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NEWS | Nov. 22, 2023

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) begins 4th patrol in U.S. 6th Fleet

By U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Public Affairs

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain November 22, 2023 to begin its 4th patrol in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations. Arleigh Burke is one of four Forward-Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) destroyers assigned to Commander Task Force 65 as part of the U.S. Navy’s support to NATO’s Integrated Air Missile Defense (IAMD) architecture. These FDNF-E ships demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s flexibility to operate throughout Europe and Africa, from the Cape of Good Hope to the Arctic Circle, supporting security and stability in the maritime domain.