Kiel, Germany Welcomes USS Jason Dunham

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) arrived in Kiel, Germany, for a scheduled port visit, June 19.

Jason Dunham’s visit to Kiel marked the conclusion of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2015, a large-scale naval exercise between 17 regional partners and NATO allied nations, which ended June 18.

The visit is scheduled during the city’s annual Kieler Woche celebration, the largest sailing event in the world.

Jason Dunham is currently operating in the Baltic Sea, working with allies and regional partners to help develop and improve maritime forces, maintain regional security, and work toward mutual goals in order to advance security and stability in Europe.

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