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221210-N-NO901-6001 PORT VICTORIA, Seychelles (Dec. 10, 2022) Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Angel Diaz, left, and Utilitiesman 2nd Class Robert Erlich, assigned to Underwater Construction Team One, operate a multibeam sonar system aboard a small craft to produce a hydrographic survey of Port Victoria, Seychelles, Dec. 10, 2022. CTF 68 headquartered in Rota, Spain, commands all Navy Expeditionary Forces in U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command areas of responsibility and is responsible for providing EOD operations, naval construction, expeditionary security, and theater security efforts in direct support of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and U.S. Sixth Fleet. (U.S. Navy courtesy photo)
221208-N-NO901-6001 PORT VICTORIA, Seychelles (Dec. 8, 2022) Steelworker 2nd Class Nicholas Ramirez, left, and Utilitiesman Logan Littrell use exothermic cutting techniques to cut into part of a shipwreck during a salvage mission in Port Victoria, Seychelles, Dec. 8, 2022. CTF 68 headquartered in Rota, Spain, commands all Navy Expeditionary Forces in U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command areas of responsibility and is responsible for providing EOD operations, naval construction, expeditionary security, and theater security efforts in direct support of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and U.S. Sixth Fleet. (U.S. Navy courtesy photo)
221205-N-NO901-6001 PORT VICTORIA, Seychelles (Dec. 5, 2022) A diver from Underwater Construction Team One cuts apart a shipwreck during a salvage mission in Port Victoria, Seychelles, Dec. 5, 2022. CTF 68, headquartered in Rota, Spain, commands all Navy Expeditionary Forces in U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command areas of responsibility and is responsible for providing EOD operations, naval construction, expeditionary security, and theater security efforts in direct support of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and U.S. Sixth Fleet. (U.S. Navy courtesy photo)
ROSTOCK, Germany (Jan. 7, 2023) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) arrives in Rostock, Germany, for a scheduled port visit, Jan. 7, 2023. Roosevelt is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe area of operations, employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet to defend U.S., allied and partner interests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Danielle Baker/Released)
230107-N-NO901-1001 ROSTOCK, Germany (Jan. 7, 2023) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) arrives in Rostock, Germany for a scheduled port visit, Jan. 7, 2023.  Roosevelt is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe area of operations, employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet to defend U.S., allied and partner interests. (U.S. State Department courtesy photo)
230107-N-NO901-1002 ROSTOCK, Germany (Jan. 7, 2023) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) arrives in Rostock, Germany for a scheduled port visit, Jan. 7, 2023.  Roosevelt is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe area of operations, employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet to defend U.S., allied and partner interests. (U.S. State Department courtesy photo)
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spencer (WMEC 905) underway on patrol in the Eastern Pacific, January 2021. The crew covered over 11,000 miles seizing over $10 million of drugs and assisted in disrupting transnational crime organizations. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/Released)
SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 28, 2022) A letter written by Musician 3rd Class Robert Novoa’s grandmother to the President of the United States on Feb. 1, 2021. NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces in the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) areas of responsibility. U.S. Sixth Fleet is permanently assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF, and employs maritime forces through the full spectrum of joint and naval operations.
(Feb. 1, 2021) Musician 3rd Class Robert Novoa, then a U.S. Naval Recruit and now a member of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) Band, recites his oath of enlistment at a Military Entrance Processing Station. NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces in the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) areas of responsibility. U.S. Sixth Fleet is permanently assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF, and employs maritime forces through the full spectrum of joint and naval operations.
(Dec. 15, 2022) Musician 3rd Class Robert Novoa, member of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) Band, meets with an audience member following a concert at Teatro Garibaldi in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Italy, Dec. 15, 2022. NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces in the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) areas of responsibility. U.S. Sixth Fleet is permanently assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF, and employs maritime forces through the full spectrum of joint and naval operations.
(Dec. 15, 2022) Musician 3rd Class Robert Novoa, member of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) Band, performs during a concert at Teatro Garibaldi in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Italy, Dec. 15, 2022. NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces in the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) areas of responsibility. U.S. Sixth Fleet is permanently assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF, and employs maritime forces through the full spectrum of joint and naval operations.
(Dec. 15, 2022) Musician 3rd Class Alyse Merry, left, and Musician 3rd Class Robert Novoa, members of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) Band, perform during a concert at Teatro Garibaldi in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Italy, Dec. 15, 2022. NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces in the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) areas of responsibility. U.S. Sixth Fleet is permanently assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF, and employs maritime forces through the full spectrum of joint and naval operations.
(Dec. 15, 2022) Musician 3rd Class Robert Novoa, member of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) Band, performs during a concert at Teatro Garibaldi in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Italy, Dec. 15, 2022. NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces in the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) areas of responsibility. U.S. Sixth Fleet is permanently assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF, and employs maritime forces through the full spectrum of joint and naval operations.
(Dec. 15, 2022) Musician 3rd Class Robert Novoa, member of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) Band, performs during a concert at Teatro Garibaldi in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Italy, Dec. 15, 2022. NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces in the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) areas of responsibility. U.S. Sixth Fleet is permanently assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF, and employs maritime forces through the full spectrum of joint and naval operations.
(Dec. 15, 2022) Musician 3rd Class Robert Novoa, member of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) Band, performs during a concert at Teatro Garibaldi in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Italy, Dec. 15, 2022. NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces in the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) areas of responsibility. U.S. Sixth Fleet is permanently assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF, and employs maritime forces through the full spectrum of joint and naval operations.
(Dec. 15, 2022) Musician 3rd Class Robert Novoa, member of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) Band, performs during a concert at Teatro Garibaldi in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Italy, Dec. 15, 2022. NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces in the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) areas of responsibility. U.S. Sixth Fleet is permanently assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF, and employs maritime forces through the full spectrum of joint and naval operations.
(Dec. 15, 2022) Musician 3rd Class Robert Novoa, member of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) Band, conducts warm-up breathing exercises prior to a concert at Teatro Garibaldi in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Italy, Dec. 15, 2022. NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces in the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) areas of responsibility. U.S. Sixth Fleet is permanently assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF, and employs maritime forces through the full spectrum of joint and naval operations.
(Dec. 15, 2022) Musician 3rd Class Robert Novoa, member of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) Band, conducts warm-up breathing exercises prior to a concert at Teatro Garibaldi in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Italy, Dec. 15, 2022. NAVEUR-NAVAF operates U.S. naval forces in the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) areas of responsibility. U.S. Sixth Fleet is permanently assigned to NAVEUR-NAVAF, and employs maritime forces through the full spectrum of joint and naval operations.
Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 Italian Navy fly over the ships from Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 2, the Italian Navy Cavour-class aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH 550), the Andrea Doria-class air defense destroyer ITS Andrea Doria (D 553), and the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) transit the Adriatic Sea in support of Neptune Strike 22, Feb. 2, 2022. Neptune Strike 22 highlights the natural evolution of NATO’s ability to integrate the high-end maritime warfare capabilities of a carrier strike group to support the defense of the Alliance.
(Nov. 23, 2022) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Roberto Cerdas assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), directs a French Rafale fighter jet onto the catapult during multi-carrier operations between the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (CSG), Charles de Gaulle CSG, and the Italian Cavour CSG Nov. 23, 2022. The George H.W. Bush CSG is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe area of operations, employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet to defend U.S., allied, and partner interests.