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