January 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – During the morning of last 17, at the Naval Base of Norfolk, the frigate of the Navy Méndez Nuñez received the visit of the Secretary of the US Navy, Richard V. Spencer. The Secretary of the Navy, accompanied by the Undersecretary of Procurement James. F. Geurts, was received by the Commander and crew of the frigate Méndez Núñez, as well as by the Defense and Naval Attaches of Spain in the US, the Commander of the Carrier Group 12 (Rear Admiral John Wade) and the Commander of the Second Squadron of American destroyers (Captain Sean Anderson).
The Secretary of the Navy received an explanation about the characteristics and capabilities of the Spanish frigate, and made a tour of the ship, ending with the signature on the ship’s honor book.
During his stay in Norfolk, the frigate Méndez Núñez is being subject to the interest of various civil and military authorities, both from the US and allies.
The frigate Méndez Núñez arrived at the Naval Base of Norfolk on January 14, after crossing the Atlantic leaving its home port in Ferrol at the beginning of January. The frigate will participate in the “Composite Training Unit Exercise” exercise (COMPTUEX), integrated with the rest of the units of the 12th Carrier Combat Group, in the waters of the east coast of the USA.