The PASSEX builds upon partnership capabilities utilizing NATO operational and tactical procedures. PASSEXs are unit workouts requiring cooperation, communication and interoperability between two or extra navies, testing superior ship maneuvering and procedures. PASSEXs afford the chance for accomplice nations to develop a larger belief, understanding and respect for one another’s distinctive capabilities all whereas bettering crews’ information and demonstrating shared methods.
“It’s a pleasure working with our Turkish allies and persevering with to construct upon a 70-year basis of shared values and experiences,” stated Capt. Martin Robertson, commander, Amphibious Squadron 8. “Conducting operations with Turkish naval forces demonstrates America’s dedication to our like-minded allies and helps the notion that we’re far stronger and extra succesful to uphold free and open situations at sea once we stand collectively.”
The Bataan ARG is comprised of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), and Harpers Ferry-class dock touchdown ship USS Carter Corridor (LSD 50). Bataan and Carter Corridor just lately reintegrated with Mesa Verde within the U.S. Sixth Fleet space of operations after conducting presence and safety operations within the U.S. Fifth Fleet space of operations. The separation and re-aggregation of the Bataan ARG highlighted the U.S. Navy’s inherent flexibility to conduct operations at any time when and wherever we select, giving our nation and Allies deterrence and protection choices, in addition to reinforcing the robust bond between the USA and Turkey.
The ARG/MEU crew will proceed to assist its NATO Allies and companions by conducting routine operations, taking part in coaching workouts, and supporting NATO priorities.
Headquartered in Naples, Italy, NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces within the U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command areas of duty. U.S. sixth Fleet is completely assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF and employs maritime forces by the total spectrum of joint and naval operations.
For extra data, please contact Amphibious Squadron 8 Public Affairs Workforce, CPR8PAO@lhd5.navy.mil.