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U.S. Navy Participates in Exercise Mare Aperto 2018

October 8, 2018 at 10:58 AM UTC
USS Mitscher (DDG 57) Public Affairs

The USS Mitscher (DDG 57), a P-8A Poseidon from Maritime Patrol Squadron (VP) 10, and an infantry platoon from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit are participating in the multilateral maritime exercise Mare Aperto, beginning Oct. 8, 2018 in the Mediterranean Sea. 

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These U.S. forces will work alongside Italian and French maritime forces to develop interoperability and proficiency in various maritime warfare scenarios.  Mare Aperto is designed to improve combined combat capability, increase operational capacity, and strengthen relationships among exercise participants.

“There is simply no substitute for warships operating together to build trust. USS Mitscher's participation in Mare Aperto is going to grow our at sea relationships and hone the coordination needed to respond to a crisis together,” said CDR Ian J. Scaliatine,USS Mitscher's Commanding Officer.

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