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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2012) – Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class (SW) Matthew Molony helps Alexis Dibota from the Republic of Congo Navy ready a 9mm pistol for firing during small arms and rifle qualifications training onboard the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS) 2012. 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Felicito Rustique/Released)

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Taken on February 9, 2012