Sea Breeze 2012
Exercise Sea Breeze 2012 (SB12), a combined multi-national air, land and maritime exercise, kicked off with an opening ceremony at the Odessa Officer’s Club in Odessa, Ukraine on July 9. SB12 aims to improve maritime safety, security and stability in the Black Sea by enhancing the capabilities of Partnership for Peace and Black Sea regional maritime security forces. “Sea Breeze has a goal shared by all of us, to maintain a region free of threats through cooperative security,” said Vice Admiral Frank Pandolfe, Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet. “As in past years, our Sailors and Marines look forward to working side-by-side with their colleagues, on land, in the air and at sea, becoming familiar with each other’s military operating procedures and practices. That partnership leads to increased understanding and interoperability…and that leads to enhanced security.” More info on: ukraine.usembassy.gov/events/sea-breeze-2012.html
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