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The past, present, and future links with Spain: My trip to Minorca and my reflections on our strong military bond

A young, tenacious immigrant and mariner from Spain arrived on our shores before we were a country. He joined the revolutionary cause as a naval officer in the South Carolina Navy and was quickly given his own ship to command. During the Siege of Charleston in 1780, a cannonball broke his arm, and he was captured. After a prisoner exchange, he volunteered to fight alongside General Washington. Ultimately, he helped the United States earn its independence. He settled in the new country and started a family. His name: Jordi Farragut, born in Minorca, Spain.

U.S. and Spanish leaders commemorate Admiral Farragut’s legacy aboard guided-missile destroyer

The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) hosted a commemoration ceremony honoring Adm. David Farragut, the U.S. Navy’s first full admiral, during a port visit to Minorca, Spain, June 16, 2018.  

Adm. Foggo Presents Award to Spanish Surgeon

Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, Italy, presented the Superior Public Service Award on May 4, 2018 to Dr. Pedro Cavadas, a reconstructive surgeon at Hospital de Manises in Valencia, Spain, for outstanding surgical care rendered to a U.S. Navy Sailor who severed his right hand in an industrial accident at sea.   

USS Porter Arrives in Palma De Mallorca

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.

USS Carney Completes Third Forward-Deployed Patrol

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, Aug. 8, 2017, after completing its third forward-deployed patrol.

USS Porter Holds Change of Command

Cmdr. John V. Tobin relieved Cmdr. Andria L. Slough as commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) at a change of command ceremony at Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 27, 2017.

USS Carney Departs Palma de Mallorca

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Palma de Mallorca, Spain, after a three-day scheduled port visit.

USS Carney Arrives in Rota, Spain

NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived in Rota, Spain, May 24, 2017,for a scheduled port visit.

Exercise Phoenix Express 2017 Concludes with Closing Ceremonies

CARTAGENA, Spain – The closing ceremony for exercise Phoenix Express 2017 was held May 17, 2017, at the Escuela de Infanteria de Marina General Albacete Fuster in Cartagena, Spain.

Day 2: Phoenix Express 2017 in Pictures

Turkish boarding teams practice tactical movements aboard the Turkish frigate TCG Gokceada (F-494) during exercise Phoenix Express 2017 in Cartagena, Spain, May 11, 2017.


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