NEWS | March 24, 2019

USS Carney Departs Naval Station Rota, Begins Patrol

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Fred Gray IV, USS Carney Public Affairs

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, March 23, 2019 to begin its sixth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

The ship's patrol is a demonstration of the U.S. Navy's continued commitment to strengthening strategic partnerships with and defending our NATO allies.

“The Sailors aboard Carney are well prepared to execute the mission requirements asked of us,” said Cmdr. Tyson Young, commanding officer of USS Carney. “We are ready to be out at sea again working with our partners and allies contributing to the security and stability of the region.”

While on patrol, Carney will conduct naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.

U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.