MEDITERRANEAN SEA - The USS Dallas and the Coast Guard Cutter Dallas leave Gibraltar together Monday, Aug. 11, 2008.
The CGC Dallas, a 378-foot high endurance cutter based in Charleston, S.C., stopped in Gibraltar for maintenance halfway through a four-month deployment on Aug. 1, 2008. During the first half of the deployment, the cutter made stops in Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Ghana and Senegal to train and collaborate with the host nations' navies and coast guards in support of the Africa Partnership Station program, an initiative aimed to strengthen maritime safety and security in west and central Africa.
The USS Dallas, a Los Angeles class submarine stationed in Groton, Conn., made a port stop in Gibraltar before heading home at the end of a six-month deployment. Their mission during the deployment was to conduct operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism. (Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen) via:@coastguardusa