FOST offers tailored training to meet the specific national requirements of many other navies, air forces and elements of land forces.
FOST’s training prepares all types of surface warships, submarines, and auxiliaries for peacetime, peace-support, and war-fighting operations. Starting with basic alongside preparatory safety and readiness training, units progress through single threat and multi-threat scenarios.
The first day of FOST consists of a Material Assessment and Safety Check, an inspection to ensure that Carney’s crew is qualified and the ship’s equipment is safe for use.
The remainder of FOST is a three-week exercise that will cover various training evolutions that are centered around a fabricated story line.
Carney is being assessed by FOST inspectors as well as the U.S. Navy’s Afloat Training Group.
USS Carney (DDG 64), forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is currently conducting its third forward deployed naval force patrol.
U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.