Camp Lemonnier Riverines host Marine Maintenance and Operations Seminar

Sailors from Coastal Riverine Squadron 10 recently spent time with Kenyan Naval forces sharing best practices at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Jan. 17-18, 2016.



By DeCook, Daniel R. TSgt Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Djibouti Jan 21, 2016
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Sailors from Coastal Riverine Squadron 10 recently spent time with Kenyan Naval forces sharing best practices at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Jan. 17-18, 2016.

“This event was an opportunity for us to work with the Kenyan Navy – one of our African partner nations – to exchange some of the best practices we have each learned on the operation of maritime equipment,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jeremiah Slack, Assistant Mission Commander, Coastal Riverine Squadron 10. “Some of the best practices we shared were periodic maintenance systems and how to identify any problems that occur during underway operations.”

During their time together the U.S. and Kenyan service members also spent time comparing organizations and operations schedules. The two-way communication led to both sides learning new ways of conducting business.

“We learned quite a bit about their organization and their training pipeline, (which is) very robust,” said Slack. “Based on the caliber of Kenyan Sailors that were here, there is a lot we can learn from them.”

Whether it’s combating violent extremist organizations, piracy or illicit trafficking around the Horn of Africa, both navies agreed coming together to share best practices is the best way for each to succeed.

“At times you have problems that you’re not able to fix, and you find that your international partners have had the problem, and know the solution,” said Warrant Officer Daniel Kwayo, Kenyan Defence Forces Navy. “By sharing this information you can be ready when put into tough situations where it’s key to maintain, troubleshoot and repair your equipment.”

At the conclusion of the seminar, members from both countries agreed the time they spent sharing would have a lasting impact.

“The cooperation between us and the U.S. forces helps our security and boat operations more than I can explain,” said Kwayo. “I thank both our leaderships for coming together and allowing us the opportunity to learn and share.”

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