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Winston S. Churchill Enters U.S. 6th Fleet

April 13, 2018 at 9:51 AM UTC
Winston S. Churchill Public Affairs

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations April 10, 2018, to conduct a routine deployment in support of U.S. maritime security interests, increased regional stability and forward naval presence in the U.S. 6th fleet area of operations.

 

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While in U.S. 6th Fleet, Sailors aboard Winston S. Churchill maintain the high level of readiness developed from working up to deployment and certifying with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in February during Composite Training Unit Exercise. 

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"While deployed, Winston S. Churchill will operate in the U.S. 5th and U.S. 6th Fleet areas of operations conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts alongside allies and partners. This deployment is part of a regular rotation of forces and I have full confidence in my crew and their abilities to respond when called upon."

-Cmdr. Tom Van Scoten, commanding officer of Winston S. Churchill

Quick Facts: 
Winston S. Churchill departed Naval Station Norfolk April 5, 2018, for a routine deployment.
In 2017, Churchill participated in exercises Formidable Shield and Joint Warrior, both held in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, strengthening partnerships and honing key skills with NATO allies and partners.
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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