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USS Porter Conducts PASSEX with Turkey and Romania in Black Sea

June 16, 2016 at 9:19 PM UTC
U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

BLACK SEA – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) participated in a passing exercise with ships from the Romania and Turkey in the Black Sea, 16 June, 2016.

The PASSEX was conducted in order to improve maritime capabilities between the U.S. and Black Sea Naval Forces.

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Quick Facts: 
Strengthening alliances during the port visit to Constanta, Romania demonstrates the shared commitment we have to promote safety and stability within the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance our interoperability with our NATO allies and partners.
Porter is currently operating in the Black Sea, working with allies and regional partners to help develop and improve our maritime forces, maintain regional security, and work towards mutual goals in order to advance security and stability in Europe.
Porter departed Varna, Bulgaria, from a scheduled port visit, June 10, 2016
Porter participated in a bilateral passing exercise (PASSEX) with ships from the Romanian navy in the Black Sea, June 13, 2016
Porter departed Constanta, Romania after a successful scheduled port visit, June 13, 2016
USS Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. The ship deployed from Naval Station Rota March 16, 2016.
U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.

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