In December 1996 USS Carr (FFG 52) and several squadrons from Carrier Air Wing 3, embarked in USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), completed air and sea exercises with Tunisian forces. The two exercises, NADOR (a naval search and rescue exercise) and MINOR MANAR (an air exercise) demonstrated the ability to communicate with Tunisian forces and to carry out challenging operations. The exercises have many benefits. By training with other countries US pilots can learn new tactics. In the search and rescue exercise, U.S. and Tunisian naval and air forces locate a simulated lost vessel. MINOR MANAR paired Navy Fighter Squadron 32 with the Tunisian 15th air unit. The combined force conducted two days of air-to-air training exercises against Strike Fighter Squadrons 37 and 105, and Marine Fighter/Attack Squadron (VMFA) 312.
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