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Arleigh Burke Arrives in Tunis

Navy News Service

Story Number: NNS180424-19
Release Date: 4/24/2018 1:41:00 PM

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Raymond Maddocks, Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Public Affairs

TUNIS, Tunisia (NNS) -- The guided missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) anchored out of Tunis, Tunisia, for a scheduled port visit, April 23.

While in port, Arleigh Burke's leadership will meet with senior members of the Tunisian military. The ship also plans to host a reception aboard to celebrate the partnership between the two countries. The visit will conclude with a photo exercise and other military training opportunities.

According to Cmdr. Errol Robinson, Arleigh Burke's commanding officer, the ship's presence in North Africa is a demonstration of the United States' continued commitment to regional security and stability.

"This port visit represents our nation's longstanding relationship with Tunisia, and gives us an opportunity to strengthen our bonds with this key ally as we work toward mutual goals in the region," said Robinson. "We're looking forward to meeting the people of Tunis, and our Sailors are excited to learn about the country's rich history and culture during this visit."

Arleigh Burke is currently deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. With the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as the flagship, deploying strike group assists include staffs, ships, and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1; as well as the Sachsen-class German Frigate FGS Hessen (F 221).

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

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