US, Greece and Israel Wrap Up Exercise Noble Dina

The U.S. Navy, along with its allies from the Hellenic and Israeli navies, concluded Exercise Noble Dina in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, May 14, 2015.

Noble Dina is an annual trilateral naval exercise designed to increase interoperability by developing the individual and collective maritime proficiencies of Greece, Israel and the U.S., while also promoting friendship, mutual understanding and cooperation.

Participating forces conducted a series of at-sea drills to exercise expertise in a number of mission areas.

U.S. forces participating in the exercise were the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58), Military Sealift Command fleet-replenishment oiler USNS Lenthall (T-AO 189) and P-3C Orion aircraft from Patrol Squadron 47, all of which are currently operating forward in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

Noble Dina 2015 commenced in Souda Bay, Greece, April 29.

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