View post tag: Naval USS Normandy Arrives in Baltiysk View post tag: USS Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Normandy Arrives in Baltiysk Guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) arrived in Baltiysk, Russia, to participate in the annual multinational Exercise FRUKUS 2012, June 24.While the ship remained anchored off of the coast, senior leadership went ashore to meet with local civilian and military officials in support of the exercise.“We are very pleased to be in Baltiysk and look forward to beginning FRUKUS with our Baltic partners,” said Capt. Kevin Hill, commanding officer of Normandy. “We appreciate the people of Baltiysk for their hospitality and can’t wait to get started.”After attending office calls with Russian navy leadership, Normandy hosted a tour for Russian navy Rear Adm. Sergei Popov, commander, Naval Base Baltiysk of the Baltic Fleet, and Ivan Ivanovich Cherbin, mayor of Baltiysk, who served 36 years in the Russian Federation navy.“We are happy to have an American cruiser participating in the exercise,” said Rear Adm. Popov. “In my earlier years, I served aboard destroyers, so it is pleasant that the U.S. Navy could provide such a versatile and mission-capable ship. We are glad that they are here.”FRUKUS is an annual exercise aimed at improving maritime security through an open dialogue and increased training between the navies of France, Russia, United Kingdom and United States.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, June 27, 2012 Share this article June 27, 2012 View post tag: Baltiysk View post tag: Russia View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Training & Education View post tag: Arrives View post tag: Normandy
In the last few weeks, various parts of the United States have been ravaged by hurricanes, with Hurricane Harvey devastating parts of Texas with record rainfall and, a few days later, Hurricane Irma tearing through Florida. In response, a number of musicians have stepped up to the plate, calling on fans to give money to hurricane relief efforts by putting on special benefit shows or donating proceeds from album sales to benefit those affected by the recent string of storms. Now, Bruce Springsteen joins the ranks of this already-growing list of performers.Bruce Springsteen Plotting Unprecedented Broadway ResidencyThe Boss has just released a new live album from the archives capturing his show with the E Street Band at The Summit in Houston, Texas on December 8th, 1978, with all proceeds from the album’s purchase benefiting MusiCares’ hurricane relief fund. Though a number of tunes from this performance can be seen in Springsteen’s The Promise: Darkness on the Edge of Town box set, which was released back in 2010, this recording marks the show’s first audio-only release. The live album is available both digitally and in hard-copy, and those who purchase CDs will receive them after they ship out on October 9th.To find out more about this new Bruce Springsteen live album to benefit hurrican relief efforts, including the setlist from the show on December 8th, 1978, click here.