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

Iwo Jima ARG Conducts First Major RAS of Deployment  (5 March 2018)
The three ships of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) completed the first large-scale replenishment-at-sea (RAS) of its 2018 deployment, Feb. 25, with the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12).
Exercise Dynamic Manta 2018 Begins  (5 March 2018)
Exercise Dynamic Manta 2018, a multilateral Allied Maritime Command-led exercise involving NATO forces, began March 5.
There's No Air Support Like Ground Support  (5 March 2018)
Aviation support equipment technicians, or AS, aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) celebrated the 52nd year of their rate's inception, Feb. 22.
USS Laboon Enters U.S. 6th Fleet  (6 March 2018)
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations March 1, to conduct a routine deployment in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe, and increased theater security
Foggo Participates in Annual "Security, Defence" Discussion at Chatham House  (14 March 2018)
Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, Italy, participated as a guest panelist for the Chatham House's annual "Security and Defence" discussion in London, March 12.
HSC-28 Supports Obangame Express 2018  (28 March 2018)
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, stationed at Naval Station Norfolk, is conducting flight operations from the USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) in support of exercise Obangame Express 2018, the largest regional maritime exercise in West Africa.
USS Porter Hosts Friends and Family Cruise  (28 March 2018)
The Arleigh-Burke guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) hosted more than 100 guests for a friends and family day cruise that included tours of the ship, gun demonstrations, and a steel beach picnic, March 26.
USS Carney Completes Fourth Forward-Deployed Patrol  (2 April 2018)
Guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, March 31, after completing a four-month patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
Successful Obangame Express 2018 Concludes  (2 April 2018)
Adm. James G. Foggo III, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, Italy, made concluding remarks in Libreville, Gabon, at the closing ceremony of Obangame Express 2018 (OE 18).
USS Porter Departs Naval Station Rota, Begins Fifth FDNF Patrol  (3 April 2018)
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain to begin its fifth forward-deployed naval forces (FDNF) patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, April 2.
USS Donald Cook Visits Larnaca   (5 April 2018)
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Larnaca, Cyprus, April 5, 2018, for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Cyprus relations as the two nations work together to strengthen regional security and stability.
USS Porter Departs Cherbourg, France  (12 April 2018)
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) departed Cherbourg, France, April 11, after a scheduled port visit which enhanced U.S.-France relations as the two nations work together to strengthen regional security and stability.

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