Three US Coast Guard Cutters Arrive in Rota

April 14, 2021 – Legend-class national security cutter (NSC) USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) and Sentinel-class fast response cutters USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141) and USCGC Robert Goldman (WPC 1142), completed a stop for fuel at Naval Station Rota, April 14, 2021. After a two-week transit across the Atlantic Ocean, the cutters arrived in-port to resupply, before continuing to conduct operations…

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USS Arleigh Burke Arrives at New Homeport of Rota

April 12, 2021 – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) arrived in its new homeport, Naval Station Rota, Spain, as the U.S. Navy’s newest Forward Deployed Naval Forces- Europe destroyer, April 11, 2021. Prior to arriving in Rota, Arleigh Burke operated with USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), Virginia-class attack submarine USS Vermont (SSN 792), and P-8A maritime patrol…

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USS Roosevelt (DDG80) Begins Second FDNF-E Patrol

March 29, 2021 – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, to begin its second Forward-Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) patrol, March 29, 2021. Roosevelt will conduct maritime security operations in support of national security interests in Europe and Africa through a variety of exercises and partnerships with NATO Allies to include Exercise Baltic Operations…

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Patino Returns from SNMG2 Deployment

December 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Combat Supply Vessel Patiño has returned to its base port in Ferrol, upon completion of its two-month deployment in NATO Permanent Naval Grouping Number 2 (SNMG-2) in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The reception ceremony was chaired by the Commander of the 31st Surface Squadron (COMANDES 31), the captain Santiago Vila Barrón.…

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USS Ross Completes Second NATO Air-Defense Exercise in the Baltic

November 29, 2020 – USS Ross (DDG 71) completed a series of air defense and fighter control exercises with NATO air forces in the Baltic Sea, Nov. 28, 2020. German Eurofighter F2000 aircraft from NATO Air Command conducted a series of flyovers while Ross’ air-intercept controllers directed the aircraft in a series of tactical air defense exercises. “Air defense exercises…

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Santa Maria Home from Operation Atalanta

October 30, 2020 (Google Translation) – This deployment has been the third time the frigate has taken part in this EU-led operation, and the most atypical one, because of the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last Friday, October 30th, frigate ‘Santa María’ returned to her base in the province of Cádiz, after spending five months operating in the waters…

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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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