USS Winston S. Churchill Completes Maneuvering Exercises with Turkish Navy

28 August 2020
MEDITERRANEAN SEA — The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) executed maneuvering exercises with the Turkish Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, Aug. 26, 2020.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) executed maneuvering exercises with the Turkish Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, Aug. 26, 2020.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2020) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), not pictured, executes a passing exercise with Turkish Navy frigates TCG Barbaros (F-244) , not pictured, and Burgazada (F-513) in the Mediterranean Sea, Aug. 26, 2020. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2020) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), not pictured, executes a passing exercise with Turkish Navy frigates TCG Barbaros (F-244) , not pictured, and Burgazada (F-513) in the Mediterranean Sea, Aug. 26, 2020. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2020) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), not pictured, executes a passing exercise with Turkish Navy frigates TCG Barbaros (F-244) , not pictured, and Burgazada (F-513) in the Mediterranean Sea, Aug. 26, 2020. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2020) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), not pictured, executes a passing exercise with Turkish Navy frigates TCG Barbaros (F-244) , not pictured, and Burgazada (F-513) in the Mediterranean Sea, Aug. 26, 2020. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Louis Staats
VIRIN: 200826-N-PS962-1033
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, MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2020)
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) executes maneuvering drills with Turkish Navy frigates Burgazada (F 513) and Barbaros (FF 244), Aug 24, 2020. Churchill is currently deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Louis Thompson Staats IV)
200826-N-PS962-0942 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2020) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) executes maneuvering drills with Turkish Navy frigates Burgazada (F 513) and Barbaros (FF 244), Aug 24, 2020. Churchill is currently deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Louis Thompson Staats IV)
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, MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2020)
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) executes maneuvering drills with Turkish Navy frigates Burgazada (F 513) and Barbaros (FF 244), Aug 24, 2020. Churchill is currently deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Louis Thompson Staats IV)
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200826-N-PS962-0942 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2020) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) executes maneuvering drills with Turkish Navy frigates Burgazada (F 513) and Barbaros (FF 244), Aug 24, 2020. Churchill is currently deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Louis Thompson Staats IV)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Louis Staats
VIRIN: 200826-N-PS962-0942
200826-N-PS962-1003  MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2020) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) executes maneuvering drills with Turkish Navy frigates Burgazada (F 513) and Barbaros (FF 244), Aug 24, 2020. Churchill is currently deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Louis Thompson Staats IV)
200826-N-PS962-1003 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2020) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) executes maneuvering drills with Turkish Navy frigates Burgazada (F 513) and Barbaros (FF 244), Aug 24, 2020. Churchill is currently deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Louis Thompson Staats IV)
200826-N-PS962-1003  MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2020) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) executes maneuvering drills with Turkish Navy frigates Burgazada (F 513) and Barbaros (FF 244), Aug 24, 2020. Churchill is currently deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Louis Thompson Staats IV)
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200826-N-PS962-1003 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2020) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) executes maneuvering drills with Turkish Navy frigates Burgazada (F 513) and Barbaros (FF 244), Aug 24, 2020. Churchill is currently deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Louis Thompson Staats IV)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Louis Staats
VIRIN: 200826-N-PS962-1003
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, MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2020)
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) executes maneuvering drills with Turkish Navy frigates Burgazada (F 513) and Barbaros (FF 244), Aug 24, 2020. Churchill is currently deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Louis Thompson Staats IV)
200826-N-PS962-0905 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2020) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) executes maneuvering drills with Turkish Navy frigates Burgazada (F 513) and Barbaros (FF 244), Aug 24, 2020. Churchill is currently deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Louis Thompson Staats IV)
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, MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2020)
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) executes maneuvering drills with Turkish Navy frigates Burgazada (F 513) and Barbaros (FF 244), Aug 24, 2020. Churchill is currently deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Louis Thompson Staats IV)
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200826-N-PS962-0905 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2020) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) executes maneuvering drills with Turkish Navy frigates Burgazada (F 513) and Barbaros (FF 244), Aug 24, 2020. Churchill is currently deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Louis Thompson Staats IV)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Louis Staats
VIRIN: 200826-N-PS962-0905

                                               

Winston S. Churchill and the Turkish Navy frigates Burgazada (F 513) and Barbaros (FF 244) executed the maneuvering formations with the training focused on building partner capability using NATO operational and tactical procedures.

“Today’s exercises enabled Winston S. Churchill to work alongside and increase our interoperability with a longtime NATO Ally,” said Cmdr. Brian Anthony, executive officer of Winston S. Churchill. “It was an honor to exercise with Turkey to advance our regional maritime security efforts.”

The U.S. Navy routinely trains with allied and partner nations in order to enhance maneuverability capabilities and interoperability by establishing communication and safety standards that strengthen regional maritime security.

Winston S. Churchill departed Norfolk, Virginia, Aug. 10 for a regularly-scheduled deployment to maintain maritime security and to ensure access, deter aggression, and defend U.S. allied and partner interests around the globe.

U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts joint and naval operations in order to support regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.

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