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The guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City and two Russian Navy vessels have finished the first exercise between the Russian Northern Fleet and U.S. Navy.

Northern Eagle 2004, a four-day exercise in the North Sea off Stavanger, Norway, was aimed at increasing security cooperation and understanding between the two nations, according to a Naval Forces Europe news release. The exercise ended Monday.

Sailors from the Udaloy class guided-missile destroyers RFNS Adm. Levchenko and RFNS Severomorsk, joined Hue City crewmembers on various naval drills, including firefighting, communications and navigation.

U.S. and Russian helicopters also practiced landing on the other nation’s ships.

During the exercise, two U.S. officers sailed with the Adm. Levchenko and two Russian officers were aboard the Hue City, translating and helping explain the other’s tactics.

“The crew was warm and receptive, and they picked up on U.S. tactics quickly,” said Ensign Chris Burnett, the Hue City’s electronics material officer, who was on board Adm. Levchenko for the exercise.

Job fair at Conn Barracks

The 280th Base Support Battalion, based in Schweinfurt, Germany, will conduct a job fair on Oct. 15 for all members of the military community,

The fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Club on Conn Barracks. Although the jobs will be primarily nonappropriated funds positions, other agencies will also be present, and some managers are expected to make on-the-spot hires.

For more information, call DSN 354-6486 or civilian 09721-966486.

Second presidential debate on AFN

American Forces Network Europe will air the second presidential debate live from St. Louis on the AFN News TV channel and Power Network Radio at 3 a.m. Saturday.

It will re-air the debate three times later Saturday. Those times are:


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