April 12, 2013
Lt. Cmdr. Justin Hsu, lead exercise planner for U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, speaks with German navy Cmdr. Jens Herfurth, lead exercise planner for Germany, during BALTOPS 2013, the 41st annual combined maritime forces exercise in the Baltic region. The exercise is designed to improve interoperability among the participating forces to support regional stability.