Friday, January 7, 2011

ORP Poznan (824)

A Polish amphibious vehicle containing U.S. Marine Reservists assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 24 Marine Division, embarks the Polish Lublin-class minelayer ORP Poznan, during a beach assault exercise. BALTOPS is an individual combined maritime and land exercise in the Baltic Sea, conducted "in the spirit of" Partnership For Peace (PFP). The operation runs from 07-19 June 2004 and includes NATO and non-NATO participants. The mission of BALTOPS 2004 is to promote mutual understanding, confidence, cooperation, and interoperability among forces and personnel of participating nations and support national unit/staff training objectives through a series of robust training exercises. (Photo: U.S. Navy/Photographer's Mate 2nd Class George Sisting)

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