You are here
The 18th edition of exercise Sea Breeze will take place in the Black Sea from July 9-21, 2018. Air, land, sea, and amphibious forces from 17 nations will participate in the U.S./Ukraine co-hosted exercise this year, which is intended to provide high end training for the participants.
Sea Breeze is an annual recurring multinational exercise that will focus on a variety of warfare areas to include maritime interdiction operations, air defense, anti-submarine warfare, damage control tactics, search and rescue, and amphibious warfare. The exercise is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, strengthen combined response capabilities, and demonstrate resolve among allied and partner nation forces to ensure stability in the Black Sea region.
This year’s participating nations include: Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the U.S.
U.S. participation is expected to include the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20); the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78); a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from Patrol Squadron (VP) 10; Marines from Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment; Navy Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1 divers; and members of the CNE-CNA/C6F staff. In total, approximately 810 U.S. Sailors and Marines are expected to participate.
Join the conversation: