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Arleigh Burke Departs Naval Station Rota, Spain

September 22, 2018 at 9:29 AM UTC
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Yarborough

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, Sept. 21st after a scheduled brief stop for fuel.


Rota, a small Spanish municipality located along the Bay of Cadiz in the Atlantic Ocean, is home to the largest American military community in Spain, housing U.S. Navy and Marine Corps personnel and military assets.

This visit was the third trip to Rota during the ship’s 2018 deployment. While in port, Arleigh Burke refueled, resupplied, and conducted maintenance and repairs. Sailors also had the opportunity to experience the local Spanish culture.

Arleigh Burke, homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.

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