In the course of the train, Milwaukee utilized an MH-60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Fight Squadron (HSC) 22, Detachment 5, whereas Jamaica participated with Alexander Bustamante and a JDF Air Wing Bell 429 helicopter.
Forces practiced a sequence of tactical shipboard actions known as division techniques (DIVTACS), which embrace exact turns and formations, progressing to “leapfrogs” the place the ships are positioned in a straight line and take turns overtaking each other.
In addition they examined command and management capabilities, offering the chance for each navies to enhance interoperability and display their capacity to speak, navigate, and function collectively at sea.
“This was an amazing bilateral coaching alternative for our staff,” stated Cmdr. Brian Forster, commanding officer of Milwaukee. “It was the crew’s first train of this deployment working with our companions at sea, and we couldn’t have requested for extra skilled and succesful mariners than these of the Jamaica Defence Drive.”
Bilateral engagements afford the chance for associate nations to develop a better belief, understanding and respect for one another’s distinctive capabilities all whereas enhancing crews’ data and demonstrating shared techniques. This permits each navies to construct capability for future operations, preserve readiness at sea, and help continued efforts to make sure safety and stability.
Milwaukee is deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet space of operations to help Joint Interagency Job Drive South’s mission, which incorporates counter illicit drug trafficking within the Caribbean and Jap Pacific.
U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet helps U.S. Southern Command’s joint and mixed navy operations by using maritime forces in cooperative maritime safety operations to take care of entry, improve interoperability, and construct enduring partnerships in an effort to improve regional safety and promote peace, stability and prosperity within the Caribbean, Central and South American area.