USS Ramage (DDG 61) – part of the Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group (CSG) arrived in Limassol, Cyprus on August 13, 2023 for a regularly scheduled port visit, demonstrating the continued strength of the U.S-Cyprus partnership.

“While operating in the Mediterranean, we were able to seamlessly integrate our strike group with allied units in the region. With the support of our allies and partners, we remain ready, postured, and prepared to respond to any disturbance in the region at a moment’s notice” says Cmdr. Tim Yuhas, commanding officer of the USS Ramage. “This visit to Cyprus will allow our crew the opportunity to take a breath, reset, and maintain our ship’s culture of excellence.”

Strengthening partnerships during the port visit to Cyprus builds enduring relationships, and emphasizes our shared commitment to promoting security and stability in the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance our interoperability.

The CSG-12 Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group is comprised of its flagship and namesake, the Ford-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8), Destroyer Squadron Two (DESRON-2), the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG-60), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Ramage (DDG 61), USS McFaul (DDG 74), and USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116).