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USS Carney Arrives in Constanta, Romania

Navy News Service

Story Number: NNS161026-14
Release Date: 10/26/2016 2:46:00 PM

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Weston Jones Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet

CONSTANTA, Romania (NNS) -- Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived in Constanta, Romania, for a scheduled port visit Oct. 25.

Strengthening alliances during the port visit to Constanta, Romania, demonstrates the shared commitment to promote safety and stability within the region while seeking opportunities to enhance interoperability with NATO allies and partners.

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"Constanta, Romania, is a very beautiful place and we're fortunate to be able to enjoy its rich history and culture. This is Carney's first time visiting here since being forward deployed to Europe. The hospitality of our Romanian hosts has ensured a great time, and we can't wait to visit again." - Cmdr. Ken Pickard, commanding officer, USS Carney (DDG 64)

Quick Facts:

Carney is currently operating in the Black Sea, working with allies and regional partners to help develop and improve maritime forces, maintain regional security, and work towards mutual goals in order to advance security and stability in Europe.

Carney's port visit provides Sailors an opportunity to meet with naval counterparts in order to strengthen bonds and enhance partnerships.

The U.S. Navy, on a normal and routine basis, operates ships in the Black Sea consistent with the Montreux Convention and International Law.

Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on a routine patrol conducting naval operations with allies and partners in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in order to advance security and stability in the Black Sea region.

U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with joint, allied and interagency partners in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.



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