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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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

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  • 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 […]

  • 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
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    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 […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Bataan Amphibious Readiness Group (BATARG), with embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), entered U.S. 6th Fleet’s area of operations, Feb. 16.   While in theater, approximately 4,000 U.S. Sailors and Marines assigned to the BATARG and 22nd MEU will serve in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) before transiting to the U.S. 5th […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 February 2018
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    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 […]

  • 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
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    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 […]

  • 30 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Ships and embarked squadrons from Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) entered U.S. 6th Fleet’s area of responsibility (AOR), July 26 and 29th. Guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and guided-missile destroyers USS Mason (DDG 87) and USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), entered July 26, followed by strike group flagship and aircraft carrier […]

  • 18 April 2017
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    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 […]

  • 1 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After transiting the Strait of Gibraltar, U.S. Navy’s Guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) entered the Mediterranean Sea on November 29. Bulkeley and ships and aircraft from the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, including the flagship USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) with embarked squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy personnel deployed to Rota, Spain, recently took time to practice ordnance loading in what were described as “non-traditional locations”. The U.S. 6th Fleet shared photos from the exercise showing MK 48 inert training torpedoes being loaded onto a submarine. U.S. 6th Fleet, together with the Virginia-class submarine USS California (SSN 781), Navy Munitions Command Rota, […]

  • 5 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) entered U.S. 6th Fleet’s area of operations in support of Africa Partnership Station (APS), Jan. 1, 2014. While on deployment, Spearhead is scheduled to visit and interact with more than 20 nations and sail more than 15,000 miles, highlighting U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet’s […]

  • 11 October 2013
    Authorities

    Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet held a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Naples Capodichino in Naples, Italy, Oct. 11, in front of distinguished guests, friends, family and shipmates. During the ceremony, Vice Adm. Phil Davidson relieved Vice Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe as commander, U.S. 6th Fleet. Adm. Bruce W. Clingan, commander, U.S. Naval […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Authorities

    U.S. 6th Fleet officially welcomed its new commander at Naval Support Activity Naples Capodichino in Naples, Italy, Dec. 14. Vice Adm. James G. Foggo III officially assumed command of U.S. 6th Fleet from Vice Adm. Phil Davidson. Davidson will take the reins of U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk. During his time leading U.S. 6th […]

  • 27 April 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

      The commander of U.S. 6th Fleet and commander, Striking and Support Forces NATO visited counterparts in the Republic of Albania, April 25. During his visit, Vice Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe hosted a reception for U.S. and Albanian dignitaries aboard the Little Creek, Va., based amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), currently […]

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

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) entered U.S. 6th Fleet’s area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe, March 3, 2015. While on deployment, Jason Dunham will interact with allied and partner nations, highlighting the U.S. commitment and emphasis of building strong partnerships and improving warfighting capability. […]