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Commander, US 6th Fleet Visits USS Carney

Navy News Service

Story Number: NNS160929-06
Release Date: 9/29/2016 9:57:00 AM

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Weston Jones, Navy Public Affairs Support Element East Det. Europe

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (NNS) — Vice Adm. James Foggo III, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, visited Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) while underway in the Mediterranean Sea, Sept. 28.

Foggo first met with Cmdr. Ken Pickard, Carney’s commanding officer, and then addressed the crew on their performance in support of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group and Operation Odyssey Lightning.

Quotes:

“It’s great to be out at sea with a professional team like the men, women, officers and chief petty officers of USS Carney.” – Vice Adm. James Foggo III, Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet

“We’re honored to welcome Vice Adm. Foggo onboard today. My crew has performed phenomenally. It’s good for them to hear from the admiral the impact they are making and the importance of the role that they have in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning.
-Cmdr. Ken Pickard, Commanding Officer, USS Carney (DDG 64)

Quick Facts:

Carney is currently supporting the USS Wasp ARG as it conducts strikes in support of the Libyan Government of National Accord-aligned forces against Daesh targets in Sirte, Libya as part of Operation Odyssey Lightning.

Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.

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, security and stability in Europe and Africa.

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