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USS Donald Cook Departs Larnaca

April 9, 2018 at 1:07 PM UTC
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alyssa Weeks

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Larnaca, Cyprus, April 9, 2018, after completing a scheduled port visit. The visit served to enhance U.S.-Cyprus relations as the two nations work together to strengthen regional security and stability.

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The ship’s presence in the Mediterranean is a demonstration of our continued commitment to regional security.

"The Donald Cook crew had an amazing time during this port visit to Larnaca, Cyprus,” said Donald Cook’s Command Master Chief Jeremy Douglas. “The people were very welcoming and the city was beautiful.  These types of visits help build long lasting relationships, which are crucial to our mission."

Strengthening partnerships during the port visit to Larnaca builds enduring relationships and emphasizes our shared commitment to promoting security and stability within the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance our interoperability as U.N. members.

U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.

 

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