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USS Carney Departs Naval Station Rota, Spain

October 13, 2018 at 5:04 PM UTC
U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa / U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, following an availability period Oct. 12, 2018.

USS Carney

Carney is on its fifth forward-deployed patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

"The point of Carney returning to her homeport was to conduct necessary maintenance, repairs and training.” said Cmdr. Tyson Young, commanding officer of Carney. “These opportunities are critical to the continued success of the four destroyers based in Rota, Spain.”

So far during its patrol Carney participated in Reliant Mermaid 2018, a maritime search and rescue and anti-terrorism force protection exercise hosted by the Israel Defense Forces.  The exercise, designed to increase interoperability by enhancing individual and collective maritime proficiencies of participating nations, promoted interoperability, mutual understanding and cooperation.

Once Reliant mermaid concluded, Carney contributed to Operation Atlantic Resolve and patrolled in the Black Sea to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to the collective defense of NATO allies and Black Sea partners.

Carney also participated in exercise Bright Star, a multilateral U.S. Central Command exercise held with the Arab Republic of Egypt focused on responding to modern-day security scenarios, and a smart defense exercise led by Spain designed to enhance interoperability and training between participating countries.

During its patrol, Carney has visited Algiers, Algeria; Haifa, Israel; Constanta, Romania; Batumi, Georgia; Alexandria, Egypt; Valencia, Spain; and Naval Station Rota, Spain.

U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.

USS Carney

USS Carney

USS Carney

USS Carney

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