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Winston S. Churchill Arrives In Tallinn, Estonia

July 25, 2018 at 4:46 PM UTC
USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) Public Affairs

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) arrived in Tallinn, Estonia, for a scheduled visit, July 23, 2018.


Winston S. Churchill’s visit to Tallinn reaffirms the U.S. Navy’s commitment to NATO partners by ensuring maritime security in the region. 


“We are excited to visit Estonia and continue our relationships and interoperability with our partners in this region. Stability and security can only be achieved through close cooperation with our allies in the area, and this is a fantastic opportunity for just that.”

Cmdr. Thomas Van Scoten, commanding officer of Winston S. Churchill



Quick Facts: 
A reception aboard the ship is scheduled for senior officials from the Estonian military and U.S. Embassy to Estonia.
Strengthening alliances during the port visit to Tallinn demonstrates the shared commitment the U.S. has toward promoting safety and stability within the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance interoperability with its NATO allies and partners.
Winston S. Churchill is operating in the Baltic Sea, 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.
Winston S. Churchill, homeported in Norfolk, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
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.