190704-N-EV253-0029 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 4, 2019) - Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 Detachment Ivory Coast prepare a water bladder to serve as a water reserve for the Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7), while transiting the Atlantic Ocean in support of its 2019 Africa Partnership Station (APS) deployment, July 4, 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)

Photo by: Petty Officer 2nd Class Sara Esh |  VIRIN: 190827-N-ZY182-8125.jpg