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U.S. CV-22 crews and Naval Special Warfare Operators train with Ukrainian SOF at Sea Breeze 17

U.S. Special Operations Forces fast rope from a hovering CV-22 Osprey at Mykolaiv, Ukraine, July 14, 2017 during exercise Sea Breeze 17.  Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security within the region.

U.S. Special Operations Forces fast rope from a hovering CV-22 Osprey at Mykolaiv, Ukraine, July 14, 2017 during exercise Sea Breeze 17. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security within the region.

A CV-22 Osprey is loaded with U.S. Special Operations Forces during a fast rope training exercise at Mykolaiv, Ukraine, July 14, 2017 during exercise Sea Breeze 17.  Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security within the region.

A CV-22 Osprey is loaded with U.S. Special Operations Forces during a fast rope training exercise at Mykolaiv, Ukraine, July 14, 2017 during exercise Sea Breeze 17. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security within the region.

A CV-22 Osprey assigned to 352nd Special Operations Wing ascends following air insertion of U.S. Naval Special Warfare Operators at Mykolaiv, Ukraine, July 14, 2017 during exercise Sea Breeze 17.  Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security within the region.

A CV-22 Osprey assigned to 352nd Special Operations Wing ascends following air insertion of U.S. Naval Special Warfare Operators at Mykolaiv, Ukraine, July 14, 2017 during exercise Sea Breeze 17. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security within the region.

A combined U.S. and Ukrainian team of Special Operation Forces wait to board a CV-22 Osprey during air movement training in Ukraine, July 14, 2017.  Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security within the region.

A combined U.S. and Ukrainian team of Special Operation Forces wait to board a CV-22 Osprey during air movement training in Ukraine, July 14, 2017. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security within the region.

Ukrainian SOF prepare to board a U.S. CV-22 Osprey during exercise Sea Breeze 17, July 15, 2017 in Ukraine. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security within the region. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Jeffrey Lopez)

Ukrainian SOF prepare to board a U.S. CV-22 Osprey during exercise Sea Breeze 17, July 15, 2017 in Ukraine. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security within the region. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Jeffrey Lopez)

U.S. Naval Special Warfare Operators in rigid hull inflatable boats trail a U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey from the 352d Special Operations Wing off the coast of Ukraine, July 17, 2017 during exercise Sea Breeze 17. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security within the region.

U.S. Naval Special Warfare Operators in rigid hull inflatable boats trail a U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey from the 352d Special Operations Wing off the coast of Ukraine, July 17, 2017 during exercise Sea Breeze 17. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security within the region.

A U.S. CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 352d Special Operations Wing suspends a SOF Operator during a personnel recovery mission on Tendra Island, Ukraine, July 19, 2017.  Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security within the region.

A U.S. CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 352d Special Operations Wing suspends a SOF Operator during a personnel recovery mission on Tendra Island, Ukraine, July 19, 2017. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security within the region.

RAF Mildenhall -- U.S. Special Operations Forces fast rope from a hovering CV-22 Osprey at Mykolaiv, Ukraine, July 14, 2017 during exercise Sea Breeze 17. Sea Breeze is a U.S. and Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise held in the Black Sea and is designed to enhance interoperability of participating nations and strengthen maritime security within the region.