- U.S. and Swedish Forces Conduct Bi-lateral Naval Exercises
The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) and a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion from Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 conducted an underway training engagement with the Swedish Navy, April 22, 2016.
- U.S. Navy ship encounters aggressive Russian aircraft in Baltic Sea
On April 11, Donald Cook was conducting deck landing drills with an Allied military helicopter when two Russian SU-24 jets made numerous, close-range and low altitude passes at approximately 3 p.m. local. One of the passes, which occurred while the Allied helicopter was refueling on the deck of Donald Cook, was deemed unsafe by the ship's commanding officer. As a safety precaution, flight operations were suspended until the SU-24s departed the area.
- Aerial View of the Submarine USS Missouri Leaving Scotland
Great aerial-view of the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Missouri (SSN 780) departing from Faslane, Scotland en route to its homeport in Groton, Connecticut, Oct. 30, 2015. USS Missouri returned to Groton Feb. 12, 2016
- Voting assistance for Service members, their families and overseas citizens
Overseas citizen voters face a specific set of challenges while voting absentee. Here we will provide you the information and contacts you need to successfully cast an absentee ballot.
- Commander's Vision and Guidance
Our primary responsibility is to support USEUCOM and USAFRICOM with forward deployed maritime forces that are ready to operate and, if needed, to fight and win. In executing our tasking, Naval Forces Europe and Naval Forces Africa will operate as a single, integrated staff providing the required expertise and responsiveness to meet the demands of our theater Combatant Commanders, NATO partners, and our deployed forces throughout our Areas of Responsibility (AORs) ...
160422-N-TC720-480 BALTIC SEA (April 22, 2016) - A U.S. Navy P-3 Orion aircraft from Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 comes alongside USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) as part of a U.S.-Sweden bi-lateral naval exercise meant to enhance interoperability between the two nations. Donald Cook, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain is operating in the Baltic Sea as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve in order to assure allies of our shared commitment and to build interoperability toward peace and stability in the Baltic region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mat Murch/Released)
160419-N-UK999-004 FASLANE, United Kingdom (April 19, 2016) The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN 761) arrives at Her Majesty's Naval Base, Clyde for a scheduled port visit April 19, 2016. Springfield is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (Photo courtesy of Royal Navy/Released)
160426-N-TC720-200 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 26, 2016) - Seaman Anthony Cooke-Dixon, from Truckee, California aboard USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) searches for hotspots during a general quarters drill April 26, 2016. Donald Cook, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward deployed to Rota, Spain is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mat Murch/Released)
160423-N-FQ994-306 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 23, 2016) Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Robert Schmidt, from Wildomar, California, left, and Gas Turbine Systems Mechanical 3rd Class Patrick Smith, from New Albany, Pennsylvania, participate in a general quarters training exercise aboard USS Porter (DDG 78) April 23, 2016. Porter, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)
160407-N-TT202-018 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 7, 2016) The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) (right) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) (left) transit alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) during a replenishment-at-sea (RAS). Kearsarge, a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, deployed as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group/26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Daniel E. Gheesling/Released)