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USS Porter Commences at-sea Portion of Exercise Sea Shield 2017
BLACK SEA – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) began the at-sea portion of exercise Sea Shield 2017, Feb. 8 in the Black Sea. Sea Shield is an annual Romania-led multinational exercise in the Black Sea designed to improve interoperability and combat proficiency of participating units.
“We’ve already strengthened our interoperability through the in-port planning phase of Sea Shield 2017, and Porter in particular is looking forward to the operational phase at sea. Advanced exercises like Sea Shield provide us with an opportunity to work across all warfare areas, ultimately improving out combined readiness and naval capability with our Black Sea allies and partners.”
Cmdr. Andria Slough, commanding officer, USS Porter (DDG 78)