190702-N-EV253-0106 NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (July 2, 2019) Utilitiesman 2nd Class Briana Phillips, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 and deployed from Task Force 68, secures water purification equipment aboard the Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7) as the ship prepares to depart Naval Station Rota, Spain, in support of the ship’s 2019 Africa Partnership Station (APS) deployment, July 2, 2019. As part of the U.S. Naval Forces Africa (NAVAF) APS mission, Carson City will visit five Gulf of Guinea nations to work alongside partners to provide host nation-identified, needs-based assistance such as medical services, small boat repair and maintenance, maritime law enforcement, and the completion of community building projects. APS is NAVAF’s flagship maritime security cooperation program focusing on maritime safety and security through increased maritime awareness, response capabilities, and infrastructure. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sara Eshleman/Released)

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