NEWS | Aug. 31, 2019

USS Porter departs Slovenia

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) departed Koper, Slovenia, Aug. 31, 2019.

While in port, the ship participated in the beautification of a local school during a community relations event. Sailors also had the opportunity to attend multiple Morale, Welfare and Recreation tours. 

"What an amazing port visit,” said Cmdr. Craig Trent, commanding officer of Porter. “We strengthened our military ties with the Slovenian 430th Naval Unit, Ankaran and the crew toured the surrounding area to include Lake Bled, Ljubljana and the Postojna caves.”

The port visit to Koper builds enduring relationships and emphasizes the shared commitment to promoting safety and stability within the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance interoperability as NATO allies.

Porter is on its seventh patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe.

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.