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USS Hué City Conducts PASSEX with Swedish Navy

February 13, 2017 at 7:43 AM UTC
Ensign Nicholas Vandiver, USS Hué City (CG 66) Public Affairs

BALTIC SEA, Feb. 10, 2017 - USS Hué City (CG 66) and Swedish corvette HSwMS Harnösand (K33) conducted a PASSEX, an exercise where ships operate and train in close proximity of each other, Feb.10, 2017.


PASSEX is an exercise in which multiple ships operate in close vicinity of one another. The exercise strengthens both crews’ knowledge and practical application in ship handling and navigation.

"The Swedish Navy is among the world’s most capable naval forces and it is mutually beneficial for the United States and Sweden to operate together," said Capt. Dan Gillen, commanding officer of Hué City. "This PASSEX allowed the Hué City crew to operate and train with other professional mariners and strengthen the relationship between our navies and our countries.”

PASSEX is unique in that it allows navies to operate closely and in ways that static exercises do not allow. Also, it provides the crews with real-life situations to practice their everyday watch standing and communication skills with foreign vessels.







Quick Facts: 
Hué City continues to conduct maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG).
GHWBCSG is comprised of the staff of CSG-2; aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77); the nine squadrons and staff of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8; Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22 staff, guided-missile destroyers USS Laboon (DDG 58) and USS Truxtun (DDG 103), and Danish guided-missile frigate HDMS Peter Willemoes (F 362); and Mayport-based guided-missile cruisers USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and USS Hué City (CG 66).
U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.
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