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USS Carney Departs Naval Station Rota, Spain

October 20, 2016 at 5:52 AM UTC
Petty Officer 3rd Class Weston Jones

ROTA, Spain (Oct. 18, 2016) – USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, Oct. 18, 2016 after a scheduled maintenance availability.

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Carney, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, will continue its routine patrol in the U.S. 6th fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.

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“We were underway for the entire first half of our patrol and the crew performed remarkably in every mission. After more than two months of high level performance they deserved a break. Now that we’re rested, it’s time to finish the second half of our patrol with the professionalism and determination that Carney has become known for.”

- Cmdr. Ken Pickard, commanding officer, USS Carney (DDG 64)

Quick Facts: 
During the in port period Carney conducted routine maintenance, took on supplies and completed scheduled inspections.
Carney, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, is forward-deployed to Rota, Spain.
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, security and stability in Europe and Africa.

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