BALTOPS 2013

06/10/2013: Capt. Rimants Strimaitis, left, commander, Latvian Naval Forces, and Rear Adm. Ann Phillips, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Two, speak to members of the media during a press conference onboard the amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) during Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2013.

Credit:U.S. Naval Forces Europe, 6th Fleet Public Affairs:6/10/13

Now in its 41st year, BALTOPS 2013 is an annual, multinational exercise to enhance maritime capabilities and interoperability with partner nations to promote maritime safety and security in the Baltic Sea.

  • In the second photo, the Royal Netherlands navy frigate HNLMS Evertsen (F805) departs port and sails by the amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) during Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2013.
  • In the third photo, Capt. Craig Clapperton, USS Mount Whitney’s (LCC 20) commanding officer speaks to members of the media during a press conference held onboard the ship during Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2013.

For our interview of Rear Adm. Phillips see the following:

http://www.sldinfo.com/bold-alligator-2013-crafting-a-21st-century-insertion-force/

 

 

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