USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Moves To Boost U.S.-Ghana Maritime Security Partnership


USS Hershel “Woody” Williams has visited Tema port with the aim of supporting regional maritime security efforts from August 3 – August 16.

At the conclusion of these engagements, Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan invited the Ghanaian government and military dignitaries for a ship tour led by Captain Chad Graham, commanding officer of USS Hershel “Woody” Williams.

Ministry of Defense officials, Ghana Navy officers, and Members of Parliament toured the ship and viewed a flight deck demonstration of the ship’s casualty and medical response capabilities.

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams is the first warship permanently assigned to the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility.

The U.S. shares a common interest with African partner nations in ensuring security, safety, and freedom of navigation on the waters surrounding the continent because these waters are critical for Africa’s prosperity and access to global markets.


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