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USS Carney Returns from U.S. 6th Fleet Patrol
USS Carney’s participation in combined underway tactical exchanges with allies and regional partners helped the United States continue its efforts to strengthen maritime partnerships throughout Europe.
NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain – USS Carney (DDG 64) returned to Rota, Spain March 13, 2016, after a four month patrol in in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
Carney departed Rota on November 7, 2015, beginning its first Forward Deployed Naval Force (FDNF) patrol in support of ballistic missile defense of Europe and Operation Atlantic Resolve.
“From the English channel to the Coast of Syria, Carney has covered over 20,700 nautical miles. I couldn’t be more proud of the crew and how they have handled themselves over the past 4 months on our first [FDNF] patrol. They have performed admirably and we are all excited to get back to Rota and see our families.”
– Cmdr. Kenneth Pickard, USS Carney (DDG 64) commanding officer