USS Oscar Austin Arrives in Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Story Number: NNS171108-06Release Date: 11/8/2017 10:44:00 AM
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From USS Oscar Austin Public Affairs

PONTE DELGADA, Portugal (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) arrived in Ponta Delgada, Portugal, for a scheduled port visit Nov. 7, 2017.

Oscar Austin is conducting a routine deployment supporting U.S. national security interests in Europe and increasing theater security cooperation and forward naval presence in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

"Our arrival in Ponta Delgada following our exercise with the Portuguese navy and air force serves to further the bond between two committed NATO allies."

- Cmdr. Samantha R. Dutily, commanding officer of Oscar Austin

Quick Facts:

Oscar Austin recently visited Oslo, Norway, for a scheduled port visit.

Following the port visit to Ponta Delgada, Oscar Austin will continue its patrol 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 allied, joint, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.

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