21 August, 2009 - Today we wrapped up Exercise RELIANT MERMAID and departed Aksaz, Turkey. We leave behind many new friends from Israel and Turkey. The exercise provided an excellent opportunity to practice Search and Rescue techniques and to operate with other nations. As with most exercises of this type participants come away with an improved understanding of their international maritime partners. The experience the crew gained from RELIANT MERMAID will be an asset in future maritime exercises and operations.
The picture of the day was taken from a Turkish helo during the exercise.