The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) entered the Black Sea, Oct.11, to promote peace and stability in the region.
The flagship’s presence in the Black Sea will serve to reaffirm the United States’ dedication and commitment towards strengthening the partnerships and joint operational capabilities amongst U.S., NATO and regional Black Sea partners.
The ship is scheduled to conduct routine operations which include, combined training, maritime security operations (MSO) and theater security cooperation (TSC). These interactions among allies and partner nations will reaffirm the maritime relationships and commitment to the security and stability within the Black Sea region.
Press Release, October 13, 2014; Image: US Navy