USS Cole Pays Visit to Rota, Spain

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) arrived in Rota, Spain, for a scheduled port visit, Feb. 28.

Cole’s presence in Spain reaffirms to NATO allies that the U.S. Navy shares a commitment to strengthen ties while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the Mediterranean region.

Strengthening alliances during the port visit to Rota demonstrates the shared commitment to promote safety and stability within the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance interoperability with NATO allies and partners.

Cole is currently operating in and around the Mediterranean Sea, working with allies and regional partners to help develop and improve maritime forces, maintain regional security, and work towards mutual goals in order to advance security and stability in Europe.

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