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USS Carney Completes Second FDNF Patrol
ROTA, Spain (Dec. 2, 2016) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, Dec. 2, 2016, completing its second forward-deployed ballistic missile defense patrol in the U.S. 6th fleet area of operations.
“I could not be prouder of Carney and her Sailors. Over the course of the last four months, this ship has literally saved lives, assisting in the rescue of 97 migrants adrift in the Mediterranean Sea, we have reinforced strategic partnerships through exercises with Romania, Turkey, and Bulgaria, and we have taken the fight to those who threaten our nation through participation in Operation Odyssey Lightning. The ship gets the credit, but it’s the Sailors of Carney Nation that made it happen.”
-Cmdr. Peter Halvorsen, Commanding Officer, USS Carney
“With more than 20 years in the Navy, I can honestly say that I have never been more impressed with the attitude, motivation and professionalism of Carney Sailors. The crew's ability to always be flexible and attack any challenge that comes their way is a true measure of the quality of today's Navy Sailors. I am privileged to be a part of their Navy and honored to have the responsibility of leading them every day!”
-Master Chief Gary Rosenbaum, Command Master Chief, USS Carney