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USS Porter Begins First Forward-Deployed Patrol

June 29, 2015 at 3:05 PM UTC

ROTA, Spain - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, on June 29, 2015, to begin her first forward-deployed patrol in support of ballistic missile defense of Europe and Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Porter’s forward presence in the Mediterranean and Black Seas, and the ship’s participation in combined underway tactical exchanges with allies and partners will help the United States continue its efforts to strengthen maritime partnerships.

ROTA, Spain - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, on June 29, 2015, to begin her first forward-deployed patrol in support of ballistic missile defense of Europe and Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Porter’s forward presence in the Mediterranean and Black Seas, and the ship’s participation in combined underway tactical exchanges with allies and partners will help the United States continue its efforts to strengthen maritime partnerships.

Continue reading for quick facts and additional links...

150430-N-VJ282-685 NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (April 30, 2015) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrives at Naval Station Rota, Spain, April 30, 2015. Porter is the third of four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to be forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, to serve as part of the president’s European phased adaptive approach to ballistic missile defense in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian Dietrick/Released) FILE PHOTO 150430-N-VJ282-685 NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (April 30, 2015) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrives at Naval Station Rota, Spain, April 30, 2015. Porter is the third of four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to be forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, to serve as part of the president’s European phased adaptive approach to ballistic missile defense in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian Dietrick/Released)

Quick Facts:

  •  Porter, the third of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be forward deployed in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, arrived in Rota in April.
  •  USS Porter (DDG 78), forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on a routine patrol conducting naval operations with allies and partners in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in order to advance security and stability 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.

Additional Links:

USS Porter Arrives in Rota

6 Things You Should Know about USS Porter (DDG 78)

 

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