BLACK SEA – The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) performed a two day port go to in Romania, March 22-23, 2021 as a part of their mission to conduct presence operations within the Black Sea area and take part within the Romanian-led train Sea Defend 2021.
Sea Defend 21 is an annual Romanian-led multinational naval train within the Black Sea centered on enhancing interoperability between U.S. and taking part nations, emphasizing anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-air warfare, and mine countermeasures mission units.
“Displaying our dedication to allies has all the time been and all the time can be a significant mission in Sixth Fleet,” mentioned Capt. Joseph A. Baggett, commanding officer, USS Monterey (CG 61). “Monterey’s go to reinforces the robust protection and safety relationship between the USA and NATO Allies and our continued operations collectively in assist of safety and stability within the Black Sea area.”
Monterey, and USS Thomas Hudner and P-8s from Patrol Squadron 46, participated in Sea Defend 2021 which demonstrates our dedication to deploying main expertise and fight functionality in assist of our Allies and companions within the Black Sea area.
Maritime forces from Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO, Turkey, the UK, and Ukraine are scheduled to take part in Sea Defend 2021.
The Black Sea is a crucial waterway for maritime commerce and stability in Europe. Mixed operations within the Black Sea will strengthen interoperability between NATO allies, together with Turkey, Ukraine, Georgia, Bulgaria and Romania. Black Sea operations additionally display the U. S. Navy’s dedication to peace and safety within the U.S. Sixth Fleet Space of Accountability.
The U.S. Navy routinely operates ships within the Black Sea in line with the Montreux Conference and Worldwide Regulation.
USS Monterey is deployed as a part of the usDwight D. Eisenhower Provider Strike Group (IKECSG), supporting nationwide safety pursuits in Europe and rising theater cooperation and ahead naval presence within the U.S. Sixth Fleet (SIXTHFLT) space of operations.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Provider Strike Group is a multiplatform crew of ships, plane and greater than 5,000 Sailors, able to finishing up all kinds of missions across the globe. The Navy supplies a prepared, versatile pressure able to responding to a broad vary of contingencies.
Deploying ships and plane of the strike group, commanded by Rear Adm. Scott Robertson, embrace flagship USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69); the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61); Destroyer Squadron 22 ships embrace Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Mitscher (DDG 57), USS Laboon (DDG 58), USS Mahan, and USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116).
Squadrons of Provider Air Wing (CVW) 3, launched into Eisenhower embrace the “Combating Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32, “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105, “Wildcats” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131, “Rampagers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83; “Dusty Canine” of Helicopter Sea Fight Squadron (HSC) 7; “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74; “Screwtops” of Airborne Command and Management Squadron (VAW) 123; “Zappers” of Digital Assault Squadron (VAQ) 130, and a detachment from Fleet Logistics Help Squadron (VRC) 40 “Rawhides.”
U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the complete spectrum of joint and naval operations, typically in live performance with allied and interagency companions, with the intention to advance U.S. nationwide pursuits and safety and stability in Europe and Africa.
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|Date Posted:||03.24.2021 06:17|
|Location:||U.S. 6TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY|