Vice Adm. Lisa Franchetti, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, met with NATO allies and partners during a visit to Varna, Bulgaria, and Constanta, Romania, Aug. 13-15, 2018.
Vice Adm. Lisa Franchetti, Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and Commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, toured the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System (AAMDS) Romania facility at Naval Support Facility Deveselu, Aug. 14, 2018.
Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018 continued with the final day of the pre-sail planning conference with the 22 participating nations making final preparations before moving to the next phase of the operation.
The Harpers-Ferry class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed the Romanian-led exercise, Spring Storm 2018 (SS18), March 15, in Capu Midia, Romania.
Sailors and Marines assigned to the Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) began participation in the Romanian-led bilateral exercise Spring Storm 2018, March 8, in the Black Sea, to strengthen U.S.-Romania naval interoperability and combat proficiency.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile cruiser USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Constanta, Romania Feb. 21, 2018 after completing a scheduled port visit. The visit served to enhance U.S.-Romanian relations as the two nations work together to strengthen security and stability in the Black Sea.