U.S. Southern Command Photo Gallery
PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 7, 2020) Lt. j.g. Timothy Wenholz, assigned to the Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), uses a bearing circle in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with the Chilean Navy replenishment oiler CNS Almirante Montt (AO-52) Nov. 7, 2020. Both Gabrielle Giffords and CNS Almirante Montt are supporting UNITAS LXI, off the coast of Manta, Ecuador, the world’s longest running multi-national maritime exercise. UNITAS is the world's longest-running, annual exercise and brings together multinational forces from nine countries to include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, and the US.. The exercise focuses in strengthening the existing regional partnerships and encourages establishing new relationships through the exchange of maritime mission-focused knowledge and expertise during multinational training operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Allen Michael Amani)

Photo by: Petty Officer 2nd Class Allen Amani |  VIRIN: 201107-N-YM720-2035.JPG