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USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) Entered The Baltic Sea

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Open Eyes Opinion {source: U.S. Naval Forces Europe}

By Shawn Eklund

 

BALTIC SEA – USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) entered the Baltic Sea May 4, 2015, to promote peace and stability in the region.

Jason Dunham’s presence in the Baltic Sea will serve to reaffirm the U.S. dedication and commitment toward strengthening the partnerships and joint operational capabilities amongst U.S., NATO and regional Baltic Sea partners.

Continue reading for some quick facts and additional links…

150504-N-ZE250-037 BALTIC SEA (May 4, 2015) USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) enters the Baltic Sea May 4, 2015. Jason Dunham, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, homeported in Norfolk, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Weston Jones/Released)

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“The United States remains fully committed to our NATO Allies and European partners. We are “Stronger Together,” and the opportunity for our crews to work together on a regular and recurring basis with their counterparts across the Mediterranean, North Atlantic, Baltic and Black Sea regions not only strengthens our relationships, it also improves our inter-operability and contributes to better mutual understanding.”

-Vice Adm. James Foggo, U.S. 6th Fleet commander

Quick Facts:

  • Jason Dunham entered Baltic Sea in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The United States continues to demonstrate its commitment to the collective security of our NATO allies and support for our partners in Europe, in light of the on-going Russian intervention in Ukraine. All DoD efforts in support of our NATO allies in Eastern Europe fall under the umbrella of Atlantic Resolve.
  • The U.S. has taken action, both bilaterally and through NATO, to demonstrate solidarity with our NATO allies and reassure them of our solemn commitment to their security and territorial integrity.
  • The U.S. remains committed to maintaining a persistent presence in Eastern Europe. We look forward to further commitments by our allies to ensure a coordinated and continuous land, air and sea presence in the region as part of the commitments made at the NATO Summit.
  • USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), homeported in Norfolk, Va., is on a routine patrol conducting naval operations with allies and partners in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in order to advance security and stability in the Baltic Sea region.
  • 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.150504-N-ZE250-012 BALTIC SEA (May 4, 2015) USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) enters the Baltic Sea May 4, 2015. Jason Dunham, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, homeported in Norfolk, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Weston Jones/Released)

 

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