USS Ross Completes NATO Exercise

December 10, 2020 – USS Ross (DDG 71) completed a multi-warfare exercise with Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1), Dec. 9. Ross conducted a series of air defense exercises and tactical passing maneuvers with Portuguese Vasco da Gama-class frigate NRP Corte-Real (F332), Canadian Halifax-class frigate HMCS Toronto (FFH 333), six French Dassault Rafale aircraft, and a French E-2C Hawkeye. “Training…

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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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Northern Fleet Keeps Track of NATO Group in Barents Sea

September 8, 2020 (TASS) – Russia’s Northern Fleet keeps track of the USS Ross destroyer-led NATO group in the Barents Sea, the National Defense Control Center told the media on Tuesday. “The Northern Fleet is monitoring NATO’s group led by the USS Ross destroyer of the US Navy, which entered the Barents Sea on September 7, 2020,” the Defense Control…

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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 Ross Conducts Rescue at Sea

March 3, 2020 – USS Ross (DDG 71) conducted lifesaving emergency search-and-rescue operations for a civilian Turkish vessel in the Sea of Marmara while conducting her southbound transit from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, March 3, 2020. Late Tuesday morning, lookouts onboard Ross spotted smoke plumes rising from a small vessel in the Sea of Marmara. Ross quickly…

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Charles de Gaulle CSG Fully Committed Against Terrorism

February 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – Committed from January 29 to February 20 within Operation Chammal, the twenty Rafale marine and two E2C-Hawkeye of the air group on board the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle achieved 667 hours in operational flights, of which a little more than 150 at night. These many hours of flight over the Levant theater allowed…

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