Storming Black Sea Beaches

TENDRA, Ukraine — Ukrainian marine 1st and 2nd divisions, from Shiroky Lan Air Field, stormed the beaches of Tenrda island from amphibious assault ships and helicopters to simulate landing on an island over run by pirates during exercise Sea Breeze 2010 July 15. Sea Breeze is an invitational combined and joint maritime exercise in the Black Sea with the goals of enhancing Black Sea nation maritime security capabilities and improving Black Sea theater security cooperation strategies. Sea Breeze is the largest exercise this year in the Black Sea including 20 ships, 13 aircraft and more than 1,600 military members from Azerbaijan, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Moldova, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine and United States. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristopher Regan)

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