By U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived in Alexandria, Egypt, for a regularly scheduled port visit Sept. 6, 2018.
The port visit, designed to enhance relationships between the Egyptian Navy and the U.S. Navy, builds upon a long history of positive navy-to-navy cooperation dating back to the Great White Fleet's Egypt visit in 1909, while improving the collective ability to provide maritime security in the region.
"It's an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to visit Egypt," said Cmdr. Tyson Young, commanding officer of Carney. "We look forward to sharing knowledge and experiences with one another, and the crew is excited to tour the beautiful city of Alexandria and the Pyramids of Giza.”
While in Alexandria, Carney is scheduled to host a reception for Egyptian and regional U.S. leaders.
Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain is currently supporting the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce in the region.