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  • 14 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations Oct. 13, 2015. The ARG/MEU, comprised of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) […]

  • 9 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in Cherbourg, France, on April 7 for a scheduled port visit. The visit is aimed at enhancing US-France relations as the two nations work together to strengthen regional security and stability. During Porter’s time in Cherbourg, the crew will be participating in a wreath-laying ceremony […]

  • 25 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet operating in Europe and Africa has established a new task force that will be solely responsible for ballistic missile defense in Europe. On March 24, Commodore Jeffrey Wolstenholme assumed command of the newly established Commander, Task Force 64, as the unit was named. U.S. Vice Admiral James Foggo III said the […]

  • 13 October 2015
    Authorities

    This week, the US Navy’s Chief of Personnel, Vice Adm. Bill Moran, is visiting Sailors assigned to Naples and Sigonella, Italy, in the Navy’s U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. During his trip, Moran and Fleet Master Chief April Beldo, are meeting with Sailors assigned to commands at Naval Support Activity Naples, the U.S. 6th […]

  • 27 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

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  • 8 November 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain November 7, 2015, to begin its first forward-deployed patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Carney’s patrol will enhance the security in the European theater, while operating in support of NATO ballistic missile defense and Operation Atlantic Resolve. The […]

  • 1 November 2017
    Authorities

    US defense secretary James Mattis has nominated a former carrier strike group commander to lead US Navy forces in Europe and Africa. Rear Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti was also nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral. Should the nomination be confirmed, Franchetti will also be leading Task Force Six, Striking and Support Forces NATO and Joint […]

  • 14 March 2018

    The US Navy’s froward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) got underway from Spain, to start a patrol in the US 6th Fleet area of operations. The destroyer’s seventh patrol started on March 12, as the ship and crew departed Naval Station Rota. Donald Cook will be conducting routine operations in the US […]

  • 23 December 2016
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in Helsinki, Finland, on April 18 for a scheduled port visit. The visit is aimed at enhancing US-Finland relations as the two nations work together to strengthen regional security and stability. It follows a bilateral interoperability live-fire gunnery exercise between the two navies. “Porter […]

  • 3 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) conducted a combined search and rescue (SAR) exercise with the Republic of Cyprus Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC) Lanarca in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, February 29. The purpose of the exercise was to increase response capabilities of Cypriot emergency personnel and rescue units and to enhance interoperability […]

  • 8 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors, operating forward in the U.S. 6th Fleet, conduct daily operations, port visits and engage with allies and partners to maintain a forward presence throughout Europe and Africa and improve maritime security. From all of the operations they conducted, we give you these highlights: While sailing in the Atlantic Ocean on April 6, USS Donald Cook (DDG […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman and ships from its carrier strike group entered the US 6th Fleet area of operations April 18 as part of their deployment to Europe and Africa. The carrier strike group arrived in European waters after getting underway from Naval Station Norfolk on April 11. “We are thrilled to […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 6th Fleet is the United States Navy’s operational fleet and staff of United States Naval Forces Europe. It is headquartered at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy. Commanded by Vice Admiral James G. Foggo, III, sailors conduct daily operations, port visits and engage with allies and partners throughout Europe and Africa. The area of responsibility (AOR) of U.S. forces […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Authorities

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations on October 13, 2015. Transiting the Suez Canal signaled Farragut’s completion of a six-month deployment in U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. While in 5th Fleet, Farragut conducted exercises with multiple partner and coalition nations in support of Operation Inherent […]

  • 3 April 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy’s forward-deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) completed a four-month patrol in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, returning to Rota, Spain, on March 31. While on patrol, Carney conducted missions in support of regional allies and partners in the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions. Carney and the crew also conducted several bilateral and multilateral […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Vice Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, visited the guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96), July 11, while the ship made a port call to Naples, Italy. The destroyer departed its homeport of Norfolk, Va. June 14 and will remain in the Naval Forces Europe-Africa theater for the duration of its deployment supporting […]

  • 19 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, March 17, to begin its second forward-deployed patrol in support of ballistic missile defense of Europe and Operation Atlantic Resolve. Ross’ forward presence and the ship’s participation in combined underway tactical exchanges with allies and partners will strengthen the region’s collective […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Authorities

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) departed Naval Station Norfolk today, on a deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.   After transiting the Atlantic Ocean, Cole will enter the Mediterranean Sea and surrounding waters to conduct maritime operations and strengthen partner nations’ maritime capabilities, promoting a secure maritime environment. Cole returned […]

  • 20 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) wrapped up its sixth forward-deployed naval forces patrol, returning to Naval Station Rota on November 17. While on patrol, Donald Cook participated in exercises Saxon Warrior 2017, Joint Warrior 2017, Formidable Shield 2017 and Dogu Akdeniz 2017 to further stability and security in […]

  • 22 February 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy ships from the Iwo Jima amphibious ready group (ARG) entered the US 6th Fleet area of operations together with embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) on February 21. While in theater, the blue-green team’s 4,500 sailors and marines will train with international militaries “Being in the U.S. 6th Fleet allows the Iwo Jima […]

  • 21 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, Oct. 18, after more than five months in U.S. 5th Fleet. While in U.S. 5th Fleet’s theater of operations, McFaul was the lead ballistic missile defense unit for Operation Inherent Resolve, and conducted routine maritime security operations while […]

  • 17 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) entered 6th Fleet in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe, March 16. The TRCSG consists of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2 staff, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG […]

  • 7 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) returned to her forward-deployed homeport of Gaeta, Italy, after five months of operations. Mount Whitney departed Gaeta Feb. 27, to conduct naval operations in the US 6th Fleet area of operations in Europe and Africa. “It’s good to be back home after […]

  • 23 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Images: US Navy The U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) departed the Italian port city Gaeta for routine operations in the Mediterranean Sea on February 22. While underway, the ship will conduct unit-level training, perform duties as the fleet command and control ship, and work to strengthen ties […]

  • 10 January 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) got underway from Naval Station Rota, Spain, on January 8, to start its sixth forward-deployed patrol in Africa and Europe. Ross completed its previous four-month patrol in July 2017. The 2017 patrol saw the destroyer take part in a cruise missile strike against Shayrat airfield in […]

  • 18 April 2017
    Authorities

    A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft squadron completed a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations (AOO) as the last P-8A Poseidon returned to Naval Air Station Jacksonville on April 8, 2017. The “Pelicans” of Patrol Squadron 45 (VP-45), attached to Commander, Task Force 67 (CTF 67) and led by Commanding […]

  • 15 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility from Naval Station Norfolk on Friday. In preparation for their deployment, the Laboon crew just completed their composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group. The crew trained during exercises involving small boat operations, routine flight […]

  • 14 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Sailors, operating forward in the U.S. 6th Fleet, conduct daily operations, port visits and engage with allies and partners to maintain a forward presence throughout Europe and Africa and improve maritime security. Hereby we bring you a part of the 6th Fleet’s operations. While in Souda Bay, Greece, on April 10, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer […]