USS Preble, USS Fitzgerald Rest in Darwin, Australia

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Preble (DDG 88), USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrived in Darwin, Australia, for a port visit, July 20, after successfully completing Talisman Sabre 2015 (TS15).

This port visit follows both ships’ participation in TS15, in which Preble and Fitzgerald were among the 21 ships from the U.S., Australian and New Zealand navies that participated in the exercise that trained more than 30,000 U.S. and Australian Defence Force in planning and conducting combined task force operations.

Preble and Fitzgerald are currently deployed to the 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region.

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