USS Mount Whitney Exits the Black Sea

The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) departed the Black Sea, Oct 28, after a series of engagements that promoted peace and stability in the region.

While in the Black Sea, Mount Whitney’s mission was to work with NATO allies and European partners, demonstrating the United States’ commitment to strengthening and improving interoperability while working toward mutual goals in the region.

Capt. Mark Colombo, USS Mount Whitney, commanding officer, said:

During our time in the Black Sea, we enhanced our partnerships with Georgia, Romania and Bulgaria, taking part in every opportunity to meet face-to-face with our navy counterparts, and participating in multiple bilateral engagements both ashore and at sea. Through these engagements we were able to strengthen and improve our interoperability with our partners and allies as we work toward our shared goals and commitment to a safe, stable, secure and prosperous Europe.

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