CTF 72 to Participate in Inaugural Indonesia Sea Surveillance Exercise
Aircrews assigned to Commander Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force 7th Fleet from Patrol Squadron (VP) 26 will participate in the U.S. Navy and Indonesia Military (TNI) inaugural Sea Surveillance Exercise (SEASURVEX).
This bilateral exercise will take place June 24-28 at Juanda Naval Air Station and will focus on improving airborne maritime reconnaissance interoperability between the two allied nations. Commander Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force 7th Fleet, the Tridents, conducts 2 to 3 interoperability exercises each year with the TNI to further U.S.-TNI operations and relations.
Based in Jacksonville, Fla., the Tridents are currently on a six-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility as part of Commander Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force 7th Fleet.
Press Release, June 24, 2013; Image: US Navy