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USS Donald Cook Departs Naval Station Rota, Begins 8th FDNF Patrol
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, for its eighth forward-deployed naval forces (FDNF) patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, Nov. 19, 2018.
Donald Cook is a multi-mission surface combatant capable of conducting exercises and operations in areas such as anti-submarine warfare and ballistic missile defense. While on patrol, Donald Cook will engage with NATO allies and partners to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to strengthening ties, and to promote peace and stability in the region.
"The crew is excited and motivated to begin patrol number eight. We look forward to all the challenges and opportunities that go along with operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.”
Cmdr. John V. Tobin, commanding officer of Porter