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United States Sailors, operating forward in the U.S. 6th Fleet, conduct daily operations, port visits and engage with allies and partners to maintain a forward presence throughout Europe and Africa and improve maritime security.

 

141023-N-IY142-012 CONSTANTA, Romania (October 23, 2014) – Quartermaster Seaman Kelsey Quarterman stands range bearing watch aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) as the ship departs Constanta, Romania. Cole, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman /Released)

141023-N-IY142-012 CONSTANTA, Romania (October 23, 2014) – Quartermaster Seaman Kelsey Quarterman stands range bearing watch aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) as the ship departs Constanta, Romania. Cole, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman /Released)

141023-N-IY142-040 CONSTANTA, Romania (October 23, 2014) – Cmdr. Dennis Farrell, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67), observes nearby civilian traffic as the ship departs Constanta, Romania. Cole, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman /Released)

141023-N-IY142-040 CONSTANTA, Romania (October 23, 2014) – Cmdr. Dennis Farrell, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67), observes nearby civilian traffic as the ship departs Constanta, Romania. Cole, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman /Released)

141023-N-IY142-071 CONSTANTA, Romania (Oct. 23, 2014) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) approaches the outer harbor breakwater as the ship departs Constanta, Romania. Cole, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman /Released)

141023-N-IY142-071 CONSTANTA, Romania (Oct. 23, 2014) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) approaches the outer harbor breakwater as the ship departs Constanta, Romania. Cole, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman /Released)

141023-N-IY142-128 BLACK SEA (Oct. 23, 2014) – Romanian navy special forces descend from a Romanian navy IAR -330 medium utility helicopter conduct a fast rope insertion aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) during a visit, board, search, and seizure exercise. Cole, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman /Released)

141023-N-IY142-128 BLACK SEA (Oct. 23, 2014) – Romanian navy special forces descend from a Romanian navy IAR -330 medium utility helicopter conduct a fast rope insertion aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) during a visit, board, search, and seizure exercise. Cole, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman /Released)

141023-N-IY142-142 BLACK SEA (Oct. 23, 2014) – Romanian navy special forces conduct a visit, board, search, and seizure exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67). Cole, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman /Released)

141023-N-IY142-142 BLACK SEA (Oct. 23, 2014) – Romanian navy special forces conduct a visit, board, search, and seizure exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67). Cole, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman /Released)

141023-N-IY142-145 BLACK SEA (Oct. 23, 2014) – Romanian navy special forces conduct a visit, board, search, and seizure exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67). Cole, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman /Released)

141023-N-IY142-145 BLACK SEA (Oct. 23, 2014) – Romanian navy special forces conduct a visit, board, search, and seizure exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67). Cole, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman /Released)

141023-N-IY142-345 BLACK SEA (Oct. 23, 2014) – Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) chalk and chain a Romanian navy IAR -330 medium utility helicopter during a visit, board, search, and seizure exercise. Cole, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman /Released)

141023-N-IY142-345 BLACK SEA (Oct. 23, 2014) – Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) chalk and chain a Romanian navy IAR -330 medium utility helicopter during a visit, board, search, and seizure exercise. Cole, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman /Released)

 

141023-N-IY142-525 BLACK SEA (Oct. 23, 2014) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) sails alongside the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) during an underway engagement. Cole, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman /Released)

141023-N-IY142-525 BLACK SEA (Oct. 23, 2014) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) sails alongside the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) during an underway engagement. Cole, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman /Released)

{Source: United States Navy}

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[photo credits-featured image: By U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class James Elliott. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons]

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