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USS Ross Arrives in Norway

July 5, 2017 at 9:07 AM UTC
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) arrived for a scheduled port visit in Trondheim, Norway, July 4, 2017, to enhance U.S.-Norway relations as the two nations work towards a stable and secure Europe.

The ship’s presence in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations is a demonstration of our continued commitment to the collective security and NATO under Operation Atlantic Resolve.

While in Trondheim, Cmdr. Bryan Gallo, commanding officer, and Cmdr. David Coles, executive officer, will be visiting with the city mayor and deputy chief of police.






“USS Ross is committed to uphold our agreements with our NATO allies and partners.  Our port visit to Norway reaffirms our mutual multinational goals to work together to maintain regional stability and secure maritime partnerships.  On behalf of my crew, we greatly look forward to visiting this beautiful country.”

Cmdr. Bryan S. Gallo

commanding officer, USS Ross (DDG 71)

Quick Facts: 
Strengthening partnerships during the port visit to Trondheim demonstrates enduring relationships and our shared commitment to promoting safety and stability within the region while seeking opportunities to enhance our interoperability.
USS Ross recently visited Tromsø, Norway June 27-29, 2017.
USS Ross departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, for the ship’s fifth patrol in the U.S 6th Fleet area of operations, April 3rd, 2017. Ross (DDG 71), forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is on a routine deployment 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.
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