A Binghamton native joins a training exercise in the Baltic Sea

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A Binghamton native is taking part in a multinational training exercise in the Baltic Sea.  

Tarria Lainer, a noncommissioned officer in the Navy, is participating in the Baltic Operations or BALTOPS with 18 other nations this week. 

The exercise is meant to help the allies work better together and teaches techniques for safety at sea.

The training, which began earlier this month in Kiel, Germany will conclude tomorrow with a celebratory festival for all the nations involved.

Lainer says growing up in Binghamton taught her the value of diversity which has helped her succeed in the melting pot that is the Navy.

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