IKE Strike Group operates with Morocco in Lightning Handshake

The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), left, the Royal Moroccan Navy frigate Tarik Ben Ziyad, center, and the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), sail in formation with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), March 3, 2021. The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is participating in Lightning Handshake, a bi-lateral maritime exercise between the U.S. and the Royal Moroccan Navy (RMN) and Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF). IKE is on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa.



By MC3 Cameron Pinske USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Public Affairs Atlantic Ocean Mar 04, 2021
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