USS Donald Cook Departs the Black Sea

March 1, 2019 – USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) began its previously announced southbound international straits transit of the Bosphorous, en route to the Mediterranean Sea March 1 after conducting maritime security operations in the Black Sea. While in the Black Sea, the ship conducted operations at sea with the Turkish Navy and completed a port visit to Odesa, Ukraine in support of our NATO allies and regional partners. “There is no substitute for the forward presence provided by USS Donald Cook and our other forward-deployed DDGs stationed in Rota,”…

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Serviola Deploys to Gulf of Guinea

March 1, 2019 (Google Translation) – The tall patrol boat “Serviola” has sailed today from its base in Ferrol to the Gulf of Guinea. In its four months of deployment, divided into three phases, the vessel will remain integrated into the operational structure of the Armed Forces. The first of the phases that will last until the end of March, will include the transit to the Gulf of Guinea and will include activities of Cooperative Security with the navies of Mauritania and Cape Verde. In the second phase, the vessel…

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US Navy Contracts Announcements March 11, 2019

Dell Marketing LP, Round Rock, Texas, was awarded an estimated $231,170,000 firm-fixed-price blanket purchase agreement (BPA) in accordance with the firm’s General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule contract. This agreement will provide VMware brand-name software licenses, software maintenance and services to the Department of the Navy (DON). The products will meet the following functional capabilities: data center and Cloud infrastructure; networking and security; storage and availability; Cloud management; network functions virtualization; digital workspace; desktop and application virtualization; and training. Under the Enterprise Software Initiative, the DON leverages its aggregate…

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USS Zumwalt arrives in British Columbia for port visit

March 11, 2019 – The namesake of the U.S. Navy’s newest class of guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), arrived in Esquimalt, March 11. “We are excited for this opportunity to visit Canada and further strengthen the close partnership between our navies and communities,” said Capt. Andrew Carlson, Zumwalt’s commanding officer. “By working together with partners like the Royal Canadian Navy, we help ensure the security, stability and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific region.” The visit is an opportunity for the crew to experience the hospitality of the Canadian port, as…

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