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By U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command / U.S. 4th Fleet  

PACIFIC OCEAN – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), partnered with El Salvador Maritime Patrol Vessel (PM-13) to conduct a passing exercise (PASSEX), July 29.

PASSEXs are unit exercises requiring cooperation, communication and interoperability between two or more navies, testing advanced ship maneuvering and tactics. It affords the opportunity to improve crews’ knowledge and demonstrate shared tactics.

“This exercise was a unique opportunity for Kidd to conduct training with the El Salvadoran Navy,” said Cmdr. Nathan S. Wemett, commanding officer of Kidd. “Working together furthers our mutual ability to cooperate and provides a unique opportunity to reinforce valuable warfighting skills from our partners.”

For the Sailors aboard participating ships, it was also their chance to improve their skills with their El Salvadoran…

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