Tag Archives: Black Sea

USS Bulkeley Leaves for Homeport Shift to Rota; USS Delbert D. Black Leaves for Maiden Deployment

USS Bulkeley Leaves for Homeport Shift to Rota; USS Delbert D. Black Leaves for Maiden Deployment

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG-84) departs Naval Station Norfolk August 4, 2022, commencing the ship’s scheduled homeport shift to Rota, Spain, as part of the U.S. Navy’s long-range plan to gradually rotate the Rota-based destroyers. US Navy Photo

USS Bulkeley (DDG-84) left Norfolk, Va., for its new home in Rota, Spain, on Thursday evening, according to a tweet from a ship spotter. Read More

Biden Administration Basing Two More Destroyers in Rota, Spain

Biden Administration Basing Two More Destroyers in Rota, Spain

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) departs Naval Station Rota, Spain, June 1, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

This story has been updated with additional information about USS Paul Ignatius (DDG-117) moving to Rota, Spain.

The Biden administration plans to station two more forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class destroyers in Rota, Spain, the White House announced Tuesday. Read More

Turkey Pursuing Talks with Russia While Stalling Sweden, Finland NATO Application, Panel Says

Turkey Pursuing Talks with Russia While Stalling Sweden, Finland NATO Application, Panel Says

Rota based Arleigh-Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG-71) transits Bosphorus towards the Black Sea on June 26, 2021. Photo by Yörük Işık‏ used with permission

Turkey has no problem holding back approval of Sweden’s and Finland’s applications to join NATO while pursuing its own talks with Russia on opening Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea to allow the shipment of grain overseas, a panel of security experts said Wednesday. Read More

'More Ugliness' Coming For Ukraine, Says Former Top NATO Commander

‘More Ugliness’ Coming For Ukraine, Says Former Top NATO Commander

A street in Mariupol Ukraine from the Facebook page of the 36th Marine Brigade on April 7, 2022.

A “whole lot more ugliness” for the Ukrainian people and countryside is likely to unfold over the coming weeks as Moscow concentrates forces and long-range artillery in the Donbas and near the Sea of Azov and Black Sea, a former top commander for NATO said Monday. Read More

U.S. Missiles Sent to Ukraine Aren't Easily Replaced, Panel Tells Senate

U.S. Missiles Sent to Ukraine Aren’t Easily Replaced, Panel Tells Senate

U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry – West, fire an M98A2 Javelin guided missile system during a field-fire demonstration as part of the Anti-Tank Missileman Course at Range 204B on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 22, 2020. ITB trains, develops and certifies Marines as riflemen, as well as their primary military occupational specialty within the infantry field, before sending them to join the Fleet Marine Force. US Marine Corps photo

The United States has shipped about a third of its existing arsenal of Stinger anti-air and Javelin anti-armor missiles to Ukraine – systems that are not quickly replaced – two experts on Pentagon buying said Tuesday. Read More