View post tag: Navy View post tag: EPC Share this article Training & Education View post tag: News by topic The multinational training exercise Eurasia Partnership Capstone (EPC) 2012 concluded during a ceremony held at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center, Dec. 14.During the weeklong exercise, more than 80 representatives from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Romania, Ukraine and the United States conducted a variety of shipboard exercises and classroom training including environmental protection, maritime law, non-commissioned officer leadership courses, boarding training and applying NATO techniques to maritime interdiction operations (MIO).“I like the way the people come here and share their national habits, procedures, and tactics about maritime interdiction operations,” said Hellenic navy Ensign Alexander Tsaltas. “What we’re trying to do is gather all the different techniques and procedures from all the nations and build up the most efficient way to conduct these operations.”EPC is an effective tool for enhancing relationships between partner nations throughout the Black Sea region and focuses on building strategic partnerships for future MIO.“The Black Sea is a region of critical importance in terms of trafficking and illicit substances,” said Lt. Joshua Aisen, director of Eurasia Partnership program. Aisen also said the U.S. routinely conducts port visits in the Black Sea throughout the year with partner nations to help maintain stability in the region.Annually hosted by the U.S. Navy, EPC aims to increase maritime safety and security through open and transparent sharing of information in an informal environment such as workshops and seminars. Nations participating in EPC include Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Romania, Georgia, Greece, Ukraine and the United States.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 18, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: completes View post tag: Training USA: EPC Completes Training Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: EPC Completes Training December 18, 2012 View post tag: Naval
Nik Greeley & The Operators have released a brand new video for their soul-rocking new single “Maybe There’s A Reason.” The track is the second song in a series of singles and videos leading up to the release of their new EP coming this Spring 2017. Watch their first release, “Stars,” here. “Maybe There’s A Reason” features Robyn Mello from the band Edenspore, alongside Philly’s own Swift Technique “The ST’s” horn section, and Zach LoPresti and Sam Gutman of prog-jam up-and-comers Out of the Beardspace. Together, and behind the musical maestro Nik Greeley himself, is a smooth-grooving collective that fully avoids staying in any one genre. Watch “Maybe There’s A Reason” live in the studio at Drexel University Philadelphia, PA below:You can download the track for free via Bandcamp or check out NG & The Operators in Philly on World Cafe Live with High & Mighty Brass Band or Camp Jam in the Pines May 18th-20th with Swift Technique, Big Sam, Main Squeeze, Cris Jacobs and Elise Testone. If ever there was a chance to see them live, now is it. The band’s power is unstoppable in delivering juicy tunes, dance moves, and good vibes all around.