USS Porter Completes 10th FDNF-E Patrol

USS Porter (DDG 78) returned to Rota, Spain, after completing its 10th Forward-Deployed Naval Forces Europe (FDNF-E) patrol in the U.S. Sixth Fleet (SIXTHFLT) area of operations, Dec. 10. During the patrol, Porter sailed throughout the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Aegean Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea and Atlantic Ocean, frequently working alongside allies and partners for exercises and operations. “We were successful…

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USS Porter Concludes Participation in French Exercise POLARIS

USS Porter (DDG 78) successfully concluded participation in the French exercise POLARIS 21, December 2, 2021. POLARIS, a multilateral, cross-domain exercise involving 6,000 personnel, 65 aircraft and more than 20 ships from across the NATO alliance, combined warfighting tactics with communications and maneuvering exercises. The French Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle was the high value unit at the center of…

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Sixth Fleet Destroyers Join NATO Exercises

The Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyers USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and USS Porter (DDG 78) participated in multilateral exercises with Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1 and 2, respectively, Oct. 27-29. In the Baltic Sea, Arleigh Burke joined SNMG 1 to conduct presence operations and demonstrate NATO interoperability in the Baltic region, Oct. 29. SNMG 1 consists of Canadian…

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Charles De Gaulle Strike Group Deploys

February 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – Formed around the French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle, the carrier strike group (GAN) taking the name of Task Force (TF) 473, set sail on February 21, 2021 from the Toulon naval base (BN) to lead the CLEMENCEAU 21 mission . A major pillar of the French naval force, the GAN is made up…

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End of Exercise Sea Breeze 2020

July 28, 2020 – This year marks the 20th iteration of Sea Breeze, which brought together eight sovereign nations who share U.S. 6th Fleet’s (C6F) commitment to security and stability in the Black Sea. The 27 ships and 19 aircraft all working together toward our common goal of strengthening cohesion across the Black Sea region, and improving the capabilities of…

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USS Porter Participates in Exercise Sea Breeze 2020

July 20, 2020 – USS Porter (DDG 78) entered the Black Sea July 19, 2020 to participate in exercise Sea Breeze 2020. This is Porter’s third trip to the Black Sea since the beginning of 2020. During its previous trips to the region, Porter participated in multiple tactical maneuvering, communications, and air defense exercises with regional partners. Sea Breeze, now…

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HMS Kent concludes cold-weather operations in the Arctic

May 8, 2020 – HMS Kent will today leave the Barents Sea after seven days of cold-weather operations in the icy waters of the Arctic Circle. While many in the Armed Forces rightly continue to focus on supporting the national response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ship’s company of HMS Kent have contributed to the Royal Navy’s commitment to global…

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US & UK Conduct Arctic ASW Exercise

May 1, 2020 – U.S. 6th Fleet (C6F) conducted a bilateral naval anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise with the U.K., above the Arctic Circle, May 1, 2020. Four ships from two nations, a U.S. submarine, and a U.S. P8-A worked together, in the Norwegian Sea, to conduct training in the challenging conditions in the Arctic. For the exercise, Arleigh Burke-class Aegis…

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