By Jason Kelly, Navy Live blog
May 6, 2013
One of the Navy’s core responsibilities, according to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert’s Sailing Directions, is to “foster and sustain cooperative relationships with an expanding set of allies and international partners to enhance global security.”
In the waters west of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, U.S. Navy Sailors aboard USS Ford (FFG 54) and USS Spruance (DDG 111) are executing that mission with the Royal Canadian Navy through Exercise Trident Fury.
To see what Commander, Canadian Fleet Pacific and Exercise Director, Commodore Bishop, OMM, CD, says Trident Fury means to America and Canada’s navies, click here.
EVERETT, Wash. (April 29, 2013) Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Jesse Watson and Chief Operations Specialist Jason Vela, assigned to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate USS Ford (FFG 54), communicate during the departure from Naval Station Everett to participate in Exercise Trident Fury. Trident Fury is a biennial joint and multinational naval training exercise led by the Royal Canadian Navy and is designed to provide mutually beneficial, realistic and relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy. Exercises like Trident Fury strengthen the U.S. Navy’s ability to respond to crises and protect the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice William Blees/RELEASED)