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USS Porter Arrives in Rota

ROTA, Spain – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived at Naval Station Rota, Spain, to begin her forward-deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations April 30, 2015.

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

1The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter's (DDG 78) arrival will mark the third of four multi-mission ballistic missile defense-capable Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to be stationed in Rota, Spain. The first, USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), arrived February 11, 2014. The second, USS Ross (DDG 71) arrived June 16, 2014. Porter will provide a mobile missile defense option and will be a key component of the U.S. European Phased Adaptive Approach.

USS Ross Gets Underway Begins Rotational Patrol in U.S. 6th Fleet

ATLANTIC OCEAN – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, March 18, 2015, to begin its second forward-deployed patrol in support of ballistic missile defense of Europe and Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Ross’ forward presence and the ship’s participation in combined underway tactical exchanges with allies and partners will strengthen the region’s collective capability to ensure stability and security for all.

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Status of the Fleet: March 13, 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.

Status of the Fleet: Feb. 18, 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.

Status of the Fleet: Jan. 12, 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.

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USS Ross Completes First FDNF Patrol, Returns to Rota

ROTA, Spain – USS Ross (DDG 71) returned to Naval Station Rota, Nov. 18, after completing a four-month patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

While on patrol, Ross, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, performed numerous missions including Baltic missile defense, maritime security operations, and bilateral and multilateral exercises with allies and partners throughout Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea.

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USS Ross Begins First FDNF Patrol

ROTA, Spain - The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 18, to conduct naval operations in support of security and stability in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

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