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USS Donald Cook Departs Gdynia

April 11, 2016 at 2:25 PM UTC
MC2 Mat Murch

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Gdynia, following a scheduled port visit, April 11th.

Such port visits serve to enhance U.S.-Polish relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous region.




“This was a great opportunity to meet new friends and enhance the relationship between the United States and Poland. We thoroughly enjoyed the great hospitality of the people of Gdynia, Gdansk, and Supot and hope we have the chance to return soon.”

                           -Lt. Andrew Recame, operations officer, [BBPCUCN1] USS Donald Cook



Quick Facts: 
Strengthening alliances during the port visit to Gdynia demonstrates a shared commitment to promote safety and stability within the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance our interoperability with partners like Poland.
Press conferences with local media were held with Sailors aboard Donald Cook.
Donald Cook Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Charles Hampton conducted office calls with City Council Members of Gdynia, Commander Maritime Operations Center and Commander 3rd Flotilla.
Donald Cook hosted a reception for United States Embassy and Polish government officials.
USS Donald Cook, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. The ship deployed from Naval Station Rota March 16, 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.



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