NEWS | Oct. 10, 2017

USS James E. Williams Departs NAVSTA Rota, Spain

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Colbey Livingston

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) departed Rota Oct. 8 following a scheduled port visit.

While in Rota, the Sailors aboard James E. Williams engaged in topside preservation, loaded food onboard and received medical supplies.

Following work, Sailors on board the James E. Williams were able to take liberty and experience the local culture.

“I had a lot of fun in Rota,” said Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Michael Sorrentino, a Sailor on board USS James E. Williams. “The food was amazing and there was a lot to see and do.”

“I’m glad the crew had a good time in Spain,” said Commander Allen Siegrist, commanding officer of the James E. Williams. “They work hard and deserve all the free time they’re able to receive.”

The James E. Williams is now back underway continuing her routine deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.