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USS Ross Arrives in Ashdod, Israel

October 9, 2018 at 2:05 PM UTC
Ensign Drake Davis, USS Ross (DDG 71) Public Affairs

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) arrived in Ashdod, Israel, Oct. 8, 2018, for a scheduled port visit to continue our shared U.S.-Israeli commitment to security in the region.


Ship visits like this illustrate the close cooperation between the U.S. and Israel. It also signifies our shared goal of stability in the Middle East, and contributes to regional security in the Eastern Mediterranean area of operations.


“No nation can confront today’s challenges alone. Ross’ port visit to Ashdod is a testament to our continued commitment to build a strong partnership with Israel. Additionally, team Ross will get  the opportunity to explore some amazing historical sites. ”

-Cmdr. David Coles, commanding officer of Ross

Quick Facts: 
Ross, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting a routine patrol to support U.S. national security interests in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.
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