From Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Public Affairs
USS HALSEY, At Sea (NNS) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) and French Navy frigate FS Tourville (D 610) participated in a joint gunnery exercise in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 5 to enhance coalition maritime forces training and coordination.
During the exercise, both ships fired a variety of high- and low-caliber weapons at a large inflatable target simulating a hostile threat.
On the Halsey's first two passes by the target, the crew fired their 5-inch/62 gun. The next two passes were made firing a 25 mm gun, an M240B machine gun and the ship's Phalanx close-in weapon system (CIWS).
The training displayed the two nations' ability to work effectively to accomplish their missions with great levels of interoperability.
Cmdr. Jordy Harrison, USS Halsey commanding officer, said the joint scenario showcased the two ships' ability to maneuver and communicate as a unified force.
"This exercise demonstrated the teamwork and proficiency we have developed in working with our French allies," Harrison said. "The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, in conjunction with the French Navy, is dedicated and well-rehearsed to execute any mission that will bring security and stability to the region."
Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Michael Kennedy, USS Halsey small arms marksmanship instructor, said the exercise was a great way to show that hard work and cooperation pay off.
"When everyone works together to accomplish a common goal, it's very rewarding to see the successes that are achieved," said Kennedy, a native of Port St. Joe, Fla.
Halsey, a member of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, is currently on a scheduled deployment with the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, which consists of flagship USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), embarked Carrier Air Wing 2, embarked DESRON 9 and the guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71).
The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts to establish conditions for regional stability.
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