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USS Porter Arrives in Palma De Mallorca

September 8, 2017 at 1:55 PM UTC
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Krystina Coffey

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in Palma De Mallorca, Spain, Sept. 8, 2017, for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Spain relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous Europe.

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The ship’s presence in the Mediterranean Sea is a demonstration of our continued commitment to the collective security of the European region.

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“We are very excited to make a port call in Mallorca for the first time, a neighbor to our forward-deployed port of Rota, Spain. We always receive a great welcome in Rota, and look forward to making great memories during our time in Palma.”

- Cmdr. John Tobin, commanding officer of Porter

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Strengthening partnerships during the port visit to Palma de Mallorca builds enduring relationships and emphasizes our shared commitment to promoting security and stability within the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance our interoperability as NATO allies.
Porter, is on its fourth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe.
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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