Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class Genaro Ortiz, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG-75), picks up his son following the ship’s arrival to Naval Station Mayport, Fla., on July 18, 2021. US Navy Photo
Guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) is back in the U.S. after seven years as one of four forward-deployed ballistic missile defense ships based in Rota, Spain. Read More
USCGC Hamilton (WMSL-753) transited Bosphorus towards the Black Sea on April 27, 2021. Photo by Yörük Işık used with permission
A Coast Guard Cutter is now in the Black Sea, a first for the service since 2008, U.S. 6th fleet said in a Tuesday statement. Read More
A Sailor removes a mooring line from a bollard to assist the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) in getting underway while pier-side at Naval Station Norfolk Mar. 26. US Navy Photo
Destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) pulled into Naval Station Rota, Spain over the weekend as it officially becomes part of the Forward Deployed Naval Force-Europe (FDNF-E). Read More
USS Monterey transited Bosphorus towards the Black Sea on March 19, 2021. Photo by Yörük Işık used with permission
A guided-missile cruiser and guided-missile destroyer that deployed with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is now operating in the Black Sea after transiting the Bosphorus on Friday, according to U.S. 6th Fleet. Read More
USS Porter (DDG-78) entering the Black Sea on Jan. 28, 2021. Photo by Yörük Işık used with permission.
Two U.S. guided-missile destroyers are operating in the Black Sea along with a U.S. oiler, service officials announced on Thursday. Read More
USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) entering the Black Sea on the night on Jan. 23, 2021. Photo by Yörük Işık used with permission.
Two U.S. Navy ships moved into the Black Sea over the weekend, U.S. 6th Fleet announced. Read More
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) conducts a personnel transfer in Souda Bay, Greece, Nov. 17, 2020. U.S. Navy Photo
Destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) moved into the Black Sea on Monday, U.S. 6th Fleet announced. Read More
The full U.K. Carrier Strike Group assembled for the first time during Group Exercise 2020 on Oct. 4, 2020. Royal Navy Photo
The U.K. Royal Navy has assembled its largest carrier strike group in almost 40 years, the service announced on Monday. Read More
From front to back, the Supply-class fast-combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), the Royal Norwegian Navy Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate HNoMS Otto Suerdrup (F312), the German Navy Bremen-class frigate FGS Luebeck (F214) and the German Navy Rhone-Class replenishment oiler FGS Rhoen (A1443) sail in formation behind the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) while participating in exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2020 in the Baltic Sea, June 8, 2020. US Navy photo.
The Navy and its NATO allies and partners are underway for the 49th iteration of the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise – which this year will focus on naval warfare at sea, partly by design and partly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
The Duke-class frigate HMS Kent (F78) takes part in a replenishment-at-sea with Supply-class fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE-6) whilst on exercise with the U.S. Navy in the Arctic Circle. The exercises have been taking place in the Arctic Circle where, with added wind chill, the temperatures plummeted to a jarring minus 10 degrees centigrade. UK Royal Navy photo.
The U.S. Navy surface force is operating in the Barents Sea for the first time since the Cold War, further expanding its portfolio of Arctic operations by aircraft carriers and surface combatants in the past two years. Read More