By U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs
AEGEAN SEA (NNS) -- USS Porter (DDG 78) will enter the Black Sea, Oct. 6, 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.
"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," said Vice Adm. James Foggo, Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet.
The U.S. Navy routinely operates ships in the Black Sea consistent with international law. Porter will enter the Black Sea in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The United States continues to demonstrate its commitment to the collective security of our NATO allies and support for our partners in Europe. All DoD efforts in support of our NATO allies in Eastern Europe fall under the umbrella of Atlantic Resolve.
The U.S. remains committed to maintaining a persistent presence in Eastern Europe. We look forward to further commitments by our allies to ensure a coordinated and continuous land, air and sea presence in the region as part of the commitments made at the NATO Summit.
USS Porter (DDG 78), forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on a routine patrol conducting naval operations with allies and partners in the U.S