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USS Carney Visits Germany

May 10, 2017 at 2:53 PM UTC
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Weston Jones

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived in Kiel, Germany, for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Germany relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous Europe.

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The ship’s presence in the Baltic Sea is a demonstration of the continued commitment to the collective security of NATO under Operation Atlantic Resolve.

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“The crew and I are excited to see the historic naval city of Kiel, Germany. Visits like this allow us to see new places and to build upon already strong ties with our NATO allies in the Baltic Sea.”

 

--Cmdr. Peter Halvorsen, commanding officer, USS Carney

Quick Facts: 
Carney is expected to host distinguished visitors during a reception in Kiel.
Strengthening alliances during the port visit to Kiel demonstrates the shared commitment both nations have to promoting safety and stability within the region, while seeking to enhance interoperability.
The United States continues to demonstrate commitment to the collective security of our NATO allies and support for our partners in Europe. All Department of Defense efforts in support of our NATO allies in Eastern Europe fall under the umbrella of Atlantic Resolve.
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.
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