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Your Navy Operating Forward – Danish Straits, Baltic Sea, Norwegian Sea

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training off the coast of Spain or forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval forces provides national leaders with great options for protecting and maintaining our national security and interests around the world. The imagery below highlights the Navy’s ability to provide those options by operating forward.

USS Iwo Jima Replenishment-At-Sea Evolutions

Lt. Dave Dyal, the material and transportations officer assigned to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), discusses the replenishment-at-sea evolutions aboard the ship. Iwo Jima, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is on deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy video/Released)

PHILIPPINE SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) transits the Philippine Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Myers/Released)
NORWEGIAN SEA: Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) conduct an in-flight refueling with an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cameron M. Stoner/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Carlos Baron directs Landing Craft Utility 1656, attached to Beachmaster Unit 2, in the well deck of the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael H. Lehman/Released)
ADRIATIC SEA: An MK45 5-inch-gun is fired during a live-fire exercise aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bobby Siens/Released)
PHILIPPINE SEA: The Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) steams alongside the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a fueling-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kaila Peters)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752) is moored at Fleet Activities Yokosuka for a port visit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin Dobbs/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) transits the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, June 13, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominick A. Cremeans/Released)
HAIFA, Israel: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrives in Haifa, Israel, for a scheduled port visit, June 21, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alyssa Weeks/Released)
BALTIC SEA: A Sailor assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 performs a shallow water mine countermeasure search in the Baltic Sea during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist America A. Henry/Released)
DANISH STRAITS: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) transits the Danish Straits, June 21, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theron J. Godbold/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: F/A-18 Super Hornets perform a fly-by during a change of command ceremony for Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Swofford/Released)

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Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! GO NAVY!

Sailors attend a frocking ceremony in the hangar bay of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/Released)
Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Alyssa Kauffman photographs a surface contact as part of the Ship’s Nautical and Otherwise photographic Interpretation and Examination team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Yarborough/Released)
Capt. Christopher Stone, commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), addresses the crew using the 1-MC from the central control station. Normandy is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bobby Siens/Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Jeremy Coleman participates in flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rebekah A. Watkins/Released)
Sailors assigned to the Gold crew of the Ohio-class guided missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) practice driving a simulated submarine in the ship’s control trainer at Trident Training Facility Bangor. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda R. Gray/Released)
Sailors assigned to USS Constitution march through the streets of Charlestown, Mass., during the 2018 Bunker Hill Day Parade. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Donovan Keller/Released)
Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 utilize a Viper SC underwater mine countermeasures diving apparatus during mine clearance operations in the Baltic Sea in support of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist America A. Henry/Released)
Damage Controlman 2nd Class Aiza Aloria simulates CPR during a medical training exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alyssa Weeks/Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Patric Silva prepares to begin direct aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joe Boggio/Released)
Rear Adm. Alvin Holsey renders a salute during a change of command ceremony on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michele Fink/Released)
Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Jason Maginess inspects ordnance prior to launch of an F/A-18 Super Hornet aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rebekah A. Watkins/Released)

Sailors proudly serve around the world in a variety of ways. Tell us which photo grabs your interest.

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Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! GO NAVY!

Sailors attend a frocking ceremony in the hangar bay of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/Released)
Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Alyssa Kauffman photographs a surface contact as part of the Ship’s Nautical and Otherwise photographic Interpretation and Examination team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Yarborough/Released)
Capt. Christopher Stone, commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), addresses the crew using the 1-MC from the central control station. Normandy is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bobby Siens/Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Jeremy Coleman participates in flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rebekah A. Watkins/Released)
Sailors assigned to the Gold crew of the Ohio-class guided missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) practice driving a simulated submarine in the ship’s control trainer at Trident Training Facility Bangor. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda R. Gray/Released)
Sailors assigned to USS Constitution march through the streets of Charlestown, Mass., during the 2018 Bunker Hill Day Parade. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Donovan Keller/Released)
Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 utilize a Viper SC underwater mine countermeasures diving apparatus during mine clearance operations in the Baltic Sea in support of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist America A. Henry/Released)
Damage Controlman 2nd Class Aiza Aloria simulates CPR during a medical training exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alyssa Weeks/Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Patric Silva prepares to begin direct aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joe Boggio/Released)
Rear Adm. Alvin Holsey renders a salute during a change of command ceremony on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michele Fink/Released)
Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Jason Maginess inspects ordnance prior to launch of an F/A-18 Super Hornet aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rebekah A. Watkins/Released)

Sailors proudly serve around the world in a variety of ways. Tell us which photo grabs your interest.

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Baltic Sea, Adriatic Sea, Red Sea

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training off the coast of Spain or forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval forces provides national leaders with great options for protecting and maintaining our national security and interests around the world. The imagery below highlights the Navy’s ability to provide those options by operating forward.

KLAIPĖDA, Lithuania (June 3, 2018) Sailors assigned to the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) participate in a mass casualty drill on the flight deck. Sailors handle lines on the foc’s’le as the ship arrives in Klaipėda, Lithuania. Oak Hill – homeported in Virginia Beach – is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jessica L. Dowell)

BALTIC SEA: Thirty maritime unit ships from 12 nations maneuver in close formation for a photo exercise during Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018 in the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An F/A-1F Super Hornet, assigned to the “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, launches off of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rebekah A. Watkins/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS: The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), front, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominick A. Cremeans/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Members of the Office of Naval Research launch the REMUS 600 autonomous underwater vehicle for mine search and identification operations in the Baltic Sea in support of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist America A. Henry/Released)
RED SEA: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) fires its Mark 45 5-inch gun during a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the Egyptian navy’s guided-missile frigate El Suez (FFG 946). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Evan Thompson/Released)
WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN: Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Alexander Dooley, from Bradenton, Fla., observes an EA-18G Growler assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VAQ) 141 as it lands on the flight deck during carrier qualifications with the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Tyra Watson/Released)
YOKOSUKA, Japan: USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) departs U.S. Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Garrett Zopfi/Released by FLEACT Yokosuka Public Affairs Office)
BALTIC SEA: A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft approaches the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018 in the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Dengrier M. Baez)
PHILIPPINE SEA: Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) fires its Mark 45 5-inch gun during a pre-action aim calibration fire event. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anna Van Nuys/Released)
ADRIATIC SEA: Airman Louis Calderon wipes down the window of an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Fighting Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rebekah A. Watkins/Released)
BALTIC SEA: Thirty maritime unit ships from 12 nations maneuver in close formation for a photo exercise during Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018 in the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
BALTIC SEA: An AAV-P7/A1 amphibious assault vehicle assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) enters the well deck of the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael H. Lehman/Released)

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Exercise BALTOPS 2018 Enhancing Interoperability Among NATO Allies and Partners in Baltic Region

Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, is taking place in the Baltic Sea from June 1-15.

Air, maritime and ground assets from several NATO ally and partner nations are involved in the live training event that set sail from Klaipeda, Lithuania, and finishes in Kiel, Germany.

Training focus areas include air defense, anti-subsurface warfare, maritime interdiction, mine countermeasures and amphibious operations.

Follow this page for continuing updates about the exercise, which enhances flexibility and interoperability among allied and partner nations to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate international resolve to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region.

 

BALTOPS 2018 Daily Update: June 3

Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018 continued with the final day of the pre-sail planning conference with the 22 participating nations making final preparations before moving to the next phase of the operation.

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LIEPAJA, Latvia (June 2, 2018) Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, meets with Raimonds Bergmanis, Latvian minister of defense, at Liepaja Naval Base during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
LIEPAJA, Latvia (June 2, 2018) Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, meets with Raimonds Bergmanis, Latvian minister of defense, at Liepaja Naval Base during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)

BALTOPS 2018 Daily Update: June 4

The President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, observed a naval demonstration from the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20). Two Polish Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft performed a fly-by while Grybauskaitė was aboard.

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BALTIC SEA (June 4, 2018) Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and commander, Naval Striking and Support Force NATO, right, speaks with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite aboard the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
BALTIC SEA (June 4, 2018) Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and commander, Naval Striking and Support Force NATO, right, speaks with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite aboard the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)

BALTOPS 2018 Daily Update: June 5

A B-1 Lancer bomber laid exercise mines and decoys in the vicinity of Bornholm Island, Denmark, and Ustka, Poland.

The Baltic Naval Squadron (BALTRON), consisting of the Vidar-class minelayer LNS Jotvingis (N42), and four mine counter measure ships worked together to locate and disarm the munitions.

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BALTIC SEA (June 5, 2018) The Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) approaches the German Berlin-class replenishment ship FGS Frankfurt A.M. (A1412) for a replenishment-at-sea in the Baltic Sea during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/ Released)
BALTIC SEA (June 5, 2018) The Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) approaches the German Berlin-class replenishment ship FGS Frankfurt A.M. (A1412) for a replenishment-at-sea in the Baltic Sea during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/ Released)

BALTOPS 2018 Daily Update: June 6

Eight members of the international media embarked the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20). They received a tour of the ship, watched an air defense exercise and conducted interviews with Vice. Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO), and Rear Adm. Guy Robinson, OBE, Royal Navy, deputy commander, STRIKFORNATO.

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GDYNIA, Poland (June 6, 2018) Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, meets with Polish Rear Adm. Miroslaw Mordel, inspector of the Polish Navy, in Gdynia, Poland, during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
GDYNIA, Poland (June 6, 2018) Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, meets with Polish Rear Adm. Miroslaw Mordel, inspector of the Polish Navy, in Gdynia, Poland, during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)

BALTOPS 2018 Daily Update: June 7

An MH-60S Sea Hawk from the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), an AW159 Wildcat from the Duke-class Type 23 frigate HMS Monmouth (F235) and two Mk41 Sea Kings from the Type 702 Berlin-class replenishment ship FGS Frankfurt A.M. (A1412) simulated a recuse of four stranded individuals during BALTOPS 2018’s first joint personnel recovery exercise.

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USTKA, Poland (June 7, 2018) AAV-P7/A1 amphibious assault vehicles transport U.S. Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) and embarked aboard the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), during beach landing exercise in support of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Adam C. Stapleton/Released)
USTKA, Poland (June 7, 2018) AAV-P7/A1 amphibious assault vehicles transport U.S. Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) and embarked aboard the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), during beach landing exercise in support of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Adam C. Stapleton/Released)

BALTOPS 2018 Daily Update: June 8

Vice. Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) travelled to meet the crew of the Duke-class Type 23 frigate HMS Monmouth (F235).

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BALTIC SEA (June 8, 2018) Members of the Romanian 307th Naval Infantry Regiment carry a combat rubber raiding craft in the well deck of the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during a joint personnel recovery exercise as part of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jessica L. Dowell/Released)
BALTIC SEA (June 8, 2018) Members of the Romanian 307th Naval Infantry Regiment carry a combat rubber raiding craft in the well deck of the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during a joint personnel recovery exercise as part of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jessica L. Dowell/Released)

BALTOPS 2018 Daily Update: June 9

Thirty maritime units from 12 nations (Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States) maneuvered in close formation for a photo exercise.

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BALTOPS 2018 Daily Update: June 10

Vice. Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO), flew in an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter to meet with the crew of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96).

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Exercise BALTOPS 2018 Enhancing Interoperability Among NATO Allies and Partners in Baltic Region

Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, is taking place in the Baltic Sea from June 1-15.

Air, maritime and ground assets from several NATO ally and partner nations are involved in the live training event that set sail from Klaipeda, Lithuania, and finishes in Kiel, Germany.

Training focus areas include air defense, anti-subsurface warfare, maritime interdiction, mine countermeasures and amphibious operations.

Follow this page for continuing updates about the exercise, which enhances flexibility and interoperability among allied and partner nations to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate international resolve to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic Sea region.

 

BALTOPS 2018 Daily Update: June 3

Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018 continued with the final day of the pre-sail planning conference with the 22 participating nations making final preparations before moving to the next phase of the operation.

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LIEPAJA, Latvia (June 2, 2018) Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, meets with Raimonds Bergmanis, Latvian minister of defense, at Liepaja Naval Base during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
LIEPAJA, Latvia (June 2, 2018) Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, meets with Raimonds Bergmanis, Latvian minister of defense, at Liepaja Naval Base during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)

BALTOPS 2018 Daily Update: June 4

The President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, observed a naval demonstration from the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20). Two Polish Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft performed a fly-by while Grybauskaitė was aboard.

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BALTIC SEA (June 4, 2018) Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and commander, Naval Striking and Support Force NATO, right, speaks with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite aboard the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
BALTIC SEA (June 4, 2018) Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and commander, Naval Striking and Support Force NATO, right, speaks with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite aboard the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)

BALTOPS 2018 Daily Update: June 5

A B-1 Lancer bomber laid exercise mines and decoys in the vicinity of Bornholm Island, Denmark, and Ustka, Poland.

The Baltic Naval Squadron (BALTRON), consisting of the Vidar-class minelayer LNS Jotvingis (N42), and four mine counter measure ships worked together to locate and disarm the munitions.

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BALTIC SEA (June 5, 2018) The Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) approaches the German Berlin-class replenishment ship FGS Frankfurt A.M. (A1412) for a replenishment-at-sea in the Baltic Sea during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/ Released)
BALTIC SEA (June 5, 2018) The Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) approaches the German Berlin-class replenishment ship FGS Frankfurt A.M. (A1412) for a replenishment-at-sea in the Baltic Sea during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/ Released)

BALTOPS 2018 Daily Update: June 6

Eight members of the international media embarked the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20). They received a tour of the ship, watched an air defense exercise and conducted interviews with Vice. Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO), and Rear Adm. Guy Robinson, OBE, Royal Navy, deputy commander, STRIKFORNATO.

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GDYNIA, Poland (June 6, 2018) Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, meets with Polish Rear Adm. Miroslaw Mordel, inspector of the Polish Navy, in Gdynia, Poland, during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)
GDYNIA, Poland (June 6, 2018) Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, meets with Polish Rear Adm. Miroslaw Mordel, inspector of the Polish Navy, in Gdynia, Poland, during exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)

BALTOPS 2018 Daily Update: June 7

An MH-60S Sea Hawk from the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), an AW159 Wildcat from the Duke-class Type 23 frigate HMS Monmouth (F235) and two Mk41 Sea Kings from the Type 702 Berlin-class replenishment ship FGS Frankfurt A.M. (A1412) simulated a recuse of four stranded individuals during BALTOPS 2018’s first joint personnel recovery exercise.

Read more on Navy.mil

USTKA, Poland (June 7, 2018) AAV-P7/A1 amphibious assault vehicles transport U.S. Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) and embarked aboard the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), during beach landing exercise in support of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Adam C. Stapleton/Released)
USTKA, Poland (June 7, 2018) AAV-P7/A1 amphibious assault vehicles transport U.S. Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) and embarked aboard the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), during beach landing exercise in support of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Adam C. Stapleton/Released)

BALTOPS 2018 Daily Update: June 8

Vice. Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) travelled to meet the crew of the Duke-class Type 23 frigate HMS Monmouth (F235).

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BALTIC SEA (June 8, 2018) Members of the Romanian 307th Naval Infantry Regiment carry a combat rubber raiding craft in the well deck of the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during a joint personnel recovery exercise as part of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jessica L. Dowell/Released)
BALTIC SEA (June 8, 2018) Members of the Romanian 307th Naval Infantry Regiment carry a combat rubber raiding craft in the well deck of the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) during a joint personnel recovery exercise as part of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jessica L. Dowell/Released)

BALTOPS 2018 Daily Update: June 9

Thirty maritime units from 12 nations (Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States) maneuvered in close formation for a photo exercise.

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BALTOPS 2018 Daily Update: June 10

Vice. Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO), flew in an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter to meet with the crew of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96).

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Your Navy Operating Forward – Poland, Spain, China

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training off the coast of Spain or forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. naval forces provides national leaders with great options for protecting and maintaining our national security and interests around the world. The imagery below highlights the Navy’s ability to provide those options by operating forward.

PACIFIC OCEAN: An EA-18G Growler assigned to the “Gauntlets” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136 receives fuel from an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the “Kestrels” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137 as part of an air power demonstration above the aircreaft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a tiger cruise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Granito/Released)
ROTA, Spain: Equipment Operator Constructionman Calan DeRue, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, drives a backhoe onto a C-130 Hercules aircraft at Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brannon Deugan/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Black Lions” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213, fully loaded with 10 GBU-32 1,000 pound bombs, prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Matlage/Released)
CORAL SEA: Sailors aboard the Henry J. Kaiser-class replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) receive cargo from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Gavin Shields/Released)
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 perform a fast-rope exercise from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 onto the flight deck of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Izumo-class helicopter destroyer JS Izumo (DDH 183). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Burke/Released)
USTKA, Poland: A landing craft, air cushion lands on the beach in Ustka, Poland, during an amphibious assault landing demonstration as part of exercise BALTOPS 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist America A. Henry/Released)
ZHANJIANG, China: Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) man the rails as the ship prepares to depart Zhanjiang, China. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder/Released)
SUBIC BAY, Philippines: The Spearhead-class joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) transits Subic Bay behind the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder/Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA: An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Tridents” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 carries supplies to the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mario Coto/Released)

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