Canarias Returns From Operation Atalanta

November 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today at 12.00 in the morning the frigate “Canarias” has returned to the Naval Base of Rota (Cádiz), after completing its participation in the Operation of the Naval Force of the European Union (EUNAVFOR) ATALANTA, being received by the Commander General of the Marine Corps and Commander of Operation NAVFOR (ATALANTA), division general Antonio…

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FDRMC Rota Completes On-Time Delivery of USS Ross

November 5, 2019 – A selected restricted availability (SRA) was successfully completed aboard the USS Ross (DDG 71) at the Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Rota on October 31. The USS Ross is one of the Navy’s four forward deployed guided missile destroyers homeported in Rota, Spain that supports regional security initiatives and ballistic missile defense efforts. FDRMC…

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NATO Frigate Groups Change Flagships in Rota

July 29, 2019 – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) both transitioned flagship duties during a port visit to Rota, on July 26. SNMG1 flagship duties were transferred from the US guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) to the guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) and for SNMG2, flagship duties were transferred from…

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USS Carney Completes Sixth Forward-Deployed Patrol

July 23, 2019 – USS Carney (DDG 64) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 22, after completing a four-month patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Carney departed Rota March 23, 2019, and began its sixth Forward-Deployed Naval Force (FDNF) patrol in support of regional allies and partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.…

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USS Carney Pulls Into Rota for TRAV

June 3, 2019 – USS Carney (DDG 64) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, for a training and maintenance availability (TRAV), June 2, 2019. TRAV is an allotted timeframe scheduled into a deployment for the ship to conduct routine continuous certification training and maintenance on key systems. “With the high operational tempo that our ship and crew face being a…

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Navy to Rotate Four Destroyers in Rota, add Helicopter Squadron

June 4, 2019 – The U.S. Navy plans to rotate the four currently Forward Deployed Naval Force-Europe (FDNF-E) ships with newer, modernized ships in order to posture the most capable forces forward in the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) area of responsibility (AOR). Additionally, the U.S. Navy intends to relocate a helicopter maritime strike squadron (HSM) to Rota, Spain, in support…

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Transfer of the General Staff from Atalanta to Rota

March 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – The transfer of the OHQ from the European anti-piracy operation Atalante, from Northwood to Rota, took place on 29 March in Rota in the presence of the commanders of the operation leaving and taking, the General (RM UK) Charlie Stickland and Vice Admiral (ESP) Antonio Martorelli Lacave. Admiral Prazuck, Chief of Staff of the…

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USS Carney Departs Naval Station Rota

March 26, 2019 – USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain to begin its sixth forward-deployed naval forces (FDNF) patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, March 23. 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. “The sailors aboard Carney are well…

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USS Porter Returns to Rota

February 14, 2019 – USS Porter (DDG 78) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, for a scheduled training and maintenance availability (TRAV), Feb. 13. Porter departed Rota, Dec. 27, 2017, and began her sixth Forward-Deployed Naval Force (FDNF) patrol in support of regional allies and partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. “The crew performed admirably during…

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USS Donald Cook Begins 8th FDNF Patrol

January 14, 2019 – USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain resuming its eighth forward-deployed naval forces (FDNF) patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, Nov. 19, 2018. Donald Cook was in Naval Station Rota for a training and maintenance availability (TRAV) period. While in port, the crew performed maintenance that was unable to be…

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