USS Porter Takes Part in Exercise Breeze 2015

Senior members of the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) attended the Exercise Breeze 2015 pre-sail conference in Varna, Bulgaria, July 7.

The focus of the exercise is on interoperability, anti-submarine warfare, and maritime interdiction operations, among other warfare capabilities.

US forces scheduled to participate are the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter and a P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft and aircrew assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 47.

Breeze 2015 is a Bulgarian led exercise. The U.S. goal is to train and exercise multinational and multi-warfare capabilities with the participating nations.

Forces from the U.S., Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania, Greece and NATO standing groups will participate.

The exercise includes an in port pre-sail phase; a three-day underway phase; and an in port evaluation phase.

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