March 23, 2017 – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived at Her Majesty’s Naval Base, Clyde in Faslane, Scotland, March 22 to attend pre-sail conferences leading up to exercise Joint Warrior (JW) 2017.
Joint Warrior 17-1, an exercise designed and led by the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff in the United Kingdom, is intended to improve interoperability between allied and partner navies to prepare participants for operations in a joint maritime environment during deployments.
“This is ‘Carney Nation’s’ first visit to Scotland since being forward deployed to Europe. The officers and crew are looking forward to meeting with our partners and allies during the pre-sail conferences. We are also excited to take in the beautiful Scottish scenery and experience the culture before heading out to sea for Joint Warrior,” said CDR Peter Halverson USN commanding officer USS Carney.
Joint Warrior will provide forces with a variety of training scenarios that explore real-world challenges on a strategic, operational and tactical level in a controlled environment.
Carney is the fourth ship to be forward deployed to Rota, Spain, and is currently on its third scheduled patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.