USS Donald Cook Departs Odessa

February 27, 2019 – USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Odessa, Ukraine Feb. 27 after completing a scheduled port visit as part of continued Black Sea presence and support to NATO allies and regional partners. While in port, the ship hosted senior-level government discussions between U.S., Ukrainian, and other European representatives, including Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Ambassador Kurt Volker, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, and U.S. European Command Civilian Deputy to the Commander Ambassador Philip…

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USS James E. Williams Exits Black Sea

USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) exited the Black Sea December 9th. While in the Black Sea, James E. Williams pulled in to Odessa, Ukraine, Nov. 29, for a scheduled port visit. Sailors took liberty and explored the city of Odessa. “I had a really fun time in Odessa,” said Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Meaghan Moore, from Baltimore. “There was a lot to do, and it was great to have an opportunity to see a culture that not many people get to experience.” Following the ship’s departure from Odessa, James…

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