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CNE-CNA/C6F Hosts the 2020 Europe and Africa Senior Enlisted Leadership Symposium
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY NAPLES, Italy (Feb. 17, 2020) Naval Forces Europe-Africa Fleet Master Chief Derrick Walters speaks to senior enlisted leaders from 17 different nations during the Europe-Africa Senior Enlisted Leadership Symposium, held at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, Feb. 17, 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Trey Fowler/Released)
Feb. 23, 2020 - U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (CNE- CNA) Fleet Master Chief Derrick A. Walters welcomed senior enlisted leaders from 17 different nations for the 2020 Europe and Africa Senior Enlisted Leadership Symposium (EASELS) held at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy. Feb. 16-22.

USS Ross en route to the Black Sea
200223-N-CJ510-0209 BLACK SEA (Feb. 23, 2020) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) sails en route to the Black Sea, Feb. 23, 2019. Ross, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its ninth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrea Rumple/Released)
Feb. 23, 2020 - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) began its north-bound international strait transit en route to the Black Sea Feb. 23, 2020, to conduct maritime security operations and enhance regional maritime stability, combined readiness, and naval capability with our NATO allies and partners in the region.

USS Ross Hosts French Navy Rear Adm. Marc Aussedat
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 15, 2020) – Counter-Admiral Aussedat, commanding officer of the Charles de Gaulle carrier strike group, right, lands on the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) from a French Marine Nationale AS365 Dauphin helicopter, Feb. 15, 2020. Ross is providing multi-warfare defense support to Charles de Gaulle carrier strike group in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea conducting operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Ross, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its ninth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
Feb. 20, 2020 - French navy Rear Adm. Marc Aussedat, commander of Task Force (CTF) 473 embarked aboard the French aircraft carrier FS Charles De Gaulle (R 91), visited the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) to tour the ship and to discuss Carrier Strike Group operations during mission FOCH in the Mediterranean Sea Feb. 15, 2020.

U.S. 6th Fleet Celebrates 70th Anniversary at Sea and Shore
190818-N-EI510-0011 GAETA, ITALY (Aug. 18, 2019) The Blue Ridge class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) gets underway from Gaeta, Italy, Aug. 18, 2019. Mount Whitney is the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship, homeported in Gaeta, and operates with a combined crew of U.S. Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Barnes)
Feb. 18, 2020 - U.S. 6th Fleet (C6F) celebrated its 70th anniversary at sea aboard the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) and ashore at their headquarters in Naples, Italy, Feb. 12, 2020.

USS Mount Whitney Visits Malta
200211-N-EI510-0908 VALLETTA, Malta (Feb. 11, 2020) Vice Adm. Lisa Franchetti, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet speaks with Charge De Affaires Mark A. Schapiro during a reception aboard the Blue Ridge class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) in Valletta, Malta, Feb. 11, 2020. Mount Whitney is the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship, homeported in Gaeta, and operates with a combined crew of U.S. Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners.
Feb. 18, 2020 - The U.S. 6th Fleet Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) departed Valletta, Malta on, Feb. 12, 2020 following a scheduled port visit to demonstrate our enduring partnership with Malta and our mutual commitment regional security and stability.

U.S. 6th Fleet Turns 70
USS Florida underway in the Mediterranean Sea.
Feb. 13, 2020 - Greetings from USS Mount Whitney, flagship of the U.S. Sixth Fleet, underway in the Mediterranean Sea! Today marks a great day in our Navy’s history. Seventy years ago, on Feb. 12, 1950, the Navy formally established Sixth Fleet, building on the storied legacy of U.S. Navy ships that have sailed on the Mediterranean Sea since the early nineteenth century. From 1801, with the dispatch of USS Constitution and her sister ships to defeat the Barbary pirates, through today, American sea power has operated throughout this strategic region, which in ancient times was viewed as the center of the world.