April 1, 2019 – Following a port visit to Faslane, Scotland, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Her Majesty’s Naval Base, Clyde, en route to the coastal waters of the United Kingdom to participate in the Exercise Joint Warrior 19-1 (JW 19-1), March 31.
JW 19-1 is a biannual United Kingdom led exercise focusing on a maritime training environment in which allies and partners can improve interoperability and prepare forces for combined operations.
Other U.S. Navy units involved in JW 19-1 include: Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Gravely (DDG 107), USS Porter (DDG 78); dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Medger Evans (T-AKE 13); two P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft (MPRA) from Commander, Task Force (CTF) 67; a KC-135 from 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England; two MH-60R Seahawk Helicopters from USS Gravely; and two MH-60S Knighthawk helicopters from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22.
“These types of exercises demonstrate the cooperation between Naval Forces Europe and our European allies and improve our overall warfighting proficiency,” said Cmdr. Tyson Young, commanding officer of the Carney. “The men and women aboard the Carney, and throughout the U.S. Navy, stand firm with our allies and are ready to work with our partners to confront today’s challenges.”
Other nations scheduled to participate in JW 19-1 include: Australia, Turkey, Germany, France, Canada, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
JW 19-1 is slated to run from March 31 to April 11, 2019.