— US Mission to NATO (@USNATO) October 5, 2015
U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa/Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet informs that an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) will enter the Black Sea, Oct. 6, 2015, to promote peace and stability in the region:
“The ship’s operations in the Black Sea are meant to enhance maritime security and stability, readiness, and naval capability with our allies and partners”
Vice Adm. James Foggo, Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet says that it is the demonstration of interoperability and capabilities with allies and partners:
“Forward Deployed Naval Forces, like USS Porter, continue to demonstrate why being forward matters. Her presence will continue to improve our interoperability and capabilities with allies and partners,” states James Foggo.