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USS Porter Departs the Black Sea
USS Porter departs the Black Sea
Aug. 3, 2020 - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) began its southbound transit from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, Aug. 3, 2020, after conducting maritime security operations in the region.

U.S. Navy Conducts Joint Operations with U.S. Air Force in the Black Sea
An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 510th Fighter Squadron takes off from Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 2, 2020. F-16s from the 510th FS flew integrated training missions alongside the USS Porter in the Black Sea which were designed to train U.S. forces to operate while executing multi-domain operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rebeccah Woodrow)
Aug. 2, 2020 - The Arleigh Burke class, guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), a P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) from Patrol Squadron VP-47, four F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, KC-135 Stratotankers from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Mildenhall, England, and an MQ-9 Reaper assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Operations Group Detachment 2, Miroslawiec Air Base, Poland, conducted a joint training mission in the Black Sea, Aug. 2, 2020.

Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa highlights successes of MSCEURAF and CTF-63
Adm. Robert P. Burke, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (CNE-CNA) and commander, Allied Joint Forces Command (JFC) Naples, meets with leadership at Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa (MSCEURAF) and commander, Task Force 63 (CTF-63), in Naples, Italy, July 29.
July 30, 2020 - Adm. Robert P. Burke, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (CNE-CNA) and commander, Allied Joint Forces Command (JFC) Naples, met with leadership Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa (MSCEURAF) and commander, Task Force 63 (CTF-63), in Naples, Italy, July 29.

Commander, Task Force 67 Changes Hands in Sigonella
200728-N-UJ449-1227 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (July 28, 2020) Capt. Tim Thompson addresses attendees as the new commodore of commander, Task Force (CTF) 67 during the CTF 67 change of command ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, July 28, 2020. CTF 67 is responsible for command and tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout the European and African areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Josh Cote)
July 29, 2020 - Commander, Task Force (CTF) 67 held a change of command ceremony onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, July 28, 2020.

USS Roosevelt Earns Arctic Service Ribbon
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) in the Artic Circle. Roosevelt, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its first patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
July 28, 2020 - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) earned the Navy Arctic Service Ribbon (NARCS) July 28, 2020, for serving more than 28 days above the Arctic Circle.

Hershel “Woody” Williams Departs for Inaugural Deployment
The Military Sealift Command’s newest Expeditionary Mobile Base, USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (T-ESB-4) docked behind the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned during the first week of March 2020. The ship bears the namesake of the only surviving WWII USMC Medal of Honor Recipient from the Battle of Iwo Jima, then Corporal Hershel “Woody” Williams, whose actions while assigned to the 21st Marines, 3rd Marine Division on February 23, 1945 earned him the nations highest honor in October 1945. The Battle of Iwo Jima raged from February through March 1945, and was one of bloodiest amphibious operations during WWII resulting in 27 Medal of Honor Recipients many of whom were awarded posthumously. The panoramic image was captured from the fantail of the decommissioned Iowa-Class Battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64), which is moored permanently next to the Naval Museum as a museum ship. (US Navy Photo by Max Lonzanida/Released).
July 28, 2020 - The Blue Crew of the USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) and the ship’s Military Sealift Command Civilian Mariners (CIVMARs) departed Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Jul. 27, on the ship’s inaugural deployment following its commissioning in March.