WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The exercise will focus on non-combatant events and include seminars in military medicine and maritime law as well as subject matter expert exchanges in navigation, shipboard medicine and damage control, the release stated.
"We're looking forward to working with… and interacting with the VPN [Vietnam People’s Navy] and people in Da Nang, building on the success and lessons from last year's NEA," Destroyer Squadron 7 commodore Capt. H. B. Le asserted.
NEA Vietnam has evolved from annual port visits to Da Nang by US Navy ships, which began more than a decade ago, to the current multi-day bilateral naval engagement ashore and at sea.