USS Vella Gulf Enters Black Sea
USS Vella Gulf Enters Black
From U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th
Fleet Public Affairs.
Black Sea –
(NNS) – August 6, 2014 – The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS
Vella Gulf (CG 72) has entered the Black Sea, Aug. 6, to promote peace and
stability in the region.
Guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) is in the Black Sea to improve
interoperability with international partners and work toward mutual goals,
demonstrating the United States' commitment to strengthening the collective
security of NATO allies and partners in the region. US Navy Photo.
Vella Gulf's mission is to improve interoperability and work toward mutual
goals, demonstrating the United States' commitment to strengthening the
collective security of NATO allies and partners in the region.
The U.S. Navy's forward presence in Europe allows us to work with our allies
and partners to develop and improve ready maritime forces capable of maintaining
Vella Gulf, homeported in Norfolk, Virginia, is deployed in a multi-mission
role in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to contribute to regional maritime
security, conduct bilateral and multilateral training missions, and to support
NATO operations and deployments throughout the region.
U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of
joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency
partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability
in Europe and Africa.
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