On Jan. 27, the U.S. Navy, Kenya Navy and regional partners wrapped up Central Partnership Station (CPS), a five-day relationship-building mission in Mombasa, Kenya.

Military personnel from Kenya, Qatar, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and U.S. Naval Forces Africa participated in professional exchanges and community engagement events across the coastal city in southeastern Kenya. Medical professionals from Israel’s Sheba Medical Center also participated in medical-related workshops and drills.

“It was exciting to see so many experts from multiple nations come together to discuss a wide range of topics,” said Lt. Col. Harry Consaul, NAVCENT’s lead planner for the event. “Collaborating during this mission has built lasting relationships, strengthened partnerships and allowed us to learn so much from one another.”

U.S., Kenyan and Qatari forces conducted exchanges on dive operations, mass casualty response, tactical combat casualty care and small boat engine repair. During the engine repair workshop, U.S. Sailors from Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 4 worked alongside their Kenyan counterparts to repair four engines and tune up four others, resulting in two small boats returning to full operation.