BERGEN, Norway (NNS) -- Amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) arrived in Bergen, Norway for a scheduled port visit, June 26 to enhance U.S.-Norway relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous Baltic region and Europe.
Carter Hall's port visit is both an opportunity to strengthen the partnership between the United States and Norway, and a chance to increase mutual cultural awareness.
"Our arrival to Bergen, Norway brings another opportunity to see a country rich in beauty and history. Engagements such as this strengthen the bonds between the United States and our allies and partners as we work towards mutual goals." - USS Carter Hall Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Tina Dalmau
Carter Hall recently finished the exercise BALTOPS 2016. BALTOPS is an annually recurring multinational exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well as demonstrate resolve of allied and partner forces to defend the Baltic region.
Carter Hall, homeported at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Norfolk, is on a routine deployment conducting naval operations with allies and partners in the U.S. 6th Fleet's area of operations in order to advance security and stability in Europe.
U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners, in order to advance U. S. national interests, security and stability in Europe and Africa.
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