USS Ross Departs Souda Bay

Release Date: 08/01/2014
SOUDA BAY, Greece – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Souda Bay, Greece, following a scheduled port visit, July 29.

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Fleet Master Chief in the Morning

Release Date: 08/01/2014
On this week's Fleet Master Chief in the Morning, Fleet Master Chief JoAnn Ortloff discusses Navy traditions such as "Crossing the Line" ceremonies. She also talks about educating Sailors on hazing and the negative effects it can have the overall morale of naval units.


 

#C6F Current Ops: USS Ross Conducts Replenishment-at-Sea

Release Date: 07/31/2014
Today's imagery features the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) conducting a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (TAO 195) and a pre-action calibration fire exercise with her MK-45 five-inch gun.

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NAVEUR-NAVAF Commander Shares His Vision and Guidance during All Hands Call

Release Date: 07/30/2014
NAPLES, Italy – Adm. Mark Ferguson, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF), held an all hands call with Sailors at Naval Support Activity, Naples, Capodichino’s base theater, July 29.

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UPDATE: NMCB 133 Continues Construction in Deveselu

Release Date: 07/30/2014
DEVESELU, Romania - Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 are continuing progress on their project in Deveselu. NMCB 133 replaced NMCB 74 and is constructing a security force camp in support of the Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense facility.

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#C6F Current Ops: USS Ross Conducts Port Visit to Souda Bay

Release Date: 07/30/2014
Today's imagery features the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) conducting a port visit to Souda Bay, Greece while operating forward in the U.S. 6th area of operations. After the port visit was complete, Ross headed back out to the Mediterranean.

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Oscar Austin Returns from BALTOPS 2014

Release Date: 07/28/2014
NORFOLK, Va. - The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) returned to Naval Station Norfolk, July 26, marking the completion of a two-month underway period in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

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#C6F Current Ops: USS Ross and USS Samuel B. Roberts #OpFwd

Release Date: 07/28/2014
Today's imagery features the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) and the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) operating forward in the Mediterranean Sea.

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NAVEUR Commander Visits USS Mount Whitney

Release Date: 07/25/2014
GAETA, Italy – Adm. Mark Ferguson, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, visited the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) in Gaeta, July 25, for the first since taking command.

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Donald Cook Returns to Rota after First FDNF Patrol

Release Date: 07/25/2014
ROTA, Spain - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 25, after completing her first patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

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Fleet Master Chief in the Morning

Release Date: 07/25/2014
On this week's Fleet Master Chief in the Morning, Fleet Master Chief JoAnn Ortloff and Chief Navy Counselor Debbie Davis discuss the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP), a formal military training program, and other useful tools for Sailors.


 

#C6F Current Ops: USS Ross Departs Italy, Conducts Flight Ops

Release Date: 07/24/2014
Today's Top imagery features the forward deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departing Augusta Bay, Italy to support U.S. national security interests in Europe. Later that day, underway in the Mediterranean Sea, Ross's crew conducted flight quarters.

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Allied Joint Force Command, Naples/U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Bids Farewell to Outgoing Commander, Welcomes New Leader

Release Date: 07/22/2014
NAPLES, Italy – U.S. Navy Adm. Mark Ferguson assumed command as Commander Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, relieving Adm. Bruce W. Clingan in a ceremony, July 22.

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USS Elrod Returns to Norfolk

Release Date: 07/21/2014
NORFOLK - The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) returned to Norfolk Naval Station today following the successful completion of her final scheduled deployment.

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USS Ross Begins First FDNF Patrol

Release Date: 07/18/2014
ROTA, Spain - The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 18, to conduct naval operations in support of security and stability in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

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Fleet Master Chief in the Morning

Release Date: 07/18/2014
On this week's Fleet Master Chief in the Morning, Fleet Master Chief JoAnn Ortloff discusses the Learning Development Roadmap, found on Navy Knowledge Online, and how it can benefit Sailors when shaping their Navy careers.


 

USS Donald Cook Participates in SAREX

Release Date: 07/17/2014
MEDITERRANEAN SEA – The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) participated in a bilateral Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) off the coast of Cyprus with search and rescue units and personnel from the Republic of Cyprus, July 16.

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CNP Conducts NSA Naples All Hands Call

Release Date: 07/16/2014
NAPLES, Italy – Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Bill Moran, visited Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Italy, July 16, addressing base personnel on critical Navy topics including advancement, pay and uniform changes.

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USS Nitze Returns to Homeport

Release Date: 07/16/2014
NORFOLK - The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) returned to Naval Station Norfolk, July 15, following a nearly eight-month deployment in the 6th Fleet Area of operations.

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Mount Whitney Returns to Gaeta, Italy after Completing BALTOPS

Release Date: 07/15/2014
GAETA, Italy – The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrived in Gaeta, Italy July 15, after completing Baltic Operations 2014 (BALTOPS) with their European counterparts.

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USS Vella Gulf Departs Black Sea after Successful Engagements with Partners and Allies in the Region

Release Date: 07/14/2014
AEGEAN SEA - The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) departed the Black Sea, July 14, after completing a round of engagements designed to strengthen ties with partners and allies in the Black Sea region.

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Oscar Austin Conducts Gun shoot, Tests Weapons Systems

Release Date: 07/14/2014
ATLANTIC OCEAN – The guided- missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) conducted a small arms weapons qualification training aboard the ship's flight deck, July 11. The following day, Oscar Austin fired her closed in weapon system (CWIS) and 5-inch gun mount during a live-fire exercise.

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Vella Gulf Completes Participation in Breeze 2014

Release Date: 07/11/2014
BLACK SEA – The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) and other naval forces from Bulgaria, Italy, Turkey, Greece and Romania completed the at-sea portion of Exercise Breeze, July 11.

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#C6F Current Ops: Vella Gulf Sailors Support Exercise Breeze, Donald Cook Holds Swim Call

Release Date: 07/11/2014
Today's Top imagery features Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) supporting the Bulgarian-led maritime exercise Breeze; meanwhile, the guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) holds swim call for Sailors.

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Fleet Master Chief in the Morning

Release Date: 07/11/2014
On this week's Fleet Master Chief in the Morning, Fleet Master Chief JoAnn Ortloff discusses the benefits of the Chaplain Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) program.


 

#C6F Current Ops: USS Nitze Arrives in Azores for Brief Fuel Stop

Release Date: 07/10/2014
Todays Top imagery features the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94), as she and her crew arrive in Ponta Delgada, Azoresa for a brief fuel stop.

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Vella Gulf Kicks Off Exercise Breeze

Release Date: 07/09/2014
BLACK SEA – The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf helped kick-off the at-sea phase of the Bulgarian-led maritime training exercise in the Black Sea July 9.

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Vella Gulf Arrives In Burgas, Bulgaria

Release Date: 07/08/2014
BURGAS, Bulgaria – The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) arrived in Burgas, Bulgaria for a scheduled port visit July 8.

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USS Vella Gulf Arrives In Black Sea

Release Date: 07/07/2014
AEGEAN SEA -- The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) entered the Black Sea, July 7, to promote peace and stability in the region.

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Vella Gulf Conducts Underway Engagement with Turkish Navy

Release Date: 07/07/2014
AEGEAN SEA – The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) conducted joint maritime operations with the Turkish navy fast attack craft TCG Dogan (P 340) and TCG Marti (P 341) after departing Kusadasi, Turkey on July 6.

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Mount Whitney Arrives in Zeebrugge, Belgium for Navy Days

Release Date: 07/07/2014
ZEEBRUGGE, Belgium – The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrived in Zeebrugge, Belgium, July 3, to participate in the Belgian Navy Days 2014.

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Fleet Master Chief in the Morning

Release Date: 07/03/2014
On this week's Fleet Master Chief in the Morning, Fleet Master Chief JoAnn Ortloff discusses the upcoming CNP visit.


 

Vella Gulf Visits Kusadasi, Turkey

Release Date: 07/03/2014
KUSADASI, Turkey – The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) arrived in Kusadasi, Turkey for a scheduled port visit July 3.

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#C6F Current Ops: Vella Gulf Conducts Replenishment-at-Sea with French Ship FS Marne

Release Date: 07/02/2014
Today's imagery features the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) operating forward the Mediterranean Sea, conducting a replenishment-at-sea with French ship FS Marne (A 630).

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USS Oscar Austin Arrives in Gdynia, Poland

Release Date: 07/01/2014
GDYNIA, Poland – The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) arrived in Gdynia, Poland, for a scheduled port visit, July 1.

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Breedlove: Russian Actions Bring Europe to Decisive Point

Release Date: 07/01/2014
WASHINGTON – The aggressive actions by Russia in Ukraine have brought Europe to perhaps the most decisive point since the end of the Cold War, and additional rotational forces may be needed on the continent for the sustained presence now envisioned, the top U.S. commander in Europe said today.

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USS Nitze Transits Suez Canal

Release Date: 07/01/2014
SUEZ CANAL – The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) transited the Suez Canal, June 30, on her way back to her homeport of Norfolk, Va.

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