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USS Carney visits Villefranche Sur Mer

January 19, 2017 at 5:20 PM UTC
U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

VILLEFRANCHE SUR MER, France – Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived in Villefranche Sur Mer, France Jan. 19 for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-France relations and participate in commemorative events honoring the 50th anniversary of the years in the 1950’s and 1960’s during which the U.S. 6th Fleet was based in Villefranche sur Mer, France.

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Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived in Villefranche Sur Mer, France Jan. 19 for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-France relations and participate in commemorative events honoring the 50th anniversary of the years in the 1950’s and 1960’s during which the U.S. 6th Fleet was based in Villefranche sur Mer, France.

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"We have worked closely with the French navy during our two deployments in 6th Fleet since joining the forward deployed naval forces in Europe. It is an honor to visit France and pay homage to our shared naval heritage. We have been close allies for nearly two and a half centuries and nowhere is that partnership more evident than between our two navies here in the Mediterranean."

- Cmdr. Peter Halvorsen, commanding officer, USS Carney (DDG 64)

Quick Facts: 
U.S. 6th Fleet commander, Vice Adm. Christopher Grady will be visiting Toulon to meet with the commander of the French Mediterranean Fleet (CECMED), Vice Adm. Charles-Henri du Ché, and will attend U.S. 6th Fleet homeport commemoration events in Villefranche sur Mer.
The U.S. 6th Fleet was based in Villefranche sur Mer from May 1956 to Jan. 1967.
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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