As part of the training operation "Atlantic determination" in Bulgaria and Romania practicing combat missions performed the USS Jason Dunham, according to a report by the U.S. Navy.
"The destroyer took part in the General Maritime exercises with ships of the Bulgarian and Romanian Navy in the Black sea, 5 April 2015, the address reads.- Maneuvers aimed at the improvement of personnel and equipment of the Navy (allies), and demonstrate U.S. commitment to working with colleagues to maintain security and combat readiness, strengthening peace and stability allies and NATO partners in the field ". In the process of staying in the Black sea Destroyer, equipped with guided missiles, for example, participated in the operation to block the Maritime field and different tactical maneuvers." Our teachings with Bulgarian and Romanian Navy showed an extremely successful example of cooperation between the allies in NATO when working in a team, " said the commander of the destroyer Darren Dugan. The U.S. military command and NATO conduct operations "Atlantic preparedness" to strengthen the security of member countries of the Commonwealth with regard to the situation around Ukraine. The USS Jason Dunham entered the Black sea on the last working day of the week. The press service of the sixth fleet, U.S. Navy had previously stated that in the process of staying in the Black sea Destroyer will perform additional tasks as part of operation " Atlantic determination ". We emphasize that the 25th of March in the Black sea became the frigates with guided missiles Lafayette naval forces of France. In addition, on March 4, the Black sea became a detachment of ships under NATO command, U.S. rear Admiral brad Williamson, who has absorbed the cruiser Vicksburg U.S. Navy and four frigates - canadian Fredericton, Turkish " Turgutreis ", Romanian " Regina Maria ", Italian Aliseo and tanker Spessart German Navy.