USS Ross to Enter the Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) forward deployed to Rota, Spain, will enter the Black Sea Nov. 4 to promote peace and stability in the region.

Ross is deployed in a multi-mission role in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to contribute to regional maritime security, perform search and rescue activities, support humanitarian missions, conduct bi-lateral and multi-lateral training missions, and to support NATO operations and deployments, throughout the region.

Ross, the second of four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to be forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on a scheduled patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations as part of the President’s European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) to ballistic missile defense in Europe.

U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with joint, allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.

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