USS Hershel “Woody” Williams BLUE MILCREW Begins Deployment
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CIVITAVECCHIA, Italy (May 14, 2022) - The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel
May 16, 2022 - The Blue military crew (MILCREW) of the USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) and the ship’s Military Sealift Command Civilian Mariners (CIVMARs) departed Civitavecchia, Italy, to begin a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth...

U.S., Estonia Kick Off Exercise Hedgehog 22
ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 14, 2022) –  The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) transits the Danish Straits May 14, 2022. Kearsarge, flagship of the Kearsarge ARG/MEU team, is on a scheduled deployment under the command and control of Task Force 61/2 while operating in U.S. Sixth Fleet in support of U.S., Allied and partner interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Schwab)
May 16, 2022 - Members of Task Force 61 Naval Amphibious Forces Europe/2d Marine Division (TF-61/2), operating under U.S. Sixth Fleet, joined their Estonian counterparts to kick off exercise Siil 22, also known in English as Exercise...

Mare Aperto 22-1: U.S. Sixth Fleet trains alongside Italian and Allied navies
190505-N-SS350-0038 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 5, 2019) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) transits the Strait of Messina. Bainbridge is underway as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) deployment in support of maritime security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th, U.S. 6th and U.S. 7th Fleet areas of operation. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs, ships and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group 12 (CSG 12), Destroyer Squadron 2 (DESRON 2) and Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW 7); as well as Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate ESPS Méndez Núñez (F 104). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jason Waite/Released)
May 16, 2022 - Units and personnel from U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa / U.S. Sixth Fleet joined their Italian counterparts and other Allied navies in the Italian-led exercise Mare Aperto 22-1/Italian Minex 22 in the Tyrrhenian and...

USS Porter departs Rota, Spain to start 11th patrol
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) departs Naval Station Rota, Spain, May 10, 2022. Porter is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S., Allied and partner interest in Europe and Africa.
May 11, 2022 - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, May 10, 2022, to begin its 11th Forward-Deployed Naval Forces-Europe patrol in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations...

USS Harry S. Truman arrives In Naples
220510-N-ZE328-1004 NAPLES, Italy (May 10, 2022) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) pulls into Naples, Italy for a scheduled port visit, May 10, 2022. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S., Allied and partner interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Kelsey Trinh)
May 10, 2022 - The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) arrived in the Bay of Naples, Italy for a scheduled port visit, May 10, 2022...

GOLD TO BLUE: USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Swaps Crew
Sailors assigned to the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel
May 10, 2022 - The forward-deployed Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) swapped crews after completing the ship’s fourth deployment through the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations, May 9, 2022...