By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cameron Stoner
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) arrived at Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Clyde, July 9, 2018, for a scheduled port visit to strengthen U.S.-U.K. relations as the two nations continue to work together to support security and stability in the region.
“Farragut is excited and honored to have the opportunity to visit the beautiful country of Scotland once more,” said Cmdr. Jason Lester, executive officer of Farragut. “We extend the deepest gratitude to our close NATO ally as we continue to operate in the region.”
Farragut will also utilize the visit to complete routine maintenance, refuel, and onload needed supplies to continue operations at sea.
“Farragut is eager to see the sights of Scotland again, but we are also all focused on ensuring proper preparation of our ship, so we can continue operations at sea,” said Command Master Chief Paulette Brock. “We plan to work diligently to onload the necessary supplies, conduct the required maintenance and execute other essential tasks, while also spending time in Scotland getting to know the locals more and deepening our knowledge on history of the beautiful country.”
Farragut, homeported at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
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.