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CALLAO, PERU (Sept. 25, 2021) The “Golden Eagles” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 9 participate in a tug-of-war competition against Ecuador during the in port events for UNITAS LXII at Callao Navy Base Sept. 25, 2021. UNITAS is the world's longest-running, maritime exercise. Hosted this year by Peru, it brings together multinational forces from twenty countries and includes 30 ships, four submarines, and twenty aircraft conducting operations off the coast of Lima and in the jungles of Iquitos. The exercise trains forces to conduct joint maritime operations and focuses on strengthening partnerships and increasing interoperability and capability between participating naval and marine forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mitch Meppelink)

Photo by: Petty Officer 1st Class Mitchell |  VIRIN: 210925-N-RL853-0069.JPG