Exercise Sea Breeze

Posted 9 June 2011
VP-45 File Photo

US Sailors from Patrol Squadron 45 (VP-45), in conjunction with members of the Ukrainian military, held a joint press conference with Ukrainian media in Odessa, Ukraine, on 9 July 2011. Known as the Pelicans, VP-45 is participating in Exercise Sea Breeze 2011, flying its P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft in the large-scale multinational maritime exercise on the Black Sea. During the exercise, the VP-45 crews are flying with Ukrainian Ka-27 helicopters and Mi-14 patrol aircraft in antisubmarine warfare exercises. Air, land, and naval forces from Azerbaijan, Algeria, Belgium, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Macedonia, Moldova, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom are also participating in the exercise, which runs through 18 June. VP-45 is based at NAS Jacksonville, Florida.

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