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USS Donald Cook Arrives in Cobh

March 21, 2017 at 2:15 PM UTC
U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Cobh, Ireland, March 21, 2017, for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Irish relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous European region.

The ship’s presence in the North Atlantic Ocean is a demonstration of our continued commitment to the collective security of the European region.

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"Donald Cook has been looking forward to this port visit for a long time. Many of our crew can trace their family roots back to Ireland. Additionally, as members of the United Nations, we share a commitment to promote peace and stability and seek opportunities to strengthen our maritime partnership."

– Cmdr. Matthew J. Powel, USS Donald Cook executive officer

Quick Facts: 
USS Donald Cook is working with allies and regional partners to help develop and improve our maritime forces, maintain regional security, and work towards mutual goals in order to advance security and stability in Europe.
USS Donald Cook is scheduled to host a reception during this visit.
Strengthening partnerships during the port visit to Ireland demonstrates enduring relationships and shared commitment we have to promote safety and stability within the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance our interoperability with partners like Ireland.
USS Donald Cook, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.
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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