WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the US Navy 6th Fleet, which operates throughout Europe, said that NATO, EU and UK military representatives were also aboard the aircraft carrier.
"Exercise Saxon Warrior is a large, multinational joint exercise which involves 15 warships from five different nations, submarines, over 100 aircraft and about 9,000 personnel," UK Carrier Strike Group commander Cdre. Andrew Benton stated.
The USS George H.W. Bush strike group has been deployed in the 6th Fleet area of operations and has spent the last two years in US-led coalition operations against Daesh terror group.