USS Carney Departs the Black Sea

July 14, 2019 – USS Carney (DDG 64) began its southbound transit from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea July 14, 2019, after conducting maritime security operations and exercise Sea Breeze 2019. While in the Black Sea for Sea Breeze 2019, Carney was able to test interoperability with participating partner navies that included maritime interdiction operations, operational process training, surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and self-defense against small boat attacks. Sea Breeze 2019 is an annual multinational maritime exercise, with air, land, and amphibious components, and is co-hosted by Ukraine…

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USS Carney Departs Odesa

July 9, 2019 – USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Odesa, Ukraine, July 9, 2019, after completing a scheduled port visit as part of exercise Sea Breeze 2019. While in port, Sailors assigned to Carney were able to train alongside partner navies while taking part in visit, board, search, and seizure drills, and command and control simulations at the Ukrainian Naval Training Center where they participated in both fire-fighting and pipe-patching exercises in the Ukrainian Navy’s survivability training building. As part of a competitive team-building activity, they were also able to…

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USS Carney Arrives in Odesa

June 30, 2019 – USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived in Odesa, Ukraine, June 30, for a scheduled port visit as part of multinational exercise Sea Breeze 2019. Carney will participate in the U.S.- and Ukrainian-led multinational exercise Sea Breeze 19 to strengthen interoperability operations in the Black Sea with NATO allies and partners and demonstrate collective solutions to Black Sea security under Operation Atlantic Resolve. “Each visit to the Black Sea enables us the unique opportunity to work with our regional maritime partners and allies,” said Cmdr. Tyson Young, commanding…

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USS Carney Pulls Into Rota for TRAV

June 3, 2019 – USS Carney (DDG 64) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, for a training and maintenance availability (TRAV), June 2, 2019. TRAV is an allotted timeframe scheduled into a deployment for the ship to conduct routine continuous certification training and maintenance on key systems. “With the high operational tempo that our ship and crew face being a forward-deployed force, it is crucial that we periodically assess our crew and systems to ensure mission readiness,” said Cmdr. Douglas Raineault, executive officer of Carney. The main focus for this…

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Navy to Rotate Four Destroyers in Rota, add Helicopter Squadron

June 4, 2019 – The U.S. Navy plans to rotate the four currently Forward Deployed Naval Force-Europe (FDNF-E) ships with newer, modernized ships in order to posture the most capable forces forward in the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) area of responsibility (AOR). Additionally, the U.S. Navy intends to relocate a helicopter maritime strike squadron (HSM) to Rota, Spain, in support of the destroyers, which will enhance the multi-mission roles of these ships. Continuing to operate the FDNF-E destroyers out of Rota, Spain demonstrates the enduring relationship between the U.S. Navy…

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USS Carney Departs Faslane

May 2, 2019 – USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Faslane, Scotland, following a scheduled port visit, May 1, 2019. During Carney’s three-week port visit in Faslane, the crew was able to conduct system maintenance, host the afloat training group, and tour the submarine facilities at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde. “We are extremely grateful to Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde and the people of Scotland for hosting us for an extended period of time,” said Cmdr. Tyson Young, commanding officer of Carney. “Our crew not only had the chance to…

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USS Carney Departs Faslane for JW 19-1

April 1, 2019 – Following a port visit to Faslane, Scotland, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Her Majesty’s Naval Base, Clyde, en route to the coastal waters of the United Kingdom to participate in the Exercise Joint Warrior 19-1 (JW 19-1), March 31. JW 19-1 is a biannual United Kingdom led exercise focusing on a maritime training environment in which allies and partners can improve interoperability and prepare forces for combined operations. Other U.S. Navy units involved in JW 19-1 include: Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers…

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USS Carney Departs Naval Station Rota

March 26, 2019 – USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain to begin its sixth forward-deployed naval forces (FDNF) patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, March 23. The ship’s patrol is a demonstration of the U.S. Navy’s continued commitment to strengthening strategic partnerships in the European and African region. “The sailors aboard Carney are well prepared to execute the mission requirements asked of us,” said Cmdr. Tyson Young, commanding officer of USS Carney. “We are ready to be out at sea again working with our…

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5th Fleet Theater Counter Mine and Maritime Security Exercise

September 10, 2018 – U.S. Navy and coalition assets are leading numerous exercises as part of the greater U.S. 5th Fleet Theater Counter Mine and Maritime Security Exercise. The multi-faceted exercise is being conducted to ensure maritime stability and security in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic chokepoints. “Cooperative security ensures cooperative prosperity, and these collective exercises conducted with our partners and allies allow us to practice the full spectrum of naval operations,” said Vice…

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USS Carney Exits the Black Sea

USS Carney (DDG 64) departed the Black Sea, March 3, after conducting maritime security operations, enhancing regional maritime stability, and strengthening combined readiness and naval capability among NATO allies and partners. Carney entered the Black Sea, Feb. 17. The ship’s crew visited Varna, Bulgaria, Feb. 18-22, for a scheduled port visit to strengthen ties and demonstrate the mutual trust and respect between the U.S. and Bulgaria. While in Varna, members of the crew hosted a luncheon for the Bulgarian chief of naval operations and experienced the city’s historical and cultural…

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USS Carney Joins Ross in the Black Sea

USS Carney (DDG 64) joined USS Ross (DDG 71) in the Black Sea to conduct maritime security operations Feb. 17, 2018. A second U.S. Navy ship in the Black Sea is part of an operational schedule that helps sustain the U.S. Navy’s operational presence in the region. These naval activities will be conducted in accordance with international law, including the 1936 Montreux Convention which regulates maritime traffic through the Dardanelles and Bosphorus international straits. “Our decision to have two ships simultaneously operate in the Black Sea is proactive, not reactive,”…

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USS Carney Arrives in Odessa

USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived in Odessa, Ukraine, Jan. 8, 2018, for a scheduled port visit. The visit to Odessa demonstrates a shared commitment to promote security and stability within the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance interoperability with partners in the Black Sea. “As a Forward-Deployed Naval Forces – Europe destroyer, returning to the Black Sea and Odessa is a familiar mission. Carney was here during the summer in support of Sea Breeze 2017, and we look forward to improving our cooperative capability with the Ukrainian Navy,” said Cmdr.…

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USS Carney Brings in New Year in Brindisi

USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived in Brindisi, Italy, Dec. 30 for a scheduled port visit, giving the crew a chance to bring in the New Year and celebrate the U.S.-Italy relations as the two nations work together for a stable and secure Europe. The ship’s presence in the Mediterranean Sea is a demonstration of the U.S. Navy’s continued commitment to the collective security of the European region. “My crew and I are overjoyed to be in Brindisi for the New Year,” said Cmdr. Peter F. Halvorsen, commanding officer of Carney.…

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FDRMC Det Rota Completes USS Carney SIA

Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Rota, Spain successfully completed USS Carney’s (DDG 64) 60-day surface incremental availability (SIA) on time, Oct. 27. “This was the second SIA conducted in Rota, Spain and continues the record of on-time availabilities dating back to the USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), completed in March 2014,” said FDRMC Commanding Officer, Capt. Gustavo Vergara. USS Carney’s SIA consisted of a work package of 60 work items, Production work during this availability included Auxiliary Machinery Room #1 bilge preservation; SEARAM mount replacement; gas turbine module…

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USS Carney Arrives in Faslane, Scotland

March 23, 2017 – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived at Her Majesty’s Naval Base, Clyde in Faslane, Scotland, March 22 to attend pre-sail conferences leading up to exercise Joint Warrior (JW) 2017. Joint Warrior 17-1, an exercise designed and led by the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff in the United Kingdom, is intended to improve interoperability between allied and partner navies to prepare participants for operations in a joint maritime environment during deployments. “This is ‘Carney Nation’s’ first visit to Scotland since being forward deployed to…

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