Romania's Chief of the Defence Staff (SMA), General Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca on Thursday met Commandant of the United States Marine Corps David H. Berger, according to a press statement released by SMA on Friday. According to SMA, the meeting, which took place at the Washington Command, also x-rayed the security context in the Black Sea region.
Chief of the Naval Forces General Staff (SMFN), Vice Admiral Alexandru Mirsu, on Saturday, decorated the 307th Marine Battalion with the Naval Forces Emblem of Honor in appreciation for the manner in which they performed their missions.
A number of 300 Romanian and foreign servicemen are participating in the "Platinum Eagle 19.1" multinational exercise, a release of the National Defence Ministry (MApN) sent to AGERPRES informs.
Rescue operations were underway Thursday for five US marines missing after two American military aircraft crashed during a refuelling operation off the coast of Japan, the Japanese defence minister said, reports AFP.
One crew member has already been rescued and is thought to be in a stable condition, Takeshi Iwaya told reporters.
Marines from the United States and Ukraine carried out a coordinated amphibious assault drill during exercise Sea Breeze in the Ukrainian town of Mykolaivka, the US European Command (EUCOM) said in a release on Wednesday.