AKSAZ, Turkey (Nov. 19, 2016) – The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived in Aksaz, Turkey, to attend pre-sail and planning conferences for Exercise Mavi Balina 16.
Mavi Balina 16 is a Turkish-led maritime exercise involving NATO and regional forces in the Eastern Mediterranean to improve interoperability and proficiency in anti-submarine warfare scenarios.
“Exercises such as Mavi Balina are extremely beneficial for everyone involved. It provides each participating ship an opportunity to build professional relationships and train together in a vital warfare area. We are thrilled to be representing U.S. 6th Fleet and look forward to honing our anti-submarine warfare capabilities by extensive practice at sea with Allied submarines and surface vessels.”
-Cmdr. Peter Halvorsen, commanding officer, USS Carney (DDG 64)