USS Ross in Exercise African Sea Lion

USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Agadir, Morocco, Jan. 13, 2018, after a scheduled port visit to participate in Exercise African Sea Lion with the Royal Moroccan Navy frigate Tarek Ben Ziyad. One of African Sea Lion’s objectives is to test and evaluate U.S. and Moroccan ability to conduct coordinated, combined naval surface fire support exercises on the Tan Tan firing range. “Engagements such as these strengthen the bonds between the U.S. and our partners as we work peace and prosperity in the region,” said Cmdr. Bryan S. Gallo commanding officer…

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USS Ross Departs on Sixth FDNF Patrol

USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, Jan. 8, to begin its sixth forward-deployed naval forces (FDNF) patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. The ship’s patrol is a demonstration of the U.S. Navy’s continued commitment to strengthening strategic partnerships in the European and African region. “After a challenging and productive in-port period, Team Ross is excited to be back on mission in the European Theater of Operations. As we begin our sixth FDNF patrol, we look forward to building relations with our NATO allies and…

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