200627-M-KE756-1138 ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 27, 2020) Cpl. Daniel Galloway, rifleman, assigned to Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/8, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast-ropes out of a CH-53E Super Stallion onto the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) June 27, 2020. 26th MEU is conducting operations in U.S. 6th Fleet in support of regional allies and partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tanner Seims/Released)
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26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) fast-ropes

200627-M-KE756-1138 ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 27, 2020) Cpl. Daniel Galloway, rifleman, assigned to Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/8, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast-ropes out of a CH-53E Super Stallion onto the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) June 27, 2020. 26th MEU is conducting operations in U.S. 6th Fleet in support of regional allies [Read More …]

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 26, 2020) Two Russian Su-35 aircraft unsafely intercept a P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft assigned to U.S. 6th Fleet over the Mediterranean Sea May 26, 2020. The intercept was determined to be unsafe and unprofessional due to the Russian pilots taking close station on each wing of the P-8A simultaneously, restricting the P-8A’s ability to safely maneuver, and lasted a total of 64 minutes. 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. (U.S. Navy photo)
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Unsafe Unprofessional Interception of a U.S. Navy P8 by Russian SU-35s over the Mediterranean Sea

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (May 26, 2020) Two Russian Su-35 aircraft unsafely intercept a P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft assigned to U.S. 6th Fleet over the Mediterranean Sea May 26, 2020. The intercept was determined to be unsafe and unprofessional due to the Russian pilots taking close station on each wing of the P-8A simultaneously, restricting the P-8A’s ability to safely maneuver, and [Read More …]

200515-N-BM428-0020 GAETA, Italy (May 15, 2020) The Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) sits in port in Gaeta, Italy, May 15, 2020. Mount Whitney is currently practicing social distancing and other protective measures in response to COVID-19. Mount Whitney is the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship, homeported in Gaeta, and operates with a combined crew of U.S. Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Damon Grosvenor)
U.S. Navy

USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) – Blue Ridge-class command and control ship

200515-N-BM428-0020 GAETA, Italy (May 15, 2020) The Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) sits in port in Gaeta, Italy, May 15, 2020. Mount Whitney is currently practicing social distancing and other protective measures in response to COVID-19. Mount Whitney is the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship, homeported in Gaeta, and operates with a combined crew of [Read More …]

200322-N-AZ907-0175 ROTA, Spain (Mar. 22, 2020) -- Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) gets underway for a regularly scheduled deployment, March 22, 2020. Donald Cook, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its tenth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Lewis/Released)
U.S. Navy

USS Donald Cook begins 10th Patrol in 6th Fleet

200322-N-AZ907-0175 ROTA, Spain (Mar. 22, 2020) — Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) gets underway for a regularly scheduled deployment, March 22, 2020. Donald Cook, forward deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its tenth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo [Read More …]