NATO Allies Participate in Joint Personnel Recovery Exercise
An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician assigned to EOD Mobile Unit Twelve fast-ropes from an MH-60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 21 at Truppenübungsplatz Putlos, Germany, during Baltic Operations Exercise (BALTOPS), June 14, 2024. BALTOPS24 is the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region. The exercise, led by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and executed by Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, provides a unique training opportunity to strengthen combined response capabilities critical to preserving freedom of navigation and security in the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Klineizquierdo)
June 19, 2024 - Service members assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, in coordination with British and Lithuanian allies, participated in a personnel recovery exercise June 10, 2024, in the Baltic Sea...

U.S. and NATO Allies conduct MCM during BALTOPS24
PUTLOS, Germany (June 13, 2024) - U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 2 and maritime EOD technicians from the Royal Netherlands Navy conduct floating mine response drills as part of EOD's mine countermeasure capabilities in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Putlos, Germany, June 13, 2024. BALTOPS 24 is the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic region. The exercise, led by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and executed by Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, provides a unique training opportunity to strengthen combined response capabilities critical to preserving freedom of navigation and security in the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jackson Adkins)
June 19, 2024 - U.S. and Allied forces are conducting mine hunting and mine detonation exercises in the Baltic Sea as part of Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2024, the premier maritime-focused annual military exercise in the Baltic Region...

Dutch, Finnish and U.S. Chaplain integration during BALTOPS24
BALTIC SEA (June 15, 2024) Chaplains from Norway and Romania are given a tour of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), June 15, 2024. Wasp is conducting operations in the Baltic Sea in support of the exercise Baltic Operations 2024 (BALTOPS 24) as the flagship of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (WSP ARG)-24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC). BALTOPS 24 is the premier maritime focused military exercise in the Baltic Region. The exercise, led by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, and executed by Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, provides a unique training opportunity to strengthen combined response capabilities critical to preserving freedom of navigation and security in the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Eric A. Moser)
June 18, 2024 - On June 9th, the Dutch amphibious ship Johan De Witt was the setting of a NATO chaplain engagement including chaplains from the Netherlands, Finland, and the United States. Finland’s Chief of Naval Chaplains, Paavo Ranta, and...

USS Mason (DDG 87) Arrives in Rota, Spain for Port Visit
240408-N-GJ011-1708 RED SEA (April 8, 2024) An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7, is secured to the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) as it transits the Bab al-Mandeb Strait, April 8. Mason is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to support maritime security and stability in the Middle East. (Official U.S. Navy photo)
June 18, 2024 - Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) transited the Strait of Gibraltar and pulled into Rota, Spain on June 14, 2024. This marks Mason’s first port visit in the Mediterranean since the ship departed...

Mass Casualty Exercise Increases Medical Readiness, BALTOPS 24
KATTEGAT STRAIT (June 14, 2024) Sailors transport a role player to medical during a mass casualty exercise aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), June 14, 2024, in the Kattegat Strait. Wasp is underway in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe area of operations in support of the exercise Baltic Operations 2024 (BALTOPS 24) as the flagship of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (WSP ARG)-24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC). The WSP ARG-24th MEU (SOC) support high-end warfighting exercises while demonstrating speed and agility operating in a dynamic security environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric A. Moser)
June 18, 2024 - American, Dutch, and Spanish Sailors and Marines conducted simultaneous medical drills between time zones and geographic boundaries aboard their vessels across the Baltic Region, during exercise Baltic Operations 2024...

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) completes fourth FDNF-E patrol
240529-N-GA645-1005 NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (May 29, 2024) Sailors man the rail
as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) returns to
Naval Station Rota, May 29, 2024. Arleigh Burke, forward-deployed to Rota, is on a scheduled
patrol in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in
Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Courtney Pollock)
June 14, 2024 - Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain from its fourth Forward Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) patrol, May 29, 2024...

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