Navy Lt. j.g. Cliff Adams, son of Tommy Adams, of San Saba, Texas, and fellow Sailors aboard the guided missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts, homeported in Norfolk, Va recently arrived in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania focal point to begin its engagement with Africa Partnership Station (APS).
The Tanzania focal point will involve armed service members from Tanzania, Uganda and Djibouti, taking courses including small boat maintenance and operations, search and rescue (SAR) planning, fisheries, senior enlisted leadership, hydrograph and maritime intelligence.
This will be the second APS exercise in which Samuel B. Roberts has participated on its current deployment. During this time, Samuel B. Roberts Sailors will lead instruction in a SAR planning course and participate in a community relations (COMREL) project. The ship will also host a reception for the U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania, the Honorable Mr. Alfonso E. Lenhardt.
APS is an international security cooperation initiative, facilitated by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa.
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Adams is a 2002 graduate of Goldthwaite High School of Goldthwaite, Texas and joined the Navy in June 2002.