Deployed in the Royal Netherlands Navy landing platform dock HNLMS Rotterdam, the green berets landed in Benin where they carried out numerous exercises as well as casualty treatment and evacuation.

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA-773), also deployed on board the Rotterdam, provided Whisky Company with a UH-1N (Huey) helicopter to make the training as realistic as possible.

African Winds is a combined military engagement which stems from the Africa Partnership Station programme. Established in 2007, it aims to improve maritime safety and security in Africa by building the skills, expertise and professionalism of African militaries.