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USS Cole Arrives in Split, Croatia

January 4, 2017 at 11:22 AM UTC
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brianna K. Green

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) arrived in Split, Croatia, for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Croatian relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure, and prosperous Europe.

During their stay, Cole Commanding Officer Cmdr. David Wroe is scheduled to meet with Split's Mayor, Ivo Baldasar, while Sailors will have an opportunity to participate in several Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) tours.

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"This port visit provides the opportunity for our Sailors to learn and explore a region rich with history and tradition. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with our European partners and continuing our commitment to promote regional, economic, energy and food security,"

- Commanding Officer, USS Cole (DDG 67), Cmdr. David Wroe

Quick Facts: 
Sailors will have a chance to visit local attractions in Split, Dubrovnik, hike the mountain Mosor, and tour parts of the "Game of Thrones" filming set in Split.
Strengthening relationships during this port visit to Croatia demonstrates the shared commitment to an increase in peace and prosperity throughout the region.
Cole, assigned to Commander, Task Force 65, is conducting a regularly-scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operation.
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 and security and stability in Europe and Africa.
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