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
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
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
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
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
USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) enters the Black Sea on September 15, 2020. Photo by Yörük Işık used with permission.
Destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) performed drills in the Black Sea with the Ukrainian navy on Tuesday, the U.S. Navy announced. Read More
USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) and Spanish frigate ESPS Reina Sofia came together for a formation and photo exercise, as Roosevelt transited from its homeport in Rota, Spain, to Iceland for NATO Exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2020. US Navy photo via Facebook.
An advanced U.S. attack submarine and guided-missile destroyer are among the forces participating in the NATO anti-submarine warfare exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2020, which kicked off this week off Iceland. Read More
The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departs Naval Station Rota for the last time as part of the Forward Deployed Naval Force-Europe fleet, on June 27, 2020. Carney will return to Naval Station Mayport, Fla. US Navy photo.
Destroyer USS Carney (DDG-64) is on its way back to Florida after serving for five years as part of the Forward Deployed Naval Force-Europe (FDNF-E) out of Naval Station Rota, Spain. 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
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) departs Naval Station Mayport to commence its homeport shift to Naval Station Rota, Spain on March 21, 2020. US Navy Photo
Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) is now operating in U.S. 6th Fleet as the newest hull in a quartet of U.S. warships based in Spain, the service announced on Tuesday. Read More