USS Rafael Peralta Arrives at New Homeport of Yokosuka

February 4, 2021 – Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) arrived Feb. 4, to its new forward deployed location in Yokosuka, Japan. The forward presence of Rafael Peralta enhances the national security of the United States and allies and partners, and improves its ability to protect strategic interests. It will directly support the Defense Strategic Guidance to posture…

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Lightning strikes again onboard USS America

February 4, 2021 – USS America (LHA 6), the Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious assault ship, is at sea this month operating with F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121. “Operating the F-35B from our most advanced ship in the America Strike Group brings an extraordinary capability to the Navy and Marine Corps Team as we…

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USS Ross Completes Availability Early at Repair Maintenance Center Detachment Rota

July 9, 2020 – On July 1, Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) detachment Rota completed the USS Ross (DDG 71) Surface Incremental Availability (SIA) two days early, ensuring the ship’s readiness for continued operational tasking. Ross serves as one of the Navy’s four forward deployed Arleigh Burke-class destroyers homeported in Rota, Spain that support NATO’s regional security and ballistic…

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USS Ronald Reagan CSG Departs for 2020 Deployment

June 8, 2020 – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is underway serving as America’s strongest symbol of resolve, navigating the global pandemic as its mission endures, in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. This deployment marks USS Ronald Reagan’s (CVN 76) fifth year of service as part of U.S. forward-deployed naval forces. Reagan, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5,…

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USS Ronald Reagan Marks Fifth Year in Japan

May 21, 2020 – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is underway serving as America’s strongest symbol of resolve, navigating the global pandemic as its mission endures, in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. This deployment marks USS Ronald Reagan’s (CVN 76) fifth year of service as part of U.S. forward-deployed naval forces. Reagan, along with Carrier Air Wing…

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USS Roosevelt Arrives in 6th Fleet

April 14, 2020 – USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) is conducting operations in U.S. 6th Fleet in support of maritime security operations. Roosevelt, named after the 32nd President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor, is the first Flight IIA Forward Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) destroyer and, following a regional patrol, will complete her homeport shift to Rota, Spain. “Roosevelt is…

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