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USS Carney Joins Other FDNF Ships in Rota, Spain

ROTA, Spain – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived at Naval Station Rota, Spain, joining three other destroyers as part of the Forward-Deployed Naval Force, Sept. 25, 2015.

Carney will be forward-deployed in Rota to fulfill the United States’ phased commitment to NATO ballistic missile defense (BMD) while also carrying out a wide range of missions to support the security of Europe.

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Third Time’s A Charm for This Carney Sailor

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 18, 2015) – Not too many Sailors can say they’ve earned their enlisted surface warfare specialist (ESWS) pin and their surface warfare officer (SWO) pin on the same ship. Lt. Robert Pryor, from Daytona Beach, Florida, can.   Pryor first reported to the guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) in May 1999 as a fire controlman (FC), and now, 16 years later, is one of the most qualified officers aboard, serving as the Systems Test Officer (STO), responsible for the health of the Aegis combat suite. Continue reading for more of Lt. Robert Pryor's story...

NMCB 11 Completes Deployment, Turns Over to NMCB 1

NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain - Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 completed turning over the Seabee's Europe and Africa Naval Construction Force missions to NMCB 1 during a turnover ceremony at Camp Mitchell, the Seabee camp in Naval Station Rota, Spain, Aug. 3, 2015.

The ceremony marked the official end of a seven-month deployment for NMCB 11 after a week-long turnover with NMCB 1. NMCB 1’s deployment to Rota is expected to last approximately seven months.

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Status of the Fleet: July 23, 2015

Sailors, operating forward in the U.S. 6th Fleet, conduct daily operations, port visits and engage with allies and partners to maintain a forward presence throughout Europe and Africa and improve maritime security.

USS Ross Completes Forward Deployed Patrol, Returns to Rota

ROTA, Spain – USS Ross (DDG 71) returned to Naval Station Rota, July 20, 2015, after completing its second forward deployed patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

Ross, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, Departed March 18, 2015, and performed maritime security operations throughout the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea, and participated in numerous bilateral exercises with NATO allies and partners.

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USS Porter Begins First Forward-Deployed Patrol

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.

Status of the Fleet: May 14, 2015

Sailors, operating forward in the U.S. 6th Fleet, conduct daily operations, port visits and engage with allies and partners to maintain a forward presence throughout Europe and Africa and improve maritime security.

Prepared Remarks from Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet Vice Adm. James Foggo during Welcoming Ceremony for USS Porter

The following prepared remarks are from Vice Adm. James Foggo III, commander U.S. 6th Fleet, at the welcoming ceremony for USS Porter (DDG 78), Rota, Spain, April 30, 2015.

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