USS Donald Cook in Turkey for Dogu Akdeniz 2015

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) entered Aksaz, Turkey, Oct. 30, 2015 for a scheduled port visit during exercise Dogu Akdeniz 2015.

Exercise Dogu Akdeniz, which commenced Oct. 27 is a biennial, multi-national maritime exercise led and hosted by Turkey.

The exercise is meant to increase proficiencies in a number of warfare areas and increase interoperability between participating nations.

Specific training includes anti-surface warfare, anti-subsurface warfare, anti-air warfare and basic seamanship.

Image: US Navy

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