Mount Whitney Returns from Short Black Sea Deployment

The U.S. Sixth Fleet (SIXTHFLT) flagship, USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), and embarked SIXTHFLT and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) staffs, returned to Gaeta, Italy, November 18. The ship departed Gaeta, Oct. 29, to operate alongside NATO allies and partners in the Mediterranean and Black Seas. These routine operations and exercises conducted in international waters highlight NATO’s commitment…

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USCGC Hamilton Exercises with Georgian Coast Guard

May 3, 2021 – The Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) crew conducted a series of operational exercises with the Georgian coast guard, May 2 to 3, 2021, in the Black Sea. Hamilton crew conducted search and rescue patterns, simulated survivor rescue training, helicopter hoisting evolutions, approaches for towing, and ship communications with the crews of Georgian coast…

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USS Donald Cook Visits Batumi

February 5, 2021 – USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), a U.S. Navy guided-mission destroyer, is making a port call in Batumi today to conduct training with the Georgian Coast Guard, the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi reported on February 5. The Embassy said the joint naval exercise aims to improve readiness, strengthen maritime domain awareness and refine bilateral interoperability. “This visit…

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