Breeze 2020 – Annual Naval Exercise of Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast

The U.S. and Bulgaria are proud to be together for Breeze 2020. This annual naval exercise of Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast will involve 27 vessels, 9 aircraft, and 2,413 sailors from ten countries (Bulgaria, Belgium, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Spain, Romania, US, Turkey, and France). Breeze 2020 will improve the military readiness of all participants. The USS Porter, pictured here, will take part in the exercise alongside its NATO allies. The ship’s Commander Craig Trent said: “Porter’s presence in the Black Sea is crucial to building a secure maritime environment and ensuring freedom of navigation. Porter and her crew look forward to operating in the Black Sea alongside our allies and partners in support of mutual maritime interests in the region.”