Mount Whitney, forward-deployed to Gaeta, Italy, operates with a combined crew of U.S. Navy Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners.
180711-N-XT273-115.JPG Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released

Mar 6, 2019
ODESSA, Ukraine - 180711-N-XT273-115 ODESSA, Ukraine (July 11, 2018) Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Gerardo Preciado, left, and Hospitalman Carolyn Dunham folds the American flag aboard the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) as the ship departs Odessa, Ukraine, for the at-sea portion of exercise Sea Breeze 2018, July 11. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen Maritime security within the region.


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