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Daily Update - June 11

June 12, 2018 at 9:22 AM UTC
U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Public Affairs

Vice. Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) traveled to Karlskrona Naval Base, Sweden to meet with Rear Adm. Gens Nykvist chief of the Swedish Navy.  Franchetti also met with Rear Adm. Torben Mikkelsen chief of the Royal Danish Navy at the Royal Danish Defense Academy.

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Mine countermeasure ships and explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) teams located 13 simulated munitions in the first two days of the tactical training phase; six near Ustka, Poland, four near Klaipeda Lithuania and three near Bornholm Island, Denmark.

The Royal Navy Duke-class Type 23 frigate HMS Monmouth (F235) conducted a replenishment at sea with the German Type 702 Berlin-class replenishment ship FGS Frankfurt A.M. (A1412).

The STRIKFORNATO air component staff coordinated eight air defense drills using aircraft from Poland, Germany, France and the United States by engaging 15 ships from nine nations.

The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96), an MH-60S Seahawk and a German P-3 Orion anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft conducted a combined anti-submarine exercise searching for the Swedish Södermanland-class submarine HSwMS Södermanland.

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