USS Porter Gets Ready to Change Port

In support of Navy ballistic missile defense (BMD) efforts abroad, Sailors and families from USS Porter (DDG 78) attended a series of briefings Oct. 21 at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, prior to their impending move to Rota, Spain.

The event, which was the third such summit, hosted by Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic (SURFLANT) and Naval Station Rota (NAVSTA ROTA), included informational presentations along with question and answer sessions held by subject matter experts. Additional resources augmented the presentations to assist Sailors and their family members as they move to Spain.

Fourteen subject matter experts (SME) made the trip to Norfolk to assist the Sailors and Family Readiness Group members, and provide information about Rota, travel procedures and everything they need to accomplish prior to moving.

SURFLANT has gathered online sources and created a comprehensive website for Sailors and their families to use. Representatives also handed out “welcome aboard” brochures and discussed the Rota YouTube channel, which features videos about life in Rota and video of the briefings for those who may have missed them.

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