U.S. Navy’s amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) arrived in Bergen, Norway for a scheduled port visit, June 26 after having participated in the NATO-led exercise Baltops.
BALTOPS is an annually recurring multinational exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well as demonstrate resolve of allied and partner forces to defend the Baltic region.
“Our arrival to Bergen, Norway brings another opportunity to see a country rich in beauty and history. Engagements such as this strengthen the bonds between the United States and our allies and partners as we work towards mutual goals,” USS Carter Hall Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Tina Dalmau, said.
Carter Hall, homeported at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Norfolk, is on a routine deployment conducting naval operations with allies and partners in the U.S. 6th Fleet’s area of operations in order to advance security and stability in Europe.