12 counties involved in Navy exercises off Florida

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. (AP) - Sailors and Marines from the
United States and 11 other countries have stormed north Florida
beaches, learned to board ships or repel boarders, learned to find
submarines and hide from them as training continues off the
Atlantic coast.

Militaries from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and the United States are participating in the two-week exercise designed to teach the countries' navies to work together.

More than 25 ships, four submarines, 50 aircraft, 650 Marines and 6,500 sailors are involved in the exercises near Mayport Naval Station the 50th anniversary of UNITAS.

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