USS Donald Cook Departs Black Sea

Release Date: 04/24/2014
BLACK SEA - The forward deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed the Black Sea, April 24.

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#C6F Current Ops: Donald Cook Operates in Black Sea, Ramage Transits Strait of Gibraltar, EODMU 8 Conducts Training

Release Date: 04/24/2014
Today's imagery features the guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) operating forward in the Black Sea, as USS Ramage (DDG 61) transits out of the Mediterranean Sea; meanwhile, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 conducts Hazardous Material suit decontamination training on Naval Station Rota, Spain.

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US, Romanian Ships Conduct NATO Underway Engagements in Black Sea

Release Date: 04/24/2014
BLACK SEA - The forward deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) and the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) participated in a bilateral underway engagement with ships from the Romanian Navy in the Black Sea, April 23.

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USNS Spearhead Arrives in Libreville, Gabon for Port Visit

Release Date: 04/24/2014
LIBREVILLE, Gabon - Joint, high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) arrived in Libreville, Gabon, for a port visit, April 23.

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USNS Spearhead Participates in Exercise Obangame Express

Release Date: 04/24/2014
GULF OF GUINEA - The U.S. Navy's first-in-class joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) participated in exercise Obangame Express alongside European, Atlantic, and African partners in the Gulf of Guinea April 16-21.

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BLOG: Maritime Security Partnerships

Release Date: 04/23/2014
OBANGAME EXPRESS, a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored multinational exercise now in its fourth year, wrapped up today after successfully bringing together 20 maritime partners to enhance tactical naval expertise and cooperation among West and Central African nations.

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Obangame Express 2014 Concludes

Release Date: 04/23/2014
LAGOS, Nigeria - Exercise Obangame Express 2014, the multinational maritime exercise in the Gulf of Guinea, concluded, April 23.

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USS Leyte Gulf Wraps up Visit to Cobh, Ireland

Release Date: 04/23/2014
COBH, Republic of Ireland - The guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) departed Cobh today after six days in port, April 18.

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#C6F Current Ops: Donald Cook and Ramage Conduct Ops at Sea, EODMU 8 Conducts Free Fall Training

Release Date: 04/22/2014
Today's imagery features USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) and USS Ramage (DDG 61) conducting operations in the Black and Mediterranean Seas, respectively; meanwhile, members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 conduct free fall training in the skies above Naval Station Rota, Spain.

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UPDATE: Aegis Ashore Complex Construction in Romania Continues

Release Date: 04/22/2014
DEVESELU, Romania - Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 continued progress on a structure for the security force camp in support of the Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense facility in Deveselu, April 13.

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USS Taylor to Enter Black Sea

Release Date: 04/22/2014
AEGEAN SEA - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), homeported in Mayport, Fla., will enter the Black Sea today to promote peace and stability in the region.

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#C6F Current Ops: Easter Service on Ramage, San Juan Arrives in Port, Donald Cook at Sea, Vella Gulf Engages During COMREL

Release Date: 04/21/2014
Today's imagery features USS Ramage (DDG 61) Sailors attending an Easter Sunday sunrise service on the ship's flight deck; the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS San Juan (SSN 751) arriving at Marathi NATO pier facility; USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) operating at sea; and USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) Sailors engaging with students during a community relations project at a school in Sicily.

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USS Taylor Finishes Repairs, Returns to Fleet

Release Date: 04/21/2014
SOUDA BAY, Greece - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), homeported in Mayport, Fla., successfully completed post-repair sea trials, April 21.

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Obangame Express Participants Conduct Boarding Exercise on USNS Spearhead

Release Date: 04/21/2014
GULF OF GUINEA - Obangame Express participants conducted a boarding exercise aboard the joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), April 19.

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U.S. 6th Fleet Commander Visits Patrol Squadron 9

Release Date: 04/18/2014
SIGONELLA, Sicily - Vice Adm. Phil Davidson, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, was welcomed aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella during a recent trip to Sicily, April 17.

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Obangame Express 2014 Participants Conclude In-Port Familiarization Drills

Release Date: 04/18/2014
LAGOS, Nigeria - U.S., European, South American and African naval forces concluded two days of in-port familiarization drills at the Nigerian navy’s Joint Maritime Security Training Center, April 17.

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U.S. 6th Fleet Commander Visits USS Ramage

Release Date: 04/18/2014
AUGUSTA BAY, Sicily - Vice Adm. Phil Davidson, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, visited Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61), April 17.

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Fleet Master Chief in the Morning

Release Date: 04/18/2014
On this week's Fleet Master Chief in the Morning, Fleet Master Chief JoAnn Ortloff discusses the dangers of doing the bare minimum, and challenging Sailors to go above and beyond, taking advantage of all the programs the military has to offer.


 

USS Donald Cook Departs Romania

Release Date: 04/17/2014
CONSTANTA, Romania - The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Constanta, Romania after completing a scheduled port visit designed to enhance multinational interoperability with NATO allies in region, April 17.

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VIDEO: Sailors Discuss Teaching VBSS Procedures for Obangame Express 2014

Release Date: 04/17/2014
DOUALA, Cameroon - Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian Ott and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Carter discuss teaching proper boarding procedures to sailors from Cameroon and Gabon during Exercise Obangame Express 2014.


 

USNS Spearhead Delivers Project Handclasp Material in Nigeria

Release Date: 04/17/2014
LAGOS, Nigeria - Sailors and civil service mariners aboard joint, high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) delivered 46 pallets of humanitarian items donated by private companies to nongovernmental organizations as part of Project Handclasp in Lagos, Nigeria, April 15.

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Exercise Obangame Express 2014 Commences

Release Date: 04/16/2014
LAGOS, Nigeria - Naval forces from the United States, Europe, South America and Africa commenced the multinational maritime exercise Obangame Express, April 16.

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VIDEO: Sailors and Coast Guardsmen talk about the AMLEP Experience

Release Date: 04/16/2014
U.S. Navy Sailors and Coast Guardsmen participated in a three-week combined maritime law enforcement operation with Ghanaian maritime forces as part of African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP), which concluded April 11.

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Russian Aircraft Flies Near U.S. Navy Ship in Black Sea

Release Date: 04/16/2014
WASHINGTON - A Russian attack aircraft repeatedly flew near the USS Donald Cook in international waters in the Black Sea on April 12, a Pentagon spokesman said today.

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USS Ramage Conducts PASSEX with French Navy Frigate

Release Date: 04/15/2014
MEDITERRANEAN SEA - The guided-missile detroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the French frigate Dupleix (D641), and a replenishment-at-sea with French multi-product replenishment oiler FS Var (A608), April 11.

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UPDATE: Donald Cook Welcomes President of Romania

Release Date: 04/15/2014
CONSTANTA, Romania - The forward deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) welcomed aboard Romanian President Traian Băsescu while the ship was in port in Constanta, April 14.

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Donald Cook Welcomes President of Romania

Release Date: 04/14/2014
CONSTANTA, Romania - The forward deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) welcomed aboard Romanian President Traian Băsescu while the ship was in port in Constanta, April 14.

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USS Leyte Gulf Completes Joint Warrior, Arrives in Cobh for Port Visit

Release Date: 04/14/2014
COBH, Republic of Ireland - U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) arrived in Cobh, Ireland for port visit following her participation in Exercise Joint Warrior 14-1, April 12.

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USS Cole Arrives In Plymouth for Port Visit

Release Date: 04/14/2014
PLYMOUTH, United Kingdom - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) arrived in Plymouth for a scheduled port visit, April 12.

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USS Donald Cook to Arrive in Romania for Port Visit

Release Date: 04/14/2014
BLACK SEA - The forward deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) is scheduled to arrive in Constanta, Romania to enhance multinational interoperability with NATO allies in region, April 14.

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Being There Matters: Growing Partnerships

Release Date: 04/11/2014
ABOARD USNS SPEARHEAD - Today we wrapped up three weeks of Africa Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP) operations with our Ghanaian partners, during which small teams operating in rigid-hull, inflatable boats off USNS Spearhead boarded several small fishing boats found illegally operating in Ghana’s territorial waters in the Gulf of Guinea.

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Ghana and U.S. Maritime Forces Complete Combined Maritime Law Enforcement Operation

Release Date: 04/11/2014
SEKONDI, Ghana - Ghanaian and U.S. maritime forces completed a three-week combined maritime law enforcement operation as part of African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP), April 11.

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#C6F Current Ops: Ramage Conducts Torpedo Exercise, Donald Cook Enters Black Sea, & VP9 has Flight Ops

Release Date: 04/11/2014
Today's imagery features the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) conctucting a torpedo recovery exercise; meanwhile the guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) enters the Black Sea, and the “Golden Eagles,” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 9 conduct flight operations in Sicily.

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African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP)

Release Date: 04/11/2014
SEKONDI, Ghana - For the past three weeks, Ghanaian and U.S. maritime forces have carried out AMLEP operations in support of maritime security. Here is some of the best imagery from those operations.

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Fleet Master Chief in the Morning

Release Date: 04/11/2014
On this week's Fleet Master Chief in the Morning, Fleet Master Chief JoAnn Ortloff discusses communication and becoming a strong leader, and invites Kevin Johnson, Director, Naples Military Hog Chapter to discuss the importance of motorcycle safety.


 

US, Hellenic, Israeli Navies Conclude Exercise Noble Dina

Release Date: 04/10/2014
MEDITERRANEAN SEA - The U.S Navy concluded the active portion of the regularly-scheduled multinational exercise, Noble Dina, along with Greece and Israel in the Mediterranean Sea, April 10.

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Ramage Sailors Participate in Community Relations Project in Israel

Release Date: 04/10/2014
HAIFA, Israel - Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) participated in a community relations (COMREL) project, April 7, during a port visit to Haifa, Israel.

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USS Donald Cook to Enter Black Sea

Release Date: 04/09/2014
AEGEAN SEA - The forward deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) will enter the Black Sea to promote peace and stability in the region, April 10.

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Exercise Noble Dina Continues

Release Date: 04/07/2014
MEDITERRANEAN SEA - Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyers USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) and USS Ramage (DDG 61) continued current operations in support of Exercise Noble Dina last week.

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Patrol Squadron 9 Conducts Flight Ops over Sicily

Release Date: 04/04/2014
SIGONELLA, Sicily - The �Golden Eagles� of Patrol Squadron (VP) 9 took to the skies to conduct flight Ops over Sicily. During flight the crew went through different scenarios designed to prepare them for potential missions.

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USS Stout Returns to Norfolk

Release Date: 04/04/2014
NORFOLK, Va. - The guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) returned to Naval Station Norfolk after an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, April 4.

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Fleet Master Chief in the Morning

Release Date: 04/04/2014
Guest host, U.S. Naval Hospital Naples Command Master Chief Donald "Skip" Singleton, discusses the hospital's Bone Marrow Registry Drive in this week's Fleet Friday.


 

U.S. 6th Fleet Operations

Release Date: 04/04/2014
This collection of videos highlight some of great things that our U.S. 6th Fleet Sailors have done recently. The Bataan Ampibious Ready Group conducting a bilateral exercise with Greece's Hellenic Army, the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) operating in the Black Sea, and routine operations that our ships carryout on daily basis are just a few examples of why U.S. 6th Fleet is a Ready Power for Peace.


 

#C6F Current Ops: Ramage Continues Noble Dina Engagement, Donald Cook Conducts Replenishment-at-Sea

Release Date: 04/03/2014
Today's imagery features Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) continuing engagements with Israeli and Hellenic navies, while USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) Sailors restocked and refueled during a replenishment-at-Sea.

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Destroyer Squadron 26 Embarks Royal Navy Ship HMS Illustrious

Release Date: 04/03/2014
NORTH SEA - The staff of Destroyer Squadron 26 has embarked the Royal Navy ship HMS Illustrious to participate in Joint Warrior 14-1.

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Helo Ops with the Ghostriders and EODMU 8

Release Date: 04/02/2014
Last week, members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC 28) conducted paradrop, fast rope and cast and recovery operations in Rota, Spain.

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UPDATE: Aegis Ashore Complex Construction in Romania

Release Date: 04/02/2014
DEVESELU, Romania - Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 continue progress on a structure for a security force camp in support of the Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense facility in Deveselu.

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SECNAV Visits USS Bulkley

Release Date: 04/02/2014
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkley (DDG 84), April 1. Bulkley is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group and is operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

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#C6F Current Ops: Engagements and Partnerships aboard USS Ramage, USS Donald Cook and USS Harry S. Truman

Release Date: 04/01/2014
Today's imagery features Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Ramage (DDG 61) and USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) conduct operations in support of exercise Noble Dina, while the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) welcomes aboard members of United Kingdom and Norwegian forces.

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USS Ramage Sailors Improve Material Condition of the Ship

Release Date: 04/01/2014
MEDITERRANEAN SEA - Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) conducted maintenance, such as neeedle-gunning, sanding and wire brushing rust, during topside preservation around the ship.

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See Also: March 2014



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