Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Story Archive

Mount Whitney Arrives in Valletta, Malta  (19 January 2018)
USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrived in Valletta, Malta, Jan. 19, 2018, for a scheduled port visit.
USS Mount Whitney Hosts U.S. Ambassador to Malta, Maltese Officials  (22 January 2018)
The Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) hosted U.S. Ambassador to Malta, Honorable G. Kathleen Hill, Adm. James Foggo III, commander, Naval Forces Europe/Naval Forces Africa, and Maltese officials for a dinner and tour, Jan. 19.
U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Names Sailor of the Year  (29 January 2018)
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Adm. James G. Foggo III announced the 2017 U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Shore Sailor, Sea Sailor and Junior Sailor of the Year, during a ceremony held at the Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy base theater, Jan. 26.
Exercise Cutlass Express 2018 Begins  (31 January 2018)
Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations began the seventh iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2018, Jan. 31.
USS Ross Departs Trieste, Italy  (5 February 2018)
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile cruiser USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Trieste, Italy Feb. 4, 2018 after completing a scheduled port visit.
Exercise Cutlass Express 2018 Closes  (7 February 2018)
Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations, concluded the seventh iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2018, Feb. 7.
USS Ross Visits Vlore   (12 February 2018)
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) arrived in Vlore, Albania, Feb. 9, for a scheduled port visit. The visit served to enhance U.S.-Albania relations as the two nations work together to strengthen regional security and stability.
USS Ross Completes Adriatic War-at-Sea Exercise  (12 February 2018)
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) completed an Adriatic war-at-sea exercise (WASEX) with Albania in the Adriatic Sea Feb. 7.
USS Carney Enters Black Sea  (18 February 2018)
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) entered the Black Sea Feb. 17, 2018, to conduct maritime security operations and enhance regional maritime stability, as well as strengthen combined readiness and naval capability among NATO allies and partners.
USS Carney Joins Ross in the Black Sea  (18 February 2018)
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) joined USS Ross (DDG 71) in the Black Sea to conduct maritime security operations Feb. 17, 2018.

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