Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo Returns

From Ensign Rebecca Moore

MAKASSAR, Indonesia – The United States Navy joined 20 navies from around the globe in the return of the Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo (MNEK) in and around Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia June 4-8. The exercise allowed for several exchanges that support multilateral cooperation in the maritime environment across the Indo-Pacific.

During the event, Vice Adm. Karl Thomas, commander U.S. 7th Fleet, spoke about the importance of relationships and working together to be able to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.“A multilateral relief effort doesn’t just happen. It is cultivated through exercises, exchanges, conferences, and dialogues. […]

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