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USS Carney Departs Germany

May 15, 2017 at 9:06 AM UTC
Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Weston Jones

KIEL, Germany - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Kiel, Germany, May 14, 2017, after a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Germany relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous Europe.

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The ship’s presence in the Baltic Sea is a demonstration of the continued commitment to the collective security of NATO under Operation Atlantic Resolve.

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“Carney Nation had a wonderful time in Kiel. Our German allies were incredibly gracious hosts. We were honored to welcome aboard members of the Bundestag as well as the German Armed Forces during a reception. Visits like these are great for our nation as a whole and the crew because we have the opportunity to build ties on an individual and national level.”

-Cmdr. Peter Halvorsen, commanding officer, USS Carney

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Carney hosted distinguished guests including members of the German Bundestag, Armed Forces, and members of the U.S. Embassy in Germany during a reception aboard the ship May 11, 2017.
Cmdr. Peter Halvorsen, commanding officer, USS Carney (DDG 64) met with German Navy Rear Adm. Jan Kaack, commander, Flotilla 1, during an office call in Kiel.
Strengthening alliances during the port visit to Kiel demonstrates the shared commitment both nations have to promoting safety and stability within the region, while seeking to enhance interoperability.
The United States continues to demonstrate commitment to the collective security of our NATO allies and support for our partners in Europe. All Department of Defense efforts in support of our NATO allies in Eastern Europe fall under the umbrella of Atlantic Resolve.
U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.
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