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USS Oscar Austin Enters Black Sea
BOSPHORUS STRAIT - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) entered the Black Sea, May 5, in order to conduct maritime security operations and enhance capability and interoperability with allies and partners in the region.
"We're building strong relationships here, which are crucial to peace and stability in the region. Our presence here bolsters confidence and reassures allies of our commitment to security in the Black Sea."
Cmdr. Janice Smith, commanding officer USS Oscar Austin