Lithuanian President Visits Mount Whitney

BALTIC SEA (Sept. 21, 2010) The President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite receives official honors from rainbow sideboys as she arrives aboard the amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20). Mount Whitney is operating in the Baltic region in support of exercise Jackal Stone (JS10) 2010, a 10-day special operations exercise featuring participation from Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, and the United States. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sylvia Nealy/Released)

Lithuanian Helicopter Lands Aboard Amphibious Assault Ship Whitney

BALTIC SEA (Sept. 17, 2010) A Lithuanian MI-8 (Hip) military utility helicopter lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) during deck landing qualification training as part of exercise Jackal Stone 2010 (JS10). JS10 is a 10-day special operations exercise intended to promote cooperation and interoperability between participating forces from Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, and the United States. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sylvia Nealy/Released)

M1A1 Main Battle Tank Being Placed On A Railway Car

VENTSPILS, Latvia.

Civilian railway engineers hoist an M1A1 Main Battle Tank to be placed on a railway car during the rail-way movement portion of the maritime preposition force (MPF) offload portion of exercise BALTIC OPERATIONS 2010.

The MPF offload portion is one of largest portions of exercise BALTOPS, a multinational maritime exercise designed to increase interoperability between the 12 participating nations and increase maritime safety and security.

Photo by Sgt. Rocco DeFilippis.

Construction And Engineering Support

Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7 prepare materials for shipment to support a detachment of NMCB-7 Seabees deploying to Latvia.

NMCB-7 and its detachments are deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility to provide construction and engineering support.

Photo by Chief Petty Officer Yan M. Kennon.