USS Cole arrives in 6th Fleet

U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations after departing its homeport earlier his month.

Cole, assigned to Commander Task Force 65, entered Europe on December 21 to conduct a regularly-scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

“We are looking forward to operating with our allies and partners as we are building our combined capability and capacity to protect regional waters, security and commerce,” said commanding officer, USS Cole, Cmdr. David Wroe.

USS Cole is homeported in naval station Norfolk, Virginia.