USS Mount Whitney and HSC-28 Complete In-Port Flight Operations

October 1, 2019 – For the first time in six years, the U.S. 6th Fleet Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 conducted in-port flight operations in Gaeta, Italy, Sept. 23, 2019. The in-port flight operation coordination included Mount Whitney, Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, HSC-28, Italian Navy, Italian Air Force, Italian coast guard, Centro Operativo Interforze, and officials from the city of Gaeta. “We are very thankful to the Italian authorities for giving us this opportunity to reestablish…

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