U.S. Southern Command Photo Gallery
LIMA, Peru (Sept. 28, 2021) Peruvian Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Alberto Alcala observes as U.S. Navy Lt. Esteban Vasquez and U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Sammy Benavdez prepare for landing aboard a P-8A Poseidon aircraft attached to the Golden Eagles of Patrol Squadron (VP) 9 following an intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) mission flight during UNITAS LXII, Sept. 28, 2021. UNITAS is the world's longest-running maritime exercise. Hosted this year by Peru, it brings together multinational forces from 20 countries and includes 32 ships, four submarines, and 26 aircraft conducting operations off the coast of Lima and in the jungles of Iquitos. The exercise trains forces to conduct joint maritime operations and focuses on strengthening partnerships and increasing interoperability and capability between participating naval and marine forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mitch Meppelink)

Photo by: MC1 Mitchell Meppelink |  VIRIN: 210928-N-RL853-0386.JPG