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Status of the Fleet: Oct. 23, 2015

October 23, 2015 at 8:45 AM UTC

Sailors, operating forward in the U.S. 6th Fleet, conduct daily operations, port visits and engage with allies and partners to maintain a forward presence throughout Europe and Africa and improve maritime security.

Sailors, operating forward in the U.S. 6th Fleet, conduct daily operations, port visits and engage with allies and partners to maintain a forward presence throughout Europe and Africa and improve maritime security.

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151014-N-WA936-075 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 14, 2015) Sailors load a torpedo into a torpedo tube aboard the USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) Oct. 14, 2015. Bainbridge, an Arleigh-Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, homeported in 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign M. N. Witten/Released) 151014-N-WA936-075 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 14, 2015) Sailors load a torpedo into a torpedo tube aboard the USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) Oct. 14, 2015. Bainbridge, an Arleigh-Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, homeported in 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign M. N. Witten/Released)
151014-N-YL073-301 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 14, 2015) Sailors move an AV-8B Harrier onto an aircraft elevator in the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) Oct. 14, 2015. Kearsarge, deployed as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shamira Purifoy/Released) 151014-N-YL073-301 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 14, 2015) Sailors move an AV-8B Harrier onto an aircraft elevator in the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) Oct. 14, 2015. Kearsarge, deployed as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shamira Purifoy/Released)
151015-N-AX546-145 BLACK SEA (Oct. 15, 2015) Sailors assigned to USS Porter (DDG 78) respond to a fire in main engine room #1 during a damage control training evolution Oct. 15, 2015. Porter, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on a routine patrol conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sean Spratt/Released) 151015-N-AX546-145 BLACK SEA (Oct. 15, 2015) Sailors assigned to USS Porter (DDG 78) respond to a fire in main engine room #1 during a damage control training evolution Oct. 15, 2015. Porter, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on a routine patrol conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sean Spratt/Released)
151016-N-VY489-022 IRISH SEA (Oct. 16, 2015) Military Sealift Command mariners apply chocks and chains to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Ghostriders of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, after landing aboard the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20). Mount Whitney, forward de-ployed to Gaeta, Italy, operates with a combined crew of Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike Wright/ Released) 151016-N-VY489-022 IRISH SEA (Oct. 16, 2015) Military Sealift Command mariners apply chocks and chains to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Ghostriders of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, after landing aboard the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20). Mount Whitney, forward de-ployed to Gaeta, Italy, operates with a combined crew of Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mike Wright/ Released)
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (October 15, 2015) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) conducts maneuvering operations with the Hellenic Navy Kortenaer-class frigate HS Nikiforos Fokas (F466). Churchill is deployed in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor N. Stinson/Released) MEDITERRANEAN SEA (October 15, 2015) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) conducts maneuvering operations with the Hellenic Navy Kortenaer-class frigate HS Nikiforos Fokas (F466). Churchill is deployed in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor N. Stinson/Released)
151017-N-TC720-053 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 17, 2015) Boatswain's Mate Beyontee Carter, from Chicago, directs an AW 139 Cypriot search and rescue helicopter, from the Cypriot Joint Rescue Coordination Center, to the flight deck of USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) during a search and rescue exercise Oct. 17, 2015. Donald Cook, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mat Murch/Released) 151017-N-TC720-053 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Oct. 17, 2015) Boatswain's Mate Beyontee Carter, from Chicago, directs an AW 139 Cypriot search and rescue helicopter, from the Cypriot Joint Rescue Coordination Center, to the flight deck of USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) during a search and rescue exercise Oct. 17, 2015. Donald Cook, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mat Murch/Released)
151017-N-AX546-052 BLACK SEA (Oct. 17, 2015) Electronics Technician 2nd Class Michael Patino, from San Antonio, takes positive control of an M9 pistol during  barrel clearing training aboard USS Porter (DDG 78) Oct. 17, 2015. Porter, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on a routine patrol conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sean Spratt/Released) 151017-N-AX546-052 BLACK SEA (Oct. 17, 2015) Electronics Technician 2nd Class Michael Patino, from San Antonio, takes positive control of an M9 pistol during barrel clearing training aboard USS Porter (DDG 78) Oct. 17, 2015. Porter, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on a routine patrol conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sean Spratt/Released)
151016-N-VC236-002 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (October 16, 2015) - Fire Controlmen 2nd Class Jonathon Odom, from Mobile, Alabama, and John Hardesty, from Tampa, Florida, monitor the optical sight system and Mk-45 5-inch gun fire control system during a general quarters drill aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) October 16, 2015. Farragut, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jackie Hart/Released) 151016-N-VC236-002 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (October 16, 2015) Fire Controlmen 2nd Class Jonathon Odom, from Mobile, Alabama, and John Hardesty, from Tampa, Florida, monitor the optical sight system and Mk-45 5-inch gun fire control system during a general quarters drill aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) October 16, 2015. Farragut, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jackie Hart/Released)
151015-N-VC236-050 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (October 15, 2015) - Lt. j.g. Adrienna Dobbs, from Aiken, South Carolina, and Chief Warrant OfficerEdda Felder, from Ponte Vedra, Florida, monitor the bearing from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) to the Turkish Navy guided-missile frigate TCG Yavuz (F 240) during a maneuvering exercise October 15, 2015. Farragut, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jackie Hart/Released) 151015-N-VC236-050 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (October 15, 2015) Lt. j.g. Adrienna Dobbs, from Aiken, South Carolina, and Chief Warrant OfficerEdda Felder, from Ponte Vedra, Florida, monitor the bearing from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) to the Turkish Navy guided-missile frigate TCG Yavuz (F 240) during a maneuvering exercise October 15, 2015. Farragut, homeported in Mayport, Florida, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jackie Hart/Released)