By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Fred Gray IV
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departs Rota, Spain, to finish their Mobility Damage Control Warfare (MOB-D) certification, May 26, 2019.
The Carney’s crew has passed nine drills including fire, flooding, toxic gas, and structural repair during the most recent in-port period.
“The crew has been dedicated to accomplishing this certification,” said Lt. j.g. Kyle Plunkett, the damage control assistant, from Van Buren, Arkansas. “Our Sailors that specialize in DC (damage control) have been looking forward to being able to prove they have what it takes to keep the ship fighting fit during a casualty.”
The remaining drills will encompass the at-sea fire parties, all three repair lockers, and an all hands General Quarters drill.
“I love this stuff,” said Damage Contolman Fireman Brian Bravo, from San Bernardino, California. “To be able to run these drills and to show what I am trained to do is the best part, because lets face it nobody wants the ship to undergo a casualty.”
Following the completion of their MOB-D certification the Carney is slated to continue with their 6th forward deployed naval presence (FDNF) patrol in the U.S. 6th fleet area of operations.
U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.
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