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. Grybauskaitė, 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, traveled to the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) to meet with distinguished visitors from some of the…

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Finnish Navy 2018 Training Cruise Begins April 29

Six-week sailing will be directed to the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean this year. The training vessel is operated by Miinalaiva Uusimaa. Each year, the Navy School of Education has trained seafarers, nurses, and mining personnel and conscripts working as a training vessel. There are about twenty different classes on board and training is given around the clock every day of the week. On the last leg of the journey, the vessel participates in the international BALTOPS 2018 exercise, which begins at the port stage…

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