Posted by: africanpressorganization | 12 March 2009

U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa / Sailors continue COMREL during APS visit to Kenya



U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa / Sailors continue COMREL during APS visit to Kenya


NAIROBI, Kenya, March 12, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Approximately 20 USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) Sailors painted the Tudor District Hospital in Mombasa here March 1 while visiting the city as part of the Africa Partnership Station (APS) initiative.


APS is an international security cooperation initiative, led by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and other collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa.


“This was a great opportunity for Sailors to come out and help,” said Lt. Andre Trofort, Robert G. Bradley command chaplain. “The project is a work in progress and we received a warm welcome from the community and the hospital staff.”


The Sailors also delivered Project Handclasp donations consisting of basic first aid supplies and hygiene products to the hospital. Project Handclasp is an official U.S. Navy program which coordinates transportation and delivery of humanitarian, educational, and goodwill material donated by corporations, charitable and public service organizations, and private citizens throughout the United States.


Kenya is the 12th and final APS visit for Robert G. Bradley and the first APS visit a U.S. Navy ship has made to Kenya.


Bradley is an Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate home ported in Mayport, Fla., and is on a regularly scheduled deployment to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of responsibility to help improve maritime safety and security and strengthen ongoing maritime partnerships.




SOURCE : US Department of the Navy


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