NEWS | Oct. 3, 2017

USS James E. Williams Arrives in Naval Station Rota, Spain

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Colbey Livingston

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) arrived in Naval Station Rota, Spain Oct. 3 for a scheduled port visit.

While in Spain, the ship will be receiving food stores and medical supplies.

“While in Spain, we will be able to receive medical supplies which will help improve the medical readiness of the crew,” said Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Meaghan Moore, from Baltimore, Maryland.

Although the visit to Rota will be a working port, the crew will also be allowed to take liberty and experience the culture of Spain.

“This port will be a good opportunity for the crew to reset and ready themselves for being underway again,” said Cmdr. Allen Siegrist, commanding officer, USS James E. Williams (DDG 95)

The ship’s presence in the Atlantic Ocean is a demonstration of our continued commitment to the collective security of the European region.