Cutlass Express 2018

The country of Somalia participated in Cutlass Express 2018 at Camp Doraleh, Djibouti, from Jan 31 - 7 Feb, 2018. This was the first time in almost 30 years that Somalia has participated in a multinational exercise outside its own borders. Cutlass Express 2018, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is an exercise designed to assess and improve combined maritime law enforcement capacity, promote national and regional security in East Africa as well as information sharing, planning and operating. (Video Imagery provided by U.S. Air National Guard Master Sgt. Michael Stewart)

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