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.
While in port, Donald Cook hosted a reception and Sailors participated in a community relations (COMREL) event.
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. The ship departed from Naval Station Rota Dec. 3, 2016.
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.