By U.S. Navy Story by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maxwell Anderson
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) arrived in Larnaca, Cyprus October 1, 2019.
The ship’s presence in the Mediterranean Sea is a demonstration of the United States continued commitment to the collective security of the region.
“The crew of Gonzalez is looking forward to furthering our country’s relationship with the nation of Cyprus, as well as experiencing culture of Larnaca” said Cmdr. Christopher Schwarz, commanding officer of Gonzalez.
Strengthening partnerships during the port visit to Larnaca builds enduring relationships and emphasizes our shared commitment to promoting security and stability within the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance our interoperability with regional partners and members of the NATO alliance.
Gonzalez is currently deployed in support of U.S. national security interests in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with ally and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.