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  • 16 July 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk, visited Naval Station (NAVSTA) Rota, Spain, July 13, to look at base operations and address base personnel on topics including, Perform to Serve, workforce stabilization and the value of the Navy remaining a force of top performers. Van Buskirk enjoyed breakfast with NAVSTA Rota […]

  • 12 March 2015
    Authorities

    The US Navy’s Vice Chief of Naval Operations visited Naval Station Rota, Spain, March 8 and 9 as part of a visit to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operation. Adm. Michelle Howard’s two-day visit included a tour of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), a visit to U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, […]

  • 17 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Naval Station Rota, Spain welcomed 19 Sailors and an Air Force master sergeant to the chief petty officer (CPO) ranks during a pinning ceremony held in the courtyard of U.S. Naval Hospital Rota (USNHR), Sept. 16.   The Rota chiefs are among more than 4,660 Sailors, Navy-wide, who were selected to join the khaki-clad ranks […]

  • 17 June 2014
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    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) arrived at Naval Station Rota, Spain to begin her forward deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, June 16.   Ross, departed Norfolk, Va., June 3, and is the second of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be forward deployed to Rota, joining USS […]

  • 1 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived at Naval Station Rota, Spain, to begin her forward-deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations April 30, 2015. Porter departed Norfolk, June 3, and is the third of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be forward-deployed to Rota. The first, USS Donald Cook […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Authorities

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived at Naval Station Rota, Spain, joining three other destroyers as part of the Forward-Deployed Naval Force, Sept. 25. Carney will be forward-deployed in Rota to fulfill the United States’ phased commitment to NATO ballistic missile defense (BMD) while also carrying out a wide range of […]

  • 12 March 2012
    Training & Education

    The U.S. ambassador to Spain and Andorra toured Naval Station Rota, Spain, March 8, as part of a regional tour. Alan Solomont received updates from base leadership concerning key issues that are impacting personnel and families stationed at the Naval Station Rota. He also spoke with several service members to reiterate his appreciation for their […]

  • 27 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The United Service Organizations (USO) brought all-star entertainment to members aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 26 to start their spring tour to visit troops abroad. 

 Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James Winnefeld hosted the star-studded group of athletes, coaches and musicians. “I am thankful for those who wear the […]

  • 18 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visited Naval Station Rota, Spain, Oct. 16, to evaluate Rota’s progress toward homeporting four destroyers there as part of Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) beginning in 2014. Greenert and Stevens specifically looked at the base’s ability […]

  • 15 December 2016

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG), and the embarked detachment from the Swamp Foxes of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 concluded a multi-day port visit to Naval Station (NAVSTA) Rota, Spain, Dec. 11. The port visit comes after Mason escorted the amphibious transport dock […]

  • 4 April 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy’s forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) got underway Naval Station Rota, Spain, on April 2 to start its fifth patrol in the US 6th Fleet area of operations. “We are excited to be heading out on our fifth patrol. The crew has completed a lot of hard work and training […]

  • 20 May 2011
    Training & Education

      The master chief petty officer of the Navy (MCPON) visited service members aboard Naval Station (NS) Rota, Spain, May 10-14… (theusnews) [mappress] Source: The US News, May 20, 2011;

  • 17 May 2013

    Commander, U.S. Naval Activities Spain and Commanding Officer, Naval Station Rota held a change of command ceremony, May 16. Captain Gregory S. Pekari relieved Captain Scott C. Kraverath, who had served in both positions since May 2011. The Honorable Alan D. Solomont, United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain and Andorra, congratulated Kraverath on […]

  • 3 November 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy personnel from the Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Rota, Spain, completed a 60-day surface incremental availability (SIA) on destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), Oct. 27. “This was the second SIA conducted in Rota, Spain and continues the record of on-time availabilities dating back to the USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), completed […]

  • 17 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) set sail from Naval Station Rota, Spain, on March 15, to begin it’s third forward deployed patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. “It’s time for our third patrol and we’ve worked hard preparing for it,” said Cmdr. Peter Halverson, commanding officer, USS Carney […]

  • 11 July 2016
    Authorities

    United States president Barack Obama on July 10 paid a visit to Spain and U.S. Naval Station Rota on his return home from the NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland. Obama spoke to more than 2,000 American and Spanish service members and their families during his visit. The president visited USS Ross (DDG 71) as well as […]

  • 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 February 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, for a scheduled training and maintenance availability (TRAV) on February 13. The maintenance is being conducted after the ship completed a patrol in the US 6th Fleet Area of Operations. Porter departed Rota on December 27, 2018, and began […]

  • 19 November 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) completed a four-month patrol in the US 6th Fleet area of operations, returning to Naval Station Rota, Spain, November 17. Carney departed Rota July 27, 2018, and began its fifth Forward-Deployed Naval Force patrol in Europe and Africa. “From Valencia, Spain, in the Western Mediterranean to the eastern […]

  • 18 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) returned to Rota, Spain after a four month deployment that included supporting French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle as it carried out strikes against ISIS. Ross began its patrol in July 2016 and, apart from supporting operation Inherent Resolve, participated in exercise Sea Breeze 2016, […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Authorities

    USS Ross (DDG 71) returned to Naval Station Rota, Nov. 18, after completing a four-month patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. While on patrol, Ross, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, performed numerous missions including Baltic missile defense, maritime security operations, and bilateral and multilateral exercises with allies and […]

  • 4 July 2012
    Training & Education

      U.S. service members assigned to Naval Station Rota, Spain raised the U.S. flag aboard the Spanish Naval Base July 4 by special permission of the Spanish base commander. U.S. Naval Station Rota is only permitted to fly the U.S. flag with specific permission from the Spanish base commander-in-chief due to the restrictions set in […]

  • 22 November 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) got underway from its forward-deployed homeport of Naval Station Rota, Spain, On November 19 to start its eighth patrol in the US 6th Fleet area of operations. Donald Cook deployed two days after sister ship USS Carney (DDG 64) returned to Rota from the same […]

  • 14 January 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain resuming it’s eighth forward-deployed naval forces (FDNF) patrol in the US 6th Fleet area of operations, January 12. Donald Cook was in Naval Station Rota for a training and maintenance availability (TRAV) period. While in port, the crew performed […]

  • 5 September 2018
    Training & Education

    Spanish Naval Station Rota personnel and sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyers USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) and USS Porter (DDG 78) conducted and completed their third annual major integrated fire drill onboard the Cook on August 29, 2018. “This whole exercise is called the Chapter 13 drill. It’s a fully integrated fire drill of […]

  • 30 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Station Rota, Spain and Base Naval de Rota commemorated 60 years of partnership in Rota between the United States and Spain, during a daylong celebration aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, Sept. 26. The celebration started mid-morning with static displays and ship tours followed by an evening ceremony that featured a combined pass and review. […]

  • 19 March 2015
    Authorities

    Representatives from Naval Station Rota, Spain, spoke with Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) and their families March 17 and 18 to prepare them for their homeport shift to Rota this fall. Carney will be the fourth Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer to be stationed in Rota as part of Forward Deployed […]

  • 5 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USS Porter (DDG 78), US Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, completed its first forward deployed patrol in U.S. 6th Fleet and returned to Naval Station Rota on November 4. The ship deployed from Naval Station Rota June 29, 2015. While on patrol, Porter conducted several port visits and engagements with NATO allies and regional partners, and […]

  • 6 September 2017
    Training & Education

    Naval Station Rota Fire and Emergency Services, along with guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), conducted a major integrated fire drill, August 29. This was the second integrated fire drill evaluated by the Installation Training Team (ITT) since the arrival of the four forward-deployed naval force (FDNF) destroyers. The purpose of the drill was to […]