USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrives in Port of Djibouti > United States Navy > News-Tales

Through the go to, Hershel “Woody” Williams will onload provides, and conduct routine ship preservation.

“This port go to is vital and can allow us to most successfully proceed our operations at sea,” stated Capt. Chad Graham, commanding officer of  Hershel “Woody” Williams. “We very a lot respect Djibouti’s hospitality as we accomplish this important resupply.”

Following their port go to, Hershel “Woody” Williams will proceed its scheduled deployment within the U.S. Naval Forces Africa space of operations.

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams is the primary warship completely assigned to the U.S. Africa Command space of accountability. The U.S. shares a typical curiosity with African companion nations in guaranteeing safety, security, and freedom of navigation on the waters surrounding the continent, as a result of these waters are vital for Africa’s prosperity and entry to international markets.

The ESB ship class is a extremely versatile platform that operates throughout a broad vary of navy operations. Performing as a cellular sea base, they’re a part of the vital entry infrastructure that helps the deployment of forces and provides to assist missions assigned.

For over 80 years, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-U.S. Naval Forces Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) has cast strategic relationships with our allies and companions, leveraging a basis of shared values to protect safety and stability. 

Headquartered in Naples, Italy, NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces within the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) areas of accountability. U.S. Sixth Fleet is completely assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF, and employs maritime forces via the total spectrum of joint and naval operations.