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(June 11, 2021) Participating members from Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, and the U.S. conduct medical training during the 4th annual Adriatic Partnership Maritime Interdiction Operations and Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure Event with the Croatian Navy in Split, Croatia, June 11, 2021. U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, headquartered in Naples, Italy, Conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy courtesy photo/Released)
(June 11, 2021) Participating members from Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, and the U.S. conduct medical training during the 4th annual Adriatic Partnership Maritime Interdiction Operations and Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure Event with the Croatian Navy in Split, Croatia, June 11, 2021. U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, headquartered in Naples, Italy, Conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.
(June 11, 2021) Participating members from Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, and the U.S. pose for a group photo during the 4th annual Adriatic Partnership Maritime Interdiction Operations and Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure Event with the Croatian Navy in Split, Croatia, June 11, 2021. U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, headquartered in Naples, Italy, Conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.
(June 15, 2021) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith speaks during a Command Senior Enlisted Symposium at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, June 15, 2021. U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, headquartered in Naples, Italy, Conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Trey Fowler/Released)
(June 15, 2021) Senior Enlisted Leaders from U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command attend a Command Senior Enlisted Symposium at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, June 15, 2021. U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, headquartered in Naples, Italy, Conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Trey Fowler/Released)
(June 15, 2021) U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Fleet Master Chief Derrick Walters, center, and Command Master Chief Johannes Gonzalez, U.S. Sixth Fleet Command Master Chief, center right, address attendees at a Command Senior Enlisted Symposium at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, June 15, 2021. U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, headquartered in Naples, Italy, Conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Trey Fowler/Released)
210616-N-NO901-0001 KLAIPĖDA, Lithuania (June 16, 2021) Lithuanian Chief of Defense Lt. Gen. Valdemaras Rupšys and Lithuanian Head of Navy Capt. Giedrius Premeneckas talk with Vice Adm. Gene Black, commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet and, commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, during Lithuanian-led exercise Baltic Fortress 21 Distinguished Visitor Day, June 16, 2021, in Klaipėda, Lithuania.  Baltic Fortress 21 is linked to BALTOPS 50 and certifies Baltic naval officers to operate at the Task Group Level. The 50th BALTOPS represents a continuous, steady commitment to reinforcing interoperability in the Alliance and providing collective maritime security in the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Navy courtesy photo)
210614-N-NO901-0001 RIGA, Latvia (June 14, 2021) Latvian Chief of Defense, Lt. Gen. Leonids Kalnins,  Vice Adm. Gene Black, commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet and commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, and U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Greer Chambless, senior defense official, U.S. Embassy Riga, visited Brethren Cemetery to participate in a “Day of Remembrance,” honoring those who were deported in 1941, June 14, 2021, in Riga, Latvia. The 50th BALTOPS represents a continuous, steady commitment to reinforcing interoperability in the Alliance and providing collective maritime security in the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Navy courtesy photo)
210613-N-NO901-0001 BALTIC SEA (June 13, 2021) Estonian head of Navy Commodore Jüri Saska, middle, and Vice Adm. Gene Black, commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet and commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, observe a historic mine disposal aboard Estonian minehunter EML Admiral Cowen (M 313), June 13, 2021, in the Baltic Sea. The 50th BALTOPS represents a continuous, steady commitment to reinforcing interoperability in the Alliance and providing collective maritime security in the Baltic Sea. (U.S. Navy courtesy photo)
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) returns to her homeport of Mayport, Fla., following the completion of a six-month deployment.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) sails in the Sea of Crete, May 28, 2021.
(JUNE 21, 2021) The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) prepares to pull into Dakar, Senegal, June 21, 2021. Hershel “Woody” Williams is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa.
(JUNE 21, 2021) Senegalese fishermen haul in their nets as the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) steams by in the Atlantic Ocean, June 21, 2021. Hershel “Woody” Williams is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa.
(JUNE 21, 2021) Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 1st Class Paul Clayton observes Gorée Island through binoculars in preparation for pulling in to Dakar, Senegal aboard the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) in the Atlantic Ocean, June 21, 2021. Hershel “Woody” Williams is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa.
NORDHOLZ, Germany (June 19, 2021)  VP-4’s Combat Aircrew TEN lands and refuels at Nordholz, Germany’s airfield (ETMN) while supporting BALTOPS 50 exercise.  Also, VP-4 celebrates with ETMN personnel by being the 39,000 aircraft landing at the airfield. Held annually since 1972, BALTOPS is the premier maritime-led exercise in the Baltic Sea region and one of the largest exercises in northern Europe. BALTOPS 50 hosted 16 NATO countries and two partner nations providing high-end training across the entire spectrum of naval warfare.
KEFLAVIK, Iceland (June 19, 2021) Patrol Squadron (VP) FOUR, alongside maritime forces from eighteen nations, recently participated in Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) off the coast of Denmark. Held annually since 1972, BALTOPS is the premier maritime-led exercise in the Baltic Sea region and one of the largest exercises in northern Europe. BALTOPS 50 hosted 16 NATO countries and two partner nations providing high-end training across the entire spectrum of naval warfare.
KEFLAVIK, Iceland (June 19, 2021) Patrol Squadron (VP) FOUR, alongside maritime forces from eighteen nations, recently participated in Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) off the coast of Denmark. Held annually since 1972, BALTOPS is the premier maritime-led exercise in the Baltic Sea region and one of the largest exercises in northern Europe. BALTOPS 50 hosted 16 NATO countries and two partner nations providing high-end training across the entire spectrum of naval warfare.
CONSTANTA, Romania (June 20, 2021) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) man the rails as Laboon departs Constanta, Romania, June 20, 2021. Laboon is deployed to 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 Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeremy R. Boan/Released)
CONSTANTA, Romania (June 18, 2021) Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) heave a mooring line as Laboon arrives in Constanta, Romania, June 18, 2021. Laboon is deployed to 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 Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jeremy R. Boan/Released)
KIEL, Germany (June 17, 2021) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) makes port in Kiel, Germany, June 17, 2021 in support of exercise BALTOPS 50. BALTOPS 50 is an annual international maritime-led joint exercise including 16 NATO allies and two partner nations demonstrating the ability of the alliance to contribute to deterring and if required defeating aggression. (U.S. Navy courtesy photo)