Reina Sofia Deploys for Operation Atalanta

October 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – Last Friday, and after an intense operational qualification and readiness period, frigate ‘Reina Sofía’ (F-84), sailed from Rota Naval Base towards the Indian Ocean to join ‘EUNAVFOR Somalia’, known as ‘Operation Atalanta’. The farewell ceremony was presided over by the Spanish Navy Fleet Commander, Admiral Antonio Martorell Lacave. The main objective of this European…

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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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Numancia Returns to Rota from Operation Atalanta

July 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – Today, Thursday, July 2, the Numancia frigate has docked at the Rota Naval Base after staying away from home for more than 150 days. During this period the ship has been integrated into the European force that protects World Food Program (WFP) ships, and all those ships vulnerable to possible pirate attacks in the…

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Base Port Operations: ‘Commitment and Ability to Protect America has Not Changed’

March 29, 2020 – People first and mission always. For the port operations teams across the Navy’s shore enterprise, their strong commitment to mission accomplishment is unwavering – even during a pandemic. As many communities face the challenges brought upon by COVID-19, the more than 1,800 port operations personnel at Navy installations worldwide continue to support vessels as they pull…

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