Senior members of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) attended the Exercise Breeze 2015 pre-sail conference in Varna, Bulgaria, July 7.
The focus of the exercise is on interoperability, anti-submarine warfare, and maritime interdiction operations, among other warfare capabilities.
US forces scheduled to participate are the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter and a P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft and aircrew assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 47.
Breeze 2015 is a Bulgarian led exercise. The U.S. goal is to train and exercise multinational and multi-warfare capabilities with the participating nations.
Forces from the U.S., Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania, Greece and NATO standing groups will participate.
The exercise includes an in port pre-sail phase; a three-day underway phase; and an in port evaluation phase.
Image: US Navy